Sunday, 29 May 2011

Spicing it up for Sentimental Sundays #57 - Sentimental anything but a card...

You'll be glad to know that I have finally finished painting and have now officially moved back into my Craft Room! Yeeeeeey! ;-) Still trying to take some presentable pictures that show the colours well, no point having waffled so much about what colour to choose blah blah bah and then not being able to show it to you lol!

One thing that I have not envisaged when I took on the project of "revamping" the Craft Room was that my mojo was going to immediately go AWOL ;( After a very in-depth psychoanalysis of these utterly concerning behvioural problems, I realised that this was a direct result of a hidden fear of spoiling my gorgeous room with ink splatters, paint blobs, scratches, scuffs etc...Grr!!!! LOL ;))) Only because I could not bear having to paint it again! Or at least not in a near future... Well, at least not in the same week...Enough said! ;)

So to break the uncreative spell I needed to do something... so I started with altering (or recycling???) an old spice rack that with a lick of paint would get a new life and should look lovely in my new room... This project fits perfectly our new Anything but a Card challenge at Sentimental Sundays ;)

The spice rack was first painted with emulsion paints - I've got LOADS of tester pots left lol ;) and I'm now trying to find as many uses for them as possible ;). The stamps were inked with Sepia Archival and Brown Timber StazOn, stamps used - Stempelglede Grunge Flowers, Darkroom Door Prague vol 2 and Tim Holtz and the Crafty Individuals crackle was stamped with paint.

The sides of the spice rack were covered with a tissue tape - first crumpled and distressed with Colour Wash and distress inks and then randomly stamped, which is a new technique for me. To finish it I sprayed the tissue paper with gold Cosmic Shimmer Mist.

And here is the fruit of my efforts with its new inhabitants ;)

I know, I know, what was the point of decorating it, if it's all going to get covered anyway lol ;) Well, that's the thought that counts!

We also have a big announcement at Sentimental Sundays - our sentimental family is growing!!! ;) To see the names of all new DT members please visit our challenge.

I hope you can join us for the new challenge. Have a lovely Sunday! ;) Thank you for visiting and for your sweet comments ;))

Challenges for this project:
Stamp Something - Sentimental Somethings
Crafts 4 Eternity #21 - Alter something
CRAFT Challenge #104 - Alter/recycle
Paper Crafting Journey #11 - Anything goes
Paper Play Challenges #21 - Blossoms & blooms
Crafting for all seasons #1 - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter #15 Anything goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything goes
The Spotlight Challenge - Challenge yourself - new technique
Digi Design House #6 - Anything but a card
Get Hippity with Ippity - Flowers 
Make it Monday #38 - Anything goes
Woodware USA Challenge #28 - Anything goes
2 Sisters Challenge #41 - Anything goes
Challenge Up Your Life # 44 - Recycling
Simply Stampin' Challenge #9 - Floral frenzy 
Dream Valley Challenges #8 - Stamp something


alethea said...

This is fantastic !!! I love the look an who cares if you can't see your beautiful artwork!! you know it looks good behind all the craft stash!! LOL!! Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at PCJ!! HUgs xx

Nannieflash said...

Wow what a great idea, love the whole design. Thanks for joining us at tPS, good luck with the challenge. with hugs Shirleyxxxx

Michelle said...


Fantastic idea!!

Thanks for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

Carol Q said...

lovely Joanna. great choice of stamps and colours - it looks very fresh. mine are stuck away in a basket - at least now, you can immediately see what colours you have.

Cheryl said...

Oh my gosh! This is gorgeous! I am trying to set up a craft room and might try to CASE your beautiful project.

Ros said...

Wonderful bit of up-cycling here ... Love what you did and how pretty your bottles look ...

pinky said...

Its just gorgeous, very original and great storage. Thanks for joining us at c4E this week.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous idea, I like the design, Thanks for playing along with us at TPS this week.
Kevin xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

What a fabulous idea Joanna to re purpose a spice rack, love it and you have decorated it beautifully. Tracy x

Christine said...

What a creative idea. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

Linda R. said...

I have said this before my friend.. You are sooooo creative.. I love what you have done here.. Your spice rack looks amazing.. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Hugs, Linda

Sara Ament said...

Beautiful Creation and Awesome Storage Idea! Thank You for joining us at Get Hippity With Ippity! Have a wonderful rest of the holiday weekend! Happy Creating! Sara

Anonymous said...

Very clever! It is beautiful Joanna.
Sue Allan xxx
(blogger is stupid again.)

Mary J said...

Wow, this is just brilliant! Thx for linking up to MIM!

Mary J x

carol said...

Hello...super idea, thanks for sharing your fab altered creation with us at CRAFT, play again soon, x carol

Michele Spera said...

Love what you came up with! You inspired me to spiff up a yucky white shelf:-) unit I have here!thank you for joining us at C4E
Michele S

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, what a great idea to dressed up that spice rack with lovely designs, fabulous!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I am off to buy a spice rack now! This is amazing, I absolutely love it. Cant wait to see your new craft space too!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, that is gorgeous!! And how totally brilliant to use a spice rack!!!

Karen said...

Hi Joanna!! Your sprice rack is looking rather awesome with it new and improved use!! Such an awesome Idea - I'm looking forward to seeing some pic's of your room:-) Thanks so much for playing along in this week's fabby challenge at Paper Play - I hope we see you again next week:-)

Karen said...

Oops - sorry I can't spell very well!! (which you will find out more about soon!!) that was meant to say SPICE hahahah.... I'm looking forward to getting to know you better on Sentimental Sunday's too!!

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

It's so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining at TPS this week....


Netty said...

Looks fab, glad to see you've used it for inks and not spices again too!! Annette xx (2 Sisters DT)

Tracey said...

This looks amazing Joanna! Bet you're glad to be back in your craft room (you definitely cured your lack of mojo with this stunning creation).
Have a great week :)

Val said...

Fabulous - looks amazing.

kelly said...

This is very pretty,I would love it in my craft room, but have you used any Stampin' up products?
Kelly x

Caroline said...

This is such a gorgeous project. And loving the flowers. Thanks for joining in at the Simply Stampin Challenge. x

Jessica said...

So glad I found your blog again. I think my follow was deleted when blogger had that glitch. I absolutely love what you did with this shelf. I am always on the lookout for wooden crafts to alter and this is just beyond phenomenal.
Happy to follow...again :O)

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous!!
Thanks for joining in with this week's Simply Stampin' Challenge...x

Tenny Kusuma said...

Hi Joanna,

This project is so creatively GENIUS!!! I LOVE your idea! SMART!.
I'm looking forward to getting to know you and work with you on SS. Happy Scrapping.
Hugs - Tenny

Khristen said...

Amazing! Love it so very much, and I'll never look at another spice rack at a yard sale in the same way again. Thanks for the inspiration, and I hope you enjoy it in your room! Thanks for playing along with us at Dream Valley Challenges.


Manuela said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!! LOVE this spice rack! Wonderful :)
Thanks for playing with us at Challenge up your life!

Tameko said...

What a neat project. So creative!

michele said...

Fabulous idea! thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

Niki Rowland said...

Wow - what a project, truly inspirational! Thanks for joining us this week at the Simply Stampin' Challenge, Niki x

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Love the project! Pretty and practical! So excited to be on the SS team with you! Look forward to getting to know you and seeing many more fantastic project!

Lin said...

Wow this is beautiful, love how you have made it a useful and attractive addition to your craft area.

Thanks for joining in with our stamping challenge at Dream Valley and also with our 'challenge yourself' challenge at the Spotlight Challenge. Sadly for the latter we have a rule where you can only enter 10 challenges including our own if you wish to be eligible for any prizes on offer, but I do hope we see you back again.

Lin xx

Carrie's Corner said...

Fabulous way to repurpose this spice rack. I've got one too but sadly it's just painted. It's nearly as fun as yours. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.


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