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