Saturday, 8 June 2013

An Upcycle Challenge!

One of my lovely twitter friends Lin set an upcycling challenge a couple of weeks ago for a few of the gals, I was lucky enough to get in on the action last minute.
She sent out a pack of goodies to each of us with instructions to play with 2 conditions, We had to work in monochrome with whatever chosen colour we picked, and we had to use up everything we received.

This is the pile of goodies I received:

And these are the projects I created:
I jazzed up the mini folder with grunge paste, stuck on the mesh, and several of the embellishments from the kit and let it all dry. I then covered the whole thing in shades of brown fresco's. Did some brown stamping with paper artsy stamps and a smidge of treasure gold {the brown shade onyxite} and it is now a nifty ATC holder {I put playing cards in the spaces for show}
I took the cigar tin and covered it with the old book page, I lined the inside with the doilies and painted all the chipboard bits with antique linen distress paint, I also used the paint to soften the cover.
Then I assembeled it all together adding a couple of pics I printed off on the comp and some time holtz chit chat stickers along with a couple of other flowers and pearls from my stash.

After the 2 projects all I had left was a bottle top and some tiny scraps so I turned them into a little brooch.
I'd like to thank Lin for this fab challenge, Do hop on over to Lin's Blog for links to all the girls upcycled pieces.
Stay Inky
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Carol Q said...

fab Nicky. love your imaginative use of all these items.

craftimamma said...

Fabby, fabby, fabby my little friend. Love your projects especially the cigar tin. Wish I could have got further than just gessoing my stuff and choosing a colour .... flipping lurgies!

Lesley Xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

What a great idea this was! I love your fob watch with a face in it; that stamp is lovely. It looks like you all had such fun and upcycling is such a good idea. xx Julie Ann

jojo79 said...

Lovely projects Minxy, a great upcycle challenge.


rachel said...

Brilliant use of stuff here. Love all ypu have made. So clever. Xx

Lin said...

Nicky love both your projects!! that tin is so pretty inside and out!!
Brilliant idea to have an ATC folder!!

Thak you so much for joining in and sorry to have missed out one of your bits lol!!

sam21ski said...

You were lucky, the bit you got left out was the hardest bit to use - lol

Loving all your projects and what a fab idea to use up all your left overs with a brooch.

Sam xxx

Helen said...

Love how we all did such different things - everyone's got so much more imagination than me! Love your atc binder, brilliant idea.

Paula Whittaker said...

loving the cigar tin.

Krisha said...

All are stunning, but the binder has my vote too.

butterfly said...

Such fun seeing what everyone did with the great bits and bobs from Lin... gorgeous makes here... the cigar tin is so fabulous!
Alison x

Sarah Dunkley said...

Gorgeous makes Nicky! Well done! xxx

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous projects Nicky! xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous makes Nicky, very creative!! You always have so much creativity and imagination, wonderful!

Brenda Brown said...

Love how you used all the pieces in these fab projects Nicky, there are some great textures and colours.
Hope you are having a good weekend.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Anonymous said...

They're gorgeous! I love the tin & the folder is beautiful.

Darcy said...

how cool that you made an ATC holder, genius!