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Saturday, August 18, 2007

TIC #7 - Tuesday's Inspirational Challenge - Altered Art - Anything But A Card - Submissions and Sample

Hi Everyone! Check out the different submissions for this weeks TIC #7 - Altered Art - Anything But A Card Challenge! Honestly, I was beginning to think no one else but Monika was going to attempt it but these fellow crafters came through and decided to try it out!!

Hey here's one more submission. I'll be announcing the winner some time this afternoon. This lovely altered cocoa container is by Jen at "Angels of Hawaii". She decided to do a Christmas theme. . .good idea considering Christmas is right around the corner. Her cocoa container is a fabulous gift for Christmas! I love the different papers that Jen used to create her awesome can. . .as always, Jen made something really cool. Check out her TAC blog site for other great card creations and projects. Thanks Jen for participating in my challenge!

Check out Malieta's work of art! She decided to challenge herself further and create two projects and believe it or not, these were her first time to alter something! Wow, awesome! I can't believe it. I wasn't this good my first time. Nope, not at all! The picture to the left is a band-aid tin that Malieta decided to alter. Isn't it great. Be sure to scroll down to the next picture for her second altered project. For details on these projects, be sure to stop by her fabulous blog site "Life's Simple Pleasures" and give her a "holla"!!

Well, here is Malieta's fabulous altered notebook. Don't you just love the colors and all the beautiful flowers and ribbons. Malieta said that she had a major battle with Modge-Podge! Yeah, it can be a major mess to work with the glue. Apparently, Modge-Podge won and Malieta decided to use her Xyron to adhere the designer paper. Well, she did a fabulous job. Believe it or not, this is her first attempt in altering a notebook. Wow, impressive! I can't tell that it's her first time.

Thank you Malieta for participating in my challenge. You did a splendid job!

Hey check out Lindsay's altered photo frame. She said that is her first attempt to alter one and I can't tell that it's her first time. Can you? Nope, it looks like a pro did it! I'm so impressed by what everyone comes up with and believe me, I learn from every one of them. Lindsay, your altered photo frame rocks!

Here is Lindsay's altered photo frame. I love the paper that she chose to decorate the frame. She did an awesome job. Thank you Lindsay for stepping up to the challenge! I really appreciate it.

Okay folks, check out Kathi's work of art! She decided to join in on the challenge and I'm seriously impressed by what she did with this plain ol' container. Imagine. . .typically, we would throw away the container. . .well, check out what Kathi did with it. Isn't it great! Kathi has a blog site called "Stamp Maniac". Be sure to stop by her blog site and check out the details of her altered container.

Here is the container altered into a work of art. Thank you Kathi for participating in my challenge and showing us what you can do with the container. Like the other participants, her work is top-notched and fabulous!

Wow check out Monika's Altered Art Gift Set!! Fabulous! Monika of "M.A.D Stamper" always and I mean always come up with such creative projects. Her work is so inspirational and I'm so glad she participates in my weekly challenges. I love seeing what she comes up with! Stop by her blog site and check out all her wonderful creations. You will surely be impressed!

Here is a sample "Altered Art" I created for this week's challenge. I'm always in need of containers to store my brushes and pens and altering soup cans are so economical. The cans are sturdy and great for storing things, Why throw them away and why buy containers when you can alter a can? Don't throw away your soup cans. . .they can be very useful.

Okay, gang. . .I would love to see your altered art. If interested in participating in this week's TIC #7, Click Here for the details.

Just a simple alteration of the can. I had a creative block but managed to finish this altered can. I wish I could have come up with something more creative but I'm so exhausted after working on the garage and yard today. I modge-podged the designer paper on to the can and added a doodle bug type of ribbon by Making Memories and added Prima Flowers. I always resort to Prima Flowers when I can't think of a creative design. It always works . . .you can't go wrong with Prima Flowers.

I have another altered project in progress. Hopefully, I'll have some time tomorrow to finish it up. I'll wake up early tomorrow so I can plant the rest of plants that we're transplanting from the front yard to the back. There's about 15 plants that needs to be transplanted. I can't wait to finish it up.


Maria said...


Jen said...

WOW!!! Monika is Fabulous, eh! Love her stuffs.


Karen said...

These are great ideas! Love them all....and the colors too!

Michelle said...

Holy wow, Monika's altered items are awesome! Wish I was Sharon! LOL!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Thank you Maria for your kind words... Nice can... love the ribbon and that big flower... I have a bunch of these cans... BTW, I love the tin containers from Big Lots... we don't have that store nearby.. can't wait to see what more you do with those. TFS!

Laura Pierce said...

These are awesome altered art projects. Wish I had got into that one. I'l be looking for your next challenge. In the meantime I have one on my blog you might want to check out. Hope to see you there.

Jen said...

very cool stuffs!!! I've posted mines here:

thanks for the challenge!!!

hugs n' aloha,

Ashley Bowen said...

OH What a GREAT idea!! I love it! You did such a wonderful job!! Have a great Monday! Hugs! Ash~