Monday, July 01, 2013

Altered Eclectics Launch

I have been waiting for this day for what seems like ages. Today is the launch of a brand new challenge blog called Altered Eclectics. It's a monthly challenge for Altered Art Only and the theme is always Anything Goes. Love that! It is run by the lovely and talented Elaine aka Ellapu who also owns the Eclectic Ellapu blog where I am  on the Purple Team. The DT members for the Altered Eclectics are a stellar group of artists...wait until you see what they have cooked up for inspiration this time.

Anyway,without further ado...except for the trumpets which you may have to help me's my first project for the Altered Eclectics Challenge. As soon as I saw the Graphics 45  Olde Curiosity Shoppe line, I knew that I wanted to create a shadow box to showcase all of the fun elements. I bought a Recollections Memory Box which has ten cubbies of varying sizes. Now I, like many of you, love all G45 papers but these really spoke to me because of the palette and patterns but also because of the wacky images like the legs in the bottle or the flying pigs. I would love to actually visit this place. I'll take you on a tour of the cubbies but will keep my chatter to a minimum (for a change).

The top left: fussy cut border and key matted with black CS, scrabble letters, Idea-ology lock plate

Second left: fussy cut border, Idea-ology ornate plate, computer generated word, Antique Linen Distress ink, G45 chipboard rectangle below

Third left: chipboard tag matted with black cardstock, burlap string ties

Bottom left: Apothecary chipboard tag, green brads, scrap of G45 paper, Idea-ology bottles with Internet image legs inside, two tiny bead bottles from $ store

Middle top: border, woman, and eye chart cut from paper stack and matted with black CS, jute topper on tag, chipboard butterfly flower, wooden button with burlap thread tie

Botttom center: specimen rectangle matted in black and text butterfly, both fussy cut from pad; bee chipboard circle, metal raven charm, Little Yellow Bicycle wooden clock, gear from stash.

Top right: Butterfly strip, postcard, and bee square all cut from pad, square matted in black, Idea-ology token (thoughts)

Middle right: eyes in frame cut from pad, clock charm below
tag from chipboard tags 1, burlap string topper, Idea-ology clock key

Bottom right: winged boot image fussy cut from pad, and matted in black, tag from Chipboard tags 1, scalloped border cut with punch and half pearls added, metal key from stash. scrabble letters

Wooden birdcage from Michaels, sprayed with Dylusions black, highlighted with Copper and Renaissance Treasure Gold, metal flower from stash

All background papers were cut from the paper pad and most items were popped up on foam tape or dots. So that's the scoop on my Olde Curiosity Shoppe shadowbox. If you get a chance, do pop over to the Altered Eclectics Challenge blog to scope out the amazing projects from the rest of the DT. Wow! Seriously. I hope you will join us this month with your altered art project. Thanks for popping by today. I always appreciate the time you take to visit and comment. 
Happy Canada Day!

I am entering this project in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp & Show ~ Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #26 ~ Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenge #232 ~ Add a Tag

Life is good; so is art.


May said...

What a lovely project! Thank you for sharing, and for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Jacquel said...

This is an awesome project & you did an excellent job with it! Thanks so much for playing along with us @ 613 Avenue Create & hope to see you back again next week!!!

ParkNSlide said...

Just AH-mazing. So much talent---each little compartment is a collage in itself. I especially love the legs in the bottles and the butterfly flower.

Words and Pictures said...

Fantastic! A great idea for a new challenge - and huge congrats on being on the team... what a brilliant debut make!!
Alison x

paper fun said...

Fabulous project. Really a neat place to view.

Thanks for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge.


Tracy said...

This is so you! You should have posted a list of "Things to find" and had us hunt for them. LOL It's like one of those hidden item games. Can't wait to see more of your projects for this challenge. Hugs!

Redanne said...

Wow Bonnie, what a fantastic first DT make! Love these papers too (don't want to cut mine up though!) and they look amazing in the tray. A wonderful project. Hugs, Anne x

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Happy belated Canada Day!!! This tray ROCKS!!! Love each little cubby! So much to see and oogle at! Awesome elements! Thanks for showing us your wonderful work this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

Candy C said...

Bonnie...I love G45's Old Curiosity Shoppe papers. You've really done a nice job with them and this Recollections memory frame. Very cute design and use of the papers! Thanks for sharing your project with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Lisa (aka CropDropNRoll) said...

This project is awesome; and I'm sure it took you some time to complete. I love all the details in each box! Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic make, great to be on Altered Eclectic DT with you.

Moira xx

Vickie Y said...

Your tray is gorgeous! Love all the embellies and texture you used. Soooo much fun to be on the DT with all the creative designers!

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Bonnie so much work has gone into your piece of art. I adore all your work and I have to say I do gain inspiration from you. Hugz xxx