Friday, March 23, 2012

All Things Altered BLOG HOP 3/23

Ok, so this is actually the first creative project that I completed since all my personal drama. And I have to admit if it hadn't been for Pammejo inviting me to participate and being so encouraging...(along with my other scrappy sisters around here) I don't know if I would be able to do anything yet. I also have to say that completing this project made me feel SO GOOD!!! (and really, I knew it would so why couldn't I do something sooner, maybe my muse wasn't ready)

You should be hopping over here from Jess B. If you just popped in to check my personal blog then the hop begins at Pammejo's so come on and join the fun, there are prizes to be won and lots of cool inspirational things to see!

I found this at a local thrift store:


The canvas measures 36 inches square. The frame adds another inch.


I couldn't have bought a canvas this size on sale for this price!
So I took out some lovely gesso and got to work on Plan A for this giant canvas.


Now I needed some words, for texture:

And to apply the pages/words I needed my favorite medium :)


One coat of Gesso later:


Then I started adding pages.


Then breaktime was over so I went back to work with evidence that I was creating at home.


All the words are added now for some lovely COLOR!


Bright, happy, energetic this is what I was feeling and now for the phrase I wanted to add.


I cut the lettering out of vinyl with my Cricut.


Then I carefully layed out my phrase. We are almost at the part where I had to go to 
Plan B.


Now a layer of Black Gesso.


And even more Color!


And now, when I tried to peel up the vinyl letters, it peeled up everything, even my dictionary pages. I blame impatience and using the wrong type of vinyl. I should have used a lower tack vinyl and let the stuff dry way longer before trying to add the letters and then paint over... ugh impatience is NOT a virtue. 
But again my fingers bore evidence of some well spent crafty time at home, and my mood was super elevated!


Plan B involved cutting paper letters out and then altering them with stamps and glimmermist for a really cool look. I used painter's tape as a guide to position my letters.


Yeah this would work!


I liked it so much, I signed and dated the front! Now how to make the frame look good...


Oh yeah, there's still that dictionary!


Right now I can honestly say that this is the best thing I've ever created for myself. 
All my pain went in and all the joy I crave came out.




This quote is from the original Muppet Movie. In fact, I looked it up for you, thanks youtube!



Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my project. I hope you had a great time and good luck on the hop! Next stop is Laura so get have fun! 




46 comments:

  1. Fabulous canvas!!!! Love the sentiment and lately I have to say I feel like I just need to keep believing. Thanks for an amazing canvas and am so blessed you felt strong enough to participate in the All Things Altered Hop. You are an amazing woman. Hugs Pammejo

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  2. A wonderful transformation! It was great that you were able to adapt. :) I really like the final effect and the rainbows would make me smile every time I saw them!

    Cheers,
    Susan

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  3. wow! How so very creative of you!!! It's so much fun! I'm a new follower! :)

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  4. turned out really nice, great job
    new follower
    Hugs

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  5. Very pretty colors. Great phrase. Beautiful!

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  6. love the rainbow look beautiful ...

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  7. Totally awesome alteration.

    Be blessed, Beckie

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  8. Fabulous!!! I actually liked it when it was just the orange too :)

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  9. Very nice, love how it all came together.

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  10. What a GREAT altered art piece of work!! love all the colors and the fab saying!
    TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  11. great job on the canvas! amazing transformation!

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  12. Awesome project. I love the step by step of how you added things. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I love this! so inspiring!
    <3 Pam
    MzLavr2sCreations@live.com

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  14. I love your altered ART! It truly is a beautiful work of art that one would pay a fortune for! So glad you did not give up - like I would have. Thanks for sharing in the step by step details and honesty of the problems. You certainly inspired me!

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  15. Very inspiring canvas! Thanks for the step-by-step process :)

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  16. Love this...love to repurpose! GReat job
    Kristi
    www.kristiscreativecafe.blogspot.com

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  17. I am new to your blog and read past posts to see what you were talking about.
    I am so sorry for your loss, I couldn't even imagine going through this.
    So happy that you got to work on a project that, even though didn't go as planned, turned out beautifully.
    All the best to you.

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  18. OH WOW this is really stunning. Happy to see you're crafting again. Sometimes like can get in the way and make you forget how much you love to create! I'm stalking now~

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  19. wow awesoem and the every pic illustrating all changes are wonderful.... urs new follower as well.

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  20. WOW!! I really love it, the quote and all it really has a wonderful meaning and makes me smile as well

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  21. Colorful, bold and fun! I love how sometimes what we think is a "mistake" leads us to a great success at the end! :0)

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  22. Mistake or not it is beautiful... What a beautiful piece to hang on the wall... thanks for sharing.

    I am following.

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  23. Altered art projects are just so awesome. Thank you for sharing this! Shelley

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  24. Super amazing,,,
    am a new follower
    imogenelynn@wmconnect.com
    sweetlilcricut.blogspot.com

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  25. Woozerz! You done something awesome! There are no words for the beauty in this canvas you've made Love it all! colors and inspiration! TFS

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  26. This is amazing! You are so very talented! Beautiful colors and awesome step by step photo's! Hugs and Have a wonderful weekend! Happy Creating! Sara

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  27. What a fab way to create....your nails and fingers truly show the layers of process you went through to arrive so magnificently.

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  28. Love this! It is fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Wow how beautiful the colors are amazing. thanks for sharing
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  30. This was like reading a book you can't put down...kept wanting to scroll to the end and see where you were going with this!! Oh so wonderful project! Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity! msmith38652@gmail.com
    http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

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  31. I love your canvas. Your colors are so vibrant and happy. I can almost see the muppets in the background. :) Great sentiment. I am a new follower as well. Love your creativity.

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  32. Thanks being on the blog hop! Anything with a rainbow spectrum is Fab! and you used some of my fave things: canvas, gesso, book pages. it turned out great. thanks for including your vinyl mess-up, too. That's the only way we all learn is by sharing info. Amberly (my daughter) & Laurel at Archivers :)

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  33. Really nice work, love the colors and the song of that movie reminds me when i married my husband!!!

    Thank u
    I am your new follower
    Gaby B
    mgb2000@gmail.com

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  34. Wow so creative! Beautiful colors! Christina

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  35. Thanks for the ideas and techniques. I want to do some work on canvas so this was great to see what you'd done.

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  36. Fabulous canvas!! I LOVE the Muppet quote!!

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  37. Love seeing the whole process. And really love the Muppets reference! hee hee

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  38. I absolutely love it. It was well work all the work. TFS and the inspiration. Scrappy hugs!

    Christel
    http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
    askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  39. So happy you got your creativity on with this. A very joyful project!

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  40. Absolutely incredible!!! This is a far cry from the kitten picture you started out with. I love it! I am now following and eager to see your next project.
    KathyJo
    http://skrappindiva.blogspot.com
    skrappindiva29 at hotmail dot com

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  41. Such a beautiful canvas. I have always loved the quote you used. I am so happy to see that you share your thoughts and memories ans always know that you are thought of often.

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  42. Wow! You did an AMAZING job altering tht picture!!! :) I love your quote (thank you for including Yale Muppet clip!) and the lettering you chose is perfect!

    Thanks so much for sharing,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  43. Cool canvas. Love the way you masked your lettering and did ll that layering. Great work and very colourful

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