Wednesday, August 15, 2012

SDC261: Alter It

Hi, Its Polly with your theme for this weeks challenge which is...
‘Alter it’
For this challenge I chose to alter an Ikea mirror but you can alter anything you like, we all have odd items lying around the house that are just crying out to be cheered up with a bit of altering such as unused CD’s , old boxes, photo frames you can even decorate the cover of an old book.
For my ‘Alter It’ item, I first applied a coat of black acrylic paint to the wooden frame of the mirror, whilst that was drying I sprayed a 12” piece of white card with a number of different Dylusion spray inks to build up a nice background.  Once this was dry I then stamped various Stampotique images onto it. This card was then cut into jagged shapes and arranged on the frame to create a mosaic style. Once I was happy with the layout the cut shapes were finally glued into place.
I really hope you will join in with this weeks challenge and can’t wait to see your ‘Altered Item’.  Remember each time you join the weekly challenge you have the opportunity to win one of two $30 gift certificates for Stampotique stamps.  Only one entry per person and you may use any stamps.

Lisa Mason-August Guest Designer

Thank you to all the participants of last week's sketch challenge, I really enjoy seeing how everyone interprets it.

Kim's top 3 favorites were:
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Love the colors she used and that bird is so cute strutting his stuff

Great use of the monster and the distressed & dry embossed background-great sentiment!

Love everything about this card, the patterned paper, the owl, the red bow.


  1. Beautiful artwork ladies, well done! My mojo is tickled :-D xoxo

  2. There doesn't appear anywhere to link up to this week


  3. Gorgeous projects!!!! I look forward to this newsletter all the time!!! You are all so talented!!!! Amazing!!

  4. Hi great job girls....congrats to all of you.
    I need to thanks France Papillon ...she made a roundtrip of about 200 Km to bring me to the only shop in Belgium (my country) which is selling Stampotique stamps least at the best of my knowlegde...isn t it wonderful ???? Should I tell you that I would have never bought any of the stamps without having seen what she did with it... Why doesn t you have more retailers in Belgium I m crying ... To have the stamps in hand is more attractive than the online shopping...ok I m a old european

  5. So glad you liked my creation :>) Thank you!
    I have to admit altering scares me - everyone has some great ideas this week...I will have to get thinking!

  6. terrific challenge - thank you! love the DT samples and would love to win some of your fabulous rubber stamps!

  7. Nellie's mouse trap is a brilliant idea, love that. Michelle x

  8. Love the DT projects! I played along but i posted mine too late. Thanks for the challenge!


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