Friday, September 28, 2012

All Things Altered Fall/Halloween Blog Hop

Happy Friday!
Welcome to the All Things Altered Hop! Hosted by the fabulous Pammejo at Scrapbook Flair!
 
 If you are hopping along then you just came from Irit's Blog. If you are wanting to start at the beginning go to Pammejo's Blog: Scrapbook Flair.
 
So without further ado... here is my Altered Painter's Tray:
 

 
I created this tray as I am going through a difficult time in life. It was very healing as it just all came together. Creativity is something that is very much a part of me and who I am as a person. I lost that for awhile. I am slowly finding my way back and this project was one that was a true expression of what I feel.
 
 
 This is one of my favorite pieces on my tray.... It is a Tim Holtz Ideaology Pocket Watch... but I broke the glass on it to truly distress it and reflect my emotions.

 
Ok.. this might be my favorite too! The butterfly is from Prima and the key and jar from Tim Holtz Ideaology. I used crafting wire on both pieces. The jar is full of crystal glitter. I dropped a little bit of Broken China Distress Ink from my re-inker into it to color the top section. 
 
 
 I did this using Ranger's Frosted Memory Glass, Versamark, and clear embossing powder.
 
I hope that you have enjoyed my Altered Project. Now hop on over to Debbie's Blog, Studio Bee Creations. Make sure you visit all of us in the hop for tons of inspiration and leave comments for a chance to win some pretty fabulous prizes that are being given away.
 
Once again, it all starts at Pammejo's Blog: Scrapbook Flair.
 
Have a very Happy Friday and fabulous weekend!
 
Christine
 
 

45 comments:

  1. I have seen several of these frames and would love to make one! Being able to create a different theme for every square is a great way to express different events or emotions in your life. So sorry to hear you are going through a tough time but have faith that you will get through it!!! I love the added ink in the glitter bottle, the wire elements and especially the broken glass. Very unique ideas to inspire me! TFS!!

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  2. Gorgeous!!!! So glad that you were able to find beauty during your difficult period.

    HUGS!!!
    Silvia

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  3. Wow oh wow. This is incredible. Love all the details and understand why you can't pick just one favorite element. Hope life gets better for you. I'm already a follower.

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  4. Christine what a beautiful project for the hop. I too think it is great that through your uncertain times right now, you found such a creative way to express yourself. Love the feeling of the broken glass. Keep being YOU, keep creating!!

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  5. This is lovely Christine! Thank you for sharing such a personal project with us! I too use my art as therapy & always feel better after it's complete! Hang in there & continue to create! :) Becky V.

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  6. OMG!! I jsut did one of these altered atc holders in a class!! I didn't finish it (doh) but I will - I promise!! And I love love love the TH watch piece. I have a few to alter and I would love to snag your idea!!

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  7. This is WONDERFUL! I've always wanted to create one of these. You've totally inspired me!!!

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  8. This is such a great way to express thoughts, feelings, memories, etc... seen quite a few of these altered trays and I keep wanting/meaning to make one. There just doesn't seem to be enough time in the day!!! I have done other Soul Art projects and it's amazing what comes out of the sessions... using magazines, scissors and glue! Thank you for sharing your story/creation with us :)

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  9. I love the butterfly in this project but what really caught my eye was the jacks so unique and so beautiful lots of techniques

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  10. I love these its so beautiful

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  11. Oh Christine, you've done a FABULOUS job on this painters tray... I've always wanted to do one just never seem to find the time.. You've done just a fantastic job I totally love it!!!

    Sherry P

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  12. "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass but learning to dance in the rain". I first saw that a few weeks ago and love the sentiment. It's great seeing it on your project, which is wonderful. Well done, keep dancing, keep creating

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  13. Love your painters tray, so unique and I just love that each square is telling a part of your journey. Great job and thank you so much for being a part of the All Things Altered Fall/Halloween Blog Hop.

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  14. Ok so I am so in love with your project. I love shadow boxes anyway but this is so Awesome....Nice work...

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  15. Love this!! Great project, thanks!

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  16. Fantastic project!!! Love it :) TFS!

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  17. You did a wonderful job!!! I understand what you mean. :)

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  18. I really love your tray! Beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing. Have become a follower and commented on all in this blog hop. Thank you!

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  19. Glad you found healing in creating this piece.May the healing continue. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Your tray decoration is fabulous! Wonderful little details. I am glad for you that you are finding a peace and enjoying crafting again. I am glad it was a helpful therapy tool for you. Sorry for your loss and may healing continue.
    KristaInMN at gmail dot com

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  21. Very beautiful. Love all the little details. TFS

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  22. Wow i love your tray it came out beautiful, you found your crafting mojo.

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  23. This is fantastic, love it. Full of inspiration.
    Sandra. X

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  24. Thank you for sharing this! I am so very glad you got your creativity back and I agree about the healing properties of creating. Love all the little touches and techniques in this beautiful project.

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  25. Christine, this project is awesome and very inspiring. Thanks so much for sharing something that is so unique.

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  26. This is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing a piece of your heart with us!!

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  27. Christine, it looks like you found your mojo again, and I hope you keep it. Your piece is really wonderful. I have a few of those trays myself and have yet to make one. You just may have inspired me to get working on one. I love how you broke the glass on the pocket watch, although I don't know if I would have had the courage to do that on purpose. But I get that it is so meaningful to you. TFS.

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  28. Love this! Love the film strip and the spooky ribbon and the watch!

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  29. The little peeps of color are wonderful! And the ribbon is great!! Great job overall, it makes me want to try my hand at it.

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  30. I love your your altered painter's tray, so Tim Holtz-y! And the way you have the ribbon and film strip draped really makes your eye move through the entire project!

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  31. I hope that this helped you to heal just a little. It is very beautiful.

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  32. Wow is all I can say! Coolness! CallyAnn

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  33. this turned out great. I luvs the butterfly the best but everything turned out gorgeous. being creative is great therapy!

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  34. So much to love. The jacks were priceless. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  35. Love your tray! I just got one, and anxious to get working on it.
    thanks for sharing...

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  37. All the tiny details are so amazing!

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