Hi everyone and welcome! As we enter the second week of the current Frilly and Funkie challenge 'An Altered State' it's the turn of the Funkie side of the Design Team to share their projects with you. Our host Cec says "It is time to transform something you have sitting around or can pick up for a song and make it one of your works of art. It could be a frame, a bottle, an old cigar box, a discarded CD - the list is endless. Just make sure your final transformation is vintage or shabby chic."
At the end of the challenge the Design Team will choose their top four picks. Our first place winner will be invited to join us in a Guest DT spot here at Frilly and Funkie. Three additional talented participants will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and adheres to the challenge guidelines will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!
For this challenge I began with an oversized wooden peg and ended up turning it into a handy vintage note holder, ideal for keeping track of important notes and receipts (in the absence of a noticeboard in my craft room)...
(click on each photo for a closer look)
I was inspired to add a faux rusted metal finish to the peg having seen Nancy Dynes recent Saturday Step by Step. For some reason the Distress Stains wouldn't dry properly over the paint base so I stuck with Distress Paints throughout and added faux verdigris over the rusted bronze base.
To add weight and dimension to the 'bottom' of the peg holder I added layers of Tim Holtz Idea-Ology (each aged with Distress Inks) die cuts and various Tim Holtz trinkets.The cogs were aged with the same Distress Paints and some Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder (love this stuff!)
I added Rust and Mushroom Alcohol Inks to the Heirloom Roses and most of the metal embellishments (the colour intensified with an initial layer of Picket Fence Distress Paint on these) though just the Mushroom colour was added to the silverware as a contrast. And of course Remnant Rubs can be relied upon to complete any project.
And here's the peg in it's raw state, just as the black gesso was being applied at the start.
Hope you've got a little inspiration from this altered project. For even more inspiration from my incredibly talented team mates make sure you head on over to the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog. Then it's over to you! We've already had many fabulous entries, but with prizes and Top 3 badges up for grabs there's still plenty of reasons to join in the fun.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by and whatever you're up to for the rest of the week take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx