Wednesday, May 11, 2011

RECYCLED Stampotique



The theme for the latest challenge at Stampotique is RECYCLED, brought to us by Valerie H Wilson. A good theme for me as I harbour so much 'junk' at home in the hope of transforming it all into something a bit different I was spoilt for choice over which bit of 'rubbish' to work with. I opted for this- a corned beef tin lid. One of those new pull ones.

I painted and heat embossed the majority of it, using a Prima mask and a bit of finger painting, then added my image and wording, attaching a bath plug chain to hang it up with.



This little guy from Stampotique, SMILE, was the perfect size.



...and with his MEDIUM BEE wings and the word angel from YOU ARE AN ANGEL , looks a real cutie. I drew his halo with white pen.

I hope you like it and are able to join in with ANY STAMPS (as its an any stamp week) but if you have Stampotiques in your collection it would be great to see those too obviously). Any entries to the challenge are in with a chance to be randomly drawn to win a $30 gift certificate. Only one entry per artist please as its such a large gift cert on offer.



Stampotique stamps are available from Stampotique directly (in the USA) or many outlets in the UK, one of which is HAPPY DAZE.

Talking of Happy Daze.....we are now on a different stand as previously mentioned at Port Sunlight and if you have a ticket to the show you will spot us immediately as you walk in to the large hall where I shall be demoing Stampotique Originals stamps. During my breaks, Joanne Wardle (another Stampotique DT member as it happens) will also be leaping into the demo seat.

39 comments:

kjjc said...

Brilliant idea Jo.

Helen said...

I love this, you have turned something so - useless - into a gorgeous piece of art.

Shar said...

Too cool! Love your little "angel".

Sid said...

Great idea Jo, it looks fab !!

fatmonica said...

Fabulous!I agree-Smile is perfect for this!

nowalinka said...

Fantastic work! :)

Cynthia Schelzig said...

This is one coooool pendant...I think you should start selling them on QVC England don´t you!!!

Sue said...

Nothing better than a bit of recycling:) Love your beefy guy :)

Nine said...

Great idea, I love it !

Saskia said...

Fabulous idea!

Gez said...

I LOVE this Jo!! Just look at his little halo..brilliant.xx

craftimamma said...

Ha! Ha! this is brilliant!

Oooh, lots of folks are in for a real treat on Saturday. Have a great day.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Piddawinkle said...

wow you do like to set the bar high dont you Jo!!
dont forget my invoice
:)

Basement Stamper said...

Jo, this is so stinkin' cute, I love the idea of this!

Summerthyme Studio said...

WOW!!! Amazing!

Willy said...

Absolutely stunning, Jo! Love it!

Annchen said...

fantastic idea and so much fun!

Lisa said...

stunning!

Jayne C said...

WOW!!! This is amazing...I shall never look at a can lid in the same way ever again!!! xx

dutchstamptramp said...

What a fabulous project again Jo. Love how you used the lid and recycled it!

joanne wardle said...

not sure about "leaping"... "dragged hesitantly" more like!!

can't believe you made a corned beef tin look pretty!!

Lottie said...

He is just adorable - what a fabulous summer necklace he would make.

My corned beef tins still have that stooopid key that is supposed to unpeel the metal around the side - but never works.

Must have a look out for your 'posh' sort

Carmen said...

SO cool! Just love this :D

Gerri Herbst said...

This is too cool for school! Very imaginative. Love it.

mustavcoffee said...

So clever to think of this from a corned beef tin, Jo, you rock, LOL Great colour too, that purple is wonderful on the green/blue? Love it:0) xxx

thekathrynwheel said...

Ooh I love this! Very inventive. It's cute, funny and eye catching all at the same time. Are u going to wear it?

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How cool is this ?! Fantastic idea, your recycled tin lid looks fabulous.

Marilyn Rock said...

Abracadabra! You did it again! You turn anything into something significant! Awesome!!!!!!!!

humel said...

It's fabby! Lovely to meet you today and see you at work :) (See, I've even come out of lurkdom to say so! x)

Odetta said...

This is stunning! I love the way you recycle :)!!!

Lorraine said...

this is a good idea like the fingerpainting bit..nice chatting to you and Joanne yesterday at the happy stampers

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Really, Jo - this is soooo kewl!!! I love the addition of the bathtub chain - it totally rocks! What a great item to recycle!!
Val :)

Greensleeves said...

Very clever. You take a piece of tat and transform it into a work of art. :)

Bloomah said...

I discovered your blog thanks to Galina from Greensleeves. I am brethless! wow!!:)

Karin said...

Wow, what a fabulous idea!

Motherkitty said...

Awesome piece! I love it!

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

this is so unique!!! love it~

Sharon said...

This is so wonderful I just LOVE it! Fantastic recycling! Love the little stamp too!

Chris / CS Designs said...

Jo, Wow, I love this piece. I have been saving all kinds of things like this but haven't done much with them. Thanks for the great inspiration. Fabulous piece.
Loved your entire blog.
:) Chris / CS Designs
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