Feb 5, 2016

LESSology Challenge #55: Creative inspiration of Lizzy Hill

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Hello there friends! Hope you've been inspired by the design team's takes on LESSology Challenge #55: Pretty Tassels so far. How about one more inspiration from design team member Lizzy Hill?

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Now, here's one to stretch your creativity!
Do you have tassels hanging around? Now, keep your minds clean;)
Cos that's our LESSOLOGY CHALLENGE this month:)
I don't. Not even any old ones from curtains. But I DID find
a stamp that was a tassel one. Who knew??!!! I didn't 'til I looked!

AND Anna U had made me some cute little hearts with some trailing cotton
ends...so I cut them, tucked 'em up & figured they looked like a tassel.
I did the same with the crochet circle I used, too. 
Can you see that ripped bit of a button card? Recycled element...

...as are the buttons, & the 'happy birthday'. Pulled off an old card;)

I've popped rows of Holtz tissue tape between each row of stamped tassles on
the background.We would LOVE you to show us what you can come up with for our
Tassel challenge at LESSology this month!!
Happy Scrapping ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥

Feb 4, 2016

LESSology Challenge #55: Creative inspiration of Mitra Pratt

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Have you been rummaging your stash for a pretty tassel or two to play along with LESSology Challenge #55: Pretty Tassels? How about checking out what design team member Mitra Pratt created?

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Totally dig how an upcycled curtain tie back complete with tassel, used wooden heart frame, and a couple of vintage hankies came together to make a cool angel! I also ventured into something new...painting on glass! The tassel is for our current challenge here at LESSology! Hope you get a chance to play along! All this upcycling is really quite addicting!

That little shimmery angel head used to be a light bulb. I really had been trying to find a spray paint that was opalescent and was coming up short. 

I did find a glass paint that had that shimmer I wanted so I painted the light bulb and baked it using the instructions on the bottle. I'm loving the color! I did add a little gold spray paint to match the frame. And to think I was just going to throw out that little bulb...

Check out the texture on that frame. 

I embossed a little foil tape, added it to my frame and then painted over it. Really love that look!

You can see that behind the angel is some material. Since I cut the hankie in half, I was able to use the other half as a backing on the frame. The wings are a wood applique I purchased from Wood & What-Knots of Character. They got inked up and then i added some glitter! The wings were the only new thing I used besides those Petaloo flowers. Love Petaloo flowers and their velvet leaves!

Loving this piece! Hope you get a chance to make something & hang with us at LESSology!

Feb 2, 2016

LESSology Challenge #55: Creative inspiration of Yvonne Yam

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Tassels are all the rage now....in bags, clothing, accessories and even home decor. Let's check out how design team member Yvonne Yam incorporated a pretty tassel on her project for LESSology Challenge #55: Pretty Tassels

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Shhhh....don't tell on me...but I'm one of those tassel collectors. I have them in all the different materials like suede and leather. *winks*

I started this mixed media canvas by adhering remnant bits of lace and wrapping tissue to create a textured background. Then I glued on the blooms and leaves. After that, I covered the whole canvas with a light wash of gesso before adding mists.

Then I added finishing touches like the pearls and bling.

My tassel was originally pink suede.....I misted it to match the lilac hues on this mixed media canvas.

Feb 1, 2016

LESSology Challenge #55: Pretty Tassels

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Hello there friends! Ready for another fun challenge here at LESSology? Well, this month we want to see you incorporate a pretty tassel on your project. Make a sweet little bookmark with a hanging tassel or perhaps a necklace with a tassel as a focal point. We want to see you get creative for LESSology Challenge #55: Pretty Tassels. :)

Remember that you can create any type of projects you like as long as you incorporate at least ONE upcycled item on your project. Please let us know in your blog post what it is as it might not be apparent to us. 

Here is this month's prize package.

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And check out the pretty sneak peeks from our design team!

Ready to play along? Please link up your newly created projects featuring the use of a pretty tassel via InLinkz [located at the end of the post] by Friday, 4 March, 11.55pm EST. You may link your project to a total of 5 challenges including ours.

Jan 8, 2016

LESSology Challenge #54: Creative inspiration of Lizzy Hill

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Well hello again friends! Ready for another round of creative inspiration from our design team? Today, we see how Lizzy Hill was inspired by a sweet wrapper for LESSology Challenge #54: Candy Land

Well, it's a NEW YEAR & our first LESSOLOGY challenge for the year. And it's a BEAUTY!

I used these lollies for inspiration:

I took the bold design element in the middle, the colours & the round shapes
to create this:

And yes! That's bubble wrap behind. Remember , to join in our challengesyou need to recycle or up-cycle at least one element. And the  colour was just perfect. I think it works a treat!

I've also used spray ink [Adirondack] to colour the hessian:

The buttons sprinkled around the page, & the anchor one here were from my stash. The wheel is from Mitra & was FUSSY cut from a card -mostly with a craft knife. Challenging in the extreme! Dylusions ink coloured it nicely like the Mentos wrapper.....& see? I STITCHED!!!!

The paint circles were created with an old toilet roll holder...& more recycled cardboard behind the photo got a smidgen of paint as well.

Mitra might recognize this tag, too....I had some vellum anchors, but they were a dull blue, so out came the nail polish! Worked a treat - the anchor behind the tag has been cut with my Brother ScanNCut machine....
Here's a photo of the anchor's nail treatment!

So there you have it! Got a fave lolly? Eat and be inspired at the same time:)
Hoping you will join us at LESSology this month!
Blessings ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥

Jan 7, 2016

LESSology Challenge #54: Creative inspiration of Mitra Pratt

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Step into a candy store and you are a kid again! The bright and happy colours just make you smile.:) Let's see how design team member Mitra Pratt was inspired by LESSology Challenge#54: Candy Land
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I have been holding on to these little bird cages from the second hand store for ages! Since the July time frame to be exact. It wasn't until recently that I glued them up with two different metal candlesticks using some epoxy. I had planned on spraying them black or white and then fancying them up with some flowers. However, when I originally had posted them on my blog, someone commented on their pretty bright colors! So, I saved myself a step and just painted their bases with some gold spray paint!

I also added a smidge of gold spray at the top and used epoxy to adhere upcycled toppers. The crystal one is a knob and the gold a lamp finial. The only new items used on these bird cages are the rock star glass birds and velvet flowers. The birds were on sale at the Corning Musuem of Glass and I had to have them. They were Christmas ornaments but I took the clip off the bottom so I could snuggle them down into that deep green spanish moss.

Those gold mesh leaves were also Christmas ornaments and were hanging out at the second hand store. I wired them them on and then hot glued on those velvet petaloo flowers. Loved the peachy rose color! All these bright colors fit right in with our challenge here at LESSology to use candy colors to inspire your work!

It hasn't been acting much like winter here lately so I've got them out on display in the kitchen where I can enjoy them! They remind me of spring!

Hope you can join us!

Jan 5, 2016

LESSology Challenge #54: Creative inspiration of Yvonne Yam

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Are you inspired by the bright and bold colours in the candy store? Let's see what design team member Yvonne Yam came up with LESSology Challenge #54: Candy Land

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I really wanted to use this wrapping tissue that I've been hoarding in my stash. It was the packaging from Betsey Johnson. I love how the pops of bright colours pop off the black. 

I used the wrapping tissue on the base of my 6x6 canvas, then added dimensional elements for interest.

The circular chipboard was covered with gesso, then painted a pearlescent tint for a subtle shimmer.

The pink "bling" was from a freebie OPI bracelet which was a little too tacky to wear. The green "bling" was from an old choker necklace.

Hope you will find time this month to play along with LESSology Challenge #54: Candy Land! :)