Aug 4, 2015

LESSology Challenge #50: Creative inspiration of Yvonne Yam


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Hello again! Hope you've been rummaging through your "save-it-for-a-rainy-day" box for a zipper to play along with LESSology Challenge #50: Zip me up! How about getting some ideas from design team member Yvonne Yam's project?


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Oh yes, I am one of those who loves collecting glass bottles and jars. They are so useful for storing stuff! *winks*


This was a slim one from a cold-press juice drink that is perfect for my watercolour brushes.:)


I started by adhering some remnant lace around the bottle with matte medium. Then I used half of a zipper and glued it around the bottle to cover up the joint edges.


Then I glued some pearls along the edges to make it a little prettier.:)


For the other half of the zipper, I ran a needle and thread through it to create a gathered effect.


Hot-glue to create a spiral zipper flower.


Adhere it to the bottle.


The last step is to find a charm you like and adhere it. And you have an embellished bottle for watercolour brushes!:)


Aug 3, 2015

LESSology Challenge #50: Zip me up!


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Well hello there altered artists! This month's challenge is a super fun one...we want to see you get creative with zippers! Incorporate an actual zipper on your project, stamp a zipper image or create your own form of a zip for LESSology Challenge #50: Zip me up!

Remember, you can create any project you want as long as you include at least ONE upcycled item on your project. Please state what it is on your blog post as it may not be apparent to us.


Here is this month's prize package!:)


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And here is a sneak peek of how our designers got creative with zippers!

Ready to play along? Please link up your newly created projects featuring the use of zippers via InLinkz [located at the end of the post] by Friday, 4 September 11.55pm EST


Jul 20, 2015

LESSology Challenge #48: Lace up winners!


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Thank you LESSology friends who played along with LESSology Challenge #48: Lace up! We loved looking at the creative ways you use lace! The winner is 


Congratulations Lula! You are the winner of LESSology Challenge #48: Lace up! Please email us so that we can send you your RAK!

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And now for our Top 3...


Mary 


Congratulations Pooja, Mary and Suman! :)

There's still time to play along with our current challenge - LESSology Challenge #49: Woodgrain.

Jul 10, 2015

LESSology Challenge #49: Creative inspiration of Lizzy Hill


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Woodgrain is so popular these days and craft manufacturers have thought of ingenious ways to incorporate the woodgrain design. Check out how design team member Lizzy Hill used her woodgrain elements for LESSology Challenge #49: Woodgrain.

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That's right - what a FUN LESSology challenge this month.
Use WOOD or anything with a wood grain pattern on your project this month.
Just remember to up or re-cycle at least one element!
This month I created a LO:

I must say, this Kaisercraft paper is one of my all-time faves.
And it's got that wood grain look. BONUS! 
Some closies of my other wood bits & recycled stuff:
Fellow DT member MITRA sent me some buttons on their [vintage] cards, a while back.
Seemed fitting to use them here!
 Note the wooden frame. 
And the wood veneer style letters for the title below:
 Lots of wooden hearts & chevrons.
And some more old buttons!
The diamente trim belos is actually off a pair of sandals that I threw out!Salvaged the pretty bits first, of course;) NB: WOOD SEQUINS.....pretty cool, eh??!!!!
Wood is such an EASY thing to create with.....looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
Cheers ~ and happy scrapping ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥

Jul 9, 2015

LESSology Challenge #49: Creative inspiration of Mitra Pratt


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Are you enjoying the woodgrain-inspired projects so far? We sure hope so! Today's inspiration for LESSology Challenge #49: Woodgrain comes from design team member Mitra Pratt.

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I have really been digging candlesticks lately...well, it might be because I keep finding really good single candlesticks at the secondhand store! And I'm pretty sure they are lonely so I take them home with me....



This one was awesome with some brassy gold and those crazy feet! I added some alcohol ink to accent the details and some dyed lace with a pretty flower. 

You might be wondering by now who exactly Mad Eye Moody is besides the character in Harry Potter. Well, we have a new pet chameleon here at Pratt Inc. that we named Mad Eye. She is exceptionally grumpy and perpetually looks around her home for her pet crickets. We would have named her something else if we had actually known she was a girl...so sometimes we call her Gizzard or Madeline...if you want to see baby photos, I blogged about her here!


My daughter made the font up for the little canvas & found the cricket graphic for me. She also pointed out that really cool metal & bead chameleon at the store that I used to perched on a real birch branch! It makes me happy every time I look at it!

What a fun project! I hope you are inspired to play along with us at LESSology for our Wood Grain challenge! I do hope it puts a smile on my grumpy lizard's face! We put it by her cage! 

Jul 8, 2015

LESSology Challenge #49: Creative inspiration of Tone-Lill Angelskår


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Today's creative inspiration for LESSology Challenge #49: Woodgrain is from design team member Tone-Lill Angelskår. Let's check out what she came up with....

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Hello and Happy Wednesday :) You have probably noticed that our new challenge is up, our July #49 and it is Woodgrain we would like to see on your project. Please remember to use at least one upcycled item and it would be nice if you could point it out for us as it might not be easy to spot.

I have used (as you can see on the picture below) a wooden 
metre-mesure, jamtart tin and sizoweb leftovers from Christmas.

I used a  white #8 manila tag as a base and several different diecuts, doilies, bling and flowers with the meter measure to make a "Bottle-Tag" for a "bubbly" present for a 50th Wedding Anniversary ;)

I broke off the metre measure where the 50 cm was in centerand used that for the 50th Wedding Anniversary. As you can see, the sentiment is in Norwegian with a circle around  the "50".

A copy of the original wedding photo was fitted to the bottom of the tin, which work as a photoframe.

There are more inspiration to come over  the  next week or so,and we would love to see your own upcycled creations using some sort of wood grain on it. So Please stay tuned for more inspiration to come :) Bye for now :)

Jul 7, 2015

LESSology Challenge #49: Creative inspiration of Yvonne Yam


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Ready for a whole week of creative inspiration for LESSology Challenge #49: Woodgrain? Let's see what design team member Yvonne Yam came up with.
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I decided to make a quirky mixed media canvas with as many found objects I can from my "save-it-for-a-rainy-day" stash. 

The base is wrapping tissue from packaging, layers of paint applied with stencils.


Then I had a field day embellishing with my "trasures". 


Yep...I even had a wood slice in my stash. Perfect for a rub-on quote.


The embroidered leaves on leather were from an old pair of shoes. And there's even a black bra strap. Yes, I'm a "collector" of everything. *LOL*