Feb 16, 2015

LESSology Challenge #43: Cardboard Central winners!


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Oooooh...it's that time of the month again....when we announce the winners of our last challenge. :) A huge thank you to those who took time to play along with LESSology Challenge #43: Cardboard Central. Your creative entries were beyond amazing and made it very difficult to select the winner.

Without further ado, the winner is....[drumroll]


Congratulations Rupa! You are the winner of LESSology Challenge #43: Cardboard Central! :) Please email us your mailing details so that we can send you your prize package! 

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And now for out Top 3....







Congratulations Elizabeth, Hege and Julie! Please grab your Top 3 badge from the sidebar! :)

If you have time this month, we would love for you to play along with our current challenge - LESSology Challenge #44: Tick Tock.


Feb 6, 2015

LESSology Challenge #44: Creative inspiration of Lizzy Hill

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If you take a good look around your home, you will discover lots of fun stuff to upcycle on your projects. Just take a look at design team member Lizzy Hill's project for LESSology Challenge #44: Tick Tock.

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Hi there! I thought I'd do a LO for a change!


I've incorporated a number of these little cardstock clock faces - this one has a VERY old rub on flower topped with a button on it....I dug DEEP in my stash for these!!!


I've upcycled a bit of hessian [burlap] for behind my photo.....& I've got lots of metal - going for a 'girly grunge' look....the background on the right is black gesso, then heat embossed with a world map stamp....cos the photo of these girls was taken while they were travelling OS.

Upcycled bits of metal thingies...

& also button...the key has washi covered card stock, punched out in a heart shape that fitted. Bit of luck, that!

And my biggest recycled element...that crocheted doily up top & down bottom, that I've cut up! I really liked the 'net' quality it gave my page! You can see the other metal buttons like dot points for my journaling, bottom left, too:)

Can't wait to see what YOU create for this challenge...
Thanks for looking ~ & happy scrapping ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥

Feb 5, 2015

LESSology Challenge #44: Creative inspiration of Mitra Pratt

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Are you up for beautifying something old? Check out what design team member Mitra Pratt altered this month for LESSology Challenge #44: Tick Tock.

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My thoughts are already turning towards spring and we're only one month into winter! I'm thinking of flowers and honey bees!



You might be wondering what this odd contraption is. Believe it or not, I recall my Dad using this smoker when I was a kid when he was moving the honey bee hives around. Recently he passed it to me for some altering vs. throwing it out.


I wanted to soften the rusty metal by adding flowers, a modge podged image, and a really cool metal bee & clock. 

Feb 4, 2015

LESSology Challenge #44: Creative inspiration of Tone-Lill Angelskår

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Ready for another round of inspiration from the design team? Let's see how many clock faces design team member Tone-Lill Angelskår incorporated on her project for LESSology Challenge #44: Tick Tock.

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Hello there everyone, Here are  some more ideas of how to recycle with paper crafting.
This month, as you probably have seen, our challenge is Tick-Tock....use a clockface on a project.
It made me think of how fast time is passing by, and before you know it, the kids are all grown up..
So this is what inspired me, as my son turned 20 just a few days ago.. to make a LO using pictures of him, one as little(4)and one when he was 18

I recycled a golden colour book cover label, and stamped it with white acrylic paint and I also used some peel from Birch bark
 and some of this as well...
a big piece of this thin  black cardboard cover

....and here is my  finished page....
Ok so you might be right... I went a bit OTT not using only one clockface but on the background paper, stamp and as bling as well

and here we have some more recycled stuff... these little cardboard circles of different sizes are form the fireworks. I picked them up the day after New years eve' when cleaning up the used fireworks on the ground.

and here are some more clockfaces...

...a mixs of wooden ones, metall, and chipboard


Are you ready for a new challenge? and have you got something with  a clockface on? well if you do, come on and join in on the fun...if you don't, be creative...make your on clock face  and we would love to see what you all are creating for LESSology Challenge #44: Tick Tock.

Bye for now, and stay tuned in for some more clockface projects from the Design Team here at LESSology.

Feb 3, 2015

LESSology Challenge #44: Creative inspiration of Yvonne Yam


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Is your head spinning with ideas for LESSology Challenge #44: Tick Tock? How about a little creative inspiration from design team member Yvonne Yam?


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I wanted to create a travel-inspired mixed media canvas this month since I enjoy travelling so much. :)


I started with a 6x6 mixed media canvas panel which I covered with a vintage patterned paper and leftover burlap. I used disposable chopsticks and lace for added texture.


I used The Crafter's Workshop stencil with Golden Glass Bead to create subtle circular shapes to emulate background clock faces. Then I used some Faber Castell gelatos to define them and provide a backdrop for my embellishment cluster. 


I tucked my wood clock face embellishment along with some blooms, pearls and an old button and I'm all done! What do you think?


Feb 2, 2015

LESSology Challenge #44: Tick Tock

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Well, hello there friends! It's time for another fun challenge and this month we want to see how creative you can get with a clock face. Yep, alter a clock, use a clock stamp or embellishment for LESSology Challenge #44: Tick tock. 

Remember, you can create any project you like as long as you use at least ONE upcycled item on your project. Please indicate what the item is in your blog post as it may not be apparent.


This month's prize package - an assortment of stickers from Paper House, Maya Road chipboard accordion and Jenni Bowlin Crepe Paper Ribbon pack.



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Here is a sneak peek at the design team's projects...

Ready to play along? Please link your newly created projects featuring the use of a clock face via InLinkz [located at the end of the post] by Sunday, March 1, 11.55pm EST

Jan 9, 2015

LESSology Challenge #43: Creative inspiration of Lizzy Hill

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Is your ribbon stash driving you crazy? Then check out design team member Lizzy Hill's brilliant solution for LESSology Challenge#43: Cardboard Central.


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Hullo there! It's 2015. How WEIRD! Anyways, the cardboard challenge was a GREAT one for me. Because I was absolutely 'over' this:


And that is NO 'set up' photo.....I simply rarely use ribbon, & when I do get so frustrated, I just rummage through it then close the drawer. No more. This is what I made - using an old piece of cardboard:
Yup, a ribbon holder. Simple. Effective. MESS FREEEEEEE...gotta ♥♥♥ that!!!

 
 Bit of a box.....covered it with cut offs of pp:
Did those cut outs on the side so that the ribbon would stay in place, using a craft knife & Tim Holtz scissors:
Then, using my BOSTIK blu tak [in a bright colour so I could find the ends of the ribbon easily], I started filling it with the ribbon/lace I think I'll use:)
It was such an easy project, that will save me a great deal of angst & annoyance!
I made the little cut outs 1" wide - most ribbons are that width or less...here's where I now keep it....
...and maybe use them more, since they're in sight! Now, off to make a couple more;) Thanks for looking & happy scrapping ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥