Jun 20, 2016

LESSology Challenge #58: Chalkboard Fun winners!

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A big thank you to those who took the time to play along with us for LESSology Challenge #58: Chalkboard Fun! We enjoyed seeing how you interpreted the challenge. :)

The winner is....

Congratulations Sidelle ! You are the winner of LESSology Challenge #58: Chalkboard Fun! Please email us so that we can send you your RAK!

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And now for our Top 3...

Congrats Kavita, CG and Julene! Please grab your Top 3 badge from the sidebar. :)

If you have time this month, please play along with LESSology Challenge #59: Neon-inspired

Jun 10, 2016

LESSology Challenge #59: Creative inspiration of Lizzy Hill

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Guess who loves bright and bold colours? Design team member Lizzy Hill does! Let's check out how she made those neon colours pop for LESSology Challenge #59: Neon-inspired. :)

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I really love bright colours, so this month's LESSology CHALLENGE;
'Let's Play with some neon colours' was right up my alley! My up-cycled/recycled elements include ribbon, a button my Mum brought back from the USA & a crocheted doily I've had for years!

 It felt soooo good to use some ribbon up! I find it HARD:)

The button 'all the way from the USA'....been in my stash for 18 months, too!

 And finally: I find a black bg really helps flouro colours 'pop':

Hoping you get inspired to join us at LESSology this month!
Blessings ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥

Jun 9, 2016

LESSology Challenge #59: Creative inspiration of Mitra Pratt

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Hello there friends! Are you rummaging through your stash for some bright and vividly coloured objects to play along with LESSology Challenge #59: Neon-inspired? Shall we have a look at what design team member Mitra Pratt came up with?

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Lately I've had angels on the mind. I have also been working a lot with cloches since the Corning ReStore has a stash they have been selling. I decided to combine the two! 

Paired up this glass plate and candle stick I got at Corning ReStore the other day and spray painted them with copper & black paint. I used Epoxy to glue the candle stick to the plate. As you can see below, they are actually three seperate pieces.

Love that you can take it apart in case you want to use the base, angel or choche seperately. It's always nice to have versaility in a decoration. ;-)

The little angel on the upcycled cardboard spool is made out of a ceramic sink handle. The hair is the top of a seed (like an acorn top) while the wings are cut down flower petals and some pearl branches. I opted to go with a neon pink sticker for the base & brightly colored hand dyed seam binding as we're having a neon challenge this time round here at LESSology. In fact, that is why the base has a lot of black as it looks good with brights!

Love the decorated bottom of the cloches and the very top. I made the latice from bright metallic duct tape over cardboard which I cut out with my Big Shot. 

I also cut some aluminum tape and dyed it to match. Love that it's already sticky!

Leaving you with one more photo of my sink handle angel! Make Today Amazing and play along with our challenge!

Jun 8, 2016

LESSology Challenge #59: Creative inspiration of Lisa Bzibziak

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How's it going with your neon-inspired projects? Don't have anything neon in your stash? Maybe pick up a few neon Sharpies like what design team member Lisa Bzibziak did for LESSology Challenge #59: Neon-inspired
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So.. Neon... not my usual favorite pigments.  When I saw this one I thought... what in the world am I going to do... I didn't even own anything Neon.  So I stopped off at Office Max and bought myself some Neon Sharpie's.  I had gotten this new stamp set from CTMH, Ornate Blossoms and thought it might look pretty cool colored up in Neon colors... and I think I was right!  I made it into a page for my journal for one of the month dividers.

I especially loved this sentiment from Unity Stamps and I borrowed my mom's Neon embossing powder to stamp it onto it's base.  You may be wondering what in the world are my upcycled pieces. I actually had the foresight to take a pic!  

So I had this packaging that would have otherwise all gone in the garbage.  I cut the scalloped frame and two butterflies out of the cardboard and punched some dots with the plastic and I'll tell you... I have plans for more of it so it hasn't gone into the garbage yet.

I painted the frame black with some acrylic paint and that was my plan for the butterflies also... and then I flipped them over and saw the beautiful colors already on them... so I just colored the white bits with more marker and left the pretty parts as part of the butterfly.

I punched dots out of the plastic and treated them as sequins and along with my clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh I think they look pretty cool.  I love that the dots from the plastic are really clear so I could place them right over the sentiment without covering it up at all.

And the cool technique with the pink around the edges... I used my Vivid Pink alcohol marker and a waterbrush with 70% alcohol in it and did some "watercoloring" and then after it was dry (once it's not cold, the alcohol is dry), I used a piece of burlap with the alcohol on it and pressed down on the pink to create the texture....one one thousand, two one thousand, three one thousand, lift... learned that one at Copic Bootcamp.

Thanks for looking and I can't wait to see your Neon creations... I think I'm coming around to the Neon! 

Jun 7, 2016

LESSology Challenge #59: Creative inspiration of Yvonne Yam

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Bright and bold neon colours make me happy! So put a little colour on and join us for LESSology Challenge #59: Neon-inspired! Let's check out what design team member Yvonne Yam came up with. 

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I recently did a spring-cleaning of my lingerie drawer so I had little pieces of pretty lace from old bras that I wanted to use on my project.

So I adhered them to a canvas board, then painted white gesso over it. Because the lace pieces were not big enough to cover the whole canvas, I used a stencil and some heavy gesso to create a more cohesive background.

Then I went in with a bright orange mist. Love how the lace textures show through from all the little nooks and crannies.

I finished with bright yellow and green embellishments.

Jun 6, 2016

LESSology Challenge #59: Neon-inspired

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Hello there friends! This month we want to see really bright and happy creations. :) For LESSology Challenge #59: Neon-inspired, let's play with neon colours! 

Remember you can create any project you like as long as you include at least ONE upcycled item on your creation. Please let us know what it is in your blog post as it may not be apparent to us.

Here is this month's prize.

And here's a sneak peek at the design team's projects.

Ready to play along? Please link up your newly created neon-inspired projects via Inlinkz [located at the end of the post] by Sunday, 3 July 2016,  11.55pm EST.