Monday, 20 April 2020

Crafty Cardmakers - 255 Anything but a Card.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.
Hi! back again to tell you that it's time for another challenge over
at Crafty Cardmakers.

Angela, that's me and I'm hosting today and our challenge is Anything but a card.

As usual you can enter anything you fancy but this time definitely no cards. 

Hope you will join in.
And here is my project for the challenge:

I made this using an old tube box which originally contained a Reed Diffuser. 
It had been sat around for some time waiting for me to get the inspiration to make into something, well here goes.

I make no apologies but this is a long post so you may want a cuppa before you start.

I began by attaching some netting from my oranges stretching them to create varying shapes. 
I used Prima Heavy body Gel to attach this and then applied some crackle paste too and yes it looks quite awful at this stage

Next I added some ammonites that I had made earlier with moulds and paper clay. 

The moulds are new and by Powertex.
Think these may get lots of use.

Once they had settled I added some Prima Art stones, small and medium sizes.

I know what you're thinking, this looks like a right old mess but just be patient it will be worth it.

I've also moulded some moths and added those.

Once they are all set it was time to add the Gesso.

Apply a good coat all over the tube and leave it to dry.

These are the colours I chose to start with.

I took one of them and applied it all over the tube.

Maybe it doesn't look quite so messy now.

More colour and wax to complete the design.
Couldn't resist an industrial rusty finish giving that worn look to it.

That was fun but did you like it?

All comments much appreciated.

 I hope you will pop over to see what the rest of the DT have been up to and maybe join in the challenge.
I look forward to seeing what you come up with too.
 Happy crafty card making.
Angela x

I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:

Love to Create Challenge Blog: Challenge 4 - Anything Mixed Media Goes.
Country View Crafts challenges: April 2020 Animal Magic.
Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenges: 59th Challenge. "Anything Mixed Media Goes."
2 Crafty Critters Crazies # Challenge 37.
SanDee and Amelie's Steampunk challenges - March-April.


Kelly said...

Angela, that is gorgeous!!! I really need to play more. You always inspire me, my friend. Creative Blessings! Kelly

Glenda Atkins said...

Wow, this is fabulous Angela, you are so creative! Love visiting your site, it is like entering a new world. Take care and big hugs!

Craftyfield said...

These 3D makes can be a lot of fun but also a lot of work and time! The result is satisfying, love this clever transformation into a décor piece that will make people talk! Hope you have a great crafting week, Angela! xx

Judy McKay said...

Great tutorial Angela. Love the design. Have a creative week. Judy

Margaret Mifsud said...

WOW!! This is totally amazing Angela .. and absolutely stunning!!! Loved seeing how it was done and really love the result! The colours are gorgeous and the textures are awesome! As I said .. absolutely stunning!!
Hope you are coping well with this situation we are all finding ourselves in and hope you and yours stay safe and well. hugs x

crafty-stamper said...

WOW amazing transformation love all your moulded pieces and the colours you used
Carol x

Patti J said...

Oh my goodness! This is like watching magic happen, one photo at a time! Thanks for joining us at Two Crafty Critter Crazies!

Maura said...

FANTASTIC!! Oh WOW! I love this piece, Angela! Wonderful textural make with all those ammonites swirling around. I am a sucker for fossils, and I can tell you really put a lot of love into this. So glad you joined us for our steampunk challenge at Sandee and Amelie’s Steampunk Challenges! Take care and be well, Maura

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Couldn't resist popping over to check this out Angela you teased us all for so long. Magnificent piece of mixed media, everything I love all displayed and painted so beautifully. You must be so proud with how it turned out, thanks for sharing with us all, it was so worth the wait. Hugs Tracey xx

Carol said...

Brilliant altered bottle - love how the finished project looks like a luscious glazing!!

Have a good weekend -stay safe and wellxx

Evelyn Walter said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Angela! Love everything about it <3
Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Challenges and take care, Evelyn xx

Crafty Claire said...

Gorgeously awesome xxx

Sue said...

This is stunning Angela and what a great way to upcycle a box - absolutely fabulous! Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts and take care, Sue x

butterfly said...

This is so amazing, Angela - I'm so happy you shared all those close-ups of the process and of the finished piece. The colours are so beautiful, and I love the burnished rust as a finishing layer. The natural organic shapes of the ammonites and the insects are glorious amongst the treasures and textures. Really love this - and so happy I I had the chance to do some proper catching up today to see it.
Alison x

Corrie Herriman said...

Fabulous project ! Thank you so much for joining my challenge 'animal magic' over at Country View Challenges ! Corrie x

Win Dinn, Artist said...

That tube box is stunning, reminds me of the altered wine bottles that obsessed me a few years ago, and now I'm wondering whether I should start again. Of course that would mean drinking more wine. :D I LOVE this project...the texture and colour is outstanding!!!

Irmelin Eriksson said...

So cool! Thanks for joining the We Love 2 Create challenge. Hugs from DT-Irre

Josephine said...

So much work! And I'm amazed you could see your way to such a fabulous result from the beginning.

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