Saturday, 16 October 2010

Haven't I seen this somewhere before???....


is probably what you're asking yourself when you look at this pic.
Well the answer is Yes you have seen this before... in the shape of wall hanging earlier on in the blog.....
This poor beer mat has been hung over the light plug and I've kept looking at it thinking it needed something else......... so I took a few bits off it and started again. I was happy with the basic design but just decided to alter it into something that was useful!
I re-did the metal leaf using the Elusive Images stamp and the copper metal, but puffed it out a bit more from the back and filled it with polyfilla to give it more depth. I punched a few holes in it to take some eyelets, had another dust over with the copper embossing powder, added a little sparkly above the word 'precious', gave it a back cover, tied the two mats together with lots of fibres and put some post it notes inside.

Have searched the challenges for something that says - 'altered, then not happy so altered again' but can't find one! LOL
Instead, besieged and battered these beer mats will be on the way to Sherry who is my partner in the swap!
Even though the basic design is the same and a similar pic has been previously posted I'm hoping that it will be accepted into the following challenges as it's been made into a different project.
No time to stamp - Metal and stones
Stampin for the Weekend- Fall/Halloween

7 comments:

  1. What a great altered gift hun.....beautiful colours too!
    hugs and xxx

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  2. hi Viv.Hope you well.I love this,that leaf is fantastic.Perfect colours.xx

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  3. It arrived today Viv - and I love it! I've only just seen this blog post of yours so was expecting a little hanging - I was pleasantly surprised to find a post it note booklet instead! The front cover is gorgeous and the copper leaf is fabulous (beautifully puffed!)

    Thank you! xx

    ps, I've used it already - it'll be on my craft table constantly - so pretty to look at, and useful too!

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  4. Viv, your fall creation is fabulous...what a cool altered wall hanging!!! Thank you for joining us at the C4C!!! Hugs ~S~

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  5. this is just gorgeous! Thank you so much for entering the SFTW challenge and good luck!

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  6. Ab Fab! Love the colours, the way you have placed the leaves - everything about it.

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