Sunday, 7 June 2015

hey all my lovely peeps.hope you're all well and getting some sunshine
its time for a new challenge at 
and everyone's fav theme
Anything goes

iv gone a little dark with this make, 
(but not as dark as another piece im working on lol ) :) 
 but that's another days blog ....

today's make is a desk tidy

i started off with an empty gravy granules container, a loo roll inner, 
and a roast potato seasoning pot.
then taking some packaging cardboard (my daughter loves Amazon :/
i cut 2 circles and glued them together for stability.

each part was then painted in black jesso before being sponged 
with a mix of black white and grey acrylic paint.
once they where all dry i painted a coat of Cosmic shimmer 
matt Glue,Seal & Glaze, as i was going for a stone effect the matt glaze was perfect.

i then glued each piece to the base 
next i took some thine wire and made barb wire and wrapped around the containers.
i took some flowers and added leaves and stuck them on as if they where growing on the wire.

the skulls came from an old Halloween decoration, i simply piled therm up, adding another rose.

the little fence is a silhouette cut which is painted black and then brushes with Creative expressions 
Metallic gilding Wax in Patina 

then to complete the graveyard look i took apart a washing up sponge taking the green scrubby bit and pulling it apart  and sticking in random places to resemble moss.

close up of the skulls


the little lonely dude round the side 

hope you like it guys,

all the products used are from That Craft Place but of course you will have to supply your own rubbish to up-cycle ,    lol

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  1. WOWSERS what a dark, stunningly made project. Love all the details. Amazing what you can make from upcycling. Lou x

  2. Stunning, loving the design and great use of the skulls too.
    Linda xxx

  3. Oh Kay, your desk tidy is fantastic, so many brilliant details. It would probably give me nightmares though! Your imagination and creative talent are perfectly matched xxx

    1. Hi Kay, I've just popped back with my DT hat on to say thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore June Challenge "Anything Goes" and wish you good luck xxx

  4. OMG, I love it! I adore those skulls. what an awesome project you made. Please go over to the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog this month and enter in the anything goes challenge. We take anything handmade. AWESOME. Cheers, Holley

  5. Amazing creation, love it. Thank you for joining in with us over at challenge 11, good luck.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx DT LPoCF

  6. Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Spread the word! Our challenge is always anything goes! Good luck!

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  7. Fabulous creation teamie! Very up my street xx
    xxSAMxx .
    ❤My Blog - The Crippled Crafter❤

  8. What an awesome recycled project. Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics!

  9. Super project, great design!
    Glad you could join us for the challenge at Your ScrapBook Place, hope to see you come back soon!
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    Shell in Alaska ~ YSBP~DT ~