Wednesday, September 1, 2010

More Paper Than Shoes September Challenge

It's time again to reveal the More Paper Than Shoes challenge! This month's theme was a challenge for me! It took me a long time to figure out how everything was going to come together....but when it did - I LOVED it! Such a great idea for a challenge. Here are the details....

Theme: Rustic (Rusty Bucket)
Supplies: Metal and Twine (any kind of rope).
Surface: ANY
Technique:Torn paper

For the "rusty bucket", I thought of an old bucket now being used to collect seashells and beach treasures. I bought the mini bucket from the Dollar Tree and let my husband's inner-craftiness come out by having him cut the bucket in half for me. I attached it to the carboard base with Glossy Accents (love the stuff).

I used the torn paper technique by "distressing" a recycled cardboard box so that the corrugated inside shows through. I really like the rough look of the torn cardboard. A tutorial on how to alter cardboard can be found here.

The twine part of the challenge was incorporated in attaching the 7Gypsies stickers to the binder ring.


I hope ya'll will play along this month with the More Paper Than Shoes challenge. Head over to the blog and share a link with to project.  You should also check out the MPTS forum - lots of awesome ideas and projects are being shared!

4 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this! I love how you incorporated all the little parts of the beach!

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  2. Meg,
    I love your challenge...so refreshining!!! I too like the look of distress cardboard! It's amazing to see how all of us girls got inspired with this theme...So many visions!!!

    Fabulous artwork Meg...

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  3. I just loved how you cut the bucket in half to create this piece. What a great idea! Everything came together so well! Very creative!!!

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  4. What a great project for the challenge. I love the seashell idea. :)

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