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Friday, 7 July 2017

All Squared Up for A Vintage Journey

Hello Friends

It is time for a new challenge over at A Vintage Journey and this month the talented Tracy is our host.  Here is what Tracy has to say:

Whether a frame, embellishments, or die cuts, drawn squares, doodles or windows, lets see where inspiration takes you, lets get all squared up and show how creative those right angles can look!  Show us your squared up pieces in a vintage; shabby; mixed media; art journalling; industrial; timeworn or steampunk style.

I have only used these Seth Apter square dies once before, HERE, so I wanted to give them another airing!  I used a square wooden seed pot that I found in a sale, to create a timeworn tea light holder.

I have a few photo step by steps to share with you.
I started with a bargain square shaped seed planter.
I die cut four sets of square shapes using Seth Apter's Robo Square die set and some heavy black cardstock.
The squares were coated randomly with DecoArt Media Texture Sand Paste.
The shapes were all coloured with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic paints in Paynes Grey, Diarylide Yellow, Quinacridone Gold and Cobalt Teal Hue - all quite randomly.
The square block was painted first with Indigo Blu's Artists Matt Acrylic Paint in Leather Corset and let it dry before stippling over with  Imagination Craft's Texture Patina paint.  I wanted to leave quite a lot of the gorgeous brown colour showing underneath.
Here is a view from the top with a night light inside.  There were a couple of squares left over, so I made a little lid to go on top.
Finally I added some square feet made from beads and painted in Leather Corset.

So, do you feel inspired to join us at A Vintage Journey for Tracy's 'All Squared Up' challenge?  I hope you are!


Our sponsor this month is Tando Creative who are offering a package of MDF and mini shapes to one lucky winner.

If you would like to see what my talented teamies have made for the challenge, you can check them out HERE.

I would like to join in That's Crafty's Anything Goes Challenge.

As always, thanks for looking, I hope to see you again soon!

Hugs, Anne xx

32 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, Anne, this is amazing!! The patina you achieved is perfect!! Wow!! The colors are spectacular!! I love the dies you used and the added feet!! This is so stunning, my sweet friend!! I absolutely love it!! You inspire me every single time I visit!! I hope you have a wonderful day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. This looks amazing Anne ... what a transformation. I love the old rusty look you've created. Have a lovely weekend xx

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  3. Oh my Anne, your grungy style has really come to the fore today and wow what a fantastic project with brilliant results. I love how you used the robo squares and rusted them and how they fitted beautifully onto the box edges and talking about that little seed planter box you created a magnificent patina finish on it, it's so effective. I love that you then added a candle and transformed it into a fabulous piece of home decor. Magnificent work my friend xxx

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  4. I so love how you have used the Robo Squares. And that patina is just perfect.

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  5. Anne, I love your grungy side! You have made a fabulously aged project out of a ???? what the heck? I've never seen one of these before! Your rusted robo squares are perfectly corroded (pinned to save your recipe) and look even more amazing on your patina'd backdrop! What a fabulous tealight holder! I have got to get my hands on that robo square die. Oh the possibilities! Every time I order it's sold out and has not arrived in our local stores. What a truly inspiring work of art! Sending hugs!

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  6. Like Sara Emily - you were a visionary with your transformation of your plain materials Anne! Wonderful coloring and design - (it reminds me of something Asian for some reason?!) and the cover is perfect! Julia xx

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  7. Wow!!!!! This is amazing Anne - not only in execution but a fabulous idea! The aged patina effects are wonderful and such a clever 'square' themed design. Happy weekend to you and David xxx

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  8. Absolutely love this Anne , amazing colours and I love how you upcycled the box, very clever idea . The squares from Seth's die just work beautifully . This has jumped up as one of my Anne favourites . Love love it . Have a lovely weekend. Tracy x

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  9. this project is so amazing and thank you so much for sharing how you achieved such a beautiful effect and I adore that little lid...hugs kath xxx

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  10. What a cool project! Your repurposed art is fantastic Anne! I adore the color and texture and use of those way cool dies. The little feet and tiny handle are spot on - stunning! Hugs, Autumn

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  11. You knock my socks off Anne! This is stunning and I would love to see it with the candle on! Are you using it in your home? I am now going to refer to you as the "technique queen" - not only do you thrive on 3D, you are sooooo good with textures and different techniques to create them!
    This is your birthday month and I hope you have a glorious time all month -- of course the rest of the year too!!
    sandy xx

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  12. A great idea and I love your choice of colour too. I have to admit to wandering round the pound shops every now and again looking for useful plaques and boxes - the problem is I don't always have time to make anything with them!! Off to see what everyone else has made. Elaine xx

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  13. Awesome work - I adore your tealight holder Anne - the rusting is amazing - and the blue is so very pretty with it. Those dies look very useful too! Super beautiful make - will need to try and join in - although I always mean to lol xx Big hugs rachel x

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  14. Oh my goodness Anne, this is so clever! What a brilliant ttransformation!! Absolutely love the colours and patina effects, what a lovely tealight holder and just a perfect make for the challenge!

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  15. Brilliant idea Anne, I adore the colour and rusty look is Amazing... The texture also is quite something... Love it all... Take care May x

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  16. You have turned your bargain box into something awesome! Your time worn decoration is fantastic - yet another triumph my friend! xxx

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  17. Wowzer - this is an absolute stunner, Anne. I always love your ATBs, but this goes even one better... I can just imagine how satisfying the weight must be as you pick up the wooden block. Amazing altering - your industrial grunge rust effects look glorious on Seth's die-cuts, especially with the teal behind. Love this so much!
    Alison x

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  18. This is amazing Anne, love your process and tutorial such a clever build up of elements. It really does have a feel or the orient. Thank you for joining in with the *Anything Goes* That's Crafty Blog Challenge..
    Tracey x

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  19. This looks absolutely fabulous Anne! Yummy texture and technique. Love the colours, the patina is new to me and looks wonderful. Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

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  20. Absolutely fabulous ! Anne. Such a fantastic way to use the robo squares and love the grungy, rusty patina effect. The lid with handle is such a terrific finishing touch.
    Big hugs x

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  21. I finally made my way here to see the creative details and I'm in awe, as always! I didn't realize from FB that it was a tea light holder! That makes it even more cool! I just can't get over how you get the finish to look like that!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  22. Wow, what a cool project Anne! I love the colours and the texture. And what a cool idea!
    Hugs Susanne

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  23. Oh my goodness, you continue to amaze me with your talent!

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  24. Great way to use the dies, love it. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

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  25. Amazing project Anne!! What a clever idea, using a seed planter to create a candle/night light holder, you've just given me a whole bunch of patio lighting ideas!! The colours are so perfect for the rusted patina feel of this, and your techniques for creating the eroded textures are so amazing! The square die set was a great choice, very industrial yet still cozy! Wonderful work Anne, thanks for the inspiration! hugs :)

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  26. What a fabulous transformation Anne, love the amazing rust and patina effects and the texture you created is delicious, thanks so much for sharing it! Deb xo

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  27. A truly beautiful rusty project, fabulous colours and textures and the patina paint is something new to me but looks so effective. Now who is enabling who this time? :) Hugs Ruth xxx

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  28. totally awesome details Anne and what an amazing alteration using the DEcoart and Indigo Blu paints. Love the Seth A dies.....fabulous

    Sorry to be late with my comments
    Hugs Annie xx

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  30. Oregano never looked so good! You sure got yourself all squared up for sure dearie. This is the bomb dot com! Lovely colors and or course that rusty goodness sings to my heart. Blues and rust are so mesmerizing! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  31. Just popping by to say Congratulations! Anne for being one of the top 3 over at Thats Crafty x

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  32. I seem to be playing 'catch-up' as for some reason your posts haven't been appearing in my reading list.
    Love the colour of this, it is a lovely project.
    Toni xx

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