Saturday, January 12, 2013

Got Shabby?

Hello to you! 
Welcome back again to my little crafty spot in the world.  
Today I've got a crazy project for you that is inspired by the current challenge over at Our Creative Corner where Sharon is hosting this weeks theme of 
SHABBY CHIC!
I've taken several pictures to explain the process.



VERY IMPORTANT STEP here...
At this point, make sure you have an entire box of nicely organized hardware sitting just at the edge of your desk. With your elbow, ever so skillfully, shove that sucker right off onto the floor and watch as 200+ pieces scatter across the floor and into your carpet!
Then proceed...


Thank you again Mitra....LOVING those Scrabble pieces :)




And there you have it.  A very inexpensive, Shabby Chic holder that hangs on the wall to inspire you.  
Hope you've enjoyed your visit and please check out the incredible creations from my teammates at Our Creative Corner and see the excellent definition of Shabby Chic as described by our host, Sharon.
Hugs n' Happy Crafting,
Lisa xx

Challenges I would love to enter this project into:
Anything But a Card - Things With Wings (Birds and Butterfly)

37 comments:

Alyce said...

wow!! this is incredible! i love the little birds nest and the scrabble tiles. i think i need some gesso ;) awesome aweoms lisa!!! and is that your christmas tree still up? hehe

Lisa Jane said...

wow wow wow ... just fabulous ..
Lisa x

Chrissy said...

Oh! I have played that game with the stuff all over the carpet, such fun!!Especially the tiny brads which I can never pick up in the first place as they go under your finger nail..hmpf..

Fantastic shabby chic project Lisa..fabulous design and details and pure imagination..love it..and can visualise your smile while you made it too..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Marie-Louise said...

Oh wow. What a stunning project - you are clever.

cebelica said...

This is gorgeous! I love it! Hugs! xx

Sonia said...

Amazing creation Lisa^_^

Pia said...

woow wow what a beautiful project, love all great details
hugs pia

Dr Sonia S V said...

Lisa this is mindblowing loving each detail...superb creation!!

Cheers
Dr Sonia

Karon said...

Well, what can you say to that! WOW! this is one fabulous creation!

Hope it didn't take too long to pick up all the pieces. Bad enough of wood flooring but off of carpet!

Have a fab weekend.

Mary J said...

Wow, what an amazing project, Lisa! totally brilliant!

Tracie Dean said...

I love it!! Beautiful and functional too!

Sorry about your boo boo. Hope it didn't take too long to clean up!

Happy Crafting
Tracie
http://homeofthepurskey.blogspot.com

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... Lisa, this is such a brilliant idea and totally stunning creation! Love it! :)

butterfly said...

Ooh, get you with your photo captions!! Very cool...

As for the project - wow! Brilliant construction, just so much for the eye to travel round, and lots of lovely angles and dimensions. Fabulous, Lisa!!
Alison x

Shanna Shands said...

Well minus the 200 pieces on the floor this project turned out amazingly!

Sharon said...

Lisa, WOW! and BRAVO!
first, I have to say, that only one photo really doesn't do justice for this work of art and inspiration. Second, thank you for all the photos and details on how we too can create this! and third, love your little antics! (I hope you found all 200 pieces in the carpet!)
Now, where to begin? the amount of detail and hidden surprises are numerous! I've never distressed a scrabble tile, but you make me want to! and the boxes peeking outside the boundries of the shadow box are fabulously creative! I love how you layered the birds to give them depth, and the little trickets and treasures through out is the example of 'attention to detail'. I think I'll swing by the dollar store while I'm in town today, and I'll need to grab another bottle of gesso, while I'm out!
I am positive that our followers will truly be inspired by your project! Just gorgeous and truly inspirational!
have a great week, hugs, sharon w.

Sue said...

Hello Q,
How innovative of you to make a shadow box for a shabby chic theme, you must have enjoyed making this as there is quite a bit of work and detail involved. All your added embellishments, from the Scrabble pieces to the birds to the thimble and flower, and I can see light bulb there as well!
A shabby chic creation with a bit of quirkiness=Perfection.
Smiles :-)
Sue

Regina Easter said...

WHAT AN AMAZING PROJECT.........

Ina said...

GOOD GRIEF - I am AGAIN amazed at your talent. THIS is so beautifully put together in EVERY WAY. What do you do with all your works of art? and please let me know HOW LONG did it take to make this MASTERPIECE. You are a genies.

Karen C said...

Dang! This is so amazingly wonderful! I love all the little addons and extras! I'm just too much of an instant gratification peroson to do something this detailed though..LOL I admire people who have the patience to do this! Wow!

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh my Lisa, this is absolutely gorgeous!

Annie said...

Amazing Lisa. I love this very creative and inspiring design. Lots and lots to look at and so stunning.

Hugs
Annie

Tammy said...

Pardon me while I pick up my jaw from the floor! Absolutely incredible and beautiful! You do such wonderful magic with anything!

Kelly Neis said...

Well Lisa, I am amazed, but here I sit with 6 boxes similar to this one and not one idea what I should do with them. I just needed to wait for you to create something fabulous! This will be on my list of things to do "shortly" thanks for the great ideas!
Hugs Kelly

Mitra Pratt said...

DUDE! this is my second stop back here...I'm just really in love with this peace. Seriously cool idea with the stacking boxes and of course, I do love the letters a whole lot! Glad you are getting good use outta them!

Samantha said...

OMG!! what a wicked style you have Liza your creation is flipping awesome! and love that you showed how you created it too! hugs me have a brilliant weekend xx

Samantha said...

tehhehee LIZA!! DOH! Lisa! xxxx

Shelby said...

What a spectacularly gorgeous and oh so wonderfully creative project! Love all of the amazing detail in this design and oh girl I'm the same with the elbows and hands and anything else. And then what's worse is when I knock stuff off the table, I can never find whatever it is I knocked off...even if it's a whole container of something!!

Shelby

Chris / CS Designs said...

Wow!!! Lisa, this is a fantastic piece. I came away so inspired by your creation. It is just amazing.
:) Chris / CS Designs

Izzwizz said...

Oh wow, this is such fun. So great to see something completely different! Love all the little details. Maddy x

Shahrul Niza said...

AWWWW, Lisa ... I LOVE LOVE all these shabbiness!!. Pretty thing, melts my heart. Oh, your new blog banner is totally gorgeous :). I miss coming out here :). HUGS.

Lisa S. said...

Freaking awesome L2!!! I love this project and it looks like it was a blast to make. You never cease to amaze me with your versatile crafting style. Go you!
Big Hugs

Lili said...

OMG, what an amazing piece of art Lisa! Attention to every single detail makes this piece a unique and gorgeous project. You inspire everybody with this.
Thanks for your comments on my card, I am glad you like it.
Hugs :)

Margaret said...

Wow!! You went all out on this one and I love the step by step with pictures! You should have included a pic of the spilled hardware so we know what that should look like!!
There are so many wonderful things to see, even on the sides, and I LOVE that you used the tiles to spell CREATE at the top. It encompasses all of the steps and fun that you must have had making this! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Anything But a Card!!

BTW- when I saw you had linked up, I was curious what your 'wings' would be :)

Christy said...

Okay this is SERIOUSLY an awesome piece of artwork. LOOOOVE IT! ;) Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card! :) :) :)

Anita Houston said...

Crazy cool! Now that is crafting! So much to see and so many elements...recycle city and dollar store scores! Love it! FUN!

Sandy said...

Well I am running a little behind -- this is a fantastic project - I don't know how you think of all this stuff but that is what creativity is all about and if there is anyone out there that is creative it is YOU! I love your project Lisa.
Sandy

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