Welcome back again to the inspirational journey of Quirks and Onion. If you remember, last week I posted a fork project that was the outcome of a group motivational process, well, WOW, has this trek ever been uplifting! As promised, we have challenged each other again this week, BUT...there's even MORE good news. Another amazingly talented bloggy buddy of ours has joined in the fun! Welcome aboard to Mitra from Mitralee!!! We don't yet have a nickname for her, but the wheels are turning, so beware of future postings from Onion, Quirks, and (to be decided!)
This week's personal challenge to ourselves was to use...
Here is my transformed Monster Java can that I've painted in Gesso. In front of it is another recycled can that will later become the butterflies. It also doubled as the evil nemesis to the tip of my pointer finger. No worries, the Mickey Mouse bandaid saved the day!
Once Gesso dried, a covering of Clear Crackle was added and then TH Distress paints of Broken China and Salty Ocean were then applied.
Recycled tin can butterflies using the SU! Embosslits Beautiful Wings
This sentiment comes from the Silhouette online studio and I found it to be very poignant.
Unfortunately I tore up the A in "that", so I had to substitute the wording with the TH Idea-ology Alpha Parts Newsprint.
To support the sentiment I used the butterflies as representation. You'll notice the intentional puncture wound in the side of the can. I wanted it to represent the idea that they evolved and became intricate and beautiful; distinctly different from their initial state of silvery metal. You'll see the same concept in the drinking hole on the top of the can.
Here's a little shot of flowers and back of the can.
The flowers are also a cut file from the Silhouette Studio and the centers spritzed with Dylusions Bubblegum Pink Ink Spray
Sure, I could have just sent these little cans on to be recycled and they would have become something else; probably useful, somewhere else, but for me....they serve as a wonderful little quirky element sitting on my desk that makes me smile and reminds me daily to do just what it says. :)
I CANNOT WAIT to see them!!!
Thanks so much for your visit. I hope I've left you with a smile.
Hugs n' Happy Crafting...
Until next week....OH boy, it's a good one too!
Challenges I would love to enter:
Path of Positivity - Challenge 2