Jun 10, 2013

LESSology Challenge #25: For the love of fabric winners!

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A big thank you to those who took time to play along with LESSology Challenge #25: For the love of fabric. We loved looking at your fabulous creations.

And the winner is ...

Congratulations Pooja! You are the winner of LESSology Challenge #25: For the love of fabric. Please email us with your mailing details so that we can get your RAK sent out to you. [Please grab your winner badge from the sidebar!]

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And now for our Top 3!

Congratulations Jaya, Ros and Deepti! [Please grab your Top 3 badge from the sidebar!]

Don't forget to play along with our current challenge - LESSology Challenge #26: Feel the bead

Jun 6, 2013

LESSology Challenge #26: Creative inspiration of Mitra Pratt

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Ready to check out what our new design team member Mitra Pratt did for LESSology Challenge #26: Feel the bead?

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It has been a while since I walked out of the Second Hand store with anything note worthy. So, the day I found this bird cage, I had a bit of a moment.

I had the paint colors picked out in my head by the time I was driving home.

Let me show you what I started with. Well it was originally all white. I stopped to take a photo after the first spray of black! (I just may be a bit impatient)

The white color seemed predictable in my book so I was glad to change it up. Once it was all black, I added some purple shimmer over top. 

Loved it, but decided that feet to give it some height was in order. I had found some wooden spindles at a hardware store. Painted them with Ranger Patina and then screwed them into little blocks of wood I glued into the base of the cage. Gorilla glue works great for this although it does take a couple of hours to dry!  (again, I am impatient!)

I really wanted to add a little spindle to the top of my cage as well and decided the best way to really make it fancy was by using huge glass beads in keeping with our challenge. I already had those in my stash as well as an accordion flower made out of recycled map! 

It actually took a little bit of work to get them placed on top. The loop for hanging the cage had to be carefully cut and trimmed. I added hot glue in the centers of the beads to keep them in place. 

Here is an extreme close up and you can see the glue holding it all in place as well as the little glass topper I used. In between the beads, I inked up a metal flower piece with Ranger Patina to pull the greenish color up in the bird cage. 

Thanks for stopping by the LESSology Blog and come play along! So much fun to be had by up-cycling, reuse and repurpose!

Wow! What an amazing transformation Mitra! Have you been inspired to give LESSology Challenge #26: Feel the bead a go? Join us!

Jun 5, 2013

LESSology Challenge #26: Creative inspiration of Julie Tucker-Wolek and Lynnda Hosni

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Hello there altered enthusiasts! Have you found some beads to play along with LESSology Challenge #26: Feel the bead? Shall we see what design team members Julie Tucker-Wolek and Lynnda Hosni have been up to?

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Hi everyone! Julie here sharing my project for LESSology Challenge #26: Feel the bead challenge :) 

For my daughter's birthday last year, we had a crafty birthday party, and one of the crafts the kids did was make bead necklaces :)  So I had a TON of beads left over and decided to use those for this challenge :) 

Here are the beads that I used -- (ignore the eyes... lol! That was for another craft project the kids did at the party!)

I also had this memo cork board that I used on my project :)

And here is what I made :) A memo cork board for my daughter's 1st grade teacher that she will have in the Fall :) 

Can't wait to see what you all create! ~Julie :)

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Howdy.... today its my turn to reveal my upcycle project for LESSology Challenge#26 : Feel the bead
....And for this month we want to see you use some pretty beads on your project...Remember it can be any project you like to create... follow your heart and think out of the box....
Honestly - using beads is a real challenge for me... coz I have none....Luckily, I found some ....given by my mate Yvonne... I decided to create something for my long/hidden/kept photo frame.... Using Dear Lizzy packaging is the PERFECT size for my photo frame... and I love this photo of mine.... coz Minnie is with ME... one of my many childhood dreams... I just got to frame this eh...!
Don't stress too much.... sometimes these upcycle items can be easily found on your crafty desk!!..

Here sharing the process of my project...

So here is my ready project 4x6" photo frame - can you spot my bead... I decided to transform into a charm... neatly attached on my project.... beautify it ...with some colorful sequins...
 So now its your turn... And I can't to see what everyone else will create...!!!

Fun and fabulous projects from the girls, eh? They sure know how to work those colours! Come play along with LESSology Challenge #26: Feel the bead.

Jun 4, 2013

LESSology Challenge #26: Creative inspiration of Kirsty Vittetoe and Yvonne Yam

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Ready to check out Round #1 of our design team inspiration? Let's see what Kirsty Vittetoe and Yvonne Yam did with LESSology Challenge #26: Feel the bead! :)

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Hello crafty friends, here's my project for LESSology challenge #26 - Feel the Bead.

I picked a kraft patterned paper to pair with the corrugated box

and photos from my recent trip to San Diego

and then the beads that I have been hoarding for the longest time

Sand, beach, San Diego, a pretty perfect vacation!

Come join us!!!!

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Hello there! Yvonne here to share my inspiration for LESSology Challenge #26: Feel the bead.

I saved some miniature gin bottles from my last flight to Australia *winks* and wanted to do something fun with them. 

A little washi tape, ribbon, beads and a resin bird and I have a cute decorative bottle to display on my desk for a little eye candy! :)

Some fun projects using beads indeed! We would love to see your take on LESSology Challenge #26: Feel the bead! :)

Jun 3, 2013

LESSology Challenge #26: Feel the bead

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Hello there altered enthusiasts! Are you ready for this month's awesome challenge? Well, we would love for you to get creative with beads - LESSology Challenge #26: Feel the bead! :) Used on a string or individually, beads are a great way to jazz up your projects!

Remember, you can create any  project you like as long as you include at least ONE upcycled item on your project. Please indicate what it is in your post and include a link to our challenge so that your bloggy pals can play along too!

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Our sponsor this month is ZVA Creative. :)

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Here are some sneak peaks from the design team....:)

Ready to play along? Please link up your newly created projects featuring the use of beads via InLinkz (located at the end of this post) by Sunday June 30, 11.59pm EST. Please read our challenge rules  to ensure eligibility for our prizes. :)