Feb 15, 2016

LESSology Challenge #54: Candy Land winners!

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A big thank you to those who took the time to play with LESSology Challenge #54: Candy Land! We enjoyed looking at your yummy creations inspired by candy wrappers! Without further ado, the winner is....

Congratulations KarenB! You are the winner of LESSology Challenge #54: Candy Land! We loved how you used paper scraps and packaging to create your background. Please email us so that we can send you your RAK!

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And now, for our Top 3...

Congratulations Lisa, Suzna and Sindhu! Please grab your Top 3 badge from the sidebar!

If you have time this month, please join us for LESSology Challenge #55: Pretty Tassels! :)

Feb 5, 2016

LESSology Challenge #55: Creative inspiration of Lizzy Hill

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Hello there friends! Hope you've been inspired by the design team's takes on LESSology Challenge #55: Pretty Tassels so far. How about one more inspiration from design team member Lizzy Hill?

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Now, here's one to stretch your creativity!
Do you have tassels hanging around? Now, keep your minds clean;)
Cos that's our LESSOLOGY CHALLENGE this month:)
I don't. Not even any old ones from curtains. But I DID find
a stamp that was a tassel one. Who knew??!!! I didn't 'til I looked!

AND Anna U had made me some cute little hearts with some trailing cotton
ends...so I cut them, tucked 'em up & figured they looked like a tassel.
I did the same with the crochet circle I used, too. 
Can you see that ripped bit of a button card? Recycled element...

...as are the buttons, & the 'happy birthday'. Pulled off an old card;)

I've popped rows of Holtz tissue tape between each row of stamped tassles on
the background.We would LOVE you to show us what you can come up with for our
Tassel challenge at LESSology this month!!
Happy Scrapping ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥

Feb 4, 2016

LESSology Challenge #55: Creative inspiration of Mitra Pratt

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Have you been rummaging your stash for a pretty tassel or two to play along with LESSology Challenge #55: Pretty Tassels? How about checking out what design team member Mitra Pratt created?

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Totally dig how an upcycled curtain tie back complete with tassel, used wooden heart frame, and a couple of vintage hankies came together to make a cool angel! I also ventured into something new...painting on glass! The tassel is for our current challenge here at LESSology! Hope you get a chance to play along! All this upcycling is really quite addicting!

That little shimmery angel head used to be a light bulb. I really had been trying to find a spray paint that was opalescent and was coming up short. 

I did find a glass paint that had that shimmer I wanted so I painted the light bulb and baked it using the instructions on the bottle. I'm loving the color! I did add a little gold spray paint to match the frame. And to think I was just going to throw out that little bulb...

Check out the texture on that frame. 

I embossed a little foil tape, added it to my frame and then painted over it. Really love that look!

You can see that behind the angel is some material. Since I cut the hankie in half, I was able to use the other half as a backing on the frame. The wings are a wood applique I purchased from Wood & What-Knots of Character. They got inked up and then i added some glitter! The wings were the only new thing I used besides those Petaloo flowers. Love Petaloo flowers and their velvet leaves!

Loving this piece! Hope you get a chance to make something & hang with us at LESSology!

Feb 2, 2016

LESSology Challenge #55: Creative inspiration of Yvonne Yam

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Tassels are all the rage now....in bags, clothing, accessories and even home decor. Let's check out how design team member Yvonne Yam incorporated a pretty tassel on her project for LESSology Challenge #55: Pretty Tassels

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Shhhh....don't tell on me...but I'm one of those tassel collectors. I have them in all the different materials like suede and leather. *winks*

I started this mixed media canvas by adhering remnant bits of lace and wrapping tissue to create a textured background. Then I glued on the blooms and leaves. After that, I covered the whole canvas with a light wash of gesso before adding mists.

Then I added finishing touches like the pearls and bling.

My tassel was originally pink suede.....I misted it to match the lilac hues on this mixed media canvas.

Feb 1, 2016

LESSology Challenge #55: Pretty Tassels

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Hello there friends! Ready for another fun challenge here at LESSology? Well, this month we want to see you incorporate a pretty tassel on your project. Make a sweet little bookmark with a hanging tassel or perhaps a necklace with a tassel as a focal point. We want to see you get creative for LESSology Challenge #55: Pretty Tassels. :)

Remember that you can create any type of projects you like as long as you incorporate at least ONE upcycled item on your project. Please let us know in your blog post what it is as it might not be apparent to us. 

Here is this month's prize package.

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And check out the pretty sneak peeks from our design team!

Ready to play along? Please link up your newly created projects featuring the use of a pretty tassel via InLinkz [located at the end of the post] by Friday, 4 March, 11.55pm EST. You may link your project to a total of 5 challenges including ours.