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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A Storage Box - Mixed Media Style

Hello Peeps!  I have to get this post out quickly if I am going to make the deadline for Rubber Dance Stamp  monthly challenge!  You know, they give us an entire month to submit but I am ALWAYS scrambling on the very last day to get it done, even though I have been thinking about it all month long! (Grin)  It is always a color challenge and you have to use stamping on your project, but those are the only limitations - here is this  month's theme:
Challenge Link HERE
And HERE is What I Created for my brand  new studio space... to store my ColorBox inks and handles and foam heads:
If you follow me you know that I have just moved into our "Forever Home" and Mr. Awesome has just finished building me my DREAM Studio space. (GO HERE for a video tour and photos).  So I decided to alter this cool cardboard box to create some pretty storage for my new room.  For the Rubber Dance Challenge you don't have to use Rubber Dance stamps but I did on this one 'cuz I LOVE their stuff.  I am featuring the "Woman Collage" set, which I have been drooling over since I got it but I haven't had time to play with until today.
I started with a cardboard box which I covered in Inky paper towels from my stash of towels that I use to blot when I am spraying and which I NEVER throw away.  I am using watered down Matte Mod Podge to adhere them to the box. I stamped my images using black Stayzon ink onto white tissue paper salvaged from a shoe box,  and applied these using the same watered down Mod Podge (after the inky towels had dried)
I then added quotes from the Rubber Dance "Something Wonderful" stamp set, (using the tissue paper method) and then accented all that wonderful texture from the wrinkly papers using white paint, applied with my fingers and Stayzon inks in Merlot and Chai, gently rubbed all over the edges.  Here are some close ups of each side...
From this angle you can see how I incorporated the March challenge color scheme - and Yes I already had paper towels in my stash with these exact colors... Meant to be?


So that's my project... Inspirational, Pretty on  my Shelf and I created it with stuff that would have gone into the garbage... How Cool is that?

I am also including this in the Stampotique Designers Challenge for this month - What's Old is New Again #238 because they want to see something "Repurposed, Re-used, Re-Cycled or Altered - and I think I hit all four of those!
As always thanks for popping in to see what I am up to and please do leave me a comment if you like what you are seeing!

Cheers...
Lynne Mizera











 






17 comments:

  1. OMG-my brain is workin' away--I have been throwing away treasures!! Bad me--should have know better, BUT now that I have YOU to show me the way--...pardon me while I go rummage through the garbage before they come to pick it all up tomorrow....♥♥♥

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    1. Wow. Your new storage is gorgeous!

      How clever to keep and re-use your cast-off paper towels and tissue paper.

      Thanks for playing along with us at Stampotique Designers Challenges!

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    2. Oh Carol, you made me giggle! But be careful... It's a fine line between "repurposing collector" and Hoarder!!! Grin thanks for popping in and for the comment... I just live reading them!

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  2. Awesome box, Lynne! Such lovely use of our challenge colours this month, and you already had that on some used paper towels! That's so cool! Thank you for using my stamps on your artsy box, it looks really great, and for joining our challenge at the last minute ;) Ready for a new one tomorrow?
    Congratulations with your new home and studio. Saw the post - WOW, what a fantastic room! Enjoyyy! ♥

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    1. Bibi... Thank you for taking the time to leave me such a wonderful comment... It made my day! PS: I LOVE ❤ your stamps!

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  3. Hi Lynne. This is cool. I throw my inky towels away cos there is a limit to what we can keep and I am soooooo past it....... Maybe when I get my space sorted out I can start hoarding again. I love your new space. I am so dropping in next time I am in your province. You know they say 'never say never'. That's the opposite of always as well, but wait til tomorrow and always will be no more. If this makes sense have a glass of wine. If it doesn't, have a glass of wine. Thinking of you. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz

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    1. Gail. ABSOLUTELY! If you are even slightly close promise you will let me know...we will work out something! And about my stash... There is a fine line between collector and Hoarder and I may be getting close... Grin. (((hugs)))

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  4. Very nicely done, I love it. What a cool way to hold your tools on your craft desk

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    1. Thank you sooooo much Claudine... Thanks for popping by and letting me know!😎

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  5. OMG! You did an awesome job. I totally love your storage!!! Thank you for joining us over at the Rubber Dance Challenge. I wish you good luck in the draw. Hugs, Susanne.

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  6. This is really pretty Lynne, I will now start to collect my paper towels lol. Thank you so much for joining in with us at Stampotique. Have a fun weekend, Sue xx

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  7. I absolutly love your box! And what a briliant idea to use used paper towels. will never ever throw something in the trash again 😊 Thank you for joining the Rubber Dance Challenge! I wish you a creative weekend and good luck in the draw!
    Hugs, Anita <3

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  8. So cool!!
    Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique this week :)

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  9. Cool storage. I am add to see the new studio.

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  10. Such a lovely storage box! Clever idea,love it!!!

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  11. Oh wow love it! I don't have the paper towel collection that you do but, I've been doing that same thing with boxes and paper collage, to help me reorganize my Stuff too.

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  12. Lynne, you are correct - you absolutely rocked the Stampotique Designer's Challenge this week!! I also love the color combo incorporated from the Rubber Dance Stamp challenge. I need more inspirational storage like in my crafty space! Thanks so much for joining us at Stampotique this week.
    Val :)

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