Sunday, December 31, 2017

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #44-Ring In The New Year

Hello friends and Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season! I'm super excited to begin a fresh, new year and have the best 2018! If you like mixed media art, then now is a great time to join in the very first challenge of the year at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog! Appropriately, the theme this month is MMMC#44-"Ring In The New Year"! We have an inspiring photo for you to draw from, as well as our design teams projects to get your artistic juices flowing!
There is also an awesome prize to be won this month! 1 random winner will be drawn from all the entries so I sure hope you'll join in the fun and add your beautiful creation to our gallery! We love to see your artwork! Here's what I came up with for this months challenge...
Believe it or not, this was originally a plastic bell-shaped cookie sprinkler to put your candy sprinkles in. I never used it for that and when I saw the photo for the challenge, I instantly knew I wanted to use this bell! I first covered it in a thick layer of white gesso, then I went to town with my inks, sprays, glitter and mica flakes to create the shimmering, icy surface your see on my bell. I actually really like how it turned out. Here's a close up of all the texture and shimmery goodness...
I added a White Bead Berry Spray Cluster and 2 WOC Silver Spiral Stamens and tied a piece of 3/8"Blue Topaz Satin with Silver Metallic Edges into a bow around the handle. Finally, I added a happy new year sticker to the front, and done! Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you'll be inspired to create something for our MMMC#44-Ring In The New Year challenge, too! Happy 2018, one and all! 


20 comments:

Donna B. said...

Very cool Linsey! Love that bell!!

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what an amazing transformation! I love the colours you chose and all the shimmer and shine - perfect 😁. Wishing you a happy and creative New Year! J 😊

Sara Barker said...

Oh, yes! I love the transformation and your beautiful colors! Perfect for the challenge theme and moodboard! Happy New Year!

Vivian Lake said...

Brand new follower and loving all of your work!

Wanda Hentges said...

Wow!!! What a transformation!! It's beautiful!!!!

arpitats said...

wow!!love the bell,its so beautifully transferred

Priya Satish said...

Incredible Idea... Love the transformation!!!

Karen said...

Totally rocked the challenge!

Lagene said...

BEAUTIFUL shimmery bell, I love that it was a re-purposed piece!

VEANA R. said...

Wow! Must say this is a great idea! Love your beautiful bell!

Hugs,
Veana

Cathy said...

What a fantastic makeover, love those shimmering colours, Cathy x

YourcustomScarps said...

This is so pretty. Love the colours you have choosen.

Jane said...

what a fab bell.I love the colours and textures x

Mac Mable said...

Perfect take on the challenge graphic and the most amazing glimmer, texture and colours which really has the Wow factor...Thank you for the inspiration on your wonderful project x

Karen said...

I love when that happens! Upcycling things we have hung onto to create something new is my favourite thing, love the colour, the texture and look because it looks just like an awesome metal bell. Thank you Linsey for the awesome inspirations x

Marjut said...

What a fantastic Project!

Inkysplatters said...

What a great way to convert a simple plastic container for sprinkles into something lovely and fun! Great idea and a very festive, fun way to ring in 2018!

Jackie P Neal said...

What a cool way to upcycle this piece Linsey!!
You did a beautiful job with it!
Jackie ")

http://www.creatingwithoutcrayons-jackiepneal.com

Courtney said...

Wow. This is a creative and fun project. I really love the blues/greens on the bell. I like the idea of upcycling items and turning them into something different too. Awesome!

Lilian YF said...

Wow! This is awesome!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio