Sunday, August 5, 2012

Trying something new


Happy Monday!
I have a zany project to share today, I guess you could call it a sculptural painting.
This years county fair them is "Go Green", so I pulled out aluminum cans, cardboard and a used aluminum cookie sheet to create this little ditty.
I snuck some hardware from the hubby too but that's a secret! (wink-wink)
 There's about 10+ coats of acrylic paint on 
this 8x20 inch canvas to give it 
a futuristic yet rustic look.
Scrounging through my old supplies, I found 
Making Memories booklet of "Mixed Font" that I used for the wording.
I love this look & hope you do to!

Supplies:
Crafty Pad  Metal
Pile it On  Add Metal
FabNFunky  No Cards
Frosted Designs  Color Challenge
Craft Your Passion  Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks  Distressing
Inspire Me Fridays Anything to inspire



33 comments:

Lori Apgar said...

Love Love Love this!!! The upcycling materials plus the colors make a great combination!!!

Thanks for joining us this week at Frosted Designs!!

sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is fabulous. I love the design and all the wonderful detailing.

Thank you for taking part in the Fab n Funky Challenge

Sue

Sarah said...

This is so fabulous! I really love the upcycling and the painting is awesome! Glad you could join us @ Frosted Designs this week!

Dan said...

Love it! It actually reminds me of a character in a video game I was playing tonight! :) Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge.

Scrappin Thread said...

Love this! It is fun and has a lot of character! Thank you for using the colors from the Frosted Designs Challenge this week. Please join us again next time. Beverly

Tamie said...

Way to recycle! I was shocked when you said how many layers of paint. Great combination of colors and I love the fact that you went for your zany project. Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Michelle said...

Wow this is excellent. Lovely, cannot say the words to this great project.
Thank you for joining us at CYP.
LG Michelle

Anna-Karin said...

Wow, this is so cool and such a great idea. Love the painted background and the fun character you created. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show and thank you for the sweet comment on my blog!

Lydia said...

wow......this is amazing!!!! Love, love, love the robot. Great take on the colour challenge! So glad you played along with us at Frosted Designs! Hope to see you again. :)

Julia S-W said...

Hi Beth. Thanks for visiting and leaving a lovely comment. Wow - I'm loving your gorgeous piece!! Think I can learn a lot from visiting you so I'm following too. See you soon. Julia

Candy C said...

You say your project is zany. I think it's also a lot of fun and a great project! I love the "go green" idea behind it. Your character is really cool. I love your background colors...so bright and eye catching! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

sandee said...

LOVE it! So I take it that you are entering this in a fair? I think that is awesome! Good luck! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Leanne said...

Thank you for playing our Distressing challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!WTG!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Oh, this is such a cool tag! What a striking colour combo and that metal guys is just fab!

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Beth: So glad you joined us at Simply Create Too for Challenge #19 - "Anything Goes". Your 'go green project' is so cute--I love green to!

Diane
Simply Create Too Team Member
http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

Marjie Kemper said...

Love your green guy, especially his funky legs!

Dawn said...

How unusual, your robot is just too cute!!So glad you joined us at The Crafty Pad for our Show Us Some Metal Challenge this week!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xxx
PS I have Candy on my blog!

Wendy said...

FABULOUS....Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Pszmaja said...

soo cute :-)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Hi Beth!! I have missed visiting your blog. We are just beginning to settle into our new home.

What a fun card!! You are always so creative. Love the colors and your upcycling.

hugs,
Chris

BethieJ said...

FABULOUS! Love that robot!!
Thank You for joining us at PIO this week!
Have a GREAT day!

Shelby Goolsby said...

This is just so fun!! Great colors and use of materials. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I am always happy to find new blogs to visit as well.

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so FUN!~

Trish Latimer said...

Gorgeous...love the colours and textures here...wonderful!!!

Ana K. said...

Fabulous, I love, love it!!

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Oh wow! Your card is perfect for the challenge at The Crafty Pad and i ADORE IT! Love it! Thanks for playing with us :))

Maria Matter said...

I love this Beth! such a great pc of artwork!
I've been watching some fun videos on youtube with acrylic painting, I hope to have some time soon to try them!

sorry I missed this on last weeks linky party, I would love you to link him up again at this party #71 so I can feature you this week...if you want!
hugs & blessings

Sweet Fairy said...

This is so nice card. So beautiful design. I am a Plastic business cards designer and your card inspired me so much.

Helen said...

Wow - this is awesome!
Thanks for playing with us a Pile It On!
Helen x

Norma Gomez said...

Hi Beth! Wow, this is really awesome :D You a beautifully creative job on this little guy!

artclubblog.com said...

I just love how this looks. It's so cool!!!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is so much fun, Beth! I love the painted background and the way you upcycled to create this cute robot!

Sandra1968 said...

This is great!