Monday 14 September 2015

Re-Create-d - A Make Over

Hi bloggers

Have you ever made/created something that you just don't like or can't 'take' to? I know I have many a time, but I always keep these as a reminder to myself that nothing is ever perfect.
I have also often thought, am going to do something with that or change it etc but have never been able to bring myself to - Til now

I popped over to Anything But Cute to see what's been going on over there (if you haven't checked it out DO SO!) and find out what the latest challenge is and it is to 'Upcycle/Remake' an old project.
Perfect excuse to pull out a previous project and pretty much start over, and I knew just the thing I was going to tackle.........


I have hated this from the start, it just kept going wrong (and believe me I had done so many coats of paints/inks layers etc) til I just gave up on it completely.
I had it hanging in my hallway and I cringed every time I walked past it, but I kept it there as a reminder to myself that I can 'Do Better' and that there is always room for improvement.

Here is the new and improved version

Original Canvas
Tissue Paper
Resin Embellishments
Seed Beads
Metal Filigree Pieces
Gesso, Gel Medium & Glue
Radiant Rain Ink Sprays
Distress Stains
Treasure Gold Waxes
Pebeo Fantasy Paint

Now I have a Canvas I am happy with and can display with pride knowing I never gave up.

Thank you to Anything But Cute for the challenge theme and the fantastic inspiration from the Design Team.
I also want to thank you for the Honorable Mention, I have my badge on display in my sidebar with pride.
Everyone appreciates being acknowledged in some way or other and words fail to express just how much something like that means to someone like me - So Thank you



  1. Sandra, first let me say thank you for your really sweet words about Anything But Cute. We're so pleased with your work and you deserve to be acknowledged for it!

    And speaking of being pleased....this makeover from a bold red to this peaceful turquoise and metallic mixed media canvas is just amazing! I love all the texture and how you were able to keep the word "create" as your focal image.Good for you for hanging onto this! I love to look back at my old stuff, and see how far I've progressed and how my style has evolved over time. We are constantly learning!

    Thank you for joining our Mixed Media Makeover challenge at Anything But Cute with this beauty! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  2. Oh thank you Sandra dear for your very sweet words about us at Anything But Cute! Your badge looks amazing! Hehe! So happy for you.

    And what a way to enter this months challenge and you totally embraced the theme. Such a creative makeover from red and bold to a calming blue/green. I love that you were able to keep the sentiment and you sure did Create! Such wonderful textures abound here and I want to reach out and touchy. Gorgeous colors and the metallic sheen mesmerizes my eyes. Wowzers!

    Thanks so much for joining in our Mixed Media Makeover challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz! ~Niki DT

  3. Thank you very much for those kind words about Anything But Cute!
    This is an amazingly beautiful transformation! What a fantastic rust patina look and such amazing textures! Love it to the bits!
    Thank you so much for joining in our 'Mixed Media Makeover' challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Branka DT x

  4. Original was very pretty, but the makeover version is simply superb!
    Thank you so very kindly for joining our Mixed Media Makeover challenge at Anything But Cute!

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra