Friday, September 22, 2017

Change is Good!

The new theme over at Cut It Up is Change is Good: Altered Item.  I love altering items and I must type out loud, it makes me somewhat of a packrat! I found this old, broken light fixture out in our barn.  I decided it needed a new life!  Now it had been in the barn for a while and it was....well, sort of dirty!  So, it was scrubbed outside with a hose, brought in and washed with Dawn and a scrubber, and then bathed in bleach water!  


I have included a video for this project; but if you watch, you'll notice I left out the floral and coloring parts.  Basically, I just stuck the flowers into the play dough and colored the image!  ; )  

 Cuts are as follows:
CTMH Flower Market:  Wheat Cluster and Wheat Wreath
CTMH Artistry:  Teepee
Cricut Nate's ABC's:  grasses from Elephant and Wheelbarrow with Dog Images

My altered light fixture is off to the following challenges:

World Wide Open DT:  AG
Fab N Funky:  Floral Embellishments
Stampavie and More:  Lots of Flowers

When you visit the Cut It Up blog, have fun viewing the DT projects and check out the rules and prize info.  Then share your altered/recycled projects ~ don't forget the die cut to have a chance to win a prize from our sponsor!

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  1. You blow me away, Katrina!!


  2. Wow - Stunning work here. Looks absolutely amazing.You are such a very clever crafter. Loved your technique and the use of an old light fitting you found in your barn. I thoroughly enjoyed watching your video. Well done, great work, end result is just super amazing.
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  3. Beautiful!!!!! I love your creativity to see an old dirty fixture and turn it into a master piece. Great idea to used the zots so you can change this seasonally. I'm going to follow your blog so I can see the Christmas version.
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Wanda DT World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  4. This must have been a lot of work, looks beautiful!
    Thank you for joining us at Stampavie and more!

  5. Beautiful project, so cute! Thanks so much for sharing at Stampavie and More Challenge!

    Hugs, Marja
    Stampavie and More DT

  6. Fabulous design, such a wonderful bit of upcycling. Thank you for joining in with us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.
    Buffy x

  7. This is simply GORGEOUS Katrina! Beautiful display and love your creative way of upcycling!


  8. What a fabulous creation! Thanks for sharing at FabNFunky. Susan