Saturday, March 3, 2012

Trash to Vintage Treasure with Sugar Creek Hollow Ch#1

Welcome to the first challenge of the new Sugar Creek Hollow called TRASH TO TREASURE. This week we want you to take something that would normally be headed for your garbage can or your recycling bin and transform it into a vintage, shabby chic or primitive treasure. We also hope that you will make use of your scraps in this challenge but that shouldn't be considered your trash item.

When the Design Team comes to visit your blog they will need to see a photo of your trash item along with the finished project so they can say "Wow, that started out as that!" Besides, the "before" photo is the only way they will know if your entry is eligible.

This week one random winner will receive a digi of our choice and a winner's badge to display on their blog. The Design Team will choose a Top Pick and the creator of that project will also receive a winner's badge and will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot.

Here's my creation...

It started out as a scrap piece of corrugated cardboard
which I then painted white with acrylic paint and then 
Distress Crackle paint.  I used a pattern that I found on 
the internet.

Many Spellbinders dies went into the layering of my star.

But wait...there's more "trash" on my item.  It's actually more
of a recycled or repurposed item. The crystal hanging at the bottom
used to be on my shower curtain in my old house.  We don't need shower 
curtains in our new house because we have glass doors but I just couldn't
leave them behind.  I've had them sitting in a jar for 3 years.  I decided it
was time to use one!

Here's a close up of the star.


Patti P. said...

How all of the layers of dies and the crystal, that is the first thing my eye was drawn to. Beautiful job, Renee


Heather said...

Renee~ I love what you did with your scrap of corrugated cardboard! Look at your dies girl...YUMMY!! Your layers all go so well with your design! Love the colors..and your old shower curtain crystal!! I don't think any girl in her right mind could of left those behind!! Fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration!

Cec said...

This is awesome and the crystal jumped out at me too. I tried to figure out just how many layers were in the star and only got to 4 besides the star but thanks for sharing the dies so I could spot the other two. I can see this in red and gold hanging on my Christmas tree next year - just need to find some crystals.

Holly Young said...

just gorgeous!!!!! I love that star of david shape!

thanks for your sweet words on my blog,,I'm THRILLED to be a part of SCH!

Donna Moore said...

Stunning creativity!! Beautiful!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

wow - amazing how you came up with this!!! gorgeous!

Daniele said...

this is soooo special, love the crystal tear drop

The Wired Angel said...

That's a great project, Renee.. and I love that you used all of the nesties and that crystal in your creation.