Left of Center Creative Challenges – Upcycle!

This week at LOC we are sponsored by the wonderful Meljen’s Designs who are offering some lovely digis as the prize.

Meljen's Designs :: Digital Stamps by Melissa Jenkins

I chose the quirky Victorian Goth Girl image for my project which is available here. The theme for the challenge is ‘Upcycle’ and I took an empty sardine can and turned it into a cute little gothic shrine.

Starting with a thoroughly washed sardine can:

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I transformed it into this:




The inside and outer edge are covered with some HOTP papers. I coloured the image with Promarkers and cut it out, then mounted it inside on 3d foam. Using some high tack narrow tape I added a lace trim around the inside edge.

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I threaded the skull beads onto medium gauge wire and used epoxy glue to hold them in place around the outside. I finished the ends with a spiral and small bead. A ready made bow added a finishing touch.

upcycled sardine can 006 (800x800) I hope this inspires you to join in the challenge, dig out your junk and get creative. Don’t forget that you don’t have to follow the theme if you go Left of Center!

I am entering the following challenges:

Clear It Out – Anything Goes

Moo Mania – Recycle

Altered Eclectics – Anything Goes

7 Replies to “Left of Center Creative Challenges – Upcycle!”

  1. This is fabulous – love it hun..Thank you for sharing with us Altered Eclectics this month and hope to see you in future challenges
    Hugz Elaine aka Ellapu x

  2. Wow . . . just WOW!!! This project is AMAZING!!! And works GREAT for our “anything goes” challenge over at Clear It Out Challenge . . . thanks so much for joining us this week!!!

    Kathy – CIO DT

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