Oct 7, 2016

LESSology Challenge #63: Creative inspiration of Lizzy Hill

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Hello there friends! Are you rummaging through your stash to find some musical notes for LESSology Challenge #63: Musical chairs? Let's check out how design team member Lizzy Hill got creative this month.

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Hi there! This month I've created a LO using musical notes in a couple of ways. Here's my page:

As you can see, I've pulled out some very old music score & used it as a mat for the photo. Which isn't the best quality, but important to record. Sometimes that's the way, right?

I found some music manuscript paper & used a chicken wire die cut as an embellie.Worked a treat. And you can see some ric rac, ribbon and a green button which are also upcycled for my page!

I also popped a few of the hexagons from the die cutting onto my page! And can you spy the green coloured bubble wrap behind the photo? LOL! Amazing what can be used on a page;)

To create the webbing hearts, I simply cut a heart free hand then layered it on an old index card, then cut around it leaving a small border. It's attached with PVA glue. And my little 'fake flair' tucked in behind? It's old cardboard from a biscuit packet, I've hand written on some musical treble clefs, then added a sticky acrylic round over top! Such FUN being creative:)

Here's a closie of another one I made. Hope this gives you some ideas for joining our LESSology challenge this month!

Cheers ~ Lizzy H ♥♥♥

Oct 6, 2016

LESSology Challenge #63: Creative inspiration of Mitra Pratt

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If you have some vintage music papers in your stash, why not use them like design team member Mitra Pratt did for LESSology Challenge #63: Musical chairs?

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Living in upstate New York, I'm always surprised when the weather turns. It's like a switch and overnight we are putting the shorts away, grabbing hoodies, and getting the gardens ready for winter. Our leaves have just started to turn and the days are darker. With that being said, I'm ready to work with some fall colors and focus on interior projects!

I really enjoyed working on this lamp and using this awesome pumpkin colored vintage lace on a copper spray painted shade! The shade, light socket, and light bulb were part of a trade I made earlier this summer with another local artist. The canning jar was one I bought from the Corning ReStore for $3 and spray painted up. The one in the photo above was wayyyyy to small to be the right scale, so I did some painting and spraying on a clear one to get it to match my flowers.

See how awesome that canning jar is? I spray painted the inside with some clear mirror spray and the outside top with some turquoise. Love it! 

See how pretty it is all lit up? The Edison light bulb is pretty epic looking, so I decided to make the vintage music accordian bloom flowers removable so I glued all the flowers to magnets.

The nice part about paper with light behind it? Well, it's lovely and happy! Love vintage music paper! Hoping you love it too, so you'll play along with us for our newest challenge over here at LESSology where we're asking you to encorporate music notes in your upcycled project. 

Oct 5, 2016

LESSology Challenge #63: Creative inspiration of Lisa Bzibziak

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Birds and musical notes go so well together. Just check out design team member Lisa Bzibziak's creative take on LESSology Challenge #63: Musical chairs

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Welcome to the October Lessology Challenge, Musical Chairs!  I was excited about this one because I love the wispiness of music notes... the feelings they stir up.  I decided to create a card that I've now decided may end up in a frame just 'cause I like looking at it.

I got this music note paper from a friend that was cleaning out her room... and as a rescuer of unwanted craft supplies, I happily brought it home.  I also knew that this bird, sentiment and music notes from my Skipping Stones Best of Birds set would be perfect!  I embossed them with gold in the corner and then I proceeded to treat the edges of my card with some Inka Gold... love that stuff!

So... have I told you how awesome the little inserts from the Tim Holtz stencil packages are to use for die cuts?  They are such pretty brown colors and I will never throw another one in the garbage!  I used some for my embossed sentiment and I used it for my heart doily.  And I had a few of these white Petaloo flowers waiting for their turn to be glued down on something so I smeared some Inka Gold all over them too and added them.

And do you see this purple flower?  So, I had this card all done... it was all white and gold and brown with a tiny touch of SeaGlass... and I loved it.  And then I found this poor little bunch of purple hydrangea flowers that I had previously picked up from my front porch.  They had apparently fallen off of my wreath on my front door, made their way into my kitchen and sat there waiting to move up to my craft room and onto some project.  And then Sunday morning there they were still sitting and I picked them up, lifted up the garbage can lid and just before I tossed them in I thought of this card.  Ran upstairs and decided that purple was just what this card needed! 

So I added the petals from my wreath and then dug out these purple resin flowers I've had forever in my stash because I don't use purple a lot  (yet somehow twice this past weekend) and added them.  And I loved it even more!  So this just proves that my habit of saving everything because I might just use it on a project is sound and practical.  Now if only I could convince my husband of this.  

Isn't this bird with its music notes perfect?

Thanks so much for looking today!  I can't wait to see what you create using beautiful music notes!

Oct 4, 2016

LESSology Challenge #63: Creative inspiration of Yvonne Yam

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Hello again! Do you have a musical notes stamp or some patterned paper with music notes on it? You can use them to play along with LESSology Challenge #63: Musical chairs! Shall we take a look at design team member Yvonne Yam's interpretation of this challenge?

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I love these slide out boxes that come with my Kikki K planners...they make great gift boxes.

I covered the top of the box with a piece of patterned paper and then had fun embellishing.:)

A little embellishment cluster at the bottom....and a little subtle musical notes stamping the edges with a brown ink to blend in with the paper design.

At the top, I did a little more music notes stamping. My embellishment cluster also includes a music note charm. I also added the Happy Birthday plastic embellishment that comes with buying a cake at the bakery.

A really quick and easy way to dress up a box. Come play along with us!

Oct 3, 2016

LESSology Challenge #63: Musical chairs

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Well hello there friends! Does music get you going? Because this month we want to see you incorporate some musical notes on your project for LESSology Challenge #63: Musical chairs! :)

As always, you can create any type of project you like as long as it includes at least ONE upcycled item. Please let us know what it is in your post as we may not know what it is.

Here is this month's prize package.

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 And here's a little sneak peek from the design team.

Ready to play along? Please link your newly created project featuring musical notes via Inlinkz [located at the end of the post] by Friday 5th November, 11.55pm EST.

Sep 19, 2016

LESSology Challenge #61: Bag collector winners!

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A big thank you to the few who took time to play with us last month for LESSology Challenge #61: Bag Collector.  :)

The winner is....

Congratulations Judy W! You are the winner of LESSology Challenge #61: Bag Collector! Please email us so that we can send you your RAK!

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And now for our Top 3...

Congratulations Lula and Anuprem!  Please grab your Top 3 badge from the sidebar. :)

If you have time, play along with LESSology Challenge #62: Handmade Invitation.  We would love for you to come join us! :)

Sep 9, 2016

LESSology Challenge #62: Creative inspiration of Lizzy Hill

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Hope you've been enjoying the design team's projects for LESSology Challenge #62: Handmade invitation so far. How about one last one from design team member Lizzy Hill to end your week on a high note? :)

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Hi there! The challenge this month is to CREATE AN INVITATION for a special
occasion. And to try to think beyond a simple card. This is what I came up with:

I made the envelope with some patterned paper. Found a button to add to the back.
This is the fastening. When you open it, this happens:

Obviously NOT an invite for this 54 year old's party, tee hee..... 30 is still a pretty significant age, though. I made the flowers up using stuff I had in my craft room:

They're layers of tissue paper, netting and satin...plus the buttons, of course:)
I've also added a button to the paper clip [below]. I think it looks cute!

Added some more tissue paper, pleated, behind the 'I am 30' card :)
And lots of doilies, too:

Made up the little bow....The party information [not filled in for obv reasons!]
is at the top and bottom of the envelope invite:

 I used a couple of little stickers I had in my stash - thought they worked a treat!

Would love for you to get your thinking caps on & join us here at LESSology this month!
Blessings  ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥