Thursday, 12 June 2014

Smeared and Smudged Members Blog-Hop

I found a great online group for swaps and challenges for Alternative, Vintage and Gothic rubber stamping recently and joined up.  Today is one of their regular member's blog-hops and I decided to get involved and join in!  The group is Smeared and Smudged - definitely worth a look!!

If you're following the hop I'll be the last stop, but if you've come to me first then the list of my fellow hoppers is below:

Black Dragon
Susan
Leslierahye
Anna
Titbelsoeur
Erin
Teresa
Shoni
Dominike
Evil Edna
The Nanny
and Me!

The theme for this hop is to alter a found object - it had to be 3D and have some stamping.  Well I love altering things!! (Had you guessed?)  I wanted to do something that little bit different so I decided that I would alter an empty underarm deodorant - definitely different eh!?  I also used 2 pieces of black corrugated plastic that came as packaging and a dense foam sheet as shown below.


So, what was I going to do with the deodorant?  Well I decided it looked a little like a rocket ship (!) so I covered it with silver-grey aluminium tape, then added a rusted bottle cap, the legs which are actually cut using the Tim Holtz Pediments die and then folded in half and painted a rusty colour and a couple of extra bands of tape - also rusted up, and then stood it all on an upturned drainage cap from a small plant pot.


Then I stamped my steampunk adventurer and a sentiment with goggles and coloured using my promarkers.


I constructed an explorer's room by covering the black plastic with some blue paper covered with compasses, and two little pictures hanging from thread.  The floor is the foam sheet which I've inked grey with touches of rusty paint.  Altogether it looks like this:



I'm pretty pleased with it as it all came together at the last minute!  Hope you like it too?

I am also wanting to enter this into the following challenges:

Smeared and Smudged's own Junk Funk Challenge - free choice of junk - here http://smearedandsmudged.ning.com/group/thechallenger/forum/topics/junk-funk-challenge-june-2014 (although you may need to be a member to see this - so - join!!)

SanDee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenges - June - shades of grey, blue and rust - here http://sandee-and-amelie.blogspot.co.at/2014/06/shades-of-grey-blue-and-rust-june.html

Altered Eclectic's altered art challenge blog - June - Anything Goes - here http://alteredeclectics.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/new-month-new-challenge.html

and

Rhedd's Creative Spirit - June altered art - here http://rheddscreativespirit.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/june-challenge.html


Thanks for reading
Stefanie x


36 comments:

  1. Mornin' Stefanie, I bet you had fun creating your project. I am loving it! All those elements coming together actually tell a story. Good luck in the challenges.

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    1. Hi Sue - thanks for your visit - glad you like the rocket! I did enjoy planning out :o)

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  2. LOVE this - so creative, story-telling and fun!
    An awesome take on our "Shades of Grey, Blue and Rust" challenge over at SASPC! Thank you so much for joining in and sharing this wonderful make with us!

    Claudia x

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    1. Thanks for your visit Claudia! Glad you like my project!

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    1. Thanks Evil :-) - I really enjoyed playing on this!

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  4. Such a cool idea. Fab creative mind to alter the deod casing. Stand is awesome and great bottle cap window. Wonderful coloring and background, lots of work and well done!

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    1. Thanks Matney - glad you like it :-)

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  5. This is so cool - I would never have thought of doing something like this. Love how it turned out - brilliant project x

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    1. Hi Teresa - thanks so much :o)

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  6. Hi, A fabulous project, love the window, amazing job.

    Hugs Erin x

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    1. Thanks for your visit Erin - glad you like it - I really had fun playing!

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  7. Great and fun project, Stefanie :) well done.

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  8. Fantastic creation, great rocket you made from the deodorant! =) Love the setting of the room too!
    Hugs, Elenor

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    1. Hi Elenor - was really pleased with how it all came together :o)

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  9. Well Stefanie this is the first altered deodorant I have ever seen.Bravo on being original and unique!
    I love your steampunk rocket ship and the quaint little explorer.... the scene you have created is pefect....love it lots!!!
    Thank you so much for taking part in this months members blog hop. BDx

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    1. Hi Blackdragon - thanks so much - was a bit of a mad moment when I chose what I was going to do - luckily it worked out!

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  10. Wow...what a great little scene you created. Love the ship you created out of the room air freshener. Great stamps and sentiment. Looks like you had fun with this project!

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    1. I certainly did have fun - thanks for your comment Wendy :o)

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  11. What a fun project! Very creative too!

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  12. Enjoyed reading your post - how inventive!!

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    1. Hi Susan - thanks for your visit :o) Glad you liked it!

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  13. Etonnant. Surprising. I like the idea.

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  14. this is such a great idea !! I would never have it ! thanks for sharing, from now on I will look at my deodorant sticks another way, hahaah !!!

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  15. Wow this is fab hun love it TFS with us Altered Eclectics this month.

    Altered Eclectics Owner
    Eclectic Ellapu Owner
    Crafty Ribbons DT
    Handcrafted by Ellapu

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    1. Hi Elaine - thanks so much! Love Altered Eclectics :o)

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  16. So funny and imaginative ! It's perfect.......
    thank you for your participation at Sandee & Amelie steampunk challenges
    Coutureuse

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  17. Wow this is fab hun love it and I can tell so much work went into it. TFS with us Altered Eclectics this month.

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  18. This is soooo much fun! And so unique, love it! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

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    1. Hi Sammy - really pleased you liked it - thanks for your visit :o)

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