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Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Altered Spoon, a Blog Hop!

Good Morning, Afternoon or Evening to you, depending on where you hail from!!
Hope you are having fun hopping along with this Altered Spoon Challenge hosted by Susan Brown of SBArtist: Painting in the Dark! Happy 5 yr Blogiversary to her!!!
My name is Becky Voth & I am a design team member with Susan over at AlteredPages.com! I am also a mixed media artist living in Colorado. I like to work with all kinds of materials & for this challenge, I had so much fun, that I made TWO completely different spoons! I hope you find them inspiring!

First, I wanted to make one in a Halloween theme, but not your typical witches, ghosts & goblins type of Halloween theme!
My 6 yo daughter has decided that she will be a Fairy this year for Halloween!
So, I made this spoon to hang in her room after Halloween.
The scalloped brown oval is actually an accordion mini-album. I made it using the tutorial by Michele Kovack on her blog called Thoughts of a Cardmaking Scrapbooker as my guide, but I tweaked it a little. {You can find it here.} BUT, instead of making a little book that opens one way like she did, I had to make it more complicated & have it open both ways! So, when you open the book, this is what it looks like...
I left a couple of blanks for photos of my daughter & the rest of the images are from the Fairy Alphabet collage sheet at Altered Pages, spelling out Hall-o-ween.
{I used brown Co'odinations cardstock for the scalloped ovals (cut from a Spellbinders die & then sanded), layered with cream Bazzill Bling that I stamped & embossed with a Stampin' Up Mum stamp. After I added the little Fairy images, I used my finger to add some light pink here & there. I painted the whole spoon a pearly cream & also stamped the mums on the handle of the spoon & a little pink here & there too. It took a little engineering to figure out how to keep the book all together while it hangs on the wall - I added a 2nd length of seam binding onto the bowl of the spoon before attaching the book to the spoon. Then when I fold up the pages, I run the new ribbon under the cover of the book before I tie it all off together - giving me a double bow.}
It will be fun to add tiny pictures of my own little fairy later this year - as long as she doesn't change her mind! Then it will go up for sale on Etsy!! LOL!

And now for something COMPLETELY different!
My Angel Spoon!
I sanded the spoon a little & then hit my stash of vintage & altered goodies to "collage" linen, lace, scrim, appliques & rhinestone buttons onto the spoon. The image is again from Altered Pages, Renaissance Angels.
{Although, she looks a little bit more like a cupid, I thought she was prefect!!}

I used an oval embossing frame from Stampin Up & cut out the ovals with my Spellbinders Ovals again; glued them together & set it aside while I finished the lace work. When the handle of the spoon was dry, I glued her on with a couple of layers of 3D tape behind her so she wouldn't sink into the bowl of the spoon. Lastly, I added the angel wings.  {From Michaels in the doll-making aisle!} How PERFECT are they!!!
{I spritzed them first with some Glimmer Mist to age them a little bit.}
Here are a couple of close-ups of the top & bottom of the spoon...

I am totally in love with this girl now!!
Hope you had fun looking at my Altered Spoon Creations & I would love to hear your thoughts & have you as a follower!!

Below is the linkz to check out more artists creations & we'd love it if you'd play along too!
Cheers!




Presenting the artistes de spoon...


16 comments:

Andrea said...

I love your angel , she is gorgeous and the the work in the accordion book your daughter is going to love having that as a Halloween memory.

Can't wait to get a wooden spoon - I am inpsired

Susan M. Brown {sbartist} said...

Becky - thanks so much for playing along for my first bloghop. I have to say I am completely "SPEECHLESS"! You have taken these wooden spoons and transformed them into artistic HEAVEN! These are both so amazing. The angel spoon is DIVINE and I love that you made a special fairy keepsake for your daughter that will be cherished for years to come. Now you'll have to make a keepsake box for it. I am so overjoyed by everyone's work. Sending you many big crafty hugs - Susan

Becky Garrison said...

Becky, your spoons are beautiful! Making that mini definitely was a feat of engineering! I am another 'Becky' who is a friend of Susan's, and I am glad she kept at me to come visit the blog hop. Great job on your spoons!!! Becky G.

mrich2500 said...

I love what you have created! The angel spoon is my favorite and just love all the details ;)

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fantastic spoons Becky! I love the angel too - it just doesn't look like a spoon!

Robyn (RedDogGirl) said...

Gorgeous and amazing! That pull out photo book is just stunning. You really took wooden spoons to a whole new level.

Terri Cook said...

I love the mini album on the spoon and the angel is just stunning!!

Candace Jedrowicz said...

How perfectly lovely!

Brenda Burfeind said...

what a beautiful idea it turned out magically

Jean M said...

Both of them are amazing! I don't Know which ne I likE best!!!

Pearl Maple said...

simply beautiful, love all those little bling details, thanks for sharing the creative inspiration

Maria Soto said...

both are beautiful, I totally loved the angel-

Barbara Rankin said...

I love both of your spoons, Becky. The accordion folded mini album is a wonderful idea, and I love the lacey look on the angel. Great job!

Sandra Strait said...

Wow! Absolutely amazing!

Haf2scrap said...

Awesome spoons!

Lyneen said...

WOW! Both of your spoons are AMAZING... I LOVE the angel spoon!