Thursday, 24 March 2016

Altered wood chopping board

Hello, my lovelies!
I hope you are all safe and well! 
I love to use corrugated cardboard in my creations, as well as some metal elements (especially with rust or patina effect) and lace. Some times ago, my husband has bought a few small wooden chopping boards and we have never actually used them...until now. I decided to alter one of these since the tag looking shape was just perfect for my idea. 
Here is the result:



I used a piece of peeled corrugated cardboard (the thin one) and cut a shape using one of my Sizzix dies. 
To achieve the rust effect I used some Distress stains and my Pentart rust powder with 3 different rust effect reagents. I love how this turned out.


Some lace and cheese cloth with lots of different sprays (Dylusions, Distress stain sprays and Lindy's) have been used in creating the background texture. I used my DecoArt Metallic Lustres and Inka Golds on top of my background. 
I cut a piece of a heavy cardstock using my Tim Holtz mixed media die (Harlequin pattern) and used my rust powder with cinnamon to achieve the rusty effect to it. I also used my Crafty Notions rusting powder to rust all of my metal elements. 


A butterfly, corset and a little resin rose are from my stash. I have created a dress using my vintage laces, coloured with my Distress stain sprays and Dylusions sprays. 


I hope you like my altered wooden chopping board.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving lovely comments! I read and appreciate each and every one of them! 
Hugs! Branka xx

Challenges:
Mixed Media Place March - Dream On... Inspired by the lilac colour, the butterfly and the soft vintage feel of this awesome mood board






35 comments:

  1. Oooh hun this is lovely, what gorgeous texture on your background with that netting and I love how you've pulled the colours together xx

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    1. Aww, thank you so much, my dear! Always love to see you here! Hugs! Branka x

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  2. Oh Branka, this is divine!! I love the rusted corrugated card at the top and the corset and dress are fabulous, wonderful colours, gorgeous textural background - simply divine. What a fabulous way to use a chopping board - very clever and very beautiful.... Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. Thank you sooooo much, Anne! I am glad you like it! Hugs! Branka x

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  3. Ohhhh B, we need to talk about your rusting techniques! I love em all! Going to look into this Pentart you speak of! Awesome sauce design and that is the best way to use a chopping block, for sure (can you tell I don't cook? Lol) Gorgeous dress and corset with such wonderful colors! I need to reach out and touch this divine dress. Awesome sauce and superbly executed dearie! Loves it! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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    1. Thanks so much, hun, for such a lovely comment! Can you tell I don't like to cook? Haha
      Big hugs to you, my lovely! B

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  4. Branka, I wish I were 10 inches tall so I could wear your beautifully designed dress! This piece is my new Branka favorite--the lace in the background makes a perfect foil to all those AMAZING rust techniques. I keep looking back at that "iron" scroll work at the top and rubbing my eyes, because if I didn't own that die, I would believe this was a real piece of iron! Awesome design, and a HUGE round of applause. I put this in my Absolute Favorites pins! Big hugs!

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    1. Oh, durn, I can't do that on this computer without a pin button on your image. ????

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    2. Thank you so much, my lovelie! You made my day with this wonderful comment! Lots of love to you! B

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  5. wow wow wow lovely lace and technic. Thanks for playing at Mixed Media Place challenge

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  6. Stunning chopping board lol! Love the way you created the dress and color combo is splendid!
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  7. What an absolutely beautiful piece, Branka! What a wonderful way to alter a chopping board! Your rust technique is wonderful as well as all the details! Love that beautiful dress! Thanks for sharing your piece with all of us here at Creative Carte Blanche!

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    1. Thank you so much, Susan, for such kind words! Branka xx

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  8. Wow Branka what a gorgeous project! So creative. I love the rust effect and the colours are lush. Thanks so much for joining our 'Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes' challenge at We Love 2 Create this time
    Claire xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Claire! I am glad you like it! Branka xx

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  9. Gosh Branka this is gorgeous. Love the rusting, hope you have somewhere to display this wonderful piece X

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  10. Wow, just gorgeous Branka!! I love the soft soothing colours, and the background has such an amazing texture!! I love the dress, the laces are stunning and I adore the idea with the little hangar so it looks like a display dress! The rusted flourish piece is a great contrast to all the soft laces! So beautiful my friend! Wishing you a Happy Easter! hugs :)

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  11. Oh my gosh, Branka, it too me a while to comment because I couldn't quit staring at the photos!! This is absolutely stunning!! I love the dress!! The rusted elements are amazing!! Everything about this is just perfect!! Wow!! I love, love it!! I hope you have a happy Easter!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  12. Woo..Stunning Piece..love the rustic effect n color combo. . new to ur blog.

    Sabeeh
    The Handcrafted Mess

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  13. Woo..Stunning Piece..love the rustic effect n color combo. . new to ur blog.

    Sabeeh
    The Handcrafted Mess

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  14. Beautifull work, fantastic background details, romantic mood and tiny work that make it seems elegant...Thank you for joining us in MMP good luck!!!

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  15. Branka...this is BEAUTIFUL! I so love your rusty metal elements combined with that gorgeous lacy, feminine dress. Those would never go together but they DO...and perfectly! I love them! Your background is beautiful. The colors are beautiful and I think you so much for sharing your art with all of us at Creative Carte Blanche!

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  16. What a LOVELY bit of altered art! That little dress is just so sweet and I love the flow of the lace from it. The little dark roses in the bottom left corner are charming! Thanks so much for sharing this on Creative Carte Blanche!

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  17. This is so charming...the mixture of lace and rusted metal is fantastic...it is a feminine delight! Thanks for sharing with us at CCB!

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  18. This is simply exquisite, Branka! The dress concept floors me - WOW! Gorgeous detail and I adore the mix of elegant and grunge. Beautiful and very inspiring. Hugs, Autumn

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  19. I love this! The dress you made is gorgeous! Such wonderful dimension to your piece.

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  20. As always, stunning artwork work. I love the rust effect, it looks so real...
    Thank you for joining in with our challenge this month at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

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  21. This is beyond amazing, the rust, the fabulous dress, the little rose, the butterfly, your use of lace.... and I enjoyed reading how you made it too. What a great use for a chopping board.

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  22. Fantastic project my Dear Branka!:) Love the vintage feel to it and the dress is stunning!Thank You for taking part in MMP challenge:)xx Sylwia

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  23. What a great idea with wonderful texture throughout (especially all that lovely rust) - and the dress is amazing.
    Alison x

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  24. Love this fabulous tag! The rust, the lace dress...one amazing design!

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