Thursday, 7 April 2016

Altered Spoon - Trash To Treasure

Hi, crafty friends!
I am back again to share with you my project I created for our new challenge at Stamps and Stencils
Our lovely Autumn  has chosen the challenge theme for this month -'Trash To Treasure'.

Here is how she describes her challenge theme:
Don't we all love a good upcycled project?  This month we'd love to see how you take something that you'd normally discard and give it new life in your art.  Whether it's glamorized boxes, Styrofoam turned into a stamp, packaging that's been die cut, or another altered idea you have.  Bring on your best mixed media repurposing!  We can't wait to see what you come up!  Don't forget to use stamps or stencils in your project.

I decided to alter an old spoon I've got from a thrift shop years ago and here is what I came up with:



I started with adding my metal elements and a coat of black gesso on top. 
Then I used my Decoart Metalic Lustre in several different tones and a dry brush technique to add some highlights. 
I created a bird nest, added some broken eggs and some feathers. 
I used one of my Tim Holtz stamps on a distressed piece of cardstock and attached it to my nest using one of my Idealogy pins.


Here is the close up photo:


I attached a vintage tea spoon with a piece of wire and I used my art stones to add some extra interest to my spoon.


I hope that I have inspired you to join us at Stamps and Stencils this month. 

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

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37 comments:

  1. Such inspired work branka. Really gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at countryview challenges too smd good luck. Hugs rachel x

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  2. Hi Branka. What a gorgeous spring inspired altered spoon. Gorgeous vintage tones. I love those eggs in the nest too. Thanks for joining in with our spring challenge over at Country View Challenges.
    Jane DT

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  3. WOW! This is amazing! Love the way you arranged the embellishments and that tine spoon on top is such a great touch!
    Love it!
    Hugs
    Samra
    Thank you so much for joining our Earth Day challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  4. Oh, my gosh, Branka, I will never look at a spoon the same way again! This is one of my favorite transformations yet! Love that added tiny spoon at the top--just the perfect detail! Lots of love and big hugs!

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  5. Oh wow, Branka, this is absolutely spectacular!! Wow!! What an amazing transformation this is!! The embellishments you added are so fabulous!! I love the tiny spoon at the top and the nest with the eggs!! What a gorgeous work of art!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  6. A stunning transformation Branka and such a unique and clever way to represent Spring - the nest and eggs are beautiful and I really love the verdigris tones you have added with the metallic lustres. A truly beautiful make!

    Thanks so much for joining in our Spring is in the Air challenge at A Vintage Journey! Hugs, Anne xx

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  7. What a lovely wall hanging you created with this lovely old spoon! What a wonderful patena - love the nests and eggs - thank you for joining us in the A Vintage Journey Spring challenge!

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  8. Oh my goodness this is amazing!!! I love spoons so much and this double spoon full of joy makes me do the happy dance. So very beautiful. The art stones are so pretty in the tiny spoon! The metallic paints are so pretty highlighting the textures in your spoons pattern. Love this so much! My daughter brought me one broken birds egg from our yard the other day! I'm so excited, but said to her, "Is there more!?!?" LOL! Hugs to you, Autumn

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  9. B, this is my new fave of yours! Totally stunning and gorgeous and Wowzers! Amazeballs design and the double spoon is jawdroppingly gorgeous! Love the texture stones you added to the small spoon (just ordered some for myself) and the best with the broken egg is spectacular! Your metallic touches add such a vintage feel to these lovely spoons. Awesome sauce! Ohhhhhh dearie, this is gobsmackingly lovely! I want to reach out and touch this design and I know you have my address! Lol! Huge Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  10. Stunning ! a fantastic piece Branka, love the patina the gorgeous little nest and the fabulous attention to detail, and not one but two spoons, great idea and a great makeover ! Toni xx

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  11. Fantastic altered spoon ! Thanks for joining us over at Country View Challenges !
    Corrie x

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  12. Fantasitc altered spoon Branka ! Love the subtle colours and the little flowers trailing down the handle. Sue C x

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  13. Wow Branka this is such an inspirational project and a truly stunning vintage piece. LOVE.
    Julie x

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  14. Such a pretty altered piece! Love all the beautiful blossoms! A real work of art!

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  15. Hello Branka, What an inventive and totally gorgeous make! Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this April.

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  16. Wow,these spoons are amazing...what a fabulous project and a stunning entry for our challenge over at Altered Eclectics...x

    http://alteredeclectics.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://rheddscreativespirit.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://somewheretobeme.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. Oh my gosh Branka, what an incredible project!! I saw your sneak peek on Instagram and I've been dying to get over here and see the whole thing! WOWZERS!! What a creative recycling idea and the execution is just brilliant! Amazing colours, love every detail! Well done! hugs :)

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  18. Love your altered spoon Branka! The design, the color combo and your attention to details made it perfect! Thanks for sharing it with us over at Mixed Media Mojo.

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  19. What a wonderful idea that came out beautifully! Love the eggs :) Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month! Nanette, DT

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  20. So, so lovely and cleaver. Nothing says spring more than eggs and I love the way you have presented them. Thanks so much for traveling with us at A Vintage Journey.

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  21. Oh Branka, what an incredible project!! Wow, the colour effects you have managed to achieve are amazing! LOVE it! Those little eggs are such a wonderful addition to it all, giving it that Springtime feel, just perfect for our challenge at AVJ. Thanks so much for sharing it with us there!

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  22. Gorgeous alterd spoon,
    such a stunning project!

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  23. Fabulous - not one but two altered spoons. I love the placement of the flowers and the smaller spoon. Also love how your nest.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  24. This is absolutely gorgeous Branka, I adore the nest and eggs and then to see that you added a smaller spoon as well on the handle, how wonderfully inventive! Thank you for joining us at Mixed Media Mojo, Deb xo

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  25. Oh what a lovely piece of Art work. It is really amazing how you decorated these simple spoons. I love this so much.
    Dear Greetings
    Sabine

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  26. Oh what a lovely piece of Art work. It is really amazing how you decorated these simple spoons. I love this so much.
    Dear Greetings
    Sabine

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  27. A stunning creation, I love everything about it, thank you for sharing it with us at Mixed Media Mojo.
    xxx Hazel.

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  28. Absolutely delightful, Branka - a brilliant idea so beautifully executed. I love the subtle colour tones and that wonderful little springtime nest.
    Alison x

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  29. a wonderful amazing project
    thanks for joining us at Mixed Media Mojo

    Barb Housner (DT)

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  30. Super cool! What a great altered spoon I love what you did. Thanks so much for playing along with Mixed Media Mojo this month.

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  31. Its stunning . I loved the broken egg shell with card holder pin on it :)

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  32. WOW!! This is outstanding ! Branka Stunning, Incredible , superb - just a few ways I'd describe it .
    Upcycle crafting at its absolute best .
    Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring
    hugs xx

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  33. Just popping back to say thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey. (I have just noticed) x

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  34. This is exquisite Branka! I love how you've used the metallic lustres in such a delicate way. Gorgeous details on a stunning project. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Julia x

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  35. Stopped back to say woo hoo, congratulations and well done, Branka! You are one of AVJ's Top 3 and it's no small wonder! I love your altered spoon! Big hugs and lot's of love!

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  36. Amazing transformation, right up my street, love the vintage style of this...very inspired and inspiring Branka...just took me a while to get around teamie!! Ruth xx

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  37. Wow this is stunning!!! I really love what you have done.Dee x

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