Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Altered? - You Bet! at Tuesday Taggers

The very talented and very unique Lyn from Tuesday Taggers has chosen this weeks theme for the challenge, and has asked us to Alter Something. It could be anything and the DT have certainly chosen some interesting things to alter.

Around Mother's Day I picked up some of these really tacky mirrors which I thought I'd be able to do something with



Now don't cringe I now it really is tacky and didn't buy it for my mum! but look what it turned into!


It was really quick too, I just masked off the mirror edge with masking tape, painted 2 layers of gesso then painted with Ranger paint dabbers and stamped the Tim Holtz stamps in Timber Brown and Black Stazon. The bigger of the embelishments I did some while ago from a papermania stamp, the others are spacer beads and bead caps. Can you spot the ultimate sin which finished the whole thing off?

The DT have pulled out all the stops again with some very interesting objects as their starting point. Here's a little peek of Lyn's



Can you guess what it is?  I bet you can't!
Pop over to TT to have a look see if you're right!

See you there
x Michelle

17 comments:

Sue a/k/a MOUSEMOM40 said...

Ooh what a gorgeous transformation! I love the colors too!

Yvonne said...

Oh beautiful .. sin .. how can that be a sin .. sorry but I do love me peeloffs, lol
How wonderful and so different this looks now it has had your touch to it.

Debbie Dolphin said...

love how you have altered this.The clour is scrummy
love debbie xxx

Fiona said...

I definately prefer the 'after' picture! Fantastic transformation Michelle. Love the colours and the peel-off looks fab.

Fiona x

Teri said...

You're right, that was a tacky mirror!!
Soooo much better now eh? Love it hun!!
Hugs,
Teri xx

craftimamma said...

Fabulous 'alteration' Michelle! I like those peeloffs too and have been known to add a bit of that sparkly border.

Lesley Xx

Happy Days said...

Wow that its fantastic. You have inspired me to dig out some of the "lovely" gifts I have received over the years and transform them. Thank you.x

My name is CINDY...... said...

Had a moment of horror when I looked at the before picture!! But its altered state is certainly a piece worth having. Think I might have to look at some of those old 'gifts' too lol.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous, thank goodness you only brought that thing to alter, now its something worth buying.
luv
Debby

Gez said...

Absolutely fab Michelle. I couldn't spot the peel-off's straight away! I think you've definately got away with it!! Oooh the colours are beautiful & the stamps you've chosen are perfect. I shall be keeping my eyes peeled in town now. :) Gez.xx

Sally H said...

Wow, Michelle! That's stunning!

Donna said...

Oh wow Michelle, this is so beautiful and elegant, I wouldn't know where to start lol! :) Donna x

Sarita said...

Err, someone has been busy since my last visit...many congrats Mrs Midnight Crafter!! Love your fab wedding pics, I'm really happy for you both.
Your altered mirror is stunning, and beautifully stamped. I would never have thought to paint onto a mirror! It looks amazing,
Love Sarita xx

Sandra said...

Fab altered project, the mirror looks soooooo much better, but you really didn't need me to tell you that. Is that dreaded Peel off's I spy??
Have a great weekend.
Hugs
Sandra x

Nicks said...

wow thats lovely!

Anne Jagger said...

Gorgeous Michelle x

georgina said...

I remember when you got these,what a transformation, luv georginaxx