Saturday, April 7, 2012

I'll Take Your Word For It - The Funkie & Frilly Challenge

Hello friends. 
I'm having fun cleaning up my study/studio these two days. Found sooooo many things I'd never knew I owned. LOL. Which is GOOD, because that means more recycle projects coming up, right?. Indeed.



I decided that I need a new signage for the study room. Something which calls me to come in and have some fun playing with paint & papers. With inspiration from The Funkie & Frilly latest challenge (I'll Take Your Word For It), I started working. This is what I made to hang above the study/studio door. 
I must say that this project is quite chunky :)

I love Picasso's quote that says " Art washes away from the soul, the dust of everyday life". It's true ... I think all of us artsy souls agree on this. So, that'll be the first thing I see before creating art. Clever Picasso!. Picasso quote is from mymodernmet.


So many odd bits I found like old alpha chipboards, wooden cloth pins and scrap ribbons. In this project, I recycled an old wooden frame, gave it a new coats of white paint and sanded the edges. I used a cover of an old book as the main canvas of my work. And four copper strings attached to the frame to hold the main layout. Something I've never done before.

I used mismatched alphas (originally in pink & orange), torn the covers and later inked. The smaller word 'ART' on the button echoes the bigger 'ART' alphas. 'The Story' is actually a cut out from an old book cover!. Not to forget, I stapled on a necklace with a very beautiful vintage Eiffel Tower pendant & skeleton key to the frame as well. Love it. And I added a string of faux pearls around the bottom end of the frame. Playful & girlish.


So, I'm off now to clear the room a little bit more. Have a good weekend. Adios.


XO,
Shahrul

22 comments:

  1. I love your creation really vintage and inspirational. Good luck in the challenge. Happy crafting.........Annie x

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  2. Lovely signage and perfect quote for your studio! Wonder what I'll find if I clean up...

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    1. you'd be surprised Nida :) with all that visits to Amcorp Mall! hehe. I'm guilty of the first degree.

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  3. hi kak own... your details are always astounding.. SO cantek!!!love what you did, wish I can see it in person.. surely it is way better than what photos tell us :)

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  4. hey Maz. Bila nak balek ni ...? thanx for lovin it.

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  5. Your creation is quite breathtaking. A lot of work certainly ,but worth it i'm sure. Hugs Rita xx

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    1. Hi Rita, oh yes... I'm so excited with the new studio sign.

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  6. Fabulous project, I love the sentiment and all of the details you've added. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

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    1. Hi Sue, I love to assemble little found objects. They make me smile. Thank you.

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  7. Wow, this is a little masterpiece! I love the frame and all the bits and pieces you have pulled together to create such an inspirational piece. Definitely an uplifting and motivating invitation to create. Love the quote from Picasso and it is so perfect for our challenge this time at Frilly and Funkie. So happy to have you sharing it with us!

    Thanks for joining in the fun with us this week - we definitely appreciate our repeat players!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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    1. Hi Linda, I'm so happy to have a clean room to create AND was able to use found objects to create new signage for the studio. The second challenge rocks!

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  8. SOOOOOOO SOOOOO pretty!!! love all the accents and that color green is fab!!!

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    1. Hi Lalo. I'm so excited to see you thrilled! Thanx.

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  9. Love this wall hanging! What a great sentiment and so many exquisite details in this Work of Art! So pleased that you joined us at Frilly and Funkie!

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    1. Hi Terry, I had fun making this sign. I feel renewed and inspired to create art every time seeing it. Great challenge to follow too.

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  10. I adore this! What gorgeous wall art. Love the loose elements without backing in the frame and all the gorgeous doodads and odd parts you've added to the frame itself... it's stunning! So glad you could join in with us @ Frilly & Funkie!

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    1. Hi Marjie, yeah it's fun to make it lose like that. I like to try make more of this style :))

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  11. Oh my word...this is AMAZING!!! I love the sentiment and all your amazing embellishments. If I found this in a store, I would buy it in a heartbeat. Beautifully inspiring work here. :)

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    1. Hi Lisa, wow. Thank you for believing my work.

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  12. This is stunning! Lots of detail on your sign... thank you for sharing it with us in the Frilly & Funkie!

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    1. Hi Tammy. I enjoyed playing along as much as making the studio sign :)).

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