Sunday, July 14, 2013

An Old Pane...and Saying Good Bye

It's another wonderful Monday, and a new beginning to a work week as well as a new beginning to a challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show
From upcycling to playing with your favorite green ink pad, this week we’re all about how good it is to "Be Green". Whether you want to use something that would otherwise be garbage on a project and be inspired to be environmentally friendly, or if you want to play with the color we hope you’ll join us. Maybe, you'll do both and upcycle an old green colored something. What to choose? From recycling to upcycling, and frogs to leaves,  or olive to kelly, we look forward to seeing all things green this week. 
Not only is this a new beginning to a challenge, but it's also a new beginning for me, as this is sadly my last challenge at Simon. It's time for me to focus on other things for the moment.  I cannot thank the ladies, the DT, and all the followers at Simon Says Stamp & Show enough for all their goodness in soooo many ways! It has been a most awesome experience! Thank you all for following me and commenting on all the SSS&S posts here as well! I treasure all of you!
I had to clean it up a lot, and remove all the old chalking and paint.
I made a terrible but fun mess!
I gave the frame new paint with Ranger's Pearl Paint Dabber.
I stamped all over the frame with Jet Black Archival and a few Stamper's Anonymous images from Tim Holtz.
I cut the cork and adhered it to corrugated board that fit into one of the panes.
I cut and fit magnetic panels and adhered it onto corrugated cardboard as well for another pane.
I stapled metal mesh that was originally for cooking veggies on the barbeque grill onto another pane, and used screw eyes and twine to make a hanging line in the last pane.
 
 
 
 
Do you like to make old things into new things? Or, do you like the color green? If so, create a project with either or both in mind, and then enter it into our challenge. You just might be the lucky winner of a $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp. You can also be named as one of the "Top Three Picks" for this challenge. Good luck, and don't forget to check out the other Design Team member's blogs to see how green they've become this week!
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I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

59 comments:

  1. Anita this is awesome!! I love the whole project :)

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  2. Anita...first of all, I want to say that it has been such a pleasure to work with you on the DT. Your art is amazing and I am so sorry to see you go. I wish you great success in anything that you do. Your repurposed window frame is such a wonderful idea and very practical. I love your design and your use of each separate pane. Be blessed, my friend. <3 Candy

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  3. Anita it has been such a pleasure working with you! I wish you all the best - and of course look forward to seeing what you create in the future!!

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  4. Very clever to "go green" instead of using the colour green! Best wishes for what ever it is you are planning.

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  5. WOW, Anita only you can take a old window frame & make it into a thing of beauty...Love it... the fact that each pane is very different..Love the chicken wire effect & those birds are Fabulous... the stamping around the frame is a Brilliant idea too....you will be so missed from the Simon Team I'm sure... Have a happy week... Hugs May x x x

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  6. Wow! It is so gorgerous. Wonderful idea! I love the whole project:) Beautiful colors. Greetings Asia:)

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  7. Fabulous recycling Anita, I love how you have altered the frame and all the sections, a great piece. Good luck in any new ventures I know you will be very successful at whatever you do.
    Take care.
    Have a good week.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  8. What an absolutely brilliant make Anita, I love all the elements you have added to make this such a useful and functional piece of art! So sorry to hear that you are leaving the DT, your work has been such an inspiration. But onwards and upwards! Wishing you much success in whatever you do next my friend. I'll be watching out for you and your wonderful work! Hugs, Anne x

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  9. Love this Anita. Such a fantastic project to herald the end of this part of your journey. Sending hugs and all my wishes that your future plans and goals are wonderful and fulfilling. Hugs, Jenny xxx

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  10. Love your old pane! It's been fun seeing your art on the Simon Says blog every week. Know you will not be idle for long though!

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  11. That is fantastic! I love the little bird paperclips.

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  12. Wonderful recycle job, Anita!
    I love how you showed how you did it.

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  13. I'm going to miss you on the vintage challenges. You are truly inspirational. this window frame is fantastic as usual. Love seeing what you create week to week.

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  14. Love your piece Anita! I think the 4 panels all different was a great idea! Love the crows on the wire with the clips. Love functional pieces too! I am looking forward to seeing what you do next! Your work always amazes and inspires!

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  15. A great making Amanda, those birds are too cute!

    kind regards, Alie :-)

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  16. Sorry to see you leave the DT at Simon Says but I'll still be following your for lots of inspiration! Love this idea of replacing glass panes with 4 different elements for sharing your art or found objects.

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  17. This is a great project, Anita! Will miss you at SSSS, but I followed you before and will continue! Wishing you well in all you do! Hugs!

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  18. You did an amazing job on this green piece. I love the paint and the stamping! Wow, great piece and so useful.

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  19. LOVE everything about your old pane project!!! Can't wait to see what new and exciting adventure you take on next.

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  20. Awww, I'm so sorry to see you go from SSS but I know you have many more adventures in store. This is a wonderful piece and I love every detail!!!

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  21. Very cool piece, Anita! Such a fun use of a frame! Sorry to hear you're leaving the team, you'll be missed!

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  22. Beautiful project - I especially love the "crow clips" - they are adorable!

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  23. This is such a fun and cool project, Anita. Love beautiful textures on it. Look forward to seeing more of your creations in the future. Love & Hugs. :)

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  24. Cool project! I am going to miss your creative talent at SSS, but you can be sure I will still be following you here!! Good luck with all your new creative adventures.

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  25. This is wonderful Anita! You always make such fantastic projects. I am going to miss you heaps from SSS&S DT, but very much looking forward to whatever you create into the future. Best wishes and luck to you my friend and see you soon around blogland. Nicola x

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  26. Hi Anita, firstly I would like to say its been a pleasure to create alongside you on Simon Says Stamp and Show and you will be missed. I would like to wish you all the success in the world with your future endeavours. I love your recycled window pane, clever idea. Wonderful mix of elements and textures. Love those birds particularly. Great idea. Take care. Tracy x x

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  27. Wow Anita what a fabulous project !Your creativity always astounds me ! Sorry to see your leaving SSS&S but I shall be visiting often to keep my eye on you ! Sue C x

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  28. Cool way to recycle a window pane, Anita! You will be missed around here!! We sure hope to still see you "around" & join in a challenge or 2 if you have time!!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  29. How cool, that's a wonderful idea and a fabulous project.

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  30. I love your repurposed window frame, such a wonderful idea.......thank heavens you didn't use dried out frogs............hugs Annette x

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  31. Fabulous idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  32. What a great farewell project... fabulous! Wishing you every single thing you hope for in the future, hon!!

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  33. FAntastic project as always Anita! I'm so sorry not to see more on the blog SSS&S but I'm sure you will show us your art again! barbarayaya

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  34. Wonderful idea and such a great make!! Looks fantastic and I expect it must have been loads of work.

    Sad to see you leave SSSS but wishing you all the very best for your next ventures!!

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  35. I shall miss your glorious SSS&S projects..but I know this is the right move for you right now. Proud of you. Now, onto the project...I am in love with it! The pearl white finish with those yummy stamps sets the tone. Then you've created a functional art piece that I adore. I can't decide what I like best, but I think it is those cheeky birds on the wire. Your creativity just fills me with joy. All the best, my friend...

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  36. What a brilliant idea, I love when artists revamp old windows, your is very creative using different elements inch each pane, love how you did the frame, love the birds on a wire, scared of those bugs:O), its a brilliant make. I know you will be missed at SS, you're a fabulous artist, I can't wait to see what you do next. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week..

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  37. A fabulous project, your makes will be missed but Ihe that the future brings you all you wish for , I hope that you have fun craftybthings in the pipe line and cannot wait to see your future makes xnhugs x tracex

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  38. Good luck on your future endeavors. Love this project. My family swears I am the Queen of recycling. Nothing goes in the trash that I don't look at twice and end up saying...I could make something with that. The crow clips are just adorable. Do you know what company they are from?

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  39. Oh my goodness, What a fabulous idea and transformation! I would have never thought to put 4 different memo board backgrounds. Love it. The crow clips are awesome.

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  40. So sad to hear you're calling time with SSS... but I'll be here for all the new adventures! What a fabulous farewell make - brilliant recycling!
    Alison x

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  41. Hi Anita thank you so much for all the inspiration. Wishing you all the luck in whatever your new focus turns out to be. How exciting for you. Thank you again for sharing.
    Hugs
    Helen
    x

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  42. Very cool. Love how you repurposed. I really love the clothes line with the birds!!!

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  43. SOOOOO sad to see you go! Your projects are always so inspiring!

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  44. SSS is loosing one their top DT members, in my mind. I'm so glad that we've become acquainted through blogging, so that hopefully I'll be able to continue to see your inspiring work. I think this sectional window message board is a great idea. I have one that I love with chicken wire that a friend helped me make, and holds a lot of my small pieces. Blessings!

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  45. This is such an awesome piece! I love how you made different compartments! I'm sad that your leaving SSS&S but I know you will be doing more great things. Can't wait to see what's next! :)

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  46. Such a fabulous project Anita and a wonderful idea for this challenge. Love the stamping on the frame and all the different panels. I love the bird clips. I am so sad that you are leaving the team Anita!! Good luck with everything! I will check out your blog often to see what you are up to.

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  47. Hi my dear, love your "window" always a treat to come and see what you are up to . Onward and upward with your adventures. xoxoxo

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  48. Anita, it was a real pleasure to have you as a team member at Simon Says Stamp and Show! I'm gonna miss your creative look at those challenges, but I'm sure I will see it here everytime I visit. Good luck with your next adventures!
    Wow, what a fun altered project! So handy and so very clever too. Love those birds and the mess you made making this! LOL. Biggest hugs, Sandra

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  49. I absolutely love this window and shall be rummaging around the antique/junk shops for something to make something a little similar as it is beautiful AND practical! Well done Anita. I hope you don't mind be borrowing your idea!
    Hugs
    xx

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  50. Wow, that turned out really cool! My fav are the birds on the line. Great stamping on the frame.

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  51. Fantastic message center. Brilliant ideas to mix the four areas together as it allows you a bit of everything. (Cork, Messages, Clips) Sorry to see you leave the team but I am sure we will be seeing lots more of your wonderful work in blogland!

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  52. Fabulous project Anita! And very useful too. Good luck with your new beginnings :) Hugs, Wendy

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  53. Hi Anita ... I am a little to sad to see you go from the DT. I cannot thank you enough for your kind words and encouragement as I've made my fledgling steps in this wonderfully creative world. You believed in me when I wasn't sure I believed in myself (I completely feel honored that you spotlighted my little car on your last SSS&S DT Challenge -- A big heartfelt thank you for that!). Best wishes with all that you do and I'll keep checking in here for more inspiration (like this incredible display board -- so going to borrow this idea for my own craft room!!). -- Mary Elizabeth

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  54. What a fabulous project! Your art will be missed at Simon

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  55. Hi Anita............this is a very inspiring make....I so love it x your creations and DT input at SSSS will be missed by all your followers, but we will continue to follow all your wonderful projects and tuts here.

    Best wishes to you

    Annie x

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  56. ...this is such an amazing idea Anita, I LOVE it and will give a try for myself for my own craft room, love the distressing and whole shabby chic vibe and the chicken wire is way cool (I have a soft spot for this)...super posting...Mel:)x

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  57. Tis bitter sweet Anita, When one door closes a new window opens and being you already created a beauty here your well on your way to a new creative journey.
    No doubt you will be Greatly missed by SSSS .
    Now I have to know where you found those little bird clips? LOVE!!!!!
    Hugs Lynn

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  58. Flippin brilliant it is!!! Every quadrant serving a fabulous purpose. It's gorgeous and quirky all in one. My favorite combination!!
    Hope you're doing well...
    Lisa xx

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