Sunday, August 19, 2012

Altered Game Piece Pendant

Frida Pendant Necklace





I created my Frida Pendant from a Toy Story Memory Game card. I purchased the game at a garage sale on Saturday and I could not wait to alter and repurpose it. I saw so many possibilites!

I tried a new technique for the background. I used a piece of paper torn from a damaged book as a base layer. I then used gesso, watercolor crayons and plain old Crayolas to give the background some color. The Frida image I used is from Dilly Beans. I colored Frida with MS Paint and then gave her cheeks a little blush with chalk. The butterfly is from Dover. The pendant is embellished with two black metal snaps and one shiny red rhinestone.

Altering this game piece was so much fun that I can't wait to make more!

I am entering this pendant in the following challenges:

The Stamp Man - precious metal
Stampotique - #261 alter it
Paper Play - #33 upcycle/recycle
Dilly Beans - bright colors
Card Makin Mamas - try something new
Allsorts - #168 heavy metal

Please visit the above mentioned sites and take in the wide assortment of artwork.

~following my paper whims ~ wendy


15 comments:

Reflective Art Studio said...

Oh Oh Oh.....
I so love this, you did a Fan-Tab-O-loso Job.
Thanks for joining us at Stampotique this week. I hope to see you again very soon.
Wishing you a very creative week.
Sarinda

france papillon said...

that is so cute, well done!
thanks for playing with us at the Stampotique Designer Challenge :)

france

Sue said...

So Clever- gorgeous.

Basement Stamper said...

This is absolutely stunning, love the repurposing of the game piece! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge this week.

lisa aka b.creative said...

what a wonderful pendant! you are really talented! :) Thank you for welcoming me into the SI team. xxlisa

Craftnut said...

Hi, This is really unique. Thanks for entering allsorts this week. Tracy x

AssiCrafts said...

Very cute! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique this week! xoxo

Ren-Yi said...

What a fabby and unique idea! Great use for it! Thanks for playing along with us at Paperplay Challenges.

ARTFULwings said...

This is a fantastic altered pendant - very inspiring and so unique!!!! Love it. Thank you for joining in with us at Stampotique and hope to see you again. Polly

Samantha Read said...

So cute! Love it! Thanks for sharing with us at SDC this week.

Jenn Borjeson said...

How clever and gorgeous!!!! I've been scouting the local flea market for alterable stuff, what a great idea. Thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans. :)

dutchstamptramp said...

So beautiful and cute! Thanks for joining the Stampotique DC

DonnaMundinger said...

How cool and creative! Gonna look at garage sales with a whole new eye from no on. Fabulous work. Thanks for sharing with Dilly Beans. xxD

DistinctiveLMNts said...

Clever , great way to recycle products. Well done. Thank you for sharing at Card Makin' Mamas.
Lisa

Angela Weimer said...

Wow, Stunning piece of art. I love this. Thanks for joining us at The Stamp man Precious metals challenge and have a great day. Angela