Saturday, August 18, 2012

Altered Spoon Blog Hop with Susan Brown...Happy Blogiversary


Please join me in wishing a big HAPPY 5th BLOGIVERSARY to Susan M. Brown @ "SBARTIST: Painting in the Dark". I was thrilled when Susan asked me to play along and alter wooden spoons...it was a 2-fold mission for me...stretch my creativity and celebrate my retirement as a High School Foods teacher. 


After a lot of creative thought I decided to do something that I could hang and remind me of how much I love the beach...the sun, the sand, the water, the seashells...my happy place. So here are  2 projects that I created by altering wooden spoons.

I created a swag from materials & colors you would find on the beach. The spoons were misted and glammed with Tattered Angels products and embellished with sea glass, shells and beach symbols. A canvas flower embellished with sea glass and burlap rope finishes of the decoration.



Because I only used 3 of the 4 wooden spoons I decided to create a hanger for a beach sign and a seashell wind chime. This wooden spoon was painted and a heavy coat of Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam in Sandy Beach was applied, along with a small macrame hanger I created.



Materials used:
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Glue, Liquid Scrap Dorts
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Crushed Shells, Atlantic Beach
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam ~ Chandelier, Pixie Dust, Sandcastle
Tattered Angels Chalkboard ~ Sandy Beach, Splash
Canvas Corp Burlap Flower & Rope

Make sure you hop on to the blogs DeeDee Catron, Roni Johnson, Barbara Rankin, Leslie-Rayhe Strickland and Becky Voth to see what they have created with wooden spoons.

Thanks for stopping by and helping me wish Susan a big, huge HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!!!




Presenting the artistes de spoon...

18 comments:

  1. Mine is sitting on the desk waiting to be stuck together! Really looking forward to this!

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  2. Love your sea theme, just my colours. I have never even thought to alter a wooden spoon and now I have ideas swirling around my head. Thanks for the inspiration

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  3. Martha - Congratulations on your retirement and thanks so much for playing along in my very first bloghop. Both pieces are gorgeous. I'm so thrilled that you used all four spoons and you created something decorative for your creative happy place. I too love the beach and I live right near it - though don't get there very often. Sending you many Big Crafty Hugs - Susan

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  4. Beautiful projects! I really love the beachy themed decoration ... very pretty!

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  5. Martha both projects are fantastic - I love your beachy themes. gorgeous colours and wonderful details.

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  6. Just beautiful! I love your theme. Need to get mine finished.

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  7. Those colors are gorgeous and I love to seascape idea

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  8. These are wonderful! What a clever way to use them! Happy Retirement! :) Becky V

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  9. I MUST HAVE THAT! If you were to see my home you would understand!! Even though I live in the desert, my decor is ocean! It is fantastic and so very creative.

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  10. Thanks for sharing the creative inspiration Martha, the beach is a fabulous theme

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  11. beautiful, thank you for sharing such creative projects.

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  12. I love both pieces, Martha. The beach theme is very clever and I love the first one with the wire background, but the beach sign is too. TFS

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  13. All of your spoons are beautiful. What a clever hanger you made with the 4th spoon!

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  14. Are true beautiful!! amazing!!!
    hugs

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