Tuesday, October 16, 2012

overhaul: verb

to make necessary repairs on; restore to serviceable condition
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I brought home one of my wall hangings from the Art Mob, intending to tweak it a little bit as I was not happy with it. This is what it looked like when it came home:
 
It got a lot more than tweaking, it got a complete overhaul, and now this is what it looks like!

I'm not sure what happened to my thought process when I began removing ( ok, ripping and tearing them off is a more adequate description ) items, but I think the Fall air and rustling leaves might have something to do with it! lol Whatever the case, I do like the changes better, but then it's a whole new piece! The only 2 things I kept were the Maya Road flowers and the Really Reasonable Ribbon bow. The letters are from Sandy Lion and Colorbok, the flower stems from an old arrangement and I used a brick stencil that I got from Donna Downey. Inks were all from Tim Holtz.

entering this into:
( obviously I chose the Fall colors )

12 comments:

scrappymo! said...

Love it now! What a difference!!!

Julia S-W said...

I think you were right to bring it home and do some tweaking - it already looked lovely but I think your makeover has turned this into something far better! I love the background you created looks like a wall with the last rays of the sun on it. The flowers are really pretty and the ribbon looks like it's floating gently in the breeze - very clever. Great sentiment too.
I'm so glad to see you've entered it at Anything But A Card too! Hope your week is going well so far.
Juliaxx

Redanne said...

Hi Sandee, I like your overhaul, very, very much. That brick wall stencil is brilliant and those flowers are gorgeous. Nice job! Crafty hugs, Anne x

Mary Pat Siehl said...

just beautiful!!

Katie said...

I love them both, but I extra love the overhaul!

Anita Houston said...

Fabulous alterations with the brick...a contrast of hard and strong meets soft and fragile! I love it! Love the way you did the new sentiment as well! Thanks for the visit! You live in a gorgeous place!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sandee,

Oh, I loved the little birdie -- I guess it just decided to fly away. The new plaque looks great too. Love the brick work background!

Hugs,
Kay

Mrs A. said...

Wow. What a transformation. Love this version. Hugs Mrs A.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That was more than a makeover. That was a true overhaul. I really like the brick background and the flowers are superb.

wwilloww said...

I have to say your new old piece is wonderful!!! Glad you made the change!!!

Rita said...

Liked it before. Love it now! :)

Paula Gale said...

Hiya Sandee

I was just looking at a cricut magazine in the electronic library of Northridge Publishers (I have an account) and I saw your butterfly tag project in there and it linked me back to you - who I was coming to visit anyway! lol. Well done for being published.

Great project on your desk - nothing like a bit of colouring is there. I managed to have a good peek round by zooming right into the picture - amazing how much more you get to see... that wine bottle neck looks a bit suggestive! lol.

Hapy WOYWW

Paula x x x (#21)