Wednesday 15 August 2012

Stampotique Challenge - ALTER IT!!!!

Good Morning, Its my turn to host this weeks challenge over at Stampotique Designers Challenge and I have chosen


Alter anything you like, we all have odd items lying around the house that are just crying out to be cheered up with a bit of altering such as unused CD’s , old boxes, photo frames you can even decorate the cover of an old book.

For this challenge I chose to alter an Ikea mirror given to me by my crafty chum Debbie.   I first applied a coat of black acrylic paint to the wooden frame of the mirror, whilst that was drying I sprayed a 12” piece of white card with a number of different Dylusion spray inks to build up a nice background.  Once this was dry I then stamped various Stampotique images onto it. This card was then cut into jagged shapes and arranged on the frame to create a mosaic style. Once I was happy with the layout the cut shapes were finally glued into place.  The idea is based on a mosaic mirror bessie Sue created a few years ago using broken pieices of lasagne (must admit to trying it once but the lasagne turned mouldy :O)  (turned out I didn't seal it first before applying the paint)!!  Anyway here is my mirror........

Remember each time you join the weekly challenge you have the opportunity to win one of two $30 gift certificates for Stampotique stamps.  Only one entry per person and you may use any stamps.

I really hope you will join in with this weeks challenge and can’t wait to see your ‘Altered Item’.  Please pop over to Stampotique Designers Challenge blog to see what my Design Teamies have created to inspire you.

Thanks for looking

Polly x


  1. Very cool idea and beautiful done! Love it! xoxo

  2. Love love love this Polly, and you make it sound so simple lol. I know I'v got one of these mirrors so I will definitely be giving this a try x

  3. great mirror polly. so clever!

  4. Love your frame Polly, such a fun idea to cut up the stamped imaged to create the mosaic. Thanks for a fun challenge!

  5. looks so good! love the mosaic idea

  6. fabulous hun, and was so nice to see this although you did not let me touch it!!!! lovely to see you today let's not leave it so long next time, and you really gotta come for a coffee and visit my craft room too
    Hugs Kate xx

  7. I love this frame, so wonderful how you pieced it altogether with the awesome images.

  8. this was such a fun challenge! and your buddy Debbie is one lucky bird ;)