Friday, 12 June 2015

Recycled cat food box masculine wall hanging


Hi everyone. Just wanted to quickly share a little wall hanging I made with a more masculine theme to my shabby little hearts and flower panels. We are all blacks, whites, grey and platinum on this one but still with the crackled heart and faux cracked glass. 

I have used Tim Holtz Cameo frame - about 6 layers - cut from Frankie's cat food boxes to create the frame. Lots of texture and paint and some embossing powder on my cogs.

It is challenge 30 at Compendium of Curiosities - Faux Crackled Glass from Tim's wonderful book. This challenge is sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique.

At Frilly and Funkie it is time for Monochromatic (right up my street!)

And at Pamellia's lovely new challenge - Anything but Cute - it is all about Masculine.

A few close ups:



Thanks for looking - have a wonderful Friday / weekend.
Nikki xx

31 comments:

  1. What a fantastic and creative art piece. Love it Nikki!

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  2. Love this! the crackle on frame and bottle and the rusted metal - beautiful design Nikki! Julia xx

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  3. Love this piece, Nikki! You really did a wonderful job with the crackled glass technique! Love the cameo frame cut from cat food boxes - great recycling! Wonderful texture! Thanks for joining us for this challenge!

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  4. HOLY RODEO CLOWN, THIS IS TOP SHELF!! Wow Nikki, you just never fail to disappoint!! What a beauty, from that amazing crackle texture in the background to that teeny tiny little cracked glass bottle and every little bit in between...I swoon!! A masculine masterpiece!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Make It Masculine' challenge, you pulled out all the stops! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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    1. Just popping back in to say Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Monochromatic' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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  5. Wow, wow, wow Nikki, this is just fabulous, I love the faux cracked glass and the frame you created is fabulous! Anne xxx

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  6. FAB-U-LOUS and very masculine with that neutral colour palette. Love all the crackle and the eclectic variety of elements. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  7. Nikki, I just love your color palette on this, and your cracked glass technique is done so perfectly! Great masculine wall hanging! Thank you for joining in our Make It Masculine challenge at Anything But Cute with this stunner! Hugs! Sara Emily DT ( still checking to see if I'm dreaming!)

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  8. Fantastic masculine project, so inspiring.
    Julie x

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  9. Another brilliant masculine make Nikki and well done you for recycling Frankies food packaging.....wonder if he approves though?!
    Big lovely weekend hugs
    Donna xxx

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  10. Fabulous project, its a super hanging , love the crackling and textures.
    Yvonne xx

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  11. awesomeness Nikki - love this - the faux cracked glass looks amazing - I need to do this!!! Hugs rachel xx

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  12. This is lovely, I love the chic simplicity of it,

    Lucy x

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  13. Great project, Nikki - love the re-purposing and the amazing texture - thanks for sharing with us at CC3C!

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  14. Fabulous make Nikki.! Now I know what to do with all of the cat food boxes I've been saving. ;) Thanks for the inspiration.!

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  15. Nikki, this is absolutely stunning!!! Love the textures, cogs, fantastic design!!! I am blown away by your creativity!!!
    Thank you so much for linking this mixed media gem to our Make it Masculine challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT

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  16. Fab, Nikki!! A great challenge piece--Good Luck at all of the challenges you're entering this into!! XOXO-Shari

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  17. LOVE coming to your blog!! My gosh I had to stop and drool a little over the crackle close up! Love the silver and black tones too, the whole piece is so clever and well thought out!
    Hope you're doing okay hun
    Hugs
    Georgie xx

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    1. Hi Nikki, just coming back to say thank you for joining us at Anything But Cute with this masterpiece xx

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  18. That is wonderful Nikki, the crackle on your bottle is phenomenal and love the metallic masculine feel of this plaque! Great use of Frankie's food boxes!

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  19. Wow Nikki!!! This is so cool! Your faux cracked glass vial is done to perfection. I cannot believe this started out as a cat food box!! Wow! Love your use of the gears and die cut heart in the rectangle center. Such a great piece!! I would slso like to thank you for the sweet comment you left on my blog! ❤️

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  20. Love this! First of all, excellent upcycling of the cat food box. And secondly, thanks for the close-up of your little bottle. You aced the faux cracked glass technique for the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge. This is a great masculine piece. Well done!

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  21. So much crackle to love! Love your steampunk plaque. It looks like something that could fit right in at an old train station. Very cool. I love it, your cat should be proud too!

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  22. Fabulous project Nikki ! Love the crackled bottle and the monochrome theme is great ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

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  23. Your bottle is fabulous !!! Great wall hanging !

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  24. Such a fantastic piece Nikki! LOVE that crackled bottle and the way you've mounted it in that beautiful frame. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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  25. Sooo cool Nikki! It's always a treat to pop over here. Don't you just love crackling glass! I have a growing stash of mini bottles just so I can crackle them! Thanks for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie.

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  26. Love the recycling and fabulous techniques xxx

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  27. This really is fabulous. ..and a brilliant bit it recycling too! Chrisx

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  28. Hi Nikki, just wanted to pop in and say Congratulations on being one of our Honourable Mentions at Anything But Cute! Hope to see you again this month! hugs :)

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  29. Seriously... I haven't been here since June? I'm so sorry to have been missing at such a hard time. But I've had a lovely time catching up with your work - this is another delight - the crackle on the bottle is perfect, and I love the more masculine look. Congrats on your Honourable Mention!!
    Alison xx

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