Sunday, March 3, 2013

It's All A Number's Game!

Happy Monday Crafters! It's that time again...a new Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge! Design team member Dan thought, "Why not a challenge about Numbers?" You can challenge yourself to use a specific number of items, use number stamps, stencils or paper with numbers on it. You can create a layout with a top five list or journal your top ten favorite things. You could use a ticket stamp, a color-by-number item with some Copic or Distress markers. The list could go on and on. So keep numbers in mind this week, and come join in our challenge!
I love numbers and always have. Numbers are perfect and make sense to me, and there is only ever one right answer (Even though I often get it wrong!)...no gray areas! Although, I do like gray areas, especially in Art, it's nice to have definitives in life. 1+1 will always be 2...um, right???
I also love games, probably because most involve numbers. Poker, Gin, Rummy, Yahtzee, Dominoes...love them! And although I am horrible at it, I am ashamed to say I am mesmerized by Roulette! I wish I was smart enough to remember all the probability involved to pick the right number and color combination, but the spinning of the wheel is very therapeutic for me anyway. What can I say...I'm a cheap date!
Anyway...off tangent...I've made this box to house the many decks of cards we have because my husband can't bare to have the decks of cards be thrown away at his local men's club after they use them like twice, so he brings them home. So we will be able to store many decks and score pads in this to use in our own card games and it will look fab sitting on the coffee table. I really love how it came out.
El cheapo wooden box from the dollar store.
I crackled it with some spray paints, and got it all ready to be decoupaged on.
Soooo many Stamper's Anonymous stamps...new and soooo old were stamped. A few I had never even used yet if you can believe it. I stamped in three different colors of Archival (Jet Black, Vermillion, Pale Ochre) first onto Specialty Stamping Paper to make two ATC's to fit into the framed holes making a collage of the images. I did this on one side of the box, and on the other I did a smaller collaged image to use as the body for the game ladies seen below.
I stamped all the images onto plain tissue paper in Vermillion and Jet Black. I cut these out and used Glue N Seal to adhere to the box.
Here you can see the smaller image used for the body of the Game Ladies. After I decoupaged the images, I colored them in using Distress Markers and permanent markers. I finished the box by adding lose game pieces to adorn it, making handles and feet as well.
 
Do you love numbers? Do you collect things with numbers on them? Do you love to create things with numbers?  If so, create your work of Art and enter it into our challenge. You just might be the lucky winner of a $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp. You can also be named as one of the "Top Three Picks" for this challenge. Good luck, and please visit the other DT member's blogs. There are numerous fabulous projects from this week. No one scored a zero!
 
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I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!



51 comments:

  1. This is RAD, girl!!! Bravo times a hundred!!!

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  2. WWhat an AWESOME project.....no doubt your hubby loves it!!!!! That is super cool!!!

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  3. Anita...this is a very very VERY cool box, girlfriend! I love the crackling on your el cheapo box! All of your stamped and colorized tissue images look so amazing how you have laid them out and decoupaged them onto your box. Love the chess piece feet! You're just crazy talented, girlfriend! LOVE this! <3 Candy

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  4. Я потрясена! WAW! WA-A-A-AWWW!!! Серьёзная работа.... Анита, ты открываешься мне с новой стороны! Великолепно! ...

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  5. WOW!! Amazing box Anita, the crackle effect is Brilliant, Love the stamping of the images & numbers...I lOVE THIS BOX...I bet hubby does too...Thank you so much for the fabulous inspiration.. you are soooooo talented!! Hugs May x x x

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  6. Wow, what a stunning project, it's gorgeous!!! The crackling looks great & I love all the different images.

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  7. Great theme and this is a stunning make! So much amazing detail, love it!!

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  8. You did enjoy making this I can tell Anita. A fabulous way to alter the box, superb colours and images and the texture crackle looks amazing. Love it.
    Have a great week.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  9. Hi Anita, this is absolutely fabulous!! The crackling is superb, the images are perfect and I love how you added the handles and the fabulous feet. You are such a wonderfully talented lady... Hugs, Anne x

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  10. Awesome Anita! What a great piece to store you cards and pads! I love the crackled look and all the fun decorations! Just so much fun!

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  11. Anita, this is amazing!!! I totally love how you combined the numbers and images from cards and games to make this-just perfect to keep your decks in !!

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  12. Hi Anita, I love your games box, I particularly love your games person you added to the aperture and how the legs appear on the inside too, very clever. Love the crackle and all your added games pieces. Inspired piece. Oh you asked a question in my blog, I stamped the face on tissue then turned it over to get the reverse. Enjoy your week. Tracy x

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  13. Totally BRILLIANT Anita!! Absolutely fabulous stamping and decoration. The feet are genius. Nicola x

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  14. Love this game box, so fun and so creative!! So many fun and funky elements, love the game girl she is great!!!

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  15. Anita , great project! Very very cool! Barbarayaya

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  16. This box made me laugh out loud. It is that cool! The crackled background works beautifully with the stamping and game pieces. Those people with the amazing body parts and collaged trunks are such a treat. Love the colour palette you have chosen...you have such an eye for that and also for knowing where to include the colour. The feet are so Alice in Wonderland awesome. Love every detail!!

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  17. Very cool games box! Love the attention to detail on the pieces you added. The dice embellishments are cool. The feet that are pawns another fun detail. Over the top!

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  18. Wow! This box is amazing. I love it :) So beautiful colors and gorgerous elemnts. I love the dice and the theme of the card is brilliant. Finish the whole box is fantastic I love the cracks. They are so cool. Greetings Asia :)

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  19. This is fantastic! How in the world do you keep coming up with such awesome ideas!

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  20. You are AMAZING! The ideas in your head are a true inspiration. I have just about all of these stamps and never thought about using them in this way. Love it. Great for those who love numbers.

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  21. What a magnificent creation Anita. I really would like to hold it and look at it as I find it so fascinating. Thanks for Sharing with us all. Hugs Rita xxxx

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  22. How fun!! You did an amazing job on it! Love the game piece feet. I bet you could really rock a house of cards ;)

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  23. wow - it´s so fantastic work - I love it so much!!!!

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  24. Wait...there's a CRACKLE SPRAY PAINT????? lol..
    This is very, very cool Anita! I just love everything about it!

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  25. Wow, wow, wow... how completely fantastic!! I love all the body parts spreadeagled around the place, and the crackle is fab, and the colours are great, and the dice are so cute as handles - love all the gamepieces and dominoes... this is beyond brilliant, Anita, and so much fun!!
    Alison x

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  26. Anita, This has to be the most brilliant use of game pieces I've ever seen. The chess pieces as feet and the dice as handles! Awesome. What a fun box to store all those cards. Who would have thought to create such a useful project. You of course you clever girl! A+++++++++
    Hugs Lynn

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  27. wow your games box is totally amazing Anita. You are so very talented. Hugs Annette x
    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. Ohh Anita! This is one amazing piece! Love the technique with the tissue paper! So very clever of you! Hugs, Sandra

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  29. Whata fab make, super cool idea and you rocked it...fab hugs trace x

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  30. Anita you are totally amazing...every project you make is just unbelievable and so is this box....fantastic!! And thank you for sharing step by step with us!

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  31. How fabulous! I want to come play cards.... and I'm a bit of a shark, I warn you. LOVE what you've done here. The stamps are all so wonderful and it's especially impressive how you were able to get the SA gal to hold on to all the different surfaces... amazingly cool!!!

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  32. You go girl! This game box is fantastic. Love how you stamped the images on tissue and glued them down-looks like you painted them. The game pieces for feet and handles is very clever. Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Really cool storage box, Anita! This would make for a great gift if you wanted to make another for a card player! Gorgeous combination of embellishments and stamping :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  34. love this and girl you are indeed such a treasure to share all this with us, the steps you do, the tissue "people" thanks so much and hugs and have a great week. xoxo

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  35. Just fabulous!!!! It's so wonderful of you to share your great art with us. Thanks so much for all the inspirations.
    Naomi

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  36. SO MUCH to LOVE here Anita!! The chess piece feet, the decoupaging, the whole theme and choice of stamps. What a talented and creative star you are. Thanks for sharing so much inspiration. Hugs, Jenny x

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  37. Well, you've done it again, Anita! Left me totally gobsmacked. What an amazing project...the crackle effect is fab. The game ladies are fab squared...the game pieces are fab to the third power....the chessmen feet is fab plus fab! The whole project is fab to the 10th degree! Honestly, there is so much ingenuity and creativity and innovation and ART inside that head of yours. I hereby crown you the Queen of Altered Art. And it all started with an elcheapo box from the Dollar Store. Wow! Pinned.

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  38. cool altered box, love the crackling and the chess pieces as feet, great idea, best wishes.

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  39. What a great project Anita and I'm sure it's going to be well used and appreciated over the years!

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  40. Love these numbers, Anita! How cool are those chess piece legs! Clever and fabulous altered box! Hugs!

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  41. Oh goodness Anita, how absolutely fabulous. I LOVE the many details, the crackling, the wonderful chess pieces, so much to see. Totally amazing!!!

    Thank you for dropping in and saying hello. I was so pleased to read your comment and to read your kind words.

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  42. Amazing box! Love the crackle paint and all the great images! A gorgeous creation, Anita!
    Kate

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  43. Wow, that's an outstanding project, this altered box is fantastic.

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  44. Wow, this is fabulous. I love the crackled background and the tissue paper stamping. Just perfect for a card box! I love numbers too and for exactly the same reason you do - you know where you are with them, right or wrong lol! Thankyou so much for the kind comment you left on my blog. It is much appreciated. Maddy x

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  45. this is stunning and inspiring. If I saw this in a store, I would definitely buy it!

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  46. TOP!!! What a great alteration Anita!!! It looks stunning, every detail fits so well...real artwork!

    kind regards, Alie :-)

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  47. Such a great piece to store people cards and pads! I love the crackle look and each of the fun decorations! It looks stunning.

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  48. You must have sat for hours to create this absolutely stunning piece ... see how green I am with envy? LOL No, really, what a treasure. It totally rocks, I love all those many beautiful details. Suzanne x

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  49. OMG that is just amazing. It would be so great to have. I have a big old mess of bits of stuff in my house!

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