Friday, March 15, 2013

Tracy Weinzapfel March Creative Dare

This month, Tracy Weinzapfel issued us a new DARE...DUN DUN DUN.

The requirements for the challenge were to use song lyrics that mean a lot of us and to use buttons. I am SO not a button person but I'm learning to love them after this project (because I can camouflage them!)
I thought that this Dare was going to go Titanic on me and then I would just throw it out the window like a frisbee. It started off the way that I wanted it to and then I added the buttons to it and I hated it. So I left it alone for a day or two and came back, picked a color scheme and my song.

This is a record. Yes. A vinyl record that I picked up last year at a thrift store for $1. It was extremely scratched and would never be able to play again. And since this was a music themed month, I figured I better use it. I chose the song "Carry On" by Fun because it lifts my spirits when I feel down. 

The poppies are the Donna Poppies by Unity Stamps that I won a few months ago. I stamped them down on a white 12X12 mat board from Hobby Lobby and used my blue/purple/white color scheme that I chose and used my water colors and colored them in. 

The supplies and steps I used were the following: (that you can see that is because the original stuff you can't see whatsoever:) :
*Gesso, just in spots of the record because I blended in 
  • Apple Barrel Acrylic - Purple Velvet & Admiral Blue
  • Vinyl record (find one that is old and unplayable, please! Save good ones for people who still play vinyls and appreciate them)
  • Mesh Tape (from Dollar Tree) 
  • Buttons (lower left in the picture. Well hidden because I'm not a fan of them)
  • Birdy came from a 4 pack of almost velvety birds
  • Donna Poppies Unity Stamps
  • White photo mat board (that's what the stamps are stamped on)
  • Purple and blue Koi watercolors (from my travel set and that's what color the poppies are)
  • watercolor paper (for the song lyrics)
  • Crop-A-Dile (I punched 2 holes at the top to be able to hang it on the wall) and matching purple grosgrain ribbon. 
Then I just added the music notes, circles and added more paint over the top of the mesh paint!

She now hangs beautifully on my dorm room wall. :)

Well. I hope you all enjoyed it and will share pictures with me if you make one too!


  1. So clever to use a record for your project it looks fantastic..

  2. This is one of the coolest projects I have seen!

  3. Sarah, just showed this to my husband, and he went nuts! Such a very clever "canvas!" Just listened to your video and I think it is quite powerful! I also have to tell you I had to look for your buttons! You have embedded the into the background that they are just a supporting roll and not "in your face" obnoxious! That was a compliment..;-) Great job!

  4. Very cool! Love the lyrics you've chosen to use.

  5. Hey little one!! You ROCKED this one (no punn intended). I simply LOVE that you used a vinyl.....prob one of the best ideas I've ever seen to re-purpose something. And like Kay....I too had to look for your buttons. You just did an amazing job on this one!

    Yvonne. :)

  6. Proud of you, Girl! You did a great job!