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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Americana

Welcome to the Artistic Outpost Design Team Monthly Hop!  The Design Team has whipped up some fantastic projects celebrating Americana. 

I was inspired by the historic images of Atlantic City and the Boardwalk.
I started from a wood piece found at the rehab store.  I think it is a wood leg from a table.  I thought it would be fun to re-purpose the wooden leg. It reminded me of something you would see down at the beach.

Each side reflects a few of the different images from boardwalk.  I used the colors of red, blue and gold tones as they fit the Americana theme..

The finishing touches were the shell, sand and raffia.

Products: Artistic Outpost - Boardwalk, Artistic Outpost - Cowgirl Strength, Beyond the Sea, White &  Light Blue Acrylic Paint, White Cardstock, Sand, Shell, STAEDTLER Watercolor Pencils

For all the fantastic projects by the Design Team stop by each of the team members:


Thanks for stopping by! 

Suzz

18 comments:

  1. WOW- this is so dang cool!!! LOVE everything about it!

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  2. So totally brilliant! And so clever to use that table leg.

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  3. Suzanne, das ist ein Kunstwerk :-)
    Großartig!

    Sophie xx

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  4. What a fresh look on this creation...great stamping, colouring and shape Suzanne!

    groetjes, Alie :-)

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  5. A piece of wood? I am going to have to raid my
    ? hubbys workshop. This is fabulous. I love the stamping up the side but my favorite has to be that banner and the twine. An awesome make!
    Kate

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  6. Oh my, how cool is this - so very creative. Wonderful color palette and fab work with the Boardwalk plate. Love that flag banner too!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  7. I really love this! I have that stamp set because I grew up 30 miles from Atlantic City and was so thrilled to see a vintage set of AC stamps! This is such a cool project. What a great way to use the stamps!

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  8. Pure re-purpose genius GF! These belong in every gift shop down here...how many can you make by tomorrow! Love this Sue, what a beautiful piece of art.

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  9. I think it is a table leg and what a clever recycle project! The banner adds a great "Americana" touch with the Boardwalk! Love it!

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  10. lol - love your reversed table leg Sue, I would never have guessed. you've covered it just beautifully and the finishing touch is the little shell on the top.

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  11. This is so brilliant - love it
    Rosie x

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  12. Fantastic upcycling of the table leg - and how cool do the Boardwalk images look in your vintage red, white and pastel blue?! Love the beauty with her red parasol...
    Alison x

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  13. Fantastic repurposing of an old table leg! Great color scheme. Love how each side tells it's own story :D

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  14. This is fabulous! What a great way to use a found object. Very cool! It reminds me of the beach. Those tall lifeguard stands. Love it!

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  15. How cool Sue! Love the altered wood with the fabulous scenes of the Steel Pier!

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  16. Another fabulous quirky idea Sue! This looks great and so unique. Lovely colour palette and choice of images.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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