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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Game On ~ Get Altered Challenge

Welcome to eclectic Paperie's 'Get  Altered  Challenge!

The Get Altered Challenge is held on the first Thursday of each month and each challenge is an opportunity for you to be inspired by one of our eTeam’s creations. Today it's my (Bonnie) turn to host the challenge and I'd love to see you incorporate games in your project. You can use game pieces, game cards, or even use a game board as your substrate, like I did.

I began with an old and well loved Monopoly gameboard from a thrift store. It was cut into quarters with a box cutter and one section was given a coat of slightly watery white gesso. Once dry, Neocolor II watercolour crayons were used to apply colour to the opposite corners and sides: red, orange, and yellow on the bottom left and three shades of blue on the top right. The colour was spread with a wet brush, intensifying the colour by adding more crayon. Blue and red Big Brush pens were added along the outside edges of the board.  Gelatos were applied over top of the Neocolors and spread with a wet finger to strengthen the colour where it changed from one to another. 

White gesso was applied through TCW's Art Is stencil and Mini Punchinella. More gesso was pounced over the Dylusions Letter Jumble stencil. Black gesso was spritzed with water and loaded onto the rims of two different sized bottle tops to create the rings. I love the combination of white stencilling, bright background colour, and pops of black.

The black lines separating the center from the properties were emphasized with thin strips of black cardstock adhered to the board. Black and white washi tape was placed on white paper so that it was no longer transparent and then half circles were punched and adhered next to the black strips. 

Three "Chance" cards were edged with Black Soot Distress ink before being adhered to the rectangle on the game board. The dots between the question marks were covered with small black half pearls.

The sweet (to me) girl is one of my favourite Stampotique stamps called Girl With Heart Purse. I coloured her with Prismacolor pencils, cut her out with a narrow white border, and adhered her with her feet grounded on that black strip. A few (4) groups of Idea-ology Remnant Rubs which related to play were scattered around the board. They transfer so 'em.

Next came the addition of Monopoly game pieces which were Glossy Accented to the background. There are two houses, a hotel, an iron, and a horseman. The lettering is Idea-ology Ransom Alpha Parts dotted with white pen. A piece of punched scallop border was adhered below the letters and again at the top of the board. A thin strip of the washi tape was included under the word to bring the black and white stripes to the bottom and to emphasize the letters which seemed to be floating. A large clip art hand was added to the top right corner above the girl and pointing to the word Chance, again relating to the game theme.

The finishing touches on this project were the doodling with black pen, the outlining of the edges with black Big Brush pen, and the addition of bling to the ring on the Luxury Tax property. When I started this piece, I had no idea where it would end up. I knew I wanted to use the Monopoly board and maybe some of the pieces but that was as far as my thinking went. Don't you love it when a non-plan comes together :) I hope you feel inspired to play along with this challenge. I always get so excited to see what others do with a challenge I begin.

To recap ~
The Get Altered Challenge is about exploring your creative journey, about stepping outside of your comfort zone, experimenting with new products, and creating altered and mixed media art.  
We want to see your work and hear about your inspiration!  All of those who play along with our challenge will be entered into a prize drawing for a $15.00 gift certificate to the eclectic Paperie store.

So grab your supplies and play along!  Here are a few things to keep in mind for this challenge…

-You do not have to use products sold in the eP store…but we do love it when you do!

-Share a direct link to your creation, not just your blog, using the Linky Tools feature at the end of this post.  If, for any reason, the Linky Tools doesn’t cooperate, please add a link in the Comments section of the blog.

-When uploading to any online galleries, please use any of the following keywords; eP, eclectic Paperie or Get Altered Challenge. Link your creations to the eP blog.

-If you’d like to be considered as one of our featured projects and be entered into our prize drawing, please be sure to add your link before Midnight on  August 21.
.  The winner will be announced right before the eTeam Picks Challenge.
Have fun!!!!!!


Below are links to the eclectic Paperie store for some of the products I used on this piece:


ParkNSlide said...

What a splendid transformation! The colors are amazing and you have given this tired board new life and it just beams with fun.

toni said...

You've turned your well loved monopoly board into a stunning piece of art !! Love the colours and the stamping, fabulous work x

Teresa Jaye said...

This is awesome Bonnie! I love the bright colors creating the edge and the black and white center treatment is amazing. I adore the girl - she is the perfect finishing touch to this fabulous piece!

Kim said...

Amazing idea and project, Bonnie! I love this!!

Amy* said...

This is amazing! Now I know why I've been saving game boards in my basement. They are ripe for altering! Such an incredible project...thanks for the inspiration!


Anonymous said...

Fabulous project Bonnie ! Love the bold colours with the black and white. Sue C x

Micki said...

OMG, that is an awesome idea and I love that board. Absolutely love it.

Erin Smetak said...

LOVE your game board!!!! You did a fab job, Bonnie! Way to go! This was SUCH a fun challenge and nothing that I have done before! I definitely intend to do this again! Thanks for making me think outside the box! You rock!

Donna-Marie said...

Super Duper Cool!!!
You really gave life to an old game board! I had a blast thanks for the challenge :-)

toni said...

It's great watching the DT pieces appear! I'm going for a rummage in the attic to see what abandoned games I can uncover x

butterfly said...

Oh, genius, Bonnie - using the Monopoly board is a brilliant piece of inspiration, and I love all the alterations you've made. What a fabulously creative theme, and brilliant make.
Alison x

Tracy said...

Oh my giddy aunt,what a brilliant idea eyes are rolling in awe over what you have created..GENIUS!!

Redanne said...

Bonnie, you are an 'alteration' superstar! This board is magnificent and like other have said, it was a genius idea. Absolutely fabulous! Hugs, Anne x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is fab, Bonnie! I really love how you have allowed some of the original elements to show through and work with the design you have created. So imaginative,

Lucy x

Marjie Kemper said...

Fantastic piece, Bonnie, and what a great challenge theme!

Tracy said...

Oh my giddy aunt I have done it with 6hrs to go ..woohooo...Loved the challenge Bonnie sorry it took me so long!!
Big hugs