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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

New April Color Challenge at More Mixed Media Challenges~


Hi everyone!! :)
Today starts up a new challenge over at More Mixed Media Challenges! This month's challenge is to use the color "Yellow" on your creations. It doesn't have to be all yellow but we would like to see some Yellow on your creations. Yellow is a very happy and bright color. When I see things in this color, I automatically smile because the color truly brings me to my happy place. So let me just tell ya, the last two weeks have been hard on me. We got some bad news which has thrown a ton of stress and heartache my way and to make matters worse, my pain levels have been really bad. So with me having to be limited due to my pain, I honestly did not think I would get my project done in time. I literally finished it up yesterday!! But it is done! Want to see what it is?? :)


Found this table outside on the curb being thrown out. Well another person's trash always becomes my treasure! I decided to upcycle this perfectly round table!!! Can ya tell I am excited?? I wiped it down, sanded it around some of the edges and painted it using beautiful vintage yellow mustard seed milk paint. Once it dried, I took various Tim Holtz distress paints and a red rubber circle stamp from Hero Arts to create polka dots.


 I thought I was done at this point as it looked really cute. But the artist in me wanted to keep going. So I did! Took out my Faber-Castell Pitt Artists brush pens in white and black and started to doodle. Yes Doodle!! I made arrows, hearts, polka dots, dashes and stitches and just had fun. I used the table top as a yellow canvas and went to town like I was creating an art journal page. I took a very fine tip multi-liner to go around the outside of my black circles to create a "messy string" look. I thought I was done after all the doodling but Nope! I knew I needed something else so I went with a few words that truly do speak to me and mean something in my colorful world. So I found a few areas on the table to coordinate some words with some of the circles. I alternated the letters with certain circles to give it a whimsical quirky look. The words I chose are, "INSPIRE", "CREATE", and "DREAM". I added my initials in-between two circles once it was completed for that personalized artwork! Hope you like my creation!


This table will go into my craft studio and will definitely serve a purpose. 
I absolutely LOVE how this table turned out! 
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Please stop by the More Mixed Media Challenge Blog to see what my design team sisters
 have created with this happy color and link up your own creations!

I would like to play along with these challenges:
Crafty Sentiments AG
Everybody Art Challenge #400
Lemon Shortbread #38

Until next time~
Enjoy life's blessings~


  1. I love to see the before and after. Great job.

  2. Wow, wow, and WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! again, just fan*tas*tic! Hugs, Valerie

  3. First of all, thinking of you, my sweet friend and I hope your pain goes away. I am so sorry you received bad news, too. Keeping you in my prayers.

    This is amazing!! Wow!! I loved it when it was just the colorful circles but you took it to the next level with the doodling!! It is truly spectacular!! You've totally transformed it from trash to treasure!! Love, love, love!! Sending lots of hugs your way, Jo.

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. So fun! Love that you rescued this from the trash and breathed new life into it. :)

  5. Awesome table Jo, you did a wonderful job it looks great! I also have painted furniture (even sold some pieces). Isn't it fun to create new treasures from someone else's trash!

  6. Love it! Those doodles just make the project!

  7. I am so sorry to hear that you have not been feeling well. My prayers, love & hugs go out to you.
    This is Amazing!! Your table came out so Cool!! Love the fun doodling!Love this!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  8. Oh my goodness, how fun is this! What a great transformation! LOVE the fun doodling~Great job my friend!

    So sorry to hear you go some sad news and your pain is bad. I hope you get to feeling better real soon! Thinking of you and sending prayers!
    Sherrie k

  9. Wowwww very beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week! Anna

  10. This is so fun! What a fabulous table!! Love the design :)

  11. Wow, what a gorgeous pimped table. Looks so great! Thenka for joining us at EAC. Hugs Michi

  12. Such a fantastic project! I love that we can see the progress with the pictures you've shared. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog! I hope that you can join us again soon!

  13. Wow your a lucky lady to find such a wonderful table to make into such a beautiful piece of art!!! I love it!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Through The Craft Room Door ATG challenge this week and I sure hope you come back next week as well.
    Linda DT TTCRD

  14. What you have done to that table is absolutely amazing, love love love it..Hugs Lozzy xx
    take care and sending big big hugs xx

  15. Wonderful & so creative, thanks for being inspired by CC&S this week. Unfortunately we are a card challenge with a clean & simple style, so we can't include your creation in the vote for the weekly winners. Hugs Bev x

  16. Wow, most definitely a labour of love. So glad that the CC&S colour challenge inspired you.

  17. Oh WOW! That looks so COOL Jo! LOVE how you refurbished that table... the extra doodling really added so much more.... FANTASTIC!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  18. Wow!!! So cool!!! Love it! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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