Friday, May 8, 2009

cereal box art

Here's another trash to treasure adventure

We ran out of cereal today and this beautiful cardboard box was just waiting for me to claim it for something other than the recycling man's giant truck.


so I sanded it ...


inked one piece and painted the other ...


tore it into strips and wove it together ...


added some inchies from Linda and Jean ....
added a story ...
added some doodads and doodles ...


and now I have an inchie hanging and keepsake of friends from around the world ...






18 comments:

ooglebloops said...

Kimmie - it's beautiful!! You have such imagination!! It's kind of like the placemats we used to teach the kids to weave in kindergarten - but soooo much cooler!!!GReat way to display others' art!!!

jasminduft said...

Great job! What a wonderful idea! That's a stunning piece of art!

Amy said...

SWEET Beans!! What a cool idea..totally love it! You tore it perfectly..I hope I can tear that straight! I love how you can display it. Will you frame it? Love the color's and cute story too.

Kimmie said...

I might turn it into a cover for a book ...
to tear the edges nice and straight - just hold a ruler along the edge and tear against the ruler

*jean* said...

ooo that rocks!!! you are a wealth of delight, miss kim!!!

jgy said...

Wow, beautiful find and beautiful transformation.
I also have been saying lately, "trash to treasure" as I pick up found things often. When you have a chance, please visit my "found" site, I'll link to it when I sign off...

jgy said...

PS I just visited your corner view, but because of the comment formatting, I can't leave a comment there, so here to say...
Lovely family, lovely views, lovely corner!
thanks for visiting mine.
bEst,

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

WOW! Who would have known how it began... beautiful! I just showed this to my sons and they are trying to figure out which cereal box to tear up!

Elizabeth said...

as the French say, "Incroyable!" -- incredible seems too cliche...

Diane O. said...

Great idea, it looks wonderful!

vicki archer said...

Amazing - and to see things from the beginnings of a cereal box to your beautiful piece is a true gift, xv.

Susie Dally said...

Kimmie-you are amazing! You are the bringer or miracles. Keep it up, I'm stalled and in limbo right now, looking at your incredible stuff is keeping me a believer...

Linda said...

Oh thats wonderful Kimmie - I'm so honoured to be part of it!!
Hugs
Linda x

raletourn50 said...

Love all of you're projects....so creative and inspirational...I added your link to my page

liveart said...

How wonderful, you are so extreemly creative, You do make MAGIC with those little inchies. I've been looking at some of your work and will definately come back and look some more! Very inspirational. Thanks For Sharing. Linda.

Linda said...

Like the inchies on the weaving! Great idea!

Joie Moring said...

First visit here...love your creative mind...the inchies woven mat is an amazingly fun tribute. I need to get crackalackin' on some cereal boxes and whatnots! Thanks for the inspiration...I will be back.

Linda said...

Good grief! Stop it... I can't stand this much inspiration.