Welcome to my NEW BLOG!

For many years my projects could be found at my previous blog - www.fatcatcreations.blogspot.com. Since my business has evolved and is now known as Cindi McGee - Behind These Eyes™ instead of Cindi Bisson - Fat Cat Creations - I thought this was the perfect time to launch a new blog. Since I've been on this creative journey for over 16 years - I have a LOT of project links out there in cyberworld! If you are looking for a particular project you have found on Pinterest, Facebook, FaveCrafts, HomeTalk, Twitter, etc. and the link is not working for you, please feel free to email me at cdjb11@yahoo.com and I'll be sure to get you the new link to the instructions. Have a creative day and remember to DARE TO BE DIFFERENT!

Friday, March 23, 2012

An Altered Necktie - All Things Altered Block Hop



Welcome to the "All Things Altered" Blog Hop, hosted by Pam Bray.  13 Designers are participating and adding their unique flair.  For my project I altered an old necktie purchased in the local Goodwill store (where I also discovered this clock shaped like a vintage pocket watch - had to have that!)  The vintage masculine papers in the Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Collection were perfect for what I had in mind.  I first tore assorted sheets from the collections into random sized pieces, then adhered them collage style using Plaid Fabric Mod Podge to the front of the tie.  The back was given a single coat of Plaid's Martha Stewart Crafts Copper Metallic Multi-Surface Craft Paint using haphazard strokes to add texture and sheen, yet the darker base color of the fabric still resonates through the paint.  

When paired with a vintage cufflink & tie bar set, a gentleman who accents his outfit with this vintage style altered tie is sure to feel dapper.

Be sure to hop through the 12 other participating designer's links and see what they have shared.  You are sure to find some inspiration to do a bit of creative altering yourself!
Betty - http://scrappybetty.blogspot.com/
Debbie - http://studiobeecreations.blogspot.com/
Christine - www.scrapbookingtechnique.blogspot.com/
Jess B. - http://thatzuneek.blogspot.com/
Charity- http://scrapfaire.blogspot.com/
Laura Evangeline - www.lauraevangeline.blogspot.com/
Eileen - http://www.eileenhull.blogspot.com/
Jennifer - http://hydrangeahippo.com/
Irit - http://iritshalom.blogspot.com/
Gloria - http://www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com/
Cindi - http://www.fatcatcreations.blogspot.com/
Here's a peak at the true colors of the papers in the collection
 

26 comments:

  1. a truely different piece to alter, thanks for sharing it was a great thing to see

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  2. Wow,what a unique and wonderful altered art idea. It is kind of steampunk looking and I really like that! ~Shelley

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  3. wow, thats amazing, O never would have thought of that!!!
    I was going to follow you, but I could find the follow button.

    imogenelynn@wmconnect.com
    sweetlilcricut.blogspot.com

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  4. wow, thats amazing, O never would have thought of that!!!
    I was going to follow you, but I could find the follow button.

    imogenelynn@wmconnect.com
    sweetlilcricut.blogspot.com

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  5. Love the contrasting shapes of the clock and the tie. The overall design of the tie looks so cohesive! It doesn't look like little pieces put together.

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  6. That is amazing! LOVE the altered necktie!!! Awesome idea! Now I wanna make one to wear :)!

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  7. Wow... This is an awesome project! I love how it turned out! You Rock! Hugs and Have a wonderful weekend! Happy Creating! Sara

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  8. This is pretty COOL! Love the concept! TFS!

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  9. Cindi, this is so amazing, I would have never in a million days thought to alter an necktie, how fabulous is that!!!! It is gorgeous, may have to do one for my honey for Father's Day!!! TFS and being a part of the All Things Altered Blog Hop. Hugs Pammejo

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  10. wow how Supper beautiful this is. cool idea to use a tie . love the colors and the Details are so perfect.
    thanks fir sharing
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  11. What a super cool idea! Very unique and dapper!! Thanks for sharing ~ msmith38652@gmail.com
    http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

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  12. Wow, Cindi, what a fantastically creative piece. It turned out beautifully. I'm in awe of your wonderful talents.

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  13. LOVE tHE TIE... I was eyeing them myself yesterday at Goodwill, may have to go back and pick one up! What a great hop. thanks for sharing.

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  14. That tie is so unique and creative. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. wow love it!!! Good and great idea!!!


    I am your new follower
    Thank u
    Gaby B
    mgb2000@gmail.com

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  16. Fabulously clever alterd piece!! I LOVE the tie!! The clock adds a wonderful touch to the presentation!!

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  17. Get out! That is the coolest thing EVER! Love it!

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  18. A tie! Cindi- your mind never stops girl :-) Love this- it's classic. Old ties are fun but I never would have thought of painting one.

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  19. Great idea and beautiful execution of the project!

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  20. wow! Incredibly original work of art :)

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  21. I am floored! The tie is incredible, but the fact that it can still be worn blows my mind. I am your newest fan. Thanks for sharing!
    KathyJo
    http://skrappindiva.blogspot.com
    skrappindiva29 at hotmail dot com

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  22. Forgot to say, I didn't see a traditional follow button, so I subscribed to your feed.
    KathyJo
    http://skrappindiva.blogspot.com
    skrappindiva29 at hotmail dot com

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  23. WOW! How creative. That's the solution for all the fallen Father's Day neckties. TFS! Scrappy hugs!

    Christel
    http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
    askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  24. Wow... I love this. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Great combination and it looks good with the clock. I truly appreciate artistic works of art since i can't do those...

    company ties

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