Over in Google Plus I belong to an amazing community called Kraafters Kommunity. Every month we have a Challenge and this month's is to alter something-- anything at all. My daughter is a member also, but she is too modest/shy to post her kraftiness, but I am not. She never ceases to amaze me with her talents, from the kreative ideas she has incorporated into her home, the kraafts she shares/does with her children, and the art she kreates. She is always thrifty, recycling or using what she has and comes up some stunning projects, and this is her latest.
She had some wood from an earlier project that appeared to be calling to her, so she screwed pieces together to form this 3 foot by 3 foot base:
Then using her printer, she printed off images which she used as stencils, or guides, to paint their images onto the wood, creating this fabulous scene. She used left over white craft paint from her pumpkin project, which was sooo cute also
She is contemplating drilling holes to add lights to the Guiding Light and as stars in the sky. I think it would be beautiful, especially at night lighting up their mantle.
I think it is a stunning altered piece and showcases the depth of her talents.