Monday, September 12, 2011

More Recyclables

It is so much fun to get rid of clutter (which I have so much of) by recycling. Here is your chance. If you have usless things laying around, take a double look and see if you can reuse them in a project for this challenge.

This time I did a little recycling of something we all find so easy to accumlate -  the local newspaper.  I hope you like my flower on this card as it was made with this week's edition of my local newspaper.  I started to airbrush a little color to it, or add  a little spray glitter.  However I decided against it as I wanted to carry out the grey in the mat and the dark eyes of the image.  My little princess is from Octopode Factory.  The greeting is by Stampin' Up.   Coloring was done with Copic markers.

Glance at the ideas below of the Design Team and look around your home.  I know there is something there you can recycle.  It does not have to be on a card.  You can create an ATC, wall hanging, cover a journal, or any other project you like.  Most of all, tell us what you have recycled.
This creation came about because I was looking for a particular item I was dying to "recycle" for a project and instead of finding what I was looking for I came across quite a stash of old tickets. I thought the tickets would make a wonderful collage and I'm very happy with the results. The vintage image was a free download from Art Freebies; this lady looks like she would enjoy using some tickets! You've got another week to join this fun challenge. I hope you do!

For this tag I used three main recycled ingredients: a bottle cap from a fancy bottle of Belgian honey beer, corrugated packaging card and a receipt for a shirt. I kept the receipt because the paper has a nice texture and is so thin that you can see the printed lines on the back of the paper. I gave it a warp pattern with That Special Touch of mask and distress inks. The bees (Percy & Bloom) and the bee hive (Graphics Fairy) are printed onto the stencilled receipt. Afterwards it was simply layering the images on a piece of burlap ribbon and the corrugated card, positioning the bottle cap and stamping a little sentiment.


  1. Love your newspaper flower Vicki! Great recycling! And love all the DT inspiration!

  2. love your newspaper flower! great card. thanks for sharing

  3. I love to see a recycled project- your flowers look so unique and lovely!

    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V

  4. Vicki your flower looks so stunning ansd fits perfectly to the card. I also love Michele's card with all the tickets, a brilliant idea.

  5. What a brill flower that is... it looks so nice. Good that you did not add any glitter.

    xxx Monica