Sunday, 11 May 2008

Recycle!


The latest challenge at DCM is to make a card that uses scraps from shop-bought cards, to recycle elements. "We want you to have a look at old shop bought greetings cards, wrapping paper or gift bags which you have received in the past and recycle any elements to make a card of your own."
I recycle a padded heart (centre of the card), mounting it on Rouge de Garance paper and adding a BasicGrey Two Scoops swirl highlighted with glitter.

My Favourite Place


Over at UKS, the monthly team challenge is for a layout on the theme of my favourite place that uses stitching. My entry shows us at one of our favourite places, Epping Forest. I wetted and sanded the edges of the main photo, used textured paint (Anita's) on the chipboard letters (EK Success) and flowers, and added gold paint on top (Adirondack acrylic dabber). I sprinkled some glitter while it was wet. The paper is by Fancy Pants and the overlay by Autumn Leaves. Envelope pocket: Studio K.

8 comments:

dddeeebbbzzz said...

Love the texture on the LO! Stunning! I always mean to cannibalise shop cards etc but somehow don't get round to it, so I'm off to see what I've got that I can add to my stash!

Tinkerbelle said...

the layouts are great... so good to make use of bits n pieces xx

Lori said...

Love the colours on the card and the paint detail on the LO looks fabulous- really effective touches!

Enfys said...

Great card. I recycle all the time. Beats throwing them out.

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow they are absolutely stunning. Gorgeous creations. Love them.

Anonymous said...

Love them both Gail. :)

Vanessa.

Inspiration Alley said...

Wow, the layout and the card are stunning. Good idea to recycle.

Cass said...

Gorgeous LO. Love all the textures.

Cass xx