Friday, 20 July 2012

Go Green and Recycle

Good morning folks, hoping this post appears as scheduled as I'm at the hairdressers at the moment having my trim up as my hair always seems to grow like it had fertiliser put on it lol
A new challenge starts today at Polka Doodles which is actually a Team A one but I had to hijack it because the theme is Go Green & Recycle which is a favourite of mine.
Here's my creation which is a vintage style card this time.

I've once again used the Paige "Wedding Day" image which I think is my favourite of Emma's cute girls and this time I've turned her dress into an evening gown. I printed again on thick cartridge paper and coloured with (you've guessed it!) Aquamarkers to give her a blue dress and dark red hair.
Here's a pic of some of the recycled items I used on the card:

I die cut an oval of the grey board and painted this with a couple of coats of dusky pink acrylic paint then stamped on the flourish flower from the Daisy Doodles stamp set with Stazon brown ink.
I made a mat for the cut out image by die cutting a smaller oval from the yogurt carton wrap which I then embossed with the c-Art-Us roses folder.
I stamped the flourish flower in the corners of a square of kraft dotty paper from the A Double Sprinkle of Kraft CD and made 2 central borders, one a scrap stamped with the same flourish flower and the other a piece of the lovely patterned tea box card.
I added a layered flower with a metal button centre and a sentiment from the Sugarplum Daisy CD to finish.

Nikky will be on Create and Craft tomorrow at 11am and 4pm with the brand new CD called Here Comes Christmas so I'm sure you can guess what I've been doing lately - it really has been Christmas in July and I'm all glittered up to prove it! The CD has the most gorgeous images yet and a HUGE amount of papers and I'll be back tomorrow to show you my favourite of the samples I made. Do watch the shows if you can as you'll love the CD!

Bye for now,
Fliss xx

Challenges for my card:
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Pretty Packaging
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Stampin' Royalty - Anything Goes


craftattack said...

Lovely piece, recycling is always a great way to get new stash, I use everything I can lay my hands on! We are still waiting for the sun, it is supposed to be summer here next week?? Hugs, Valerie

brenda said...

Hello Fliss,

My first venture into blog land leaving comments with this great system of mine. Well it's great at the moment, fingers crossed it stays that way.

Lovely recycling, on a bit of corrugated fan as well, have this habit stashing away because it will always come in useful 'one day'.

Hope you have a good weekend, dare we hope for sunshine?


Clare said...

Hi Fliss!!! mine didn't schedule grrrr! probably something that I did though lol!. Gorgeous card hun with a lovely vintage feel to it. I love recycling and always looking for things to use im like steptoe!!!. Hope you had a nice pamper at the hairdressers. I am trying to spend an hour or so catching up in blogland commenting. Been such a busy fortnight I feel like I am neglecting all of my friends. Have a great weekend. Hugs Clare xxx

JayBe said...

A gorgeous card, Fliss - I love how you incorporated all the different recycled bits. Hugz, Jan xx

WeirdCat said...

Great card, love the image, thank you for joining us at The Digi Doodle Shop Challenge this week
Ruth x

Happy Days said...

You threw me then! I thought uh oh I've forgotton a challenge!!! ;/

Gorgeous card and I really do love that image.

Have a fab weekend

Claire x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, love your recycling fab idea!

Thank you for sharing with us at Divas this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

An amazing card with wonderful layers.

Craftyanny said...

Gorgeous Fliss. Great recycling too
Anne x

Buttons said...

Some fantastic background ideas here Fliss. Love the card. Hugs, Buttons x

Emma Canning said...

Gorgeous! Loving Paige's dress - thanks for including her x x

SHARY said...

Great recycling Fliss, you made a gorgeous card. Enjoy watching the shows , I will :0)

Tammy said...

Love the sweet image and the background is terrific! Thanks for joining us this week at the Digi Doodle Shop Challenge!

Tammy said...

Way to "upcycle"!! I like how you complemented the patterned paper with the dress colouring!
Thanks for playing with us at LRW!!

Regan said...

way to re-use..thanks for playing at LRW

Sandra Farrell said...

Wonderful work - What a happy card! Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin' Royalty this week.

Berit Synnøve said...

Fabulous background and a lovely image. Thanks for joining Digi Doodle Shop Challenge this week.
Hugs Berit