Monday, 20 April 2015

Earth Day

Hello all, I hope you had a lovely weekend and managed to fit in some crafting as I did - the first time in a while I got some bonus time too due to unforeseen circumstances which meant I couldn't do the other stuff planned in - not that I'm complaining!
Today's post is to tell you about the new challenge over at Make My Monday and teamie Joan has picked Earth Day as the theme so we'd like to see your creations with this in mind or on the theme of nature.
I decided to take the Earth theme literally and do some recycling as I can't think of anything more appropriate for Earth Day than that.
Here's what I created and underneath you'll see what I recycled to make it.

I covered a piece of greyboard with some of my vintage music score and then brushed on some white gesso and then applied a little pink and green acrylic paint.
I then cut a panel of the corrugated packaging and brushed on some gesso and green paint for a grungy effect.
I die cut some floral shapes from the tea box with a Marianne die set and glued some of these to the painted corrugated panel and glued this to the music score panel.
I next chose one of the birds from my bargain illustration bird book which I acquired in a charity shop in Margate. This one is a Rock Thrush and I picked him because the colours go well with my project. I cut him out and glued him to the panel.
As a final touch I added a little more pink paint to the free area and stamped on the text from the Dina Wakley Scribbly Birds set with Archival Watering Can ink I added some paper string to the top to make the hanger.

Have a great day and a lovely week.
Fliss xx

Thanks go to Marina for pointing me in the direction of Inkspirational Challenge as it seems my creation might just fit the photo inspiration due to the colours, bird (from the birds eggs) and the kraft packaging.


Valerie-Jael said...

This is gorgeous - birds and music are a wonderful combination. Glad you got some extra time! Hugs, Valerie

Inky and Quirky said...

This is beautiful Fliss,I love recycling bits and pieces so well done you!
Big hugs
Donna xxx

Joan said...

Just gorgeous Fliss, great recycling , I love the bird. I buy old books to use and then can't bring myself to cut them up!

brenda said...

Love anything Nature related Fliss and great recycling. I have recently become a bit of a fan of charity shops, recently I was looking for something very specific for a TL project (can't reveal until 30th) and hubby suggested a charity shop, bingo, I got exactly what I was after and for only £3.50.

B x

Joan said...

What a wonderful project!! I love all the recycling and the beautiful colors and bird - perfect for this week's theme!!

Marina said...

Oh I love seeing your original materials - what a fabulous recycling job and a beautiful project. Why not link this at Inkspirational? It's perfect for the theme there too,

Shauna said...

This is fantastic! I love that you incorporated that cardboard. So fun. Your bird is great and I love all the colors! Thanks for playing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna