Friday, December 31, 2010

Blogger Challenge- Recyle-ReUse

I don't typically play in this particular challenge every month, cuz it seems very complicated to me, but I had time to take it on today.  This is what I choose to recycle in my art, a piece of junk mail that came in on Thursday..

A postcard from a gallery opening.
Before I show my project, I just want to say that I tried something new on the flower and leaves and will share it below.

So, I cut the flower and leaves using Tim's dies, and then went on to follow the instructions provided in this post.  It really amazed me how pretty the flowers and leaves turned out using their instructions.  Especially the part about using your alcohol ink tool and felt applicator, instead of using the typical sponge tool.  I used orange paint and mahogany di, edged in black di on the flowers.  On the leaves....I again recycled a paint chip, and used hazelnut paint and pine needles di, edged in black di.  I used Tim's leaves stamp, and the rest are Wendy's, except for the bg, which is CHF.

Do try the tech if you have time, I think you'll really find out that it's pretty amazing how things turn our in the end.  Here are photos of the flower after before I put it together, as well as the leaves....painted and then inked.




Well, another year of Blogger Challenge comes to an end.....may all of you in Blogger world have a Happy, Healthy New Year.....Big hugz.....

22 comments:

PetraB said...

It looks amazing, the flower is awesome. Happy New Year!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Happy new year!

great recycling!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful - would look wonderful on a wall! I can't believe that flower came from that piece of junk mail! Fab technique, thanks for the link! Wishing you a wonderful 2011 - don't forget to bang your pots and pans!

Lisa Bohler said...

Your card turned out beautifully!!! Love how you used junk mail...I will have to watch mine much more carefully now!! Happy New Year!!!

Lisa said...

Oh the wonders of junk mail! Very pretty technique on your card. Great job!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is fantastic Gerrie! What a beautiful blossom you've created here! Happy New Year! :D

Basement Stamper said...

The flowers are the bomb, love how they look!!! You did an awesome job on those and love the recycling of the postcard.

Createology said...

Amazing what you can do with junk mail. Love the flower and leaves technique. Thank you so much for sharing. A very Happy Healthy Creative and Blessed New Year to you...

Tami Black said...

This is absolutely stunning! Gorgeous!

Netty said...

Oh wow what an inspiration you are Gerrie. Would never have thought of using that tool for distress inks, thank you for the tip.
Wishing you and yours a very Happy and Joyful New Year. Hugs Annette x

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a fun technique- love your card! Happy New Year!

Lori said...

That flower and leaves ARE AMAZING! Love this tech, will definitely have to try it! The whole piece is really cool, love how you used the stitching stamp with spidey! lol!

Terry said...

Fabulous flowers and amazing it is from JM! Now I need to look at that crap with different eyes! Love this and off to view the instructions!

Linda Monroe said...

So glad you played along this time. I love the re use of the posey card and the tech technique. Have a great new year.

BarbaraW said...

What a fabulous piece of art. I think we'll all look at junk mail in a new light. Hope you have a fantastic new year.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Love your flower, Gerrie...beautiful card. Happy New Year. Hugs, Gayle.

Ida said...

Wonderful. That flower is just fabulous!

Lori said...

Beautiful! Love how the flower and leaves turned out.

Beth said...

Beautiful Gerrie what a way to close out the old year, the flower is gorgeous and I will be checking it out.
Hugs

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous flower and leaves! Love how you re-cycled the postcard into the flower. Beautiful!

GCgirl said...

Your project is so pretty...the flower is fabulous!!!

JP Card Crazy said...

Amazing love the flower!!!