4/11/11

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

The challenge this week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges is to recycle something into your artwork. There are lots of ways to do this - look for an old piece of ribbon from a gift, or maybe a page from an old book....anything you can repurpose for your artwork this week is what we're looking for. Oh, and be sure you incorporate CTMH products too! Here's my card:


The sentiment is from the new Paper Lantern set. Cardstock is from CTMH (the green piece is an older color: Kiwi). I recycled a fabric package that a set of pillowcases came in (Target) by first pulling out the drawstring from the bag and using it as "ribbon" through my sentiment piece, and then cutting apart the rest of the packaging and die-cutting the three layer flower (die from Papertrey Ink). To add some additional texture, the green layer was impressed with a plate from Papertrey Ink as well and I added a couple of buttons to finish up the card.

I hope you will give this challenge a try and see what you can reuse in your artwork. And be on the lookout for news regarding our 1st Bunny Hop at H2H next Monday!

Have a creative week!

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7 comments:

Sheila H said...

Beautiful card and great repurposing of materials.

Jessica said...

This is very cool, I love using fabric and the colors are great!

Karen Day said...

Mary, I love your funky colour combo, and how the stripes on your flower go every which way - great card :o)

Lisa Stenz said...

I LOVE your card Mary. I have saved a couple of those fabric bags too, but I never knew what to do with them. What a great idea to die cut them and pull out the drawstrings to use as ribbon. You are brilliant! *Ü*

Lorrinda said...

Great challenge Mary! Love your fresh color scheme, and genious use of the fabric packaging! I have a few of those fabric bags lying around, I thought I would use them as shoe bags in my luggage, but we never go anywhere! Gonna try some die cuts...Thanks for the idea :)

Melinda said...

I love your flower and am really wanting to make some. Love your mod color scheme!

Debbie Carriere said...

Great card, Mary!! I have some of those sheet packages - I knew I was saving them for something :) TFS!