Saturday, February 20, 2010
Challenge 18: Using Recyclables!!
This was REALLY a challenge for me. How on Earth was I going to use something old and make it fabulous?!! This is the first card I made. I used a scrap of wrapping paper and some old ribbon I found around one of my son's pencil cases. And while he's cute ... I just didn't love him. I showed him to a stamping friend and she said, "Hmmm, there's no pizazz is there?" Exactly!
I think the background overwhelmed the card. It might be better if the ribbon I used was green to mimic Mudzie's gift ... something is needed (let me know if you have suggestions!)
Soooo, back to the drawing board. I started looking around to find something pretty. I liked the kleenex box but ... didn't love the thickness of the cardboard as I worked with it. I looked at the Subway paper from dinner the previous night (the stuff they wrap the sandwiches in ... I had grabbed a clean piece) and thought about a "way" to go card. But discarded the idea when I looked at the paper and saw how thin the paper was. I paused in my thinking process and took a sip from my coffee and that's when it hit me .... the Starbucks container in my hand!!!
This is Coffee Kiki and she's the perfect background to highlight my "recycled" item on the card. So grab some trash. Remember the 4 Rs: reduce, re-use, recycle AND run on over to KL SNS to play in the Saturday Challenge
Card one~ Stamps: High Hopes: Mudzie's Gift Accessories: brads, Deep Red Glass Glitter
Card two~ Stamps: C.C. Designs: Coffee Kiki, SU: Expresso Yourself