Friday, September 24, 2010

Bloggers Challenge: Reuse/Recycle

  I have been saving some corrugated cardboard for a while to play with in my paper crafting adventures (you know I love doing ‘different’ things, right?).  Well, Bloggers Challenge list Mom Lisa S. challenged us to Reuse/Recycle this week.  I recycled and this is what I came up with:


 and here is a close up of the shimmer:


  I used Red Stickles on the edges of the cardboard squares. I added shimmer to the bird and the hair tie using a Sakura Stardust pen.
  I colored the image with Copic markers- using a monochromatic/neutral theme plus one other color for the Gingersnap challenge this week. 

Stamp is from I Brake for Stamps

To see what the other Bloggers Challenge players came up with for the theme, Here is the Bloggers Challenge link.

Challenges for my card:
Gingersnap-Neutral plus one other color
Stampin B’s- Paper Piercing
Delightful Challenges-make it sparkle
Paper, Scissors, Rocks- incorporate squares on your card-challenge 83
Corrosive Challenge-Use Unused Craft Stuff- Corrugated cardboard, Sakura Gelly Pen has been pretty lonely too!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Shelly

36 comments:

GCgirl said...

I love the texture! I have some cardboard waiting to go to the recycle bin....I may have to rescue some of it now!!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautifully created! Great idea. Looks awesome.

Tami Black said...

So clever -- I really like the texture this adds to your card and the stickles make all the difference. Before I read your description, I wondered how you got all those brads so well placed! Nicely done!

Jan said...

beautiful card and way to recycle :)

Paige said...

Great use of the corrugated paper! This card is lovely!

Benzi said...

Great way to recycle and use what you have on hand. Super image and great job on the bird..it really sparkles Glad you added piercing and joined the Stampin B's this week.Good job on all the challenges.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful image, recycled cardboard always adds wonderful texture to projects!

Emily Keaton said...

Great job on all of these challenges!! This is such a lovely card :)

jimlynn said...

Whoa! This is so unique and pretty.
Lynn

Terry said...

Brilliant layout for the recycled cardboard! Love the image and the bird is amazing! Have a great weekend!

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Shelly
A fabulous card,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Challenges,
hugs Dianne xx

Karen said...

Very nice too, thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.
xx

Kathy said...

Gorgeous Shelly, I would have though that was speciality paper, not cardboard. Genius idea! Love the recycle factor, too.

Juliet A said...

This background is brilliant with this image - it picks up the fullness in her skirt. The red really perks it up, too.

Juliet A said...

The background is perfect with this image! The little bit of red sparkle adds a kick, too - great card!

Ida said...

Wonderful use of the corrugated cardboard. I love the pattern you created by turning it in opposite directions. Awesome image too.

pinky said...

Very classy card Shelly, love all the texture and great image. Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge this week.
Pinky Guest DT.

Clara said...

Great use of the cardboard. I like the texture it added to your card. Very nice recycled project!

BarbaraW said...

Great image. Love how corrugated cardboard makes such a great background.

Basement Stamper said...

I love how the corrugated board looks and especially with the image you chose. Great job on this challenge!

Rachel Hope said...

How fun!!! Love the cardboard BG!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh is this stunning. it's very southwest looking. i love it!

hugs :)

Marilyn S said...

This is fabulously creative! I like the texture & color flow.

Valerie said...

Very pretty card. What a great idea and a great way to recycle.

Carrie said...

You're so clever Shelly. what a fantastic use for that cardboard.

Karen Howard said...

Fabulous use of your recycled item!!! The texture really adds a lot, I LOVE IT!!!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is wonderful Shelly! The cardboard adds such great texture! Beautiful image too! :D

Cheryl said...

This is awesome! I love the texture! Great way to recycle.

Lori said...

Your corrugated cardboard pieces add fantastic texture to your card! Great job with the challenge.

Joanne Gilch said...

Love it! I think recycling is the bomb.

Glenda said...

Love your corrugated squares - absolutely fantastic! Great colours too. Thanks so much for playing along with my squares challenge.

Sharon Caudle said...

Fabulous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Delightful Challenges!
hugs, Sharon

Louise said...

Lovely card, love the corrogated sqaure background. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

tonistamps said...

Great texture with the corrugated pieces! Totally brings in the "wood" theme from your image.

Ali Manning said...

What a beautiful card - thanks for playing the Gingersnaps Color Challenge!

Michele said...

beautiful card! xo