Saturday, August 25, 2012

Recycle, Repurpose, & Green

On this  Saturday, I have a busy day!  But then again, what's new? {smile}  My grandson's birthday is today.  So yesterday, I made 40 deviled eggs, half a gallon of green chili salsa, decorated 5 dozen cupcakes, and decorated my grandson's own cake {smile}.  This morning, I'm attending a stamp camp, to create 6 holiday projects.  I'm leaving stamp camp early, so I can get to my grandson's party before the guest arrive, to help set-up and decorate, and then we are celebrating!  
But, before I get caught up in all the birthday hoopla, let's look at what the fabulously talented ladies are doing over @ Our Creative Corner.  Kim is our hostess this week.  And she has a creative and wonderfully 'green' challenge!  Here is the inspiration board:

I just LOVE this challenge.  I think it's a clever, creative challenge to use something you would typically through away.  Add some green.  And be pleasantly surprised with what you make!
Here is what I created:

I used crumb cake card stock as my card base.  I added a whole panel of Lost & Found pattern paper.  I just love this light blue color and the circles of silver glimmer.  I added a strip of Nostalgic pattern paper across the middle of the card.  I wrapped a generous length of crochet trim to the green pattern paper.  I created a large scallop of text paper.  What can I say, I really LOVE text paper.  It gives my cards a shabby chic look.  
I used two different stamp sets:  Affection Collection (Stampin' Up!) and Signature Series (Paper Trey Ink).  I stamped the banner tag in Pear Pizzazz classic ink.  I stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede classic ink onto the petite polka dot pattern paper by Authentic.
I took a piece of a card board box, and die cut a butterfly from it.  Then painted it with Picket Fence distress paint by Tim Holtz.  I created a blossom from 'natural' coffee filters and a scallop circle die.  To hold the coffee filter blossom together, I inserted a green polka dot brad.
I added a row of buttons, that I took off a card I hated once I finished it.  It didn't look 'right'.  
Thank you for looking.  I hope that you got some inspiration here! and it motivates you to play along with us @ Our Creative Corner's weekly challenge!


Lisa Minckler said...

Sharon, I'm worn out from just reading all that you've done for your GS birthday! What a lucky kid :) The party sounds like it's going to be terrific and speaking of terrific....SENSATIONAL card. I love the papers and the layout and the text papers and I can't wait to get my hands on the Affection looks so beautiful on your card!
Lisa :)

Lynn Put said...

This is beautiful! I love your flower with butterfly and all of your pretty details like the lace trim with buttons and fun banner!

Unknown said...

I adore text paper too Sharon, it's one of my very favourite ways to repurpose. I have a little collection of old and discarded books which I tend to tax every now and again to use on a project. It's a great way to use something that otherwise would have ended up discarded. And that coffee filter flower is just brilliant! What a GREAT idea

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Sharon
A lovely shabby feel to this card, initially I could not see the butterfly, but then I found it under your flower!!!
It is the soft Green that sells it to me, it just gives the card a WOW.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a wonderful shabby chic look you have created with these gentle soft colors and the sparkle is terrific. Love that corrugated butterfly and the wonderful coffee filter flower! Sounds like you had an exciting weekend. Hope your GS's party was wonderful!


Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Beautiful! That coffee filter makes an awesome flower and I bet it smells great, justissing the! Love your sparkly background too!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

your card is SO PRETTY! I love the flower and the lace. Glad we're on this DT together :-)

Lili said...

Your card is beautiful, Sharon! That flower on top of the butterfly is gorgeous! Love your color pallette and every detail on your card.
Hugs ;)