Sunday, April 29, 2012

Repurposed, recycled, reused

That's the challenge over at Stampendous for the month... I chose to repurpose some cards that came as a freebie with my Australian Women's Weekly this month.  The images on the cards did not appeal to me at all... but the colours of the bases were okay.  So I took this card
and created this:
The background PP is from this set (free over at Mygrafico) which I printed out onto Linen textured white card.  The dress form is a Stampendous one.  I stamped it onto white card and then PP from Authentique Splendid pack.  The lovely flowers were in the haul I got from winning on Clare's giveaway awhile back.  The colours tied in perfectly for what I wanted.  The lovely parcels ( yeap two big bags full of embellishments) arrived yesterday.  I cut the tag into bits so I got a smaller tag to fit the sentiment from Hastings Rubber Stamps.

Well, the weekend is nearly over :-(.  We are heading off this afternoon to visit BIL and family... they live around 15kms from our place, but as we all seem to lead such busy lives, we don't get to see them as much as we should.

Take care

Dawn 

13 comments:

Sue said...

Love that dress form stamp Dawn, it has made a great card, much more interesting than the one above it.
I mean let us be honest here, which one would you like to receive?
Smiles:)
Sue

Barb said...

Oh, sooo much better! What kind of image is that, and who would you send it too? (laughing!) Love the way you totally transformed this card, Dawn - now it is beautiful! :)

Isha said...

This is totally creative Dawn. Love your card.

paula said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card Dawn. I really like how you transformed the card. Such a great idea & good luck with the challenge

DustyPenny (Joy Ott) said...

Fun cards!

CinnamonSally said...

Great way to use the card base Dawn, I love the vintagey card you have created!!

Brenda said...

Oh yes, very happy that you repurposed that card Dawn! Great vintage feel to your design!

Lisa said...

Love what you did to re-purpose this Dawn! You are really great at doing the vintage look :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome creations dearie!!! Thanks for playing in the April Stampendous! Challenge!!!

Maureen Morton said...

Oh, wow - from a sow's ear.......this card started out almost scary but you turned it into a gem. Love how you framed that sentiment.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Dawn your card makeover is outstanding!

Jingle said...

Very pretty card! Thanks so much for joining us for the Stampendous! Challenge!

Suzanne C said...

Another beautiful dress form and wonderful re-cycling of the card base!