Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Recycle, Re-use, Re-purpose......

This month over at Die Cut Diva's, Arlene has devised a cool challenge... to recycle, re-use or re-purpose.... I decided to combine this challenge with Penny Black's ~ frame challenge.
I started with this....
Torn cardboard envelope

a piece of cardboard envelope all the way from Hong Kong ( it kindly brought a couple of card from Vivi) and I turned it into the frame on this card
Kisses from Mimi


I sponged the Fleur de Lis frame with Brushed Corduroy distress and then painted with Iridescence Medium.  The used a Spellbinders die to make the panel with Mimi on it.  I stamped her and sponged the blue before removing the die.  I used Copics to colour her face and watercolour pencils for the rest.  Thanks to a tip from Kathy I added black enamel accents for her eyes.  I made the card 4 x 4 so it is a smaller than usual card but suited the frame.   I debated putting some more embellishment ~ maybe a little flower or some gems... but left it in the end....

Thanks for looking.   Nearly the weekend... well 2 days to go... and it's a long one here in NZ- celebrating the Queen's Birthday.  We are off the the bach with Michael and Yvonne... a relaxing time in store!

Cheers

Dawn

5 comments:

Lisa said...

Wonderful recycling, Dawn! I should really start thinking about doing more of that with my crafting.... The little girl is sure a cutie!
Have a fab time on your holiday!! We are leaving in 2 days as well for a vacation to Alaska!!

Barb said...

Great recycling, Dawn! Love your wonderful frame and adorable image! So fun!

paula said...

Hi Dawn,

I've just managed to catch up on a few of your posts that I have missed :(. I love everything that you do. I am sorry that your back is not good, but love all the cards & even got an idea from the sponging you did on the bike card. Love that! Take care my friend xoxoxoxo

Tiffany said...

Wonderful recycling! Love that fleur de lis frame! She is so sweet looking!

Suzanne C said...

Adorable! Great recycling idea.