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April 18, 2013

Reduce...Reuse...Recycle!

The theme this week for the challenge over at Meljen's Designs is Recycle.  Use a recycled element on your project.  My current theme is to also reduce...reduce the enormous scrap pile I have amassed over the years.  I didn't reuse...but it made my blog title sound good. =)


This card was made entirely of scrap papers and cardstock except for the cardstock the image is printed on.  My printer dislikes printing on odd sizes of paper.

I paper pieced the pocket of the image Flowers in My Pocket and colored the flowers with Copics.  The background is embossed and I actually hauled out my sewing machine and did a little stitching.  My recycled element you ask?  It is the flower.  The flower is made from a used dryer sheet that I sprayed with different Tattered Angels glimmer mists.  I cut out three flower shapes and wrapped them around a small brad.  I tried just layering them, but there was no definition from one layer to the next.  Wrapping around the brad gave the flower a little bit of body.  The entire dryer sheet flower was layered onto a crocheted flower I made.

Just in case you missed it, the entire shop is on sale this month.  We are celebrating three years of wonderful images from Meljen's Designs.  Hop on over and fill your cart!  In addition, you have a chance to win three images by doing nothing more than leaving some bloggy love on each of the design team posts on the challenge blog.  At the end of the month, three mystery designers will randomly draw a name from everyone that left a comment on their design team post.  Go leave some love!

Card measures 1.25" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals Large
Cuttlebug Bloom Dots embossing folder
Studio G sentiment stamp
pearls from my stash



2 comments:

  1. I love, love, love this card. It looks so spring-like as I am sitting in CO looking out my window at the snow coming down in April, wishing my daisys were in bloom. Great card, nice use of scraps. I am inspired to print out some of my many Meljen stamps and go thru my scraps to make some cards. thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. RaeAnn, I love the blue and yellow combo for this pocket of flowers! I too have used the same colors. I love the dryer sheet as a flower. Thanks for the great idea!

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