Friday, November 16, 2012

Joans Challenge Recycle Card

Good Morning Ladies,
I had quite an adventure yesterday looking for jingle bells for my Christmas projects. I stayed in town to shop. My first stop was our local hardware store that has everything past nuts and bolts. Their craft section is pretty cool. It is like time stood still for the last 10 years in some respects. I did find two small packages of jingle bells. They were silver. Silver is good as well as gold. And two packages only got me 12 bells. I did get a new stamp. It is the one I am using on my challenge card. It is from New Stamp on the Block. Dated 2002. I stopped at four more stores before hitting the jack pot on jingle bells. I have enough for now and know where to return to get more.
Here is my card for Joans Challenge Recycle Card . You can see and join the challenge here....
The only challenge requirement this week is to use something that is recycled.
Here is my card.....
 My recycle items are a paper bag and old sheet music. I think their new life suits them well. I stamped the vintage girl on the paper bag and tore her out. I colorized her with prisma pencil. I then sponged Tim Holtz distressed ink in vintage photo over the edges and around the girl. I had already created my poinsettia in bright red. I had to fix the color so I sponged it with the same ink to give it that vintage feel. This poinsettia was created using a Heartfelt Creation stamp set I purchased at Joans. I added a button to the center to keep the vintage feel. Under the flower I added a leaf sprig cut from a Memory Box die also from Joans. I have a ton of old sheet music. So I cut a piece of this and distressed it with the same ink used everywhere else on the card. To finish this card off I added red braid also using the distressed ink as it was bright red too. I do want to note that I bought the stamp before I saw the challenge. That was a stroke of luck for me.
Here is the inside of the card.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

1 comment:

Caroline D. said...

beautiful card!! Old sheet music is so fun to use I think. The color of yours went so well with the brown bag.