Saturday, September 18, 2010

Go Green- Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

Meet Ali from Stamp It Crazy. She is the image the DT is using for the challenge this week. What a fun and funky gal!

This week the theme is to Recycle or Go Green. I did some of both in a manner of speaking. I used the color green in my creation, but even more, I decided to re purpose some pages from an old book. I have been informed by my son that reduce/re-purpose is NOT the same as recycling and that I am re-purposing. Just saying....

I tore some pages out of an old Reader's Digest condensed book. You all know the ones I mean. They are the books in the "free" box at the library book sale :). They make great altered books so I always grab a couple. However, in altering a book, there always need to be some pages removed. Ok, torn out! I took some of the torn out pages and punched out some flowers and leaves.

After punching them I spread them out on my craft mat and sprayed with assorted glimmer mists then let dry. The next step was to layer up some of the flower shapes, punch a whole in the center'ish, and attach them all together with a brad. Then I folded up the shapes around the brad one at a time and them loosed it a bit to form the multi-layer flower.

The next step involved gluing down the flower and placing the leaves. I put the single flower in the top left. After all that I then went looking through the book for the words I needed for my sentiment and finally found them. Really, I did not think that the word "thinking" would be such a difficult one to find! Then the words were cut out and attached as well.

I hope you enjoy my card with Ali and the re-purposed book pages. I know I will be doing this again. It was FUN and I really like the end result! Come play with us this week at the Stamp It Crazy Challenge. You can link your entries here and while you are there, but certain to check out the creations by the rest of the DT! They are super talented and I know you will be inspired!

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Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Oh Alex, I LOVE how you have done your card! Your colors and embellies fit the theme PERFECTLY!!:)

KC said...

such a cute idea! great card!

Chiara said...

oh what a fabulous image. I envy your skill with stamping.

Brandi said...

This is so cool Alex! Love the idea of using the old Readers Digest books! :)

Micki said...

oh wow, what punches created that gorgeous flower? I have to digg out my old books, lol..... love it.

Kathi said...

Yikes. Those flowers are drop-dead gorgeous. I love them. Fabulous.

The rest of the card is nifty too, but those flowers. Yikes.