Monday, August 3, 2009

Inky Impressions Challenge #8 --- Recycle

This has got to be, without a doubt, the most unusual card I have ever made. But when the Inky Impressions Challenge called for recycle I took it literally (maybe too much?). But I did have fun with a couple of techniques. Nearly everything on the card is recycled.

The first piece is the Kraft paper with a very unusual pattern on it. While I was eating a slice of cantaloupe for lunch I noticed the texture of the rind. So, when I finished I inked up the rind and did some passes with Memento Tuxedo Black then a touch of red.

Secondly, I've been experimenting with pressing flowers through the Cuttlebug. I took a small red carnation, stem and all, laid it between two sheets of watercolor paper, then ran it through the Cuttlebug. I like the abstract look and that stem is really interesting.

Everything else on the card, except for adorable Lili, are leftover pieces from prior projects and lettering that I didn't plan on using anywhere.

Lili is colored with Copics: Hair YR24, YR21, Y21; Skin E000, E11; Jeans E11; Top V01, V17; Shoes W3. She seems to be imploring everyone to recycle, which is a very good idea, indeed.

Well, I hope you like my little experiment in recycling. It is pretty interesting how many everyday things have multiple uses, or can be inked up for an unusual pattern on card stock.

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to visit Inky Impressions. There are lots of fun things going on over there!


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Dragonlady said...

That's what I call ingenuity. Very clever card. Good luck with the challenge

Ali x

Michele Roos said...

Such a fabulous card Barb. Love all the different elements that you've used to recycle. Love the image you've used and the colouring also. Thanks for joining us this week at Inky Impressions. Hugs Michele x

DonnaMundinger said...

Cool idea printing with the rind, Barb. It sorta looks like a background stamp I have. I've tried the pressing flowers too but mine tured out a soggy MESS! Yours is so pretty! Great take on the challenge. xxD

Lynette said...

Very, very cool! I especially love the flower through the Cuttlebug!! I'll have to give that a try.

Denise Marzec said...

Your coloring and highlighting is BEAUTIFUL!

SemSee said...

Your colouring of Lili is so amazing, Barb! You will have to do a Copics tute! Love the effect running the flower through the Cuttlebug has given - I just know our daughter would love to have a go at that! Anyhoo, I've left a little something on my blog for you! I know you've already been awarded it, but I wanted to give it to you too! Hugs, Sem x

Myrt said...

....wowsers, amazing what one can do with recycling - love it Barb! Well done and I'll bet it was fun doing something soooooooo different!