Thursday, February 24, 2011

February Blast From the Past Blog Hop

Hi my crafty friends!

Today is a fun day - it is the Taylored Expressions Blast From the Past Blog Hop. What does that mean? Oodles of amazing projects created by fans of Taylored Expressions (I have so much fun blog surfing and seeing all of the wonderful work). :) The theme for this month is Going Green which you can take one of two ways: use the color green or "go green" and incorporate a recycled element into your project. I went with the later. And what did I recycle? None other than some of the brown packing paper that came with my last box of goodies from TE. :)



I crinkled the paper and then flattened back out. I cut little rectangles and stitched onto Early Espresso cardstock. The layout for my card is this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge by Karen Giron. I did mess up a bit and the strip of red felt is in the wrong spot... that's what happens when you are assembling the card with card base in the wrong position. Oops! ;)

For the main image I used the Pet's Place stamp set and created a little scene using a few of the images. I colored the image with PrismaColor pencils and accented with a bit of Glossy Accents and Crystal Fine Glitter.

So what do you think? I'm liking how fun this card turned out and I really like the designer paper adhered directly to the card base. I think I'll be doing that again. :)

Are you ready for more TE eye candy? Check out all of the rest of the participants for todays blog hop:






Recipe:
Stamps: Pet's Place (Taylored Expressions).
Paper: Early Espresso, Poppy Parade (SU!), Choice Buttercream (TE), Stella Rose - Mabel designer (My Mind's Eye), brown packing paper.
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger), W1 Copic marker.
Accessories: Circle and Petite Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, heavy duty white thread and sewing machine, red wool-blend felt, Cherry Divine Twine, foam dimensionals, Glossy Accents (Ranger), Crystal Fine glitter (Martha Stewart).

17 comments:

  1. Super cute card! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. This is ca-ute! Love that sweet image and sentiment you used, and the baker's twine is a perfect touch!! Great job! ♥♥♥

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  3. Seriously, I don't even know why this makes me giggle, I just LOVE it!! FAB card girlie!!

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  4. I LOVE how this card turned out! Sitting the birdie on the fish tank is brilliant! So is using glaze to give the tank the illusion of being glass. The entire card is wonderful!

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  5. Too cute, Danielle! I love the recycled packaging paper!

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  6. Freakin adorable! What a great card! SO happy I found your blog...I'll be back for more!

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  7. Too cute!! Love the little birdie on the fish bowl and your idea to recycle the paper packing material is genius!!

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  8. Oh your card is so so cute! I need to get that set out! Love your creative take on recycling!

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  9. Danielle, I love how the brown and red look together, but I love that little red bird on the fish bowl the most. Cute, cute card!

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  10. What a super cute card Danielle. Love that image and the lay-out is just perfect. The stitching looks great! :o)

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  11. OMG....the fish tank is adorable and how cool to use the glaze to create the glass...WOW!!!

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  12. That is too cute! I love how you shined up the bowl like water!

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  13. Too cute! I love your fish bowl and your recycling!

    Chris L.

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Thanks for your sweet comments! I love hearing from you. :)