Thursday, 25 April 2013

Earth Day Challenge - Recycle Project

Happy Thursday, my friends!
I had to take a break from some wedding stuff and just have some fun! Oh, boy!! Did I ever have fun with this project! Remember I mentioned in my last post that I need to mix it up once in a while? lol
When I originally picked this image from Digi Darla's, it was with the intention of creating projects for one of my daughters. She has become a world traveler and I thought this would be perfect! However,  it's also perfect for Digi Darla's Challenge this week, which is "Earth Day."
The challenge is to create a project using ONE recycled item. Yeah...I see that now!  I threw most of my junk drawer on this card! lol You know those little mini-drawer units that some of us have in our craft rooms, sewing rooms, workshops, garages...THAT one? In one of my drawer units I have a drawer where I put all the STUFF that I find and don't know what to do with. (Yes, throwing it out would be an option!) So when I saw the "recycle" I went to that little drawer. I used almost all of the treasures that were in there! ;o)
Let me explain what I used because some of it may not be very obvious. The background paper is a road map of Alberta that was in terrible condition. My MIL actually got us a new one when she saw what we were using! It was literally in shreds, and I was very happy to find it still in the glove compartment of the car.
In the top left corner I placed an old discolored office paperclip. To the paperclip I added a white twist tie that I inked in red. Onto the twist of the twist tie I added a tiny recycle symbol that was on the bottom of a cereal box. Hanging from the paperclip is little yellowed price tag that had been attached to an old brass ring. (It was only 50 cents...yes...very old!) On the tag I stamped "It's Time" and some tiny little clocks.
In the top right-hand corner is a flower of sorts. I first attached a Canadian penny - they are being taken out of circulation. On top of that I place a piece of an earplug. (Yes, in that drawer I found a brand new set of earplugs. Where were they when the neighbors dog was going crazy?) Into the ear plug I poked a bunch of bulletin board pins. (I got rid of my bulletin board) They kind of went wonky because there were so many. Then I made two more flowers made from punches of map and cardstock that I pulled out of the garbage. The flower centers are actually flower beads from a broken necklace I was supposed to fix for my daughter...a VERY long time ago!
Now, moving down...I used a scrap of red paper to cut the circle out. I had colored my image to coordinate with the map so it didn't stand out enough. On the square under the globe I adhered another recycle symbol. This one was cut out of the bottom of a Walmart bag.
Finally, I had two of these hangers that had been pulled off the back of something. I threaded the pretty blue elastic band through them. Then I fastened the hangers to the page with these brass studs. They had 4 long prongs on the back that I hammered down, so it's not going anywhere!
There you have recycle card! Can you believe all of that was in that one little drawer? I've been very "wordy" this afternoon but I didn't want you to look at this card and think I had lost my senses...or all my scrapbooking supplies! lol Thanks for hanging in there with me! :o)

Scrapbooking Materials Used:
Recollections Cardstock;
Prismacolor Pencils and OMS;
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilies - Standard Circles (LG);
Stamp: Prima;
Ink: Martha Stewart - Stem Green and Red Chrysanthemum.
All other items were from my little junk drawer, my recycle bin, and my glove compartment!

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Creations by Shirl said...

What a fun card, love the map papers and all the cute embellishments on your card....

Pop's Cards said...

Simply Stunning sweetie!! Hugs Pops x

Susan M said...

Wow Nancy ,this is fabulous ! The digi stamp is so lovely and you have done your usual wonderful colouring.Love how you have used all the "bits and pieces" ! Thanks for telling us what they all are! Hope all the wedding plans are going well !

Friday said...

Awesome card, Nancy. I love everything about it. So cool. TFS.. Hugs!!

Jonia said...

Nancy I love it and would have never guessed that you used so much recycled items. Beautiful my friend.

Jennifer said...

This is such a delight to look at! Wonderful details and such a cute image!

Marilyn said...

Now this is very cool! I love the map and all the recycled bits. I can't believe that you've put a blue rubber band on here and that it looks great! Crazy!
Also, sweet image and great colouring Nancy!

Ira Huberts said...

Really love your stunningly beautiful card Nancy, you have given this so much thought! Great eye for detail, fabulously done! Hugs, Ira xox

Michele said...

Oh this is so wonderful! I love all of your treasures from your junk drawer on here. :) Great use of the DD image! Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's this week.

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Oh this is so cute, I adore this image and you have colored it so beautifully! Thanks so much for playing in our recycle challenge at Digi Darla's this week!!

Tracy said...

LOL You don't throw a thing away do you. :-) I really enjoyed your description of all the parts and pieces. Too fun Nancy! Hugs!

leslieb said...

Your recycle card is a pure delight. Good thing you didn't throw any of that stuff away! :D

Nancy, you are a genius my friend.

Sorry for the long absence at your blog :-(

Love you - Leslie

alexandra s.m. said...

Hello Dear Nancy!
I have missed you! Love your card and how detailed oriented you are!!


Cindy Haffner said...

So FUN Nancy!!~

Susi said...

AMAZING! I wub everything!!!!

Daen'Ys said...

Recycling is good, especially if it is as beautiful as here! ;-)
Just great what you've created, Nancy!

Rosi x

Embellishments said...

You are so creative Nancy, I don't think I'd be able to come up with something like this! No I didn't think that you lost your senses or your supplies LOL... Love the coloring and the flower bead centers... well I guess fixing that necklace is NOT gonna happen LOL...
Hugs, Steff

StampArt Design by Kathryne said...

Adorable and awesome all rolled into a perfect card! xx Kathy

Marianne said...

That is sooooo not what I expected as I was reading your post. I think it looks really good and I wouldn't have guessed that it was junk you added. Thanks for the to see what is in my junk drawers!