Wednesday, September 28, 2011

more recycling

Hello, my friends.  Even when I was a child, my family was recycling and reusing things, so it is just a continuation for me to do it today when it's the 'in thing' to be 'green'. 

The background on my card is actually a piece of junk mail.  I used pool and purple twilight paint dabbers to color over the entire surface.  When that was dry, I lightly brushed on some gesso.  I found this trash to treasure technique here

The flower, which is colored with markers, was in my stash already cut out.  I thought it would look nice with the background, but I was really stuck on how to finish off the card. 

I finally decided to use a ribbon punch (SU) to add some extra color (cool caribbean, sponged with turquoise, & elegant eggplant, sponged with elegant eggplant). 

The sentiment is stamped with black pigment ink and clear embossed. 

For a bit of sparkle, I rubbed diamond stickles on both the flower center and the card stock strips. 

4 comments:

Judy Cantrell said...

Melody,this is so pretty! Love the beautiful colors!!
Thank you for sharing the link to my Technique Tuesday.

Jeanne said...

Love your work, especially the colors in this card. You are so creative! tfs

hilde janbroers said...

great card!!!

Alaina Ellington said...

I love it, this is such a beautiful creation!!