Saturday, August 25, 2012

Stop!! Don't Throw That Away...

If crafting has taught me anything, it's shown me how to look at items I would normally discard or recycle with a whole new light. Which is why I am grateful for this week's challenge over at
Our Creative Corner, because now I get to downsize my "don't throw that away, I'll use it for something else" pile in my craft closet.  Thanks to Kim Price, the hilarious and resourceful crafter, for hosting this week's theme....
RECYCLE IT and use the color GREEN! 
This is my recessed window frame that has a stand on the back so it can sit anywhere on display.
 Going along with the theme of recycling, I decided to look at some old Paper Craft Magazines I also have piling up and drew my inspiration from this issue.  July/August 2011, page 24, titled Fanatical About Botanical. 
 The frame, backboard and stand are made using two of these recycled flatbread wrapping packages, a thin but sturdy cardboard.
 I've also used this old calendar for the bow, the sentiment and the two flowers in a vase.

 A few extra close-ups
The image I've colored in with copics is titled

These are glorious little vintage images that can be purchased at
 Here's a close-up of the image
 I really enjoyed using recycled products but I also needed to complete the task by using a pop of green.  As you can see here, the background image is mainly colored with variations of green, the leaves overhanging are inked with green and little speckles of white, the faux wood frame has smudges of green in the wood as well.  A little green vase sits on the ledge of the window alongside some green moss to give the image more depth and the frame more texture.

I certainly hope this challenge inspires you and and as always, the DT ladies are continually coming up with tons of crafty, creative and out of the box originality, so be sure to stop in and enjoy all of their creations at...
RECYCLE IT and use the color GREEN

Thank you so much for stopping in.
Hugs n' Happy Stamping...
Lisa xx
 
Challenge I would Love to Enter This Project Into:
Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent - Anything Goes & Frame It!


25 comments:

Marie-Louise said...

This is superb. You are so creative.

butterfly said...

So lovely - the Nicecrane images are delightful... and I love your frame!
Alison x

pinky said...

Wow great job, you are super talented girl!!

Alyce said...

You are so creative Lisa!!! You must have the best time putting your lovely creations together...you put so much thought into them. Love the idea behind this and it just looks so amazing :)

Shahrul Niza said...

Lisa, you made me picked up the hashbrown packaging that I just discard a few minutes ago!!. All for good reasons, LOL. This is beautiful creation, Lisa!. LOVE the spanish moss & leaves, what a whimsy little shadow box!. Wait, is it? maybe a 3D card :). In any case, I'm INSPIRED!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Another beautiful example of your attention to detail, Lisa. Your frame is wonderful and I really love the window sill with the vase of flowers. The image is delightful and that checkered bow is sensational. What a super piece you have created for our recycle challenge!

Have a great weekend.

Hugs,
Linda

Lynn Put said...

Wonderful use of this recycled packaging to create this lovely scene!

Elaine said...

My Word Lisa this is amazing well done you have so much talent Hugs Elaine

Kelly Schelske said...

This is such a fantastic creation Lisa!!

Patricia St Martin said...

ANOTHER AWESOME JOB LISA! Great job with nicecrane image. How much fun it is to use thing we have around the house and make something so pretty with it. Love your bow also.
Hugs

Anita Houston said...

Stunning! Love your recycled materials! Beautiful work!

pinky said...

Thanks so much for the gorgeous soup recipe. I knew right away it was American as I didn't recognise some of the ingredients but I will google and try and substitute them over here in Ireland. It sounds delicious! Thanks for taking time to type it out for me. Hugs
Pinky

Sue said...

Hello Q
When I read Kim's Challenge-'Recycle It', I knew you would produce a brilliant creation, and when I saw it posted up I was not disappointed, you do set the bar high Q. This framed window has all the wonderful details that go a long way to revealing what you like and enjoy about your Art.
It has panache, which comes natural to you and is distinctive in much of your work especially when you are not too restricted. The capacity you have to create such pieces is in your perception to view things off-beat. I know I have nick-named you Quirks and I hope you realise this is meant as a complement, not to be confused with bizarre or peculiar; more toward unique and individualistic and so original.
To use a Nicecrane image as your focus and colour it up so wonderfully would make a lovely card, but you push the boundaries of scale and design with this craft to produce a work of Art!
A fantastic creation.
Smiles:)
Onion

Kim Price said...

Lisa this project is absolutely amazing. Your copic colouring is drop dead gorgeous - I LOVE this so much, and it's hard to believe that this was made using recycled packaging. LOVE!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

how amazing! I really don't know what else to say about your creation... just amazing. I have designer envy :-)

Nicecrane Designs said...

Absoluteñey gorgeus Lisa,,,,,you recycle really so well and your coloring here is so weet, so unique....woww,woww. I really love these 3d plants a t top right,,,,,horayyyyy for Lisa....

Lisa S. said...

L2,
Ingenius as always! You are such a clever girl and I'm laughing hysterically right now. (which isn't amusing to my grandcat sleeping on my legs because I'm shaking him so hard) Why? I have my family saving everything these days (i.e. cardboard from pasta/cereal boxes, the mesh from lemon & potato bags, foil scraps, etc...) and my stash is taking over my craft room. They roll their eyes at me and just groan. hehehe Ok, now to my point. This recycled, re-purposed project is gorgeous and I can use it to prove my case for recycling. You never know what you are going to need UNTIL you need it. :D Fab job on this frame and I love the sweet image by Nicecrane Designs.
Kudos to you my friend, well done indeed!
Hugs,
L1

Sandy said...

You are so clever - I save every jot and tittle but all I do is fill up my craft closet!!!!
Sandy

Jeanne J said...

Gotta tell you girl... you are the QUEEN of mixed media. I don't know how you do it - but they are always fab works of art. Bet your house is amazing! Each one of these is like a piece of you - I don't know how you would ever part with a single one! GORGEOUS!

Tracy said...

The construction is amazing Twang. So much imagination used to put all those parts and pieces together. Hope you've got this one out on display. :-) Hugs!

Sharon said...

Lisa, as I read your post, I can totally relate to your blogging. The closet in my crafting room, is full of items that I couldn't throw away, because I could do something with them {smile}. It's nice to have a sister who understands.
I love how you showed us your creative process. Absolutely delightful! And that is how I feel about your recessed picture frame. The materials all work, so well together! and your coloring is spot on! I love finding all the little treasures.
You created a fabulous paper craft and I know our readers can find a lot of inspiration from you!
hugs, sharon w.

Bonnie Irvine said...

This is an amazing piece of art and the fact that so much of it is recycled is the icing on the cake. Gorgeous depth and detail. I love the bow and the vase of flowers...so cool. Thanks for joining us at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent. It's been a treat to visit your blog.

Margaret said...

Whooda thunk a piece of cardboard and an old calendar could turn into something so lovely! The faux wood grain is awesome and you did an amazing job coloring the image! Wonderful repurposing!

I need to do this a lot more... My 'don't throw that away' pile is getting a little out of control!

Lili said...

Beautiful piece of art Lisa! I really love all the details you've added to your creation. The image you colored is gorgeous. You are such an artist!
Hugs;)

Chris / CS Designs said...

Lisa, This is an exceptional piece of ingenuity, and I love that you used so many recycled things to create this wonderful piece of art. Thank you for joining us on Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent.
:) Chris / CS Designs