Tuesday, March 16, 2010

IHP Sketch challenge is Goin' Green

The i {heart} papers design team is playing along with the Paper Craft Planet sketch this week. If you want to join along, the PCP code is; sk031310 (get it; sketch, March 13,2010). The IHP twist is going green (reduce/reuse/recycle) w/ option to go green in color! How much fun is that! Please do play along with us, and when you upload to PCP and splitcoast, use codes IHP0310 and sk031310.

Here's what I did with this sketch;

Doesn't look like I recycled a thing, does it? I did!!! This ribbon was a handle on a bag. I took a DD to a store to look for one of those wide elastic belts that's all the rage now, and they gave me their dark blue bag with white lettering. I agonized over the recycle bit of this challenge until youngest DD came to me with the bag and asked me what to do with it. I told her it had to go into our recycle bin, but, 'HOLD THE PHONE!' I needed the handles!!!

She untied the ribbon and gave me both handles and I was off to the races. I made my card fairly easily;
...and then realized I forgot to use the sketch! Good grief! So, this is the first card I made, and I am totally tickled with it, so I'm showing it along with the 'actual' challenge card.

With this card I did faux watercolouring. I coloured the image (from Dandy Days by Our Craft Lounge) with markers and the gave it a little water spritz before I stamped it. *Uber* fab! I then sponged the image and gave it a spritz with Sparkle Shimmer spray. I used the emboss resist technique for the sketch correct card, sponged the edges and spritzed it too. I really like the subtlety of this spray because the shimmer is so fine and goes on very evenly.

The designer paper is from a new Cosmo Cricket line called, 'Garden Variety'. This whole pad is really super cute and has the terrific vintage feel that Cosmo Cricket is well-known for.

Please do check out what the rest of the design team did with this marvelous sketch;











stamps; dandy days (our craft lounge)
paper; garden variety (cosmo cricket), oxford, coconut swirl (bazzill)
ink; antique linen, tea dye, vintage photo soot black distress ink (ranger), versamark (tsukineko)
accessories; labels 4 and petite ovals nesties, ric rac pierceabilities (spellbinders), night blue pearl flourishes (zva), super fine ep, diamond stickles (ranger), sparkle shimmer spray (tsukineko)


Lynn Mercurio said...

WOW...gorgeous all the way around. That handle worked out perfectly and makes an outstanding ribbon for your project. Awesome job.

Deb said...

OMGoodness Loretta! What a gorgeous set they make! I can't believe you made such gorgeous bows with recycled ribbon! I love the subtle differences between techniques for the images...both fabulous and beautiful! Extra {{hugs}} for double duty! Love ya!

i {heart} papers said...

WOW! These are gorgeous! You sponged that?? It looks airbrushed. Funny thing...I've got John trained that before he throws anything out (well, not anything) he checks with me to see if I want to save it. HAHA!

Kendra said...

Great use of the bag ~ lovely card!

Gretchen said...

Awesome Loretta! I love the bling and the sponging!I'm like Kate and all of my kids (and my husband) ask before tossing anything! My in-laws tease me because at xmas I save all of the tissue paper and boxes that no one wants and carefully fold and stack them up for stoage. I must say that I haven't spent a PENNY on boxes, bags or tissue in years :)

Cathleen said...

Oh My Wow Loretta, this is beautiful, love the Dandy Days set and the awesome colors, fab ribbon too!

whoistracy said...

I LOVE it! Recycled bag handles? Wow, who would have ever guessed? What a fantastic idea. I'm really going to be looking at things in a whole new light. Great idea Loretta.

Carolyn Mustopa said...

Loretta, you cards are gorgeous! Wow, we crafters can find treasures in the most unlikely places, can't we? Great job!

HappyCrafter said...

Ha ha, I do that all the time, do a card and then check the sketch after! Both cards are great, seemed it worked out well for you this time, and good for you for recycling!

Lori said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! The image really has a watercolored look.

Megan said...

So, so, so pretty!!

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