What most people see: Trash, empties, discards
What I see: Endless possibilities
I admit it. I'm a magpie. What's a magpie, you ask? Well, it's a bird. A very stately looking bird, I might add. It has a glorious long tail and looks like it's wearing a tuxedo. But that is not why I am a magpie. I don't even OWN a tuxedo, silly people.
You see, magpies are the Fred Sanfords of nature. They collect stuff. LOTS of stuff. You just never know what you'll find in a magpie's nest--jewelry, string, foil, bottle caps, bits of colored paper. I happen to have ALL that stuff (and more) in my studio... so you see, I am a magpie.
Over at Bombshell Stamps, the November monthly challenge is "Waste Not". Celina (Miss November) challenged us to make a project using scraps. I LOVED this!!! But you know me...I can't just leave it at that. Instead of just using scraps, I decided to see if I could craft a card that was made out of GARBAGE. Yep, you read that right...I actually dug through my recycle bin for this project.
Here's some of what I used:
Here's the end result!
SUPER CUTE...inoright? You would never guess this card was made out of GARBAGE!!
One man's trash really IS another man's treasure!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenge:
The Spotted Chick - That's Krafty Thursday #56
Digital stamps- Bombshell Stamps (Western Gal)
Nestability Dies - Spellbinders (Labels 10, Deckle Rectangle)
Star brads - Creative Impressions
Prismacolor colored pencils
Glue Glider Pro - Glue Arts
brown stamping ink - Colorbox
Recycled objects used:
- paper sack (ran through printer for cowgirl and boots images; die cut for matting shapes)
- handle from paper sack (raised frame around image)
- fabric scrap ("ribbon")
- cardboard (background)
- cereal box (card base)
- patterned paper scrap (background element)
- stuff that falls out of your border punch ("buckskin" fringe on left side of mat)
- leftover stuff from pop dots (used to raise various elements off underlying layer)