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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Rain, rain go away.....


Hello Blog~Land Friends,
it's another rainy, dreary gray day here in BC, perfect for showcasing my latest card...
I created it for my friend Jeanette's swap 'Rain in the Forest' where - in her own words - "...swappers are encourage to create cards that have something to do with
rain : umbrellas, puddles, flowers (that grow thanks to spring rains), raindrops, etc....
AS A LITTLE EXTRA SOMETHING… and since I love to use found/recycled items on cards, anyone who uses a recycled or found item on her cards AND TELLS ME ABOUT IT will get an extra card in her return envelope. The extra card will be made by me and will include a recycled/found item in its creation....."
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* BEFORE going any further, can you guess what I ended up recycling on my card? * :o)


Well, if I have to be honest I must admit that this card took 'life' on its own...
going to a direction totally opposite of what I had planned in my head...
(does that ever occur to YOU, my readers?) In my case it happens more often
than I care to admit....lol
Here for example, I didn't originally plan to make this card into a tent-topper one,
yet the size of this cute image turned out to be just right for that....I think....;o)

Here's a close up of this sweet immie by Whipper Snapper called 'Spring Angel'.
I wanted to give it some texture and decided to use a brush dipped in crystal effect
to apply on the umbrella...I love the uneven textured 'wet' look to it.

If you still didn't figure out what I used as part of my recycled items here's the reveal :
used yellow tape from ATG gun, and red netting from some plump tomatoes...
What do YOU think?  Did these items served their re-purpose well?  *wink*


  Lastly...a group photo of cutie-patooties Spring Angels...
say *cheeseeee* pleezzzzz.... ♥
I hope the receiving peeps in the Forest's swap like them as much as I do....
Thanks for stopping by.....I'd love to hear what you think....
♥ Blessings To All ♥

Card Deets:
Stamp: Whipper Snapper 'Spring Angel' LY812
C/S: Ballet Blue (SU)
D/P: 'SU' and 'Me and My Big Idea'
Ink: Versafine Onix Black , assorted SU markers
Accessories: Big Scalloped Square nestie, corner punch,
scalloped border punch, gold stickles, crystal effect, glitter, red half pearls by Kaiser.
Re-purposed items: red netting & used yellow ATG tape

11 comments:

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Oh my goodness, you are soooooooo creative! I've eyeballed the yellow remnant from my ATG, too... and thought I should recyle it. Look at you! You DID recycle it! And it's fabulous, as is the red mesh. Awesome!

And your card... wow! The image is too cute. I love the textured shine to the umbrella, too.

I am so excited... I get to keep one of these amazing cards!!!

Melina said...

You are so creative! This is too cute Sweet P! love that cute image :)

:: BlueInks :: said...

Such a darling card! Love it. I too save the netting from produce. Great job creating on this one.

Janet said...

Your card is SO cute!! Love how you used the netting and that ATG tape.

silkeshimazu said...

Your card is adorable! What a creative idea to recycle the netting.

Gina said...

this is adorable!! I love the idea of using the yellow tape from your ATG, that's such a great idea.

Maria_G said...

Beautiful card, we are having a beautiful autumn at the moment. But rain is predicted for the weekend - Happy Easter to you Paola with you family ciao Maria P

Paige said...

love the bright colors and cute image! Very creative recycling!

Darlene said...

Such an adorable image, wonderfully colored too! Love the wet umbrella! Very clever recycling items, the colors of the mesh & tape backing are perfect!

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a sweet image- masterfully colored and the DSP is perfect to accent the image. I LOVE the recycled produce bag- that is an awesome embellishment!

Laura said...

WOW!! very creative. I love it. TFS