Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Try it on Tuesday - A Bit of Upcycling

For this weeks challenge over at Try it on Tuesday The theme is all about Recycling! This was not too hard as I try to recycle most things although as a challenge I tried to come up with a project made mostly from recycled materials.

I started with an old box for chipboard letters and Belles used Paper towel roll. (from soaking up excess inks while working)
I covered the box with the towels in a kind of Decoupage technique. Then while that was left to dry I took some more old paper towels from another roll (aren't the colours fab!)and adhered them to the sticky part of some sticky back canvas and coated with a topcoat of sealer.
Once dry I cut out many different hear shapes and inked up the backs and edges. once this was done I stacked them all Larger on bottom small on top and punched a hole in the bottom of the stacked hearts. Next I put a brad through and spread out the petals. Lastly I scrunched and shaped them then added the pin. (sorry I did not get a picture of this last bit making the flower pin)
Next I recycled another bit from a Prima flower packaging(I love how it is already so pretty) and trimmed a bit for the backing of the pin inking the edges.
Here is a closeup of the pin(Above). For the box I coated the inside with Zig 2way glue and added black flock. To the lid I added a Diecut flower(Tim Holtz) with some stamping and doodling. The Butterfly is stamped from a Aspects of Design set from the Stamp Man and cut out. I added some wire antennnas.

Here is a closeup of the box(Above). I just love the way the textures and colors came out.

Now it's your turn to show us how you can recycle into your projects. Hop over to the Try it on Tuesday blog to see some wonderful inspirations from the rest of the team and for the full challenge rules. I cannot wait to pop on over and check out what this weeks projects will be.

Thanks for stopping in to take a peek. Hope you al have a great week!


PS, Keep an eye out for some fun Easter Blog candy this week.


mandysea said...

OH!!! wow!!!! this is absolutely delightful!!!

Zoechaos said...

WOW Awesome blown away you are such a creative genius and inspiration this is one amazing upcycle. XOXO Zoe

Meggymay said...

Wow, your box ig gorgeous, love the flower, it realy is a stunner. xx

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PatR said...

What a stunner!! Love everything about your project. xxx

Clarky J said...

This is wonderful Angela - I love the way you have recycled practically everything and come up with a gorgeous designer look - really inspirational x Thanks for being such a fab team mate x Janet

sam21ski said...

WOW Fab flowers and just love the colour of that green box, it's lush xxxx

Dolly Daydreams said...

What an amazing box simply stunning , every aspect of it is perfect.

Ildiko said...

Angela this is gorgeous, the flower is WOW