Sunday, 29 June 2014

Recycled Owl


Have you had a good weekend? 
I do hope so! 

I've had a super day today.  Why?  Because I had loads of play time in the old craft area. 

I was determined to join in with Less is More as I missed it last week and it looked such a super challenge too.  Perhaps I'll make a card for it just for fun. 

Anyhoos onto today's card.  The challenge is to use a recycled item.  I also noticed that CASology has a code word of "Wood" and so my card started to take shape. 

I have an Early Espresso card base and I stamped the nest from Take Care in Whisper White and also the sentiment from Just Sayin'.  I tore some corrugated cardboard and added that along the back.  I then stamped onto some brown packaging paper that we always get tons off when ordering from Stampin' Up! I stamped Hardwood in Lost Lagoon and punched out using the 2 1/2" Circle Punch.  I punched the owl using of course the Owl Punch and Bermuda Bay Card Stock.    I punched out his heart feathers from an egg carton.  Lucky me it was just the right colour.  Then he is attached with some Dimensionals.

It was fun to go raking through my recycling to find things to use and I'm pleased with the end result. 

Hope you have had a productive day too. x

Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up!  

Card - Early Espresso, Whisper White, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay
Ink - Whisper White, Lost Lagoon
Stamp - Just Sayin', Hardwood
Other - Recycled Items, Dimensionals

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14 comments:

Chrissie said...

Packaging can be so good for card-making can't it Aileen... as you have proved here!
Great job!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Julia said...

Great card Aileen. Owls make such good subjects and he looks great sitting on that packaging.
Julia

Jenni's Jems said...

Great take on the challenge Aileen,looks like you had a fun day!x

Valerie-Jael said...

Love the card, I am an owl fan! Valerie

Monika Reeck said...

Aileen...I loveee that owl and the heart in yellow ooh so cuuteee and I love you stmped the circle with wood grain...love all the WHITE space on your card really CAS card..cute also..LOVE THIS

Hope you wanna see my “Wood” card on my blog… my card is #59 on the CASology Gallery…I would be so happy if you could leave me some love too..big hugs, Monika

Anita in France said...

Such fun, Aileen ... all that yummy texture is fabulous, so touchable! Anita :)

Faith A said...

GREAT card, love what you have done

Anne said...

Fab recycling Aileen, great card!
Thank you very much for your entry into this week's Less is More Challenge
Anne
LIM Designer

Gillian R said...

This is so cute Aileen, hope you are well. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love how you've incorporated recycled, corrugated cardboard and it still feels so clean! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

sheila 77 said...

This is so unusual starting with the dark background and then stamping the hearts from egg carton. It was fascinating to read about the materials you used to produce your lovely owl card.

Sid said...

Used packaging never looked so good !!

Skylark said...

Cute card and great texture with all that recycled packaging. Stef

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Great to see you using up some packaging. I keep mountains of it even though I'll never get through it!!!
Thanks for joining the challenge with your super card.
Sarah
Less is more

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