Wednesday, May 09, 2012

More Recycling

I previously posted my entries for the first challenge of the site, Recycle, Re-purpose and Re-invent; I used parts of a tissue box on a couple of cards for the "Anything Goes" theme. The challenge included a question one could choose to answer or not, "What’s the strangest thing you have been hoarding for the purpose of using it in your 
art and how do you plan to use it?" My strangest thing was birch bark (see entry for April 5 2012).
Birch bark was used on the card. The poem is original, and recalls memories of trips to our cabin in the woods made with my two sons and my husband, who died in  1994. There's a reference to our marriage in October 1993.
The background is stamped with Stampin' Up Woodgrain, and the geese are PSX. Card base is Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip. It's my entry for "Anything Goes," one of the two new challenges at Recycle, Re-Purpose and Re-invent,  

The ATC is the product of memories of a trip to France in 2006, and is my entry for the second Recycle, Re-purpose, and Re-invent challenge, "A Plastic Existence." The plastic is the Mon Chéri candy wrapper which contained a long-gone delicious chocolate. The foil 50 centimes (pre-Euro?) wrapper also contained a chocolate. The Moët & Chandon stamp was made in France, too, but the mini Tour Eiffel is Stampin' Up, from the set, Paris in the Spring. The background was done with sponged ink.
I hope you take a look at the imaginative creations done with plastic and other "who knew" materials. Just click on any of the links above. The RRR site is proving the saying that one man's junk is another man's treasure!
It's a rainy day here, but the leaves are finally, if timidly, unfurling, so Spring can't be far away, can it? I hope you're having a lovely Spring, or, if you're in the southern hemisphere a magnificent Autumn.


9 comments:

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, this is so cool! Love the images and the beautiful poem.

I'm also hoarding strips of birch bark ... you've reminded me ... now I'll have to use it in a project again, LOL!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Wanted to pop in and thank you for your visit on my blog-always enjoy having new guests and especially members of the challenges I have entered-so many don't comment anymore...I will be back to play again
Hugs

Ellis said...

Wonderful entry for the challenge! =)
Thanks for joining us at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent!
Hugs, Elenor DT

Sarah Cliff said...

Your pieces contain small gestures that are very touching. I too keep birch bark from 3 small trees that I planted in my English garden but have yet to use it. I like the idea of writing on it.

Chris / CS Designs said...

Kathleen, This is a great piece. Your projects are always so well thought out and your posts invoke so many wonderful things. I love stopping by to read what you have to say. Thanks for playing in our Anything Goes / Plastic Existence challenge on Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent.
:) Chris / CS Designs

CTgirl said...

Oooh la la, what a beautiful ATC...just love it! And the story with it.
I really like all the French elements you combined and quite amazing that half of it is recycled elements! Clever girl!
Thanks for joining us at Recycle, Re-purpose and Re-Invent again!
Rene

MezzoKat said...

Thanks to everyone for visiting my blog, it really means a lot to me.

Sharon said...

This is a great recycled piece!!! Thanks for joining us at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent!

Annie said...

Hi Kathleen what fabulous pieces and very close to your heart too. Wow, I love that Moet stamp. Thank you so much for sharing such personal treasures........crafty hugs.......Annie : )

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