Monday, 23 May 2011

Stampotique challenge - Recycle

Here's my submission for this week's Stampotique challenge, which is to recycle something. I started off using a few different things, but they didn't work, so I raided the recycling bin. No joy there, but next to it is our box of things to go back to the bottle depot. I nobly sacrificed the 10 cents we'd get for the Stella can and cut out the label with my Kai shears and gently molded it flat against my brayer. I was careful not to cut myself on the sharp edges. Then I used some cereal box to cut into the fleur-de-lis border (Tim Holtz - Sizzix) and sprayed that with Riptide glimmer mist and some other mist concoction of vaguely orange/copper nature. This got piece got stamped with one of my Stampendous rock cubes using black ink. The crown (Stampotique) was stamped on a red scrap and cut out. That same scrap got used for the sentiment (Inkadinkado), which reads, "It's not just for breakfast." I only inked a portion of the stamp, which starts off with "Chocolate:" but I figured since this is likely going to finish up as a Father's Day card, I'd make it about the beer instead of chocolate. The red scrap also did duty behind the border. The card base is kraft cardstock. I like this and I hope hubby does too. I did wash the piece of can, but there is still the faintest aroma of beer about the project. Also my hands. This brings me to the end of my post and near the end of the long weekend. It's been a good three days, and I am trying not to think about the mountain of things waiting for me back at the office. No, I will banish those thoughts and go back to stamping!


  1. Karen, the sentiment made me laugh out loud! What a great result you've achieved!! I have to admit that I cringed a bit when I read of your adventures with that sharp can - but the finished project was worth it!!! Glad you were careful! Ahhh, the lengths (and danger) we'll go through for crafting!! So glad you've joined us for the recycle challenge at Stampotique this week!
    Val :)

  2. Totally BRILLIANT!

    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

  3. Funny and very creative piece, Karen! Wonderful piece! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge # 30.