Friday, July 17, 2009

Transfer of Java

This is so exciting. I received my FIRST comment on my blog!!!! This is NOT counting the one from my sissy, that one really doesn’t count, some comment about me not following directions…..
So…my very first comment NOT from a relative! How fun is that???!!! Maybe COMMENTS are why people blog.

Res-Q Challenge. What a fun challenge this one was: “Your Trashy Tuesday challenge is to make a card...that has tires/wheels (i.e. car, bicycle, train, inner-tube, etc.). You also must reuse something that is already in your trash can as an element on your card. We'll incorporate the 3 R's (Reduce, Recycle, Reuse) in our card making and paper crafts.”

~Base card is Stampin Up
~Layer of K&Co. Wild Saffron
~Stamp: SU Loads of Love
~Truck was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black, then outlined with VersaMarker Pen and embossed with clear Ranger embossing powder, and colored with Copics
~Bumpers and hub caps silver embossed and pierced with black brads; windows clear embossed; tires colored with watercolor pencils

Now for the recyling:
~Truck is stamped on ‘rescued’ recycled cardstock which originally served as a cover for a book of sample papers from a graphics arts department
~Edges were ‘roughed up’ and smudged with Distress Ink Vintage Photo

The truck image rectangle is mounted on handmade paper which I made last year.
When I made the paper last year – for whatever reason – I threw a coffee pot worth of used coffee grounds into the paper mulch. I have no idea why I did that (visions of Pollack, Degas…was I thinking I was making scented paper – only the muses know…) Anyway - the handmade paper is recycled from egg cartons, cardboard and coffee grounds. Did I mention I REALLY REALLY like Douwe Egbert coffee? Difficult to see – but trust me the grounds are there - too bad it doesn’t SMELL like a hot cup of java!
These layers are attached to a recycled deep teal color file folder. The folder was found in ‘the Sioux City basket’ AKA ‘Transfer of Crap’. Hmmmmmm... familial transfer of crap...topic for a future blog post....

The coffee bean pile in the back of the truck (SU! Espress Yourself) is stamped on the back of a Hallmark card “rescued” from the trash and colored with Copics and watercolor pencil. I attached the base of the beans to the truck with tape adhesive and lifted only the top of the beans with dimensional for 3-D effect.

One final recycling – vanilla inside is backside of an invitation. Inside is stamped with using SU! Espress Yourself. Coffee cup is colored with gel pens, watercolor pencils and froth is Liquid Appliqué. Inside sentiment: Friends are the coffee break in the business of life.

I recycled and reused. Not sure what I reduced...except time spent cleaning or cooking! You can get up close with the card by clicking on the image.

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