Saturday, April 21, 2012

LR Earth Day Blog Hop




Welcome to my Earth Day Blog post. I have the extreme pleasure of being part of Leslie Rahye's Earth day Blog Hop. She is kind enough to make a link where we can't get lost along the hop. Just click on the next designer and hop in any order you like.

I am sharing with you a recycle sign I made out of all recycled, reused, or up-cycled items. I made the sign for a friend to friend to hang in her classroom. She also happens to be my son's science teacher and has all the kids recycling. She has recycling bins in her classroom and I thought it would be cute to hang by the bins.

 The sign was created from an old cereal box. I cut the cereal box on my cricut. I then took a piece of paper that I hated. It was never going to end up in one of my scrapbooks. It had a solid white back, so I used it wisely. I cut it on the cricut too. I then inked it with Spiced Marmalade, Broken China, and Peeled Paint distress inks. The letters were used on a project board my daughter used for school. I couldn't see throwing them away, so I tore them off. It left a few rough spots where a bit of white was showing, so I went around the edges of the letters with a brush marker. It filled in the white spots and gave it a distressed look.

 The flowers are made out of Dr. Pepper cans. I very carefully cut open a couple of cans and ran them through my Vagabond with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die. I then used alcohol inks to color the petals. I had two glittery brads that were too bright. I toned it down with some distress walnut stain.

The rhinestones were some that had fallen off of a cup my child decorated some time ago. I saved the gems even though they weren't sticky anymore. I just glued them on with some Scotch Quick dry Adhesive.

I think you can see all three colors of the distress inks swirled together.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my little earth day project. Let me know what you think. I have a little blog candy to offer. It will be a goodie bag of things left over that you will hopefully be able to use on a project. I you would like to follow that is great, but not required. Just leave me a comment and a way to reach you.

Happy Crafting,
KathyJo

13 comments:

Regena said...

great job and a lot of work too!
very creative

Kitty G said...

Wow I love the flowers - Well I love all of it but I really like the flowers. Thanks for sharing you creativity and talent

Lyneen said...

Great sign for the classroom... love your flowers from the tin cans, super up-cycle. Thanks for sharing.

Amanda said...

Love the sign. The flowers are amazing!

Susan M. Brown {sbartist} said...

What a wonderful sign - love all the recycled bling and the gorgeous flowers, too! I love your GREEN THINKING!!! Happy Earth Day : )

Morninglass said...

Great sign! I love your use of aluminum cans!

Fabrizio Martellucci said...

Love the sign and that's the perfect creation to remind oneself to be economical and hoard everything....everything ! lol X Fab

Vidette said...

The colors & the flowers on the sign are a great combination.

Edie said...

Love it, love it! I sooooooooo want some of those flowers! Fantastic :)

Barbara Rankin said...

Love your recycle sign. The flowers turned out really pretty, too. Colors are very nice.

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

Loving this flowers! Great job!

Jess B. said...

This came out fantastic. Love the color combination too earthy. TFS

Quiltingranny said...

I just love the recycle sign and wish I were so creaative! Someday I will take a scrapbooking class! Thanks for sharing!
http://quiltingranny.blogspot.com

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