Monday, April 26, 2010

Earth Day Blog Hop - Enchanted Inspirations

(my post here will remain at the top of my blog to cover all time zones of participants and visitors!)

WELCOME to my little piece of the Earth Day Blog Hop with Michelle Perkett's Enchanted Inspirations!  Have you just visited Shelley's blog? If so, you're on the right path....  It is always wonderful when people gather together ... even more so when we gather together for a common cause that is so important to our daily wellbeing! And our creativity is just as important, don't you think? 

For the Hop, we are to create something using only recycled materials (other than ink and markers/paint). And we had to use some green in our design too.

I recycle a LOT of my crafting stash - hubby calls me a pack rat.  I save wrapping paper, card, ribbons, buttons, beads  anything at all - if it's past its intended use, and I can salvage bits of it, I will.  I even keep buttons and trim from clothing beyond wearing, the fabric too (if I like it!).  My creation doesn't show what we regularly associate as 'recycle' - kraft coloured cardboard, orange string bag, and plastics. But everything on my card (except for the ink, and colouring mediums) has lived a previous life and been reborn to something new, or has served a previous purpose and I am using them again!  Oh hang on.... my printer cartridges are recycled too!

Ingredients Used: Image - Earth (Michelle Perkett), recycled component cardstock, patterned paper (used recycled gift wrap), lace (it's precious life was on lingerie!), organza/silk flower (I coloured this flower with a marker.... it's previous life was in a 70s wedding bouquet!), Bic Mark-Its.

Let it be known that I found it VERY HARD not to use any pearls, rhinestones and new lace!

 Although my stop on the hop is a way down the hop, I have the whole list of happy hoppers just in case you missed a visit..... start here: Michelle
Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge and Inspiration Blog

To continue the blog hop in order, you should now go visit Jean .... Please remember to leave a comment at each blog - we would all love to know that you have visited us during the Earth Day Blog Hop!

hug and blessings,

23 cared to share!:

Michelle said...

Oh, Pauline!! This is amazing!! I just LOVE that every part of this card was recycled down to the ink cartriges!! Way to go, Pauline! Its stunning!!:) The colors are beautiful!! Thank you so much for such a wonderful Earth Day blog hop entry and for doing your part by recycling!!:)

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh, Pauline this is great. I'm also a pack rat and like to reuse anything I can. I even have a pair of old jeans way past being wearable I'm waiting to find something to do with. Your creation is just beautiful.

Fotf said...

It's so good that you keep bits and pieces, i am known to keep bits of ribbons and odd boxes now and more recently bits of boxes with interesting patterns and colours lol. Great job, such vibrant colours :)

Claire said...

Wow, what a beautiful recycled creation - the colours are just gorgeous. I love it :)
Claire xx

Lynne Armstrong said...

This is fabulous Pauline...brilliant recycling :) Love the colours...such a beautiful, vibrant Earth Goddess!

Marilyn Webb said...

Beautiful Pauline, the colors are gorgeous!

Robyn said...

Beautiful card Pauline! I just love the bold colors you used on the image.

Jennifer Scull said...

that is just so very pretty! :)

Tammy said...

This is just amazing! Way to recycle girl!! Beautiful colors!

H2 :) said...

Hi Pauline. Love your colour combo! Very pretty card. That flower doesn't look it's 30 something! Great job. :)

ileana said...

This is so beautiful Pauline!! you did a lovely card! I like every part of it, how you colored the image and what a great way to recycle all that paper! Hugs!

Shelley said...

Pauline, that is beautiful. Coloring is gorgeous.

Pattie G said...

Pauline...What a great use of recycled materials. This is amazing!


Jean said...

What a great project!! I just love the use of all the recycled elements they all go so nicely together.Thanks for sharing
Hugs Jean

pinkglitterfae said...

Beautiful card! it shows you how you can create something special from recycled materials. I'm a pack rat too, can't seem to throw anything in the garbage anymore in case I can find a new use for it, lol!

Tana said...

This is gorgeous Pauline! Love the bright colors!

Therese said...

from one pack rat to another--love your project. I do understand the pull to use all kinds of new bling, too!

grandmalee said...

My hat's off to a fellow packratter! Stunning creation!!!! Love the vibrant colors on Earth actually made her even more stunning!!!

Cr8ive ME said...

wonderful card. I love it.


Sammi said...

Stunning creation!! LOVE it!!

Trish said...

Loving your card Pauline- especially the colours. I too am part of the pack rat gang as I havefolders and boxes of recycling all over the place- and I love using it.

Randi WS said...

Beautiful colors and the image is wonderful! Such a great creation!
Hugs, Randi ;)

Pam of Always Artistic said...

Very nice!