Sunday, April 21, 2013

Spring Inspiration

On Ranger's blog site they have a little challenge/inspiration Earthy palette going on.  Since the theme was Earth Day, I tried to upcycle for this project.

So to start, I had this piece of chipboard from the back of a paper pad, that through serendipity of paint on fabric, ended up with this great background.  What can't be seen from the photo is all the great texture.  Love lumpy bumpy!

 I used a piece to make a tag.

 I coloured the edges with Broken China Distress Ink
 I then took a white paper bag and used my distress marker on my mat, sprayed with water and created this background. After it dried, I used my punch to cut out flowers.
 Next, I then used alcohol inks on a piece of plastic packaging.

 And cut out a butterfly.
 I did the marker technique again on another scrap of paper bag but in green.
 I free hand cut out leaves.
 To complete, I used Tim's paper tape and folded it onto itself to make a paper ribbon.  I didn't think the butterfly was vibrant enough, so I added more dark blue alcohol ink. Very happy with the results, which I may use for a layout.   And so here is my finished tag!


  1. Cheryl I love your tag, it's so pretty! Thanks for posting how you got your different textures and colors, it's so great to share ideas and techniques. I've enjoyed poking around your blog - that's quite the collection of tape you have! Thanks for stopping by my blog, hope you'll pop by again soon!

    1. Thanks for stopping by. Will definitely stop by to visit your blog often