Friday, April 19, 2013

PPC 113 - Use Something Recycled

Hello everyone,

A new Playing in Paradise challenge starts today and, as Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd, this week we challenge you to use something recycled.  Everyone is invited to play and you can use whatever product you like (no requirements) as long as your new project follows the theme.  I hope you will join in!

I have (make that had) lots of pressed board that I save from the bases of various artist's paper pads that I use in my projects.

I cut some up to make a box base and lid:

I painted the edges that would remain visible with gesso, covered it with some worn looking paper and pulled out my Tim Holtz stash to transform it into a vintage valise.

Product used:

- Recycled pressed board
Paper - Glitz design - Yours Truly chevron and ephemera (I used the back side of these)
Tim Holtz stuff - grunge paper (for all the trim, straps, handle etc.), tissue tape (I'm not sure what the one I used is called; it isn't in stock at the moment), locket keys, box corners, hinges, ball chain, destinations salvage stickers, buckles, D-rings, DI ink in walnut stain and gathered twigs
Other - American Crafts pewter mini brads, Cricut Elegant Edges cartridge and Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge

I hope you will pop by Playing in Paradise Challenge to take in the beautiful projects the team has made to inspire you.  As always, there is a wonderful prize up for grabs, so I hope you will join in the fun!

Thanks for popping by and for taking the time to leave a comment.  I really appreciate them and love having the chance to visit you too.  Also, just a reminder of 'My Favourite Stamp Giveaway' - everyone is invited to enter!  Deadline is April 30th.

Hugs & happy crafting,




Hi Dawn
Wow a fantastic box love this and hope you and your family are all keeping well
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful Dawn. Such a fabulous design and brilliant detailing
I hope you have a good weekend
Sue xx

Jessi Fogan said...

Dawn, this is beyond incredible! I am just gobsmacked. What a neat idea!

Helen said...

awesome! I always love your 3d crafts.

Linda Pekrul said...

Just INCREDIBLE Dawn! That valise looks as cool as my Vagabond!! This was a great challenge!

fairyrocks said...

Thank You for this challenge Dawn. I am an avid recycler...not to be confused with the 'H' word. This little suitcase is so charming. I really Love those Tim Holtz embellishments.
Keep smiling and creating

Cindy C. said...

Awesome transformation! I am swooning over your fabulous project!

Kimberley Werezak said...

Dawn that's an INCREDIBLE creation!!! I love it!!! I've never used gesso but I am seeing it more and more.

Notes by Nina said...

Wow, what a fabulous project. I am in awe that you created this with bases of paper pads, very nice.

Michaela said...

WOW,WOW,WOW, I am absolutely stunned. What a stunning project. Your recycling rocks!
Michaela xx

Marilyn said...

Wowsa, I am so impressed with this project, I really am. Gorgeous!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! This is awesome, what a brilliant recycling project and a fabulous end result
Lindsay xx

mixamatoasties said...

That's fab Dawn. Wonderful creation.

Susan x

cebelica said...

When browsing the net I found this picture of the valise and had to check it out. It's SOOOOOO awesome! Absolutely brilliant. You are so clever! Love, love, love it!