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.
- 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,