Saturday, April 17, 2010

Swap Sisters Challenge #8 - Go Green

Swap Sisters threw down the challenge of recycling an everyday item into something else. Let me start out by saying that this challenge went ON AND ON...until I was content with the final product. I wanted to re-use/recycle the item, but I also wanted to go a step further and use up those little bits of scraps that we all have lying around the place. I also wanted to try some of the FAB flowers that are around out there.....so the result was this challenge piece.


So here is the BEFORE...                                                



...and the magical AFTER!!



I based everything around the "TEA PARTY" DSP and the co-ordinating colours, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst and So Saffron. Here are some close ups of the flowers......


 









The 'speckles' on the Whisper White were done by using one of the stamps fm the "Itty Bitty Backgrounds" set and randomly stamping them in each of the 4 colours. The leaves were punched in the respective ovals, folded in 1/2 and then put thru the crimper and opened out...PS.... LOVE this effect!!!!!! Here are some pics of the bow (So Saff grosgrain) and the back of the jar.











Hope you like this project. I now have a central place to put all the "BITS" I get...and then I can sort them later.

Thanks for looking.

There are lots of things used in this project, so if you have a question about anything I have used, just let me know in the comments and I'll get back to you. Thanks for stopping by

Lynda xx


5 comments:

Kez said...

Gorgeous, hon! Love all the flowers, which look so good with this adorable paper. TFS

Debbie Pamment said...

Guess who's gonna be getting a pile of Moccona jars in the mail - with the full expectation of them returning to sender all dolled up - LOL. I always thought these jars had a lot of potential - you've prooved me right!
Lotsaluv
xXx

Cheryl said...

OMG this is gorgeous and WOW what a brilliant job with the flowers.Hmmmm Debbie might be right,should send you more jars....lol...
xx

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Just scrummy and so pretty! Your swap sisters should be thrilled with this sample for their challenge! Good to see you have even managed some pink!!! :wink: Hugs, Andrea xxx

Sonia G said...

Hmmmm..... I am tempted to start drinking copious amounts of coffee! Can you imagine how much more cardmaking I'd get because of the buzz! LOL!
These are truly beautiful!
Cheers
Sonia