Hi everyone and welcome! Have we really already reached the middle of the week?! Over at Frilly and Funkie we are celebrating Earth Day with a recycling theme 'It's Not Easy Being Green'; for this challenge you can create any type of project as long as you UPCYCLE or re-cycle something. Re-purpose an existing item, recycle an element that usually would be thrown away or use your paper scraps in a creative way.
The winner will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot here at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because choosing just one winner is so hard!
In our house we seem to get through copious amounts of coffee so the lovely large jars are soon emptied. With one of these to hand it was a great time to utilise my new Prima IOD moulds and Paper Clay to create this...
And this is where it started...
The jar had a base of tissue and gesso, the Prima moulded embellishments (love that little clock) Broken China Distress Paint, dry brushing with Pheasant Bronze paint and dribbles of Rust Alcohol Ink. With the base complete I had planned to add some Petaloo flowers but... plan B - handmade flowers, a couple of shop bought ones and some brass leaves came into play instead. As well as using Kraft Core card I added colour to the blooms with Lindy's sprays and the stamens have Liquid Pearls added to the ends. If you want a quick project I highly recommend pre-made stems of flowers but if you've got time and a hot glue gun the bespoke handmade ones are very satisfying.
Now what can you rescue from your recycling bin to transform into a thing of beauty? Is there something that's destined for the bin that really could be given a second lease of life? My talented team mates have more inspiration for you over at Frilly and Funkie and then it's over to you!
Right, I'm off to get lots of prep done ready for ... more news tomorrow!
Whatever you're up to take care of yourselves. Jenny xxx