Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Dirty Girl Challenge

Wow, I can't believe how long it's been since I could play in the Dirty Dozen current and alumni challenge.  But today is finally the day!  Kelly challenged us to an Earth Day creation, since it's Earth Day in just 2 days. 
Requirement - use something recycled on your creation, Restriction - no buttons.

This is my second recycled creation in a week!  It's really making my brain work!  I used a bit of a similar theme....cardboard, but this time I took it apart a little differently.

We just finished using a box and had it in the recycling, I took it out and peeled off both the outer and inner layer of the box to reveal the corrugated cardboard in between.  Then I ran this corrugated layer through my new SU Bird and Branch punch.  It's a little fragile with just being the core of the box, but I carefully sponged the bird and then adhered them down adding some pearls as accent.  Then to match the cardboard, I added some Kraft run through the crimper around the center of the card. 

Happy early Earth Day!  You can find all the other Dirty Girls' creations at Splitcoastampers by using the keyword:  DCED410

Recipe:  Stamps:  Bella Toile Background;  Ink:  Not Quite Navy;  Paper:  Kraft, Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy, Bella Bleu DSP, Cardboard;  Accessories;  Big Shot, Labels 11, Deckled Ovals Nestie, SU Bird and Branch large punch, Crimper, Kaiser pearls, Dimensionals, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Sponge, Bow Easy. 


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Christine!! I just love your dp, use of dies and the corrugated birds!! Gorgeous take on the earth day challenge for the dirty dozen!

True :) said...

This is very pretty Christine!
I would have never thought to use the cardboard as the main image. Very sweet!
True :D

Marisa said...

Fabulously done!! Love the cardboard bird and the way you framed him in the nestie shape. Great card!!

Crystal said...

WOW Absolutely GORGEOUS Christine, LOVE the frame and these colors...WOWZA!!!

Glenda said...

Beautiful card!! Love the bird, how original!

Lisa said...

Beautiful card!!! I love how you used the cardboard for the bird, brilliant! The Deckle Oval nestie..Oh I like that one! Must have..LOL. Have to head over to SPCS to check out the rest.

Thanks so much for the inspiration and sharing your AWESOME talent!!!!

Crafty Hugs!

Joan Ervin said...

Your little bird is adorable, Christine...great way to recycle the box!!!!!

Rose Ann said...

I love your corrugated bird, and the pretty papers!! A most perfect card for the challenge, Christine!!