Saturday, April 17, 2010

A Little Recycling

Today's Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge is a fun one....you need to use something recycled on your creation. 

Hmm, I had to think about that one for a while.  Then my husband came home with a cup of Starbucks coffee and I looked at the coffee sleeve and knew I had my idea! 

Underneath this pretty fruit basket is part of my husband's coffee sleeve, how's that for recycled?  I just cut the sleeve off on each end and then made sure my focal image would cover the Starbucks logo.  I really like the white flourishes on the sleeve so I thought it would great on a card. 


I tried something new with the coloring on this card.  I colored this lovely Fruit of the Spirit image with Copic Markers on Kraft paper, and then added prismacolor pencil in white overtop for highlight.  Coloring with Copics on Kraft gives you a totally different look.  The color somes out much more muted, but I think it's a neat effect.  I cut the table cloth piece of the focal image out and left the top for a Labels One Nestie tipped on the diagonal.


This card will be going to our Senior Pastor, he's just finished a series on the Fruit of the Spirit and he really is an amazingly gifted preacher, so we feel very blessed to work with him, and hear from him each week. 

Now head on over to my DT Sisters to see their recycled creations and then jump in yourself!  Your have a chance of winning $15 in ODBD Gift Certificates!  What could be better???  This week's code is ODBDSLC10 for online galleries and you can link up at the ODBD Blog.

America Kuhn, Chris OlsenFrancie Gumprecht, Natalie Dever, Patter Cross, Sabrina Jackson

Recipe:  Stamps - ODBD Fruit of the Spirit;  Ink - White Craft Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black;  Paper - Old Olive, Whisper White, Kraft;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels One Nestabilities, Copic Markers, Prismacolor Pencils, Scalloped Punch, Olive Satin Ribbon, Stapler, Latte Buttons, Linen Thread, Dimensionals

17 comments:

http://abebedorespgondufo.blogs.sapo.pt/ said...

Very Good.

Patter Cross said...

LOVE how you colored the fruit basket. Gorgeous! And I have zillions of those sleeves I have saved. They make GREAT recycled pieces on your creations. Love how you used it here. Awesome! Have a blessed day girl!

LeAnne said...

What a great "green" card! This is just lovely; your pastor will surely appreciate it!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how gorgeous Christine!! I love your colored fruit basket!! How creative to use a coffee sleeve!! Awesome take on the recycling challenge!!

Have a great weekend!!

hugs,
Chris

Francie G. said...

Fabulous idea, Christine! Your coloring is amazing! Beautifully done!

America said...

WOW!! FABULOUS CREATIVITY GF!!! And your beautiful coloring is always fantastic! Can I just tell ya that the coffe holders from Starbucks have found a home in my garage! LOL! Im alway saying Im gonna use them on papercrafts, but never get around to them! Thanks for the recycling inspiration!! :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Totally clever idea Christine!!! I love this idea and your card is simply gorgeous!!! Hugs ~S~

Sandee said...

Whoa!!!! Fantastic recycling! Beautiful card!!!

Grace said...

Oh Christine this is gorgeous!!!! I am loving how you colored this image and the coffee sleeve was a fantastic idea!!! Great take on the recycling challenge!!!

Marisa said...

Love it when my hubby brings me home a decaf, nonfat latte. Wonderful recycling idea you had there! Fabulous colouring of the image and a fun card.

Natalie said...

this is sooo beautiful! love the image colored on Kraft! and very creative with the recycling!!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my goodness, Christine, I am blown away by this BEAUTY...literally!!! First of all...what an awesome idea to recycle the wrapper from a cup of coffee, and the way you have colored this masterpiece...WOW!!! All this cards needs, is a frame!!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

The Rubber Maid said...

How smart to use the sleeve the way you did. Gorgeous card and love the fruit basket coloring. The white added makes it look so realistic. Very lovely card. Pat

Danni said...

So amazing and beautiful!!

Amanda said...

Gorgeous! I had to smile when I think about how we crafters look at just anything and think 'hmmm, maybe I can use it somewhere in my crafts'.

Randi said...

Giggle. I have a few of these thinking the same thing! Beautiful coloring!

PS. I loved your tutorial on Flourishes. Not having had an art class I appreciate it so much.

Kelley said...

Beautiful fruit! Your pastor will certainly love this card!!