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RRR is a Companion Challenge blog for the CS Designs Digital Stamp Co, and we look forward to your Creative Recycled Art Projects !!!

Remember!!! ... We always allow Anything Goes but any project you enter Must Still Include Recycling, or be Re-Purposed or Re-Invented. Also Note: Only those who follow our current challenge theme which we like to call The Bonus Round will be eligible for Top 3 or any prizes being offered.
We're also Having a Design Team and Guest Designer Call!!! If you would like to be part of our Fabulous Team more information can be found at the bottom of each post

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Recycle Re-Purpose Re-Invent Feb15 Feb 28 Must Recycle

Any Thing Goes but must Recycle: Feb 15 - Feb 28


It is always such a pleasure to see all the wonderful projects you all continue to share with us.  Your creativity and imagination is so inspiring to us and we hope you will continue to visit us. :)

Our Main Theme is always Anything Goes but remember you must recycle in your project. Along with the Anything Goes Theme our Team usually picks an additional theme that reflects in the projects we share with you and for this challenge it is called Out of this World..

A Note about Our Winners: We were going to announce past winners today, but this will be delayed until March. I have been ill and have gotten quite behind in things lately and I have not had a chance to visit all your sites yet. Once I have done this, the team and I will choose winners for all the challenges we have not yet posted winners for. We haven't forgotten you, we just need more time and thank you all for being so patient.

An now from some  inspiration from Team Member Judy who is sharing her Out of this World project.


This is what I started with for my project although I did end up needing more cardboard.




This was my completed Project. 




I used one of CS Designs' digital stamps from the Celestial design stamps series called Celestial Goddess Montage Square.  I fell in love with this image.  I used this woven tray I had that was a tray that held a sliver plate and large candle. I thought it made a nice frame for the goddess. I covered that frame with some black and silver napkins I had and glues them down with gel medium.  The stars were cut out of the boxes I had then painted with silver paint. To give the stars more life I added some doodling. 


The background of the image was coloured with Copic Markers and glitter. I cut out a second image of the face and layered it over the original image and coloured it with PanPastels.

The sentiment is also from CS Designs and is from the Stars and Celestial Sentiment digital collection. I think it is a very beautiful saying. 



Sunday, February 1, 2015

Recycle Re-Purpose & Re-Invent Feb1 Feb14


Anything Goes but must Recycle ... Feb 1 to Feb 14
Winners for our last challenge will be posted on Feb 15th on your Winners Page.

We're Back !!!

We hope everyone had a Great Holiday Season and is ready for another great year of Art and  Recycling. What a fantastic turn out we had for our combined last challenge of the year and beginning of  this year. There were so many wonderful entries we're sure the Team is going to have a hard time picking a Top 3. Just to make sure we have lots of time to finish visiting everyone's site, our Winners will be posted on the Winners Page on Feb 15th. Be sure to come back then and have a look to see if your name is listed. In the mean time we hope you will share some of your wonderful Art with us.


We Have Some Terrific News:

We are so happy to Welcome Rocky  (Rocke's Crafting Blog) as a new Member to our Team. She made the Folded Book Below, isn't it absolutely gorgeous. ok just gorgeous.


I started with one of these...


     ......and ended up with one of these.


     Book folding unloved books from charity shops makes them into unusual and individual gifts.


     With the addition of CS Design images the outside can become as good to look at as the inside.


    The flower is made from some spare pages and an old button and the ribbon is from a box of chocolates.

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And Now for some more wonderful Inspiration from our  very talented Team. Although we will always have Anything Goes, the Team will be bringing you some wonderful themes this year which we hope will inspire you to try playing in the these as well. For this challenge Judy and Lanie have cooked up some fabulous projects using recycled items from their Kitchen. Eventually we hope to go through every room in the house but this time if you want to try our theme instead of an Anthing Goes, you can use Everything but the Kitchen |Sink, well maybe the Kitchen Sink too.

 Prepare to be Amazed

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This is what I started with for my recycle project - from the kitchen.  




I decided to make some useful containers for our RV.  We have been snowbirds this year traveling the winter months in Arizona and California.   My pet peeve I have with my my dear hubby is that my table is always covered with his stuff (coins, hearing aids, eye drops, glasses etc).  It is getting in the way of my important crafting clutter. 


I made these contains and decorated them with CS Designs Western Digital Stamps.  I thought these wonderful images were prefect for our RV,



I coloured my images and containers with Ink Intense Pencils,Uni-posca paint pen, Acrylic Paint Metallic Rub Ons and Distress Ink. The stars were cut out of the rice box, I used a an embossing folder to give the paper on the containers  some texture. 





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I saw this empty booster car seat box in front of a trash can at Fred Meyer.  It was "Love at First Sight".  I had all kinds of ideas going through my head.  While I was at the store we picked up a few items for dinner and these cans and the contents were going to help make a delicious dinner and then the empty cans were going to be turned into some useful storage items for my craft supplies.  I was so excited about this project and I hadn't even picked out which CS Designs I was going to use yet.   



I absolutely fell in love with these images.  This one is called "Solitaire - Lace and Jewels"
This is a magnetic board.

The three clothes pins can be used as clips for notes, messages or amazing quotes like the ones I used.

I colored the images with my Copic Markers.


I hope you will join in our challenge - it's now Anything Goes.  The details on all the projects shown above are on my blog.  I can't wait to see what you create.

Laine
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My life has been so hectic these days that I did not have time to create a project especially for our Recycle challenge this month, so instead I am sharing two projects I created for two other challenge blogs I design for.

These projects are new and went on-line Feb 1st and wanted to share them anyway because both projects use recycled items and though everyone might get some inspiration from them. Since I own and host this challenge blog, I though it ok and hope you enjoy seeing them. :) 

The small shadow box is a thrift store find that was unpainted. The paper rose in the top right was made from packing paper material and dyed with re-inker ink and then I dry brushed glitter glue over it for a bit of sparkle. The tool netting behind the Paper rose was given to me by friend Phyllis, who always gives me anything she feels I can use in my Art. (Thank you Phyllis, I think of you every time I look at my little shadow box.  I used my Asian Bamboo digital background as the backdrop for all the alcoves. For the element on the bottom right I used my Asian Montage Framed Geisha 1






 

Below is a recycled altered child's board book. Inside I cut an alcove which serves to contain a metal heart which was one of a pair of earnings I found at a second hand shop. The image on the front is from an old postcard which I restored. She is so beautiful and have been wanting to use her for quite  while and this this little book was perfect for her.



You can find more information on how I created these on my Doodle Pieces Blog