Sunday, 15 May 2011

Extraordinary - SDC30

'Extraordinary' by Sue Smith

I have this fixation, at present, to recycle used envelopes in art work and so, when I saw that the Stampotique Designers Challenge 30 is Recycle, I knew just where I'd start... it's a little hard to see, but the envelope is torn open at the lower left corner and the piece that's missing is now in the top right corner.  I've also stamped on recycled photocopied paper, used a section of a Cadbury's chocolate cover (the elipse with the button and the elipse under the word 'extraordinary'), as well as staining some of the paper with coffee used in a previous project (I actually don't drink coffee!).  The button is an op-shop find, the word from an old book and the polka dot paper left over from a cardmaking project.

Lots of recycling as well as a chance to develop a little more confidence with watercolour paint... all in all I had a lot of fun doing this piece and especially loved using these wonderful Stampotique images :)

9 comments:

Sue said...

Ohhh I LOVE this!! And I might just nick the envelope idea ;)
Recycling at its best!

dutchstamptramp said...

Wonderful idea and I love your colouring! Thanks for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

love the tree stamp! very nice creation! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge

Willy said...

Fantastic recycling of the envelope! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge # 30.

Nine said...

I love it !

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Wow!! Wonderful recycling! Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us for the Stampotique Designer's Challenge this week - awesome!
Val :)

Summerthyme Studio said...

love your fun project! Thanks for playing with us at SDC

Kaz said...

Brilliant, i love this, Thanks for joining us at Stampotique.

Gez said...

This is so clever! Love all the little details :)

Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.