Michelle is a wonderful artist who creates absolutely gorgeous digi stamps! You can find her works of art here. You can also visit her blog here and her "challenge and inspiration" blog here. The "challenge and inspiration" blog is where she lists her weekly challenges. Make sure you check that one out and play along! She has some really fun challenges!
Ok, the Earth Day Blog Hop Challenge was to create something using only recycled material (other than ink and markers/paint). She wanted us to get creative with our recycled plastic, paper, cardboard and whatever else we liked, as long as it was recycled!! And, it had to have the color green in it too! So, without further ado, here is what I came up with...
All of the papers I used came out of my "scrap" folder, every single one of them! I cut everything out using my Cricut machine. All of the flowers/plants were cut using the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge. The word "besties" (as in best friends) was cut using the Songbird cartridge. The butterflies are my favorite part! They are cut from the plastic clamshell packages that my Fiskars squeeze punches came in. How's that for recycling?! I used the deep cut blade in my Cricut and the Tear Drop cartridge. I used Tim Holtz Adirondack alcohol inks to "color" them. I added some Stickles on the purple flowers, the multi-colored flower in the lower right corner, the seeds in the sunflower, the grasshopper's antennas, and on the word "besties". The grasshopper also has little green jewels for eyes. The 12 x 12 background paper was just an off-white color so I sprayed it LIGHTLY with my Glimmer Mist. I used three colors; Caribbean Blue on the top 1/3, Cranberry Zing on the middle 1/3, and Lucky on the bottom 1/3. I then laid a papertowel over the paper and used a brayer to smooth it out and pick up any extra color. I just wanted a hint of color, anything darker and the butterflies wouldn't have shown up very well.
It was a fun change from my Copics but I'm ready to go color something now! LOL! Here is the list of the other participants in the blog hop. Please continue "hopping" and leave them some love along the way!
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