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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Grungy Newspaper Creation

Good morning everyone!! Hope all is well in your world....I have to go to work today so this will be short and sweet!! I made this card yesterday for the TLC317 challenge on Splitcoast to use newspaper on a card or project. Since I don't take the paper, I went to my parents to raid their paper stash.
The leaf stamp from Studio 490's Ticket to Art set was stamped on newspaper with Old Olive and sponged with Vintage Photo Distress ink. Several round scalloped pieces were punched from the newspaper, sponged with Vintage Photo, crumpled up, and layered together with a brad to form the flower. The sentiment was cutout of the newspaper and the bird is a wood piece from KaiserCraft. The birdcage stamp is called Sweet ZZZ's from Unity...it was paper pieced with 7 Gypsies Gypsy Market dp and sewing around the background paper finishes it off.

I really like the look of the newsprint and think next time I will stamp silhouettes on newsprint...I just have to find something in the newspaper except articles about war, death, or crimes!!

Recipe:
Stamps: Unity, Studio 490
Paper: Old Olive, Kraft, 7 Gypsies dp, Newspaper
Ink: Old Olive, Vintage Photo
Accessories: Brad, Wood Bird, Sewing Machine


Thanks for stopping by....hope you have a wonderful day!!!!



16 comments:

Barbi said...

What a neat way to recycle those old newspapers.

jules said...

Hi Joan stunning card love the newspaper idea!!

Auntie Em said...

Your wall hanging is gorgeous! I love the printed paper for flowers and die cuts. The silhouettes over the print would really be fun too!
Thanks for sharing and inspiring! :)

Jerri Jimenez said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Crystal said...

Joan this is sooo beautiful, another stunner my friend, I LOVE THAT FLOWER!!! GORGEOUSNESS!

Tammy said...

Lovely card. After spending all my money on paper, newspaper! What a great idea, love the results.

Debra G Smith said...

How creative...what a way to recycle things and you made it look great.

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow this is really stunning Joan!! I'm so loving that grungy flower!! I just love making them! :) HUGS

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Your challenge card turned out so well and what a good use for newsprint!

JulieA said...

That's really cool! Love how you used the newspaper!

Lori said...

Nice Grunge! Wait, can grunge be nice?! I like it, I'm off to check out the rest at the SCS site, thanks for the heads up.

Lynn McAuley said...

Love this wonderful newsprint blossom, Joan!! Such a great card!!

What a delight it was to visit with you in your studio last week!! Liz and I loved every minute of it and what a treat it was meeting your husband and grandkids!

I came home to find my family was coming for a visit the next day. It was so much fun having them here for a few days before their spring break ended!

Rae said...

What a cool card, Joan! You show so many sides to your cardmaking!

Rose Ann said...

What a gorgeous grungy card, Joan!! I totally love all of the newsprint, and your flower is fabulous!!

Carole of Brum said...

I love the newsprint too, Joan, it looks great. would be good if you could find a nice uplifting article to incorporate into your design, not easy at the moment to come across one though! I really like the style of this card, the grungy look def appeals. CoB

Shirley said...

Totally awesome, Joan!!! Love everything you did for and with this bird!