It's challenge day at La La Land Crafts, are you ready?!
The challenge: Upcycle It!
The challenge is to take something that you would normally throw away and "upcycle" it into something fabulous to use on your card. It might be a bottlecap, or a colorful tag off of a new pair of pants, or a strip of old lace from that blouse that needs to go into the dustbin, or maybe even an earring that long ago lost it's partner. The idea is to look at everything we throw away in a new light!
I have two photos for you today, the first is of my finished card, "what it is", then I'm going to show you "what it was"!
We get these magazines every Sunday at church and not only do I enjoy reading them cover to cover I find the artwork in them very inspiring. I've been hanging on to a stack of them because I've wanted to use them for some of my cards. Cheryl's challenge at La La Land Crafts this week was a perfect chance to get these out and play!
I knew exactly the stamp I wanted to use for this project and pretty much had the layout in my head, I just needed to take the time and get it out of there...
The stamp is La La In The Window from La La Land Crafts. I used the colors in the magazine pages to determine my colors for La La's top and hair, she's colored with Copic markers. The frame around her is made from two square Spellbinders dies. I did use cardstock under the magazine page for stability. I next covered a piece of white cardstock with the magazine page and started layering scalloped borders I'd cut from the magazine over each other and added a strip of magazine page at the top. I popped the frame over La La using foam tape and attached the frame to my card. I then added six Want2Scrap black half pearls to balance it and add just a little more visual interest. The scalloped border die is made by Papertrey Ink.
I feel a weird need to keep cutting up the magazines and make something else, oh no...
Now that you've heard my story you need to go visit La La Land Crafts challenge blog and see all of the awesome creations the rest of the design team came up with. Then go find something in the trash to make something out of for the challenge, you know you want to?!
Did you notice the La La Land Crafts banner at the top of my page? There's going to be a birthday party going on soon, I hope you'll join us!
One more thing... don't forget to check out Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps today for a new Midweek Throwdown Challenge. If you like free digi images you're gonna love it! We even have a prize sponsor this week...
Challenges for La La:
The Pink Elephant - Color Challenge Brown
Crafty Creations - Happy or Sweet
The Creative Cottage - Touchy Feely Texture
Fab N Funky Challenge - Reuse Recycle