Sunday, July 5, 2009

Paper Whimsy Go Green Challenge




Over at the Paper Whimsy Forum, Rande posted a Let's Go Green Challenge. We were suppose to use at least 5 recycled items. I wasn't going to play at first as I am so behind on everything at the moment, but I couldn't resist and there is a long timeline to complete the project.


For the background of my collage I used torn cardboard from an old box and painted it. Gathered twigs and dead leaves from my backyard. Found rusty bottle caps, screen, nails and whatever that thing is tied to the twig at the bottom of the collage, LOL... I also used painted paper towels, scraps of paper and napkins, snippets of material, old screen that my husband just replaced from our patio door, since Colby decided to dash through it the other day to get to his horse buddy next door and a junk piece of wood that I found in Tom's workshop. The new thing I used was of course one of Paper Whimsy's gorgeous images.


I am so glad I decided to play this challenge, is was fun collecting and placing items that would probably made it to the garbage bin eventually.


18 comments:

YSLGuy said...

I love the texture of the cardboard as the background.

Lori R. said...

This is just cool! You have such an eye for things as I have said before. Not everyone can pick up a 1"square of rusty screen or rusty bottle cap and see a purpose for it! We are glad you let those other things wait :)

lorhen82 said...

This is so creative and really beautiful! Well done! ~Lori

Terri Kahrs said...

Stunning and fabulous! Who'd have thought such a beautiful piece of art could come from so many recycled objects! Hugs, Terri

friedaquilter said...

That is just so beautiful, Debby, dark and mysterious! It's almost unbelievable what you have done with recycled items!!

Dawn said...

Debby I ummmed and aahed about doing this project but with one thing and another couldn't commit, looking at your piece it is INSPIRATIONAL, the way you have pulled all the pieces together to make such a gorgeous visual work of art is fantastic xxx

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Excellent! So wonderful to see such beauty from recycling! You pulled this off with grace! Blessings.

Miss Sandy said...

Debby,
Thanks for your recent visit and sweet comment on my artwork. I love your Go Green collage! It does have a very earthy feel to it and I love the materials you chose.

Laura Haviland said...

Recycle, reused turned out excellent!!! Very well done, love it.
Hugs, Laura.

Whim & Fancy Designs said...

Debby, Thank you for stoppping by today! I'm glad you like the milagros...they are very inspirational! You challenge is very inspirational as well! It's terrific! Hope you come by again soon!
Have a great evening!
Ann-Denise

Rosemary said...

Very fun!!
Wish I had time to play!
Rosemary

Christy Laudig said...

Debby...love the colors and textures in your piece. I need to get started on mine...but it's been so fun looking at everyone elses first!. Can't wait to see who decides to trade theirs afterwards...I'd been delighted to get this one!

Hugs!

Christy

Laura Haviland said...

Debby miss you, your blog is apart of my day. I love your art work, so very pleasing to the eyes. Hugs, Laura.

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Wonderful job. I love paper whimsey too. I miss working in my craft room so much...
Your blog is so inspiring!!!
Carole

Jessica Cangiano said...

How deeply gorgeous! Shades of burgundy and pink were the colours at my intimate sized wedding in 2004. I adore both of them and have used burgundy to decorate throughout my apartment (including my living room curtains). I find it really soothing and uplifting at the same time.


Thank you very much for your comments, sweet dear, I hope you have a marvelous week!

♥ Jessica

Deb said...

So creative Debby! I love the texture the cardboard box gives the background & your colour theme - perfect for the image!

M said...

How scrumptious! The screen and rusty bottle caps wonderful. It all is a great piece of work. Marlynn

peggy gatto said...

really quite beautiful, mysterious,
lovely!