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eTeam Picks Challenge–Recycled

2013 November 23

Good Saturday morning everyone!  I wanted to pop in  to share my quick project for the eTeam Picks Challenge.   Tracy is our host and OMG, you’ve got to check out her project!  It is awesome!  Even more awesome because of what she used-genius!  You just have to check it out.

Ok back to my project, I created a quick one!  Nothing fancy because 1. I’m still in the clean up mode from the remodel/switching rooms (hubby almost has all his “cowboy” stuff in my old craft room and then we can fix up his old room as the new office) and most importantly to show how everyone can play along in this challenge. 

So having said that, I created a sympathy card which I sadly needed:


The recycled item?  Pages from an old hymnal (sp?) which were covered in gesso and paint.

I didn’t take any step-by-step photos because a lot of my “recycled book pages” are actually like my blotting papers.  I always keep a stack of book pages and regular notebook paper close at hand and use that to clean paint brushes, stamps, (even my fingers), etc..  This one though, I had scrapped some orange paint onto the paper while working in my art journal.  Since it was too bright, I scraped a light coat of gesso over the orange, then using a brush and lots of watered down paint added the flecks and splatters.  Once dry, I stamped the image with paint.  Voila, actually created five sheets like this.




Did a bit of sewing around the edge since I now have easy access to my sewing machine Smile.  Layered the panels onto Kraft card stock with pop up glue dots.  I tried to frame the whole panel by embossing a frame around it on the base card with my Scor-Pal which I could have done without but since it’s hardly noticeable, no biggie!

Now, you see?  ANYONE can play along in eclectic Paperie’s challenge!  Head over to the blog to get all the details and inspiration.


Seriously – I so want to CASE Tracy’s project but since I have a craft show tomorrow and a house in a mess…….need I say more?!

I hope you play along!  If you live in the St. Joseph, Missouri area be sure to stop by Darcie’s tomorrow (Sunday) and say “Hi”.

Until next time,


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3 Responses
  1. Karen C permalink
    November 23, 2013

    This is really beautiful Micki! Love that you managed to recycle ‘blotting’ paper! Sometimes that really makes my favorite paper designs!!

  2. nise permalink
    November 23, 2013

    So sorry you need this card, but it is beautiful!  Just love the layers of color.  You and your best friend, Miss Gesso, have done it again.  Good Luck at tomorrow's craft show!  Hey — can we get photos of Chriss's cowboy room when that's done please?  When you have a few extra minutes, of course! ;). 

  3. November 24, 2013

    Hello Micki…sad to hear of your loss and sure that your card will bring comfort. Beautifully created, love how you have a pile and use them to clean up and recycle….ahhhhhh if only we lived closer what a crafty time we would have, not to mention inky painty splattered fingers,lol!!
    Gooood luck for the craft fair woohooo.
    Big hugs

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