Monday, May 16, 2011

Chelsea & packaging

Happy Monday, all! Here is a card that I made for the Packaging Challenge over at the Inspiration Journal.

This month's challenge is to use/re-use packaging in your projects. I used the paper backing from a Prima flower packaging.

I used the Concerto mask and covered the piece with Butterscotch and Cranberry alcohol inks. I then switched to a polka dot mask by Heidi Swapp from waaaaay back and made the dots in Bottle and Lettuce alcohol inks.

The seam binding is dyed with barn door distress ink. The girl image is WS - Chelsea from The Greeting Farm and is also available at Inspiration Emporium.

You have until June 5th at midnight to enter for the challenge for a chance to win 50 Emporium Dollars to spend at the Inspiration Emporium store! For more information and inspiration please visit the Inspiration Journal.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by! 

cardstock, buttons: Papertrey Ink
stamps: (Chelsea) The Greeting Farm, (sentiment) Flourishes
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Ranger Alcohol Ink
seam binding: Lawrence Schiff Silk Mills, Inc.
corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers
other: Prima packaging
Copics used:
skin: E11, E01, E00, E000, R20
hair: E59, E27, E25, E13
dress: Y26, Y21, Y11, BV02, BV00, BV000
shoes: BV02, BV00, BV000
iPod: W1, W00, 0
card size: 3 1/2" x 5"


Helle said...

great card for a great challenge! i always re-use the packaging, love it!

Tasha said...

Totally cute Alice, Chelsea is one of my fave images. Love hoe you coloured her hair and the fab little sentiment
love tasha xx

Beate said...

What a great idea to use that backing. Big DUH to me for not thinking of that. Gorgeous coloring and card.
Hugs and smiles

Karen B. said...

You are so talented on so many levels!

~amy~ said...

fabulous upcycling...the colors are wonderful!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is AWESOME Alice! GORGEOUS coloring and that background is fantastic!!

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Beautiful job recycling! Love your background. ~jeni :)

Janetcraft said...

Hey not bad idea ...and I love the blur background giving the GF girl focused..I love the way you did it!!

BabyBokChoy said...

I personally love prima packagings!! always very useful. your card is adorable!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Creative how you have re-purposed packaging items Alice. Cute card.

Sparkle said...

This is just darling!

Tiffany said...

What a cool technique you used for the background! I love embellies packaging!!

Marion said...

Hi Alice, Fabulous card and an adorable image. I love how you colour her hair. Great colour combo and pretty ribbon.

Marlene said...

So pretty! I love the shading of her hair...and that ribbon is a gorgeous touch.

yyam said...

Oh wow! How cool is that backdrop! Awesome upcycling!

AnitaRex said...

Hi Alice! I love that background that you made!! Such a great way to recycle! :>

scrapn_momof2 said...

Alice this is FANTASTIC!!! Your cards are always so beautiful and creative. I love the unique background and the image is adorable!!

1LuvnMama said...

Oh my gosh girl! You are way to clever for me! Awesome job Alice and to think, you used the backing to create this card . . . you rock!

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, that background is incredible!! I love this, Alice!

Deirdre said...

Adore this Alice... FAB.

donna mikasa said...

Wow, Alice! You've created such a fabby background! So clever to recycle packaging into a gorgeous card!

Stamping Cafe said...

OMG... this is absolutely awesome, Alice! Love the background... so gorgeous, you are so clever!! Hugs!!

Suzanne C said...

Very fun image and the background is beautiful! Fabulous use of the techniques.


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