Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wall Art - Papercraft Star Challenge 42

Today I have a fun project to share with you for both Papercraft Star and I Brake For Stamps!

A new challenge has opened at Papercraft Star! This week, in honor of Earth Day, PCS is asking that you create a project with Earth Day as your inspiration, include a recycled or re-purposed item in your project to help save the Earth!

I just love to re-purpose and recycle things by using them in my projects, it is a ton of fun! For this project, I decided to create a little work of art to hang in my craft room! My re-purposed / recycled element is cardboard.


I took a box I had received a package in and cut a 6 1/2 X 6 1/2 inch square piece. I peeled paper off one side of the cardboard allowing the corrugation to show. Then I watered down some white acrylic paint and randomly painted the cardboard and the edges of my 5 11/16 X 5 11/16 inch square patterned paper piece letting the paint drip down.


I inked random spots and the edges of the cardboard with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and attached my layers.
Notice I added one of my journal cards to the center from my tutorial a couple weeks ago! I used foam tape to attach the journal card to give the piece more dimension. On the journal card I used the Ruler Stamp from I Brake For Stamps. I absolutely love this stamp! 


Next I added some pretty ribbon to hang my art on the wall! :)
This is a very fun and inexpensive way to add artwork to your home, I hope you will give it a try.

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Post your entries for challenge 42 at the Papercraft Star blog by 9:00 pm EST Sunday April 24th!

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I really appreciate you stopping by today!
Happy Scrappin'!
Regan

Supply List:
Card Stock: Very Vanilla by Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper: Classic K Charlotte by K&Company and pink grid by Stampin' Up!
Ink: Walnut Stain Distress Ink by Ranger
Stamps: Ruler from I Brake For Stamps
Tools: BigKick, Dress & Accessories die by Sizzix, Styled Labels Sizzix die and glue gun
Other: Black chipboard, Pink Ribbon, paper doily, button, white acrylic paint, paint brush, water, Foam Tape and Terrifically Tacky Tape.


9 comments:

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Your altered items are so pretty, Regan! They always inspire me to try my own! Great job!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

WOWZA Regan! Love love love your project. That dress is darling! Great way to recycle. This will look great in your craft room. :)

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

I was really looking forward to seeing what you created for this challenge, Regan - and I sure was not disappointed !

Kristina said...

I love this Regan, so so cute!! I really like the paint and the ruler stamp...fabulous!

Sarah said...

I really like how you let the paint drop down on both sides.looks really nice!

Tracy said...

Great recycle project Regan! I love the look of corrugated cardboard and I like how you let the paint drip on the center piece. Hope you and your family enjoy a blessed Easter weekend!

C Stephens said...

Fantastic project Regan. I love that you repurposed both the cardboard and your journal card from last week. The painting was a wonderful touch!

Kim Duran said...

I love the distressing and grungy style this little wall hanging has. It looks like you must have had fun creating this! My favorite part is the lovely measuring tape stamp - it's sew sweet with the dress.

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

This is yet another pretty and clever craft project from you Regan... you never disappoint! Love this!!!