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'!

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.


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!!!