Wednesday, December 16, 2015

From Rags to Riches

I have a giant mess on my stamp desk right now. So I moved to the kitchen table. And made a giant mess there. I think my husband is afraid I may move to the dining room table next.
I tend to make things and set everything aside, rather than putting away. Even the trash. I put little pieces of paper to the side, and things that didn't turn out, and the backing from dimensionals and foam tape goes to the side, not in the trash. It's a bad habit.


I love loading the dishwasher, putting in laundry, cooking and baking. But I am terrible at putting things away. Like unloading. Folding. Cleaning Up.

So this morning, I looked at some "trash" strips of watercolored paper that I had set aside after cutting them off, and decided to make something out of my trash. Like REPURPOSE, RECYCLE, or just make something out of nothing. 

I decided to cut them up and make a tree!
The background is the side I didn't use of a sprayed card (I didn't think it showed up enough), but I grabbed it and saved it from the recycle bin as well.


I think it turned out pretty cute!
I am submitting this to the Color Throwdown Challenge #373. Come play along!

Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White, watercolor, Silver Metallic, Glitter Stack (DCWV- star)
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Distress Ink (Ranger), Strawberry Spray (TSOL)
Accessories: Christmas Thinlits Greetings die (SU!), snowflake punch
Techniques: watercolor, spray

2 comments:

Shona Erlenborn said...

It sure did turn out cute! Love the idea and what a great way to recycle.

Julia Aston said...

Love your colorful 'recycled' tree Judy!