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January 2, 2015

The Journey is the Start - Bloggers Challenge Reuse/Recycle

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday! Thanks to those who played along with the Holiday Cards Challenge, the challenge this week Reuse/Recycle.

My Reuse/Recycle had me digging into my Mixed Media Background panels that I save from previous Gelli Plate projects.  I've had this cute Julie Nutting Doll on my desk for a few weeks and am finally inking it up, isn't she cute!

Here's the Mixed Media panel I started with, it's a leftover print from when I created this card.  To make the panel usable and eliminate some of the white space, I cut a portion off, then adhered it over the panel and hid the seam with Tissue Tape.  I used pattern paper from Bo Bunny to paper piece the dress, and scraps of the background to paper piece the bow and shoes and stamp the sentiment.

Stamps - Prima (Julie Nutting), Ranger (Dylusions line),
Card Stock - Mixed Media, Black, Pumpkin
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Other - Bo Bunny Pattern Paper, Gelli Arts Plate, Brayer, Just a Trace Dottie Stencils, DecoArt American Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint (Flamingo/Coastal Waters/Orange Sherbet)/Deco-Page, Ink Blending Tool

Additional challenges - The Mixed Media Monday Challenge #8 (I used new stamps), The Mixed Media Card Challege #7 

If you'd like to play along with this weeks Bloggers Challenge, please link back to this post on your blog and mention you created your card for the Bloggers Challenge Reuse/Recycle Challenge.  Please add your link using the Link Tool below, your link should be a direct link to your Bloggers Challenge Post, use your name as the Title. Please do not link to cards that were created prior to the challenge date. Entries not linking properly, or backlinked will be removed. If you have the captcha enabled on your blog, please consider turning it off, as it makes it so much easier to leave comments. 

Thanks for stopping by!

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Donna B. said...

What a cute card and great way to reuse for your background. I love those Prima girls. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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Gerrie Johnnic said...

This is so fab! Looking at what you started with, I dont see how you ended up with the final outcome, but am glad you did, its beautiful! Xx

Julia Aston said...

What a fun card Lisa - I just ordered that cute little girl stamp! wonderful background and techniques on this! thanks for joining us in the Mixed Media Card Challenge!

Unknown said...

Such a cute card!! I love your paper piecing!! Her dress looks perfect but I adore the way you used scraps of the background for her shoes and bow to tie it all together! Genius!

Rachel said...

cute cute card! and i love that you reused an old inky panel. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

maria f. said...

Adorbs. There you go wowing me with one of your fabulous backgrounds again! Thanks for joining us at the MMCC this month.

Lynn K said...

Adorable Mixed Media card! Love that you used a previously made background!! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

sannalippert said...

that background is a beauty!! and love your card! thanks for playing along with us at MMCC :)

Melanie said...

This is nice. Thanks for joining the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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