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Saturday, 8 May 2010

Recycling Fairy on Disc Fuses Wire for Sparkle

Apologies for the strange angle - it was the only way I could avoid the camera or myself being reflected in the CD - it was like a mirror even after I'd coloured it with the Moss ProMarker (an olive green.verging upon khaki).

front of card

close-up of image
close-up of floral embellishment

inside of card

close-up showing message panel

The Sugar Bowl Challenge is a sketch with the stipulation this time to include recycling. Before I even got as far as seeing the Design Team samples in the posting my mind was active as the large central circle in the sketch reminded me of a CD. I simply coloured my CD with a ProMaker & allowed it to dry. (8/5 ETA Forgot to mention that to obtain the mottled effect I dabbed the CD repeatedly with a cotton bud prior to drying). My floral element is made of old fuse wire coloured with a ProMarker & glittered using Stickles Glitter Glue (Turquoise), a punched flower from the patterned paper offcuts & a button which was in my "spare buttons for clothing tin". My other recycled elements are the little tan coloured polka dots (& flower centres) on the inside of the card: these were punched from the stiff front of an ancient (it had yellowed around the edges) WH Smith Note Pad & then coloured with a ProMarker.

For this card I used a selection of 11 ProMarkers taken from the Rubber Stamping Sets 1 & 2, including the Black Fine Liner which I've now realised needs "tilting" for edging card.  My other "discovery" has been the Letraset Bleedproof Marker Pad. It is exactly that - bleedproof - & does seem to make blending smoother. After colouring, I simply mount the paper onto card using a glue stick (so the edges are "tight") & then cut my image out as desired. It is economical &, being especially designed for alcohol markers, saves having to search out & obtain appropriate card.

Stamps Sugar Nellie Manga Fairy (image), Stampendous Little Things SSC097 (sentiment). 
Inks etc... Memento Tuxedo Black, Brilliance Coffee Bean (sentiment), Distress Inks (Broken China, Tea Dye & Walnut Stain) for inking cardstock & paper edges.
Colouring  ProMarkers, ProMarker Black Fine Liner Pen, Stickles Glitter Glue (Turquoise & Ice Stickles Crystal Ice).
Cardstock Dark brown, pale gold cream Moondust, textured tan & white from "stash".
Papers Letraset Bleedproof Marker Pad; Nancy Watt Collection - Word Art & Swirls.
Punches Woodware (circle & scalloped circles), Xcut (flowers), EK Success (small dots).
Pearls Papermania.
CD, fuse wire, button & stiffened card Recycled as above.

Challenges Entered
The Sugar Bowl Challenge 35 - Marlene's Sketch
Colour Create #44 - Khaki, Aqua, Bown & Cream + option of including circles (the sketch itself is based upon circles & though my khaki tends towards the olive I hope it is close enough to qualify for the challenge, the colour is actually that of the Moss ProMarker which is quite dark)
Crafts & Me #3 - Sparkle (sparkling CD plus glittered fairy wings & flowers, sparkly Moondust cardstock)
Flutter By Wednesday #108 - Open (must include butterfly, fairy or angel)
I Love ProMarkers #13 - Wings (Fairy image)
Paperplay Wk 18 - Stamp/Digi & Bling (pearls, glitter & sparkling CD)
Passion For ProMarkers Wk 50 - Gratitude (a thankfulness for the recipient card)
Pile It On #17 - Boyish Colours (the challenge is open to interpretation & I would classify these colours as boyish)


Helen said...

Fab card - love your recycled CD!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

Danni said...

This is very sweet! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Andrea M said...

Lovely card! Great way to recycle :) Thanks so much for playing along with PIO this week. Hope to see you back again!

Sue C said...

Paula what a fabulous way to use your ProMarkers ! I love all of the detail and your shading is excellent. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers. Sue C x

Lorraine said...

Well, that's different. It looks terrific and it's a super card. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

katesacraftybugger said...

great card , i love all your recycled bits ,Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers this week

Karen said...

Very nice, thaks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

jojo79 said...

Great card Paula, love the new manga. The cd looks great. I see you are getting the hang of the promarkers :)


Lilian said...

Gorgeous work Paula! Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl challenge!

Annie said...

how ingenious to recycle a cd and colour it with a Promarker! A stunning card and I love the Manga fairy .. .. must get her inky again! I've been a bit pushed for time today but haven't forgotten I need to answer your email.
love and hugs,
annie x

WeirdCat said...

A lovely card, good colour choices,thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers
Ruth x

LISA said...

Such a pretty card, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.
Hugs Lisa xx

Nancy said...

What a fabulous image!! Thanks for fluttering with us this week!

Julie M said...

Great card, Paula - really inventive use of the CD (even if it did make photographing it difficult!). I love all the little blue touches too.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

scrappyjan said...

very cute!!! Love your image....Thank you for joining us at Colour Create.
hugs, Janiel

xxxtglxxx said...

this is amazing Paula! I was needing inspiration for this challenge, and you have pulled this off so well!.. xx

hugs ali