More recycling!

Seems to be an ongoing theme with me lately! This week the Daring Cardmakers have asked for beads to be used on a card – no hardship at all! Sandy and Heike, who’s on holiday, (TGIF), asked us to show/use a preferred technique with our stamping and I enjoy stamping with acrylic paint and into it, so here’s a card fitting both those themes:


Background paper: Crafty Individuals; Beads: from Tracey and Cat (Auntys) and my stash; Chain: an old belt!

The word ‘life’ is stamped into black acrylic paint which I had smeared onto a piece of cardboard packaging and used as a palette. I liked the look of it so much I kept it. I took it out this evening, tore it from the packaging and stitched the beads and chain on. The packaging was very soft, so stitching through it was no hardship – attaching the ends of the chain with purple mini brads, that’s another matter entirely!! Still, I’m such a stickler for little details, aren’t I? 😉

I had a really lovely surprise today – the 2nd of 2 actually! Firstly, lovely Laura (Layers of Colour challenge), has awarded each of us a set of stamps for rising to her “Crowns” challenge last week, as there were very few entries – thank you so much! Then, this afternoon, I had an email from Silvia – Barnie’s Baustelle! I missed her vibrant stamping and playful style and had left her a comment on her blog, just to see if she was okay, not ill or anything, and she wrote to say she’s fine, taking a breather from stamping and will be back when she has more time. So I’m happier now… I know I don’t actually ‘know’ Silvia, but we share a lot comments in this arty-crafty community here in Blogland and you do tend to become ‘pals’, so I notice when someone’s not around. Nice to know she’s fine, isn’t it? *g*

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  1. Sandy

     /  May 23, 2008

    Wow Rosie this is amazing. Wonderful background.
    Sieht toll aus und Heike braucht dringend Ferien 😀

    Danke Rosie für diesen tollen Beitrag zu TGiF.

  2. oh, beautiful artwork

  3. Great card and you’ve used some unusual and very pretty beads.

  4. I love the “life”! and also the lively look of this piece! What a lot of work those beads must have been, but the outcome is gorgeous!! I love your colors, and how the beads perfectly match the colors in your background paper! Wow! this is wonderful!

    Nice of you to check on your friends! You’re right…when someone who contributes regularly isn’t at the blog for a few days, you do worry a little, don’t you??

    And in answer to your question re: my journal, it’s a book I sewed together. I like this best as I can choose papers, etc, myself. When it’s finished, I’ll post all of it in a photo album, so you can see front and back covers, too.

  5. The background and bead work are super cute. Isn’t this week recycling the theme at Arty Girlz too?

  6. Barbara, I’m shocked! The beads were easy-peasy, the brads a pain, but all for the love of ‘Industrial Chic’!! 😉

    Thanks for the info re: your Art Journal… fascinating. I have much to learn, Obi One!


  7. Anna – did that one with my Inchies!! 😉 😉

    And so is the other 8 FANTASTIC creations!

  9. Great card!

  10. Fabulous card, Rosie, beads are stunning! Thanks for the tip re: tomato paste tube, must try!

  11. wow .. this is so beautiful !!!

  12. Clau

     /  May 24, 2008

    Wonderful card, great background

  13. This is lovely, everything looks fab.

    Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us

  14. Absolute lovely creation !! Great with the beads !

  15. Fab card and gorgeous beads

  16. fabulos work !!:-)

  17. beautiful!!!!
    absolutley love it!!
    the colours you’ve used are lovely!

  18. barnie

     /  May 25, 2008

    Great technique and wonderful card. …. I’m back again 😉

  19. Fabulous!!!

  20. Absolutely brilliant Rosie!!!

  21. Gorgeous card!!

  22. fantastic card rosie


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