Friday, January 25, 2013

Hibiscus


We want to see your altered or recycled projects for Pattie's Creations Challenge #60.  It's alway fun to think of new ways to add new life to older items.  Once you start thinking about how to recycle everyday items, you'll look at every thing in a different light going forward.


This hibiscus image was one of the monthly freebies that Pattie posts on the first Friday of each month on the blog (look at the very top for the button).  So be sure to mark your calendars to snag one of her fabulous images for free.

Can you guess what I recycled for today's card?  It's the tulle behind the main flower.  It originally was the wrapping for a bar of handmade soap someone gave me.  So not only is it pretty, it smells nice too.

I used the same image and resized it multiple times to create the background as well as the focal point.  Being able to resize your image easily is one of the many things to love about digis.  Both the background and the main flower are colored with Copic markers.  I fussy cut out the large hibiscus and added Raspberry Soda glitter and Glossy Accents to the petals (to simulate dewdrops).  After positioning everything to see how I liked the arrangement, I decided the background was a bit too vibrant.  So, I covered the entire thing with double sided adhesive and covered it with Cloud Nine glitter.  Now, not only is it shimmery, but it had the muted look I was going for.

Now it's your turn to create something altered or recycled.  You have two weeks to complete the challenge and upload it to Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.  Don't forget to check out what the rest of the team has created too.

18 comments:

Eret said...

Anne, your gćard is stunning. So beautiful´colors. I love your background layer so much. I imagine how sparkly it is on real life. Fabulous card. Love it!
Hugs
Eret

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a wonderful job - love the dew drops - very effective!

rachel said...

stunning card Anne - love the glitter and the netting - beautiful xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Anne, I like the flower the vibrant colour and the net lace.
Kevin xx

Sandi said...

Anne - this is BEAUTIFUL!! Your coloring is awesome (as always) and I love the droplet effect on the flower!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Julie Z said...

This is so pretty! Great vibrant colors and I love your solution to the "too bright" background. Great idea & added sparkly bonus!

April said...

Pretty card! I love the sparkle and the tulle.

jimlynn said...

Stunning!!! That pink just jumps off the page. Colored to perfection and love the look of the tulle!
Lynn

Tammy said...

Beautiful card Anne and I love the shimmery background, very clever! The colors are wonderful too!

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning card Anne, the background and topper look gorgeous and love how you have added tulle to the flower too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Pattie G said...

Anne, this came out really nice and I love how you colored my Hibiscus image. It is always fun to see what we can do with recycled items. This one is great!

Hugs
Pattie ♥

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Anne! Your card is GORGEOUS! Love the colors and dimension. I especially like the tulle behind the main image. Did you tie it, or just folded over? It looks great the way you've puffed it up! I enjoy using tulle in my cards. Thanks for the inspiration today! hugs, de

nwilliams6 said...

Anne, this is sooooo beautiful. I love the glitter, glam, and sparklyness of it all. What great ideas - the dew drops you made, the tulle, the glitter to tone down the colors, the popping the flower up bigger - some great ideas! Hugz!

Brenda said...

Love the bright colors and the tulle is inspirational :)

Patricia St Martin said...

Anne, That is such a great idea using the tulle and that looks so nice and the smell is an added plus. Awesome job with your coloring your flower is so pretty.
Hugs

Jackiekg said...

Lovely card Anne. Love the colouring of the flower and the way you did
the background, so that the flower
stands out more. Also the vibrant
colour of the green leaves adds to
the card.

Shelly Schmidt said...

WOW- the coloring on this flower is fabulous! Love the shimmer too. The flower looks real- and how pretty is the touch of tulle!

E. Marie said...

This card is stunning!! So vibrant and sparkly. And love the addition of the tulle.