Sunday, 13 March 2011

Going green ;) - Sentimental Sundays #46

Can you feel it yet??? I can! Spring is in the air!!! Or is it just my wishful thinking? lol ;)

Anyway, I immediately thought of spring when I saw this week's Sentimental challenge theme which is green/recycling. You can of course interpret it whichever way you like it, focus on "being green" and promote recycling or keep the green palette on your project. But don't forget to include a sentiment!

As for me, I love when nature "springs" back to life from the wintery snooziness with fresh, "juicy" shades of green and all the other spring colours, with flowers soaking up the sun, early bees buzzing around looking for a fresh flower juice...;) It makes me feel so...alive!

And since I haven't been very much "alive" recently I really wanted to create something that would cheer me up a bit and to bring my mojo back... Not sure about the mojo bit ;) but this piece has certainly cheered me up!

My project is full of recycled items, like a card from a used notebook or a corrugated cardboard from a recent delivery, or a copper wire from my hubby's tool box (does that count as recycling???). I even saved a pink paperclip from someone's recent letter ;).

The corrugated frame and flowers were painted with white, lemon and pink acrylic paints and a custom made colour wash (mix of white acrylic paint and dark green colourwash spray ink, a new technique I learnt recently at the ArtsyCrafts).

The stamps I used are Aspects of Design (Bee Botanical) and PaperArtsy, the newest additions to my stash and the sentiment is by Tim Holtz. Images have been subtly coloured with brush markers, finished with touches of Stickles and gold Glimmer Mist applied with a paint brush for a soft shimmer. The flowers have been cut with my new PaperArtsy dies ;).

Please, join us for this challenge but before you do, check out what other DT girls have prepared for inspiration!

Hope you are having a lovely weekend.... I'm off to look for first signs of spring! Have you seen any yet?

Thank you for visiting and your sweet comments ;).

Challenges for this project:
The Stampsmith Challenge #9 - Try something new
The Stamp Man Challenge #18 - Mother's Day\floral theme
Sir Stampalot Challenge March - Spring is in the air
Stampotique Designers Challenge #26 - Animal/Insect/Birds
Simon Says Challenge - Anything goes


Anesha said...

Wonderful creation!

Nigel said...

Wonderful art as usual. Is the honeycomb a stamp?

Spring is definitely here, as I look out of my window at the brick backs of other houses, there's a huge burst of yellow Forsythia glowing in the sun :)

Brenda Brown said...

This is fabulous Joanna, I love how you have recycled so many bits and pieces and you have used a bee, one of my favourites.
Glad you are feeling a bit better now.
Hope you are having a good weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Susan Allan said...

Hi Joanna. We are lucky here near Oxford we are having lovely mild weather but in Scotland they are having fresh snow. I would swap though!!

Your recycling is fab so is your work here.
Thank you for the flowers, you have even done flower buttons.

Your creative skills are definitely back with you.
Have fun
Sue xx

brenda said...

Hi Joanna

A beatufully creative piece of artwork.

So much interest and a gorgeous fusion of colours just perfect for our theme.

Thank you for joinin us at Stampalot Challenge this month, good luck and hope to see you again.

B x

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

adorable!Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

joanne wardle said...

beautiful. thanks for joining us at stampotique

Sue C said...

Fabulous project Joanna, I love all of the detail and the flower is gorgeous ! Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man. Sue C x

Tracy said...

Fabulous creation. Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wonderful creation, love it!

Debbie said...

Awesome card!

pinky said...

Thats a beautiful creation, so much to catch the eye. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

dutchstamptramp said...

Wow what a gorgeous project! Thanks for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge

Sue said...

This is gorgeous, so colourful x

Linda R. said...

WOW.. I am just loving everything about this..
I always get so much inspiration when I pop in here.. Thanks my sweet friend..

Hugs, Linda

Tracey said...

This is absolutely stunning Joanna! I love it :)
Have a great week.

Willy said...

What a fabulous piece, Joanna! Thanks for joining the Stampotique Designer's Challenge # 26.


A brilliant piece of artwork Joanna and the colours really do make you feel happy when you look at it! Gorgeous flower too! Have a great week - hugs, Sylvia xx

Angela Weimer said...

Beautiful project. Love all the details you layered into it. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

Sally H said...

A wonderful spring creation! Thanks for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot and good luck!

Valerie H. Wilson said...

So cheerful!! Love that you tried a new techique! Turned out beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us for the Stampsmith Challenge!
Val :)

Gez said...

Gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeus hanging Joanna... loving your recycling! thanks for joining us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge

Francesca said...

Beautiful creation

Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month
And Good luck!


Kaz said...

This is beautiful. Thanks for joining in with Stampotique.

Cheryl said...

FABULOUS! I love all the recycled bits you included on your project.

Basement Stamper said...

fabulous creation! Love the frame and all the different elements. Thanks for playing with us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

Tameko said...

Wonderful creative design. Nice job on the challenge this week!

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