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Monday, March 21, 2011

Grung and Silk ~ Newspaper Card

Hi Everyone!
The challenge over @ SplitCoast Stampers today is "Newsworthy". We were asked to use newspaper on our project. Not my normal medium but I gave it a shot and I am so glad I did!
Quite the contrast with that old newspaper and the beautiful Mossy Rock Hand-dyed Silk from Really Reasonable Ribbon, but I think it added just the class I needed! :)

The crossword puzzle was just the right size for a card. I know the words don't fit "up and down" but I was happy that they fit across anyhow! ;)
I made the roses by twisting strips of newspaper and making "rose" circles on round pieces of cardstock that I covered with Scor-Tape. I then sprayed them with a couple colors of Glimmer Mist as well as the outer edges of the puzzle. I lucked out and there was an article in the paper that was in a green background so I used it for the leaves and just hit them with a little green ColorBox ink to make it match my ribbon better. I added some Gradient Pearl Stickers and a White Vintage Brad from Creative Charms to add a little more class. ;)

I am also entering this card in the following challenges:
ABC- "Q" is for Quote (Use a quote or sentiment)
Our Creative Corner -"Don't Throw That Away!"
(Use something that was destined for the trash can)

I would so love to hear what you think about the "outside of the box" style that I used today!

Big hugs,
True :D


Chris said...

This is gorgeous True! Love everything!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Gorgeous! I will have to try something like this! Great challenge!

Anita said...

Brillant idea, going to have to raid my recycle bin for old newspapers. Love the flowers too. xx

Beautiful Greetings said...

Stunning True! I adore those flowers!

Emily said...

Gorgeous!!! Those flowers are stunning!!!

Marlene said...

WOW!!!!! This is beautiful!!!

Suzi said...

Oh my!! I love this creation True, what an ingenious idea for the flowers and leaves. "claps" with admiration.
Hugs Suzi x

Dawnll said...

I love it!!!
Such a great challenge and fun way to step outside your style.
I soo want to "case" this idea!
Thanks for sharing sweetie

nantastic said...

True, you are one of my faves. Can't wait to see what you come up with next. Love your style.

Wanda Cullen said...

Wowzers! This is sooo stunning and all from newspapers!! I am saving this one to CASE! So clever to twist strips to create the roses! You rocked the challenges today!

sari said...

Oh my...This card is FANTASTIC!!! Loce evry little detail about it!! Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs/sari

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

GORGEOUS! I made a card making flowers with newsprint too! Got the idea off of YouTube, but I like yours much better. I didn't like my big button centers, so case'd your idea and used pearls instead.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Loretta said...

Love your card. I will have to try the roses...thanks for the inspiration!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, True, your card is fabulous! I absolutely LOVE your newspaper flowers - soooo cool. I've not tried that, but I love handmade flowers so I must give it a whirl. Everything about your card is wonderful. So happy you came to play with us this week at Our Creative Corner!

Hope you are doing well!


Wendy Janson said...

This is beautiful, Trudy. Who would have thought you could make something so beautiful with newspaper! Thanks for playing along this week with Our Creative Corner.

CTgirl said...

FABULOUS!! Thanks fo sharing how you made your flowers! I've tried making them before, will now try with newspaper!
Thank you very much for inspiring me, I'm a follower now!!