Monday 9 December 2013

Some Christmas Recycling by Alison (Craftytrog)

I have a Christmas card to share with you today Stampers. But it wasn't always a started off as an ornament, grew into a tag, then became a card...well, one more doesn't hurt...does it?! 
The recycling comes in the form of some corrugated card packaging, & some Christmas cracker embellishments that I saved from last year.
I started off by dabbing silver paint dabber onto a Tando frame. Then I decided it needed crackle, so I used some two-part Deco-Art crackle, then dabbed on & rubbed off some gathered twigs distress paint to accentuate the cracks.
I stamped the Santa image from Christmas Plate 3 onto white card, water-coloured with fired brick & faded jeans distress ink, then glued him in the frame.
I added a layer of glossy accents to seal the image, then once this was dry, I added the recycled Christmas cracker berries through the bottom hole of the frame.
I dabbed gold paint onto a Festive Foliage poinsettia, then attached it to the top of the frame with a red painted long fastener.
I die-cut a tag from the corrugated packaging, gave it a coat of white Studio Gesso, then sprayed it with Dylusion inks in london blue & melted chocolate. There's also some broken china distress paint swiped along the ridges, rich silver embossing powder melted on the edges & also sprinkled randomly on the tag.
I stamped the greeting from Christmas Plate 3 onto white card, sponged with faded jeans & walnut stain distress ink, then added some sprinkles of rich silver embossing powder.
A die-cut border was given the same treatment a the Tando frame, then attached to the bottom of the tag.
I finished the tag by adding some recycled ribbon, heated with my heat tool to crinkle it, then I glued the frame & greeting in place.
I stamped the Christmas corner from Christmas Plate 3 onto a 7x5" kraft card, then edged it with silver acrylic paint dabber.
I attached the tag to the card, then finished off with some candy cane stickles berries on the card & the red brad.
Here's a little bonus project I made, using the little girl from Victorian Christmas Plate 1.
I hope this has inspired you to go recycle & create!
Thanks for visiting,
Alison xxx


massofhair said...

Stunning colours Alison! Beautiful Santa image & lovely frame have added that vintage feel to your amaxing Tag:-)

Anonymous said...

Love the texture on this card!!! Beautiful!!! ~Sophia

Elly said...

Kinda cool growing up with stunning colours and awesome texture. Did i mentioned that i love corrugated cardboard? Even the silver and blue fits my christmas decoration this year!!Loooove it!!

Brenda Brown said...

Love how you have crackled the frame for Santa Alison. Great panelled design with the corrugated card and fab colour palette.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Julie Lee said...

I love recycling and this is a great card! Fabulous colours, texture and composition! Julie Ann xx

rachel said...

just loving the corrugation - gorgeous work xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Great card Alison, totally love how this came to getter and evolved! Love the corrugated card and the crackle on Santa's frame looks amazing!!

butterfly said...

Love this card, Alison - the blue and gold is gorgeous, and I love the tale of how it evolved! Fabulous projects, both.
Alison x

Deborah said...

Such a fab card. I love the blue on the corrugated card.

Unknown said...

I love using corrugated card, your design is lovely I like the frame with Santa x

Corrie Herriman said...

Love this card. I sometimes use corrugated card but never thought about painting it, great idea !!
Corrie x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! I love the frame against the corrugated tag.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous re-cycling on display and I like that framed Santa and your sweet tag.

Dawn Louise said...

Superb recycle I've a thing for corrugated board too, love what you've done and how it evolved as such x

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

I love recycling !! and love your card !

~*~Patty S said...

Brilliant creations and very inspiring to see lovely use of bits you saved...I always enjoy using things that I have rescued!

Artyjen said...

Very creative recycling! ;) Looks super
xoxo Sioux

Marjie Kemper said...

Love this gorgeous frame - what great recycling!

Unknown said...

J ADore
Bravo alison
Biz monique

Unknown said...

J ADore
Bravo alison
Biz monique