Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Recycled art!!

This door hanger is made from recycled materials that I had lying around. The base is corrugated cardboard - I just stripped off some of the top layer and inked it.
The frame and die cut swirls are cereal box card.
The photo - a leftover from pyramage - the image is a free one from the Internet somewhere.
The flowers and butterflies from handmade paper remnants and pieces of scrap paper.
Some years ago I made a wedding dress for a friend and the pearl trim is leftover from that (I knew it would come in useful one day!).

I must say I am very pleased with this effort! I love shabby chic but feel I have never quite made it.

I am entering this into the Our Vintage Affair Challenge blog - their October challenge is to make a door hanger. Visit their site if you haven't already, its stunning.
Also Totally Gorjuss are having an unsquare challenge and Polka Doodles are having a make your own embellishments challenge
Craftalicious have an anything goes challenge.

I have also just found a great blog - Three Muses who are having a vintage challenge.

I would also like to say a big thank you to my followers - I now have 8, it feels really good :D.

Thanks for looking

Jolanda x


  1. Jolanda, this is fabulous Shabby Chic and so resourceful. Love it. Annette x

  2. Dear Jolanda - this is absolutely STUNNING!! I would love this ;O) Thank you for joining in at Our Vintage Affair good luck Polly x

  3. I predict you will have many followers! Your work on this piece is beautiful, and I so enjoyed hearing about the journey of its creation. I'm glad you found our Three Muses blog. Please come back next week!

  4. Fab Entry, thanks for joining Polkadoodles challenge, Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  5. Gorgeous door hanging. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious for our challenge this time. luv gina xx

  6. You have 9 followers now, me. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your work here. I took a look around and saw so many beautiful things. I'll be back again soon.

  7. Oh wow this is beautiful.

  8. Wonderful and it looks very expensive too! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

  9. Gorgeous project. Thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge.

  10. Really beautiful project. Love all the detail on there.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Polka Doodles this week and hope to see you again.

  11. Fantastic! Beautiful creation! Thanks so much for sharing your project with us at Polka Doodles.

  12. This looks wonderful , Jolanda. I love reclycling things.


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