Here's my entry for the latest challenge on Cuttlebug's Blog Spot. If you haven't been following the challenges, you can go here to see what's going on....this has definitely been the most challenging one thus far, at least for me.
I didn't exactly go to my recycling bin, but the challenge was to alter a recycled item, anything from containers to books. I found my recycled item in my garage sale box....it was a blank canvas which I never thought I would use, until now. It measures 6x6. I really don't even know how it landed in my hands.
I began by using some watered down craft paints to give the background layers of color including pink, white, lime green and light blue. After that I went to town using my box of die cut scraps including the pink scalloped trim pieces which I adhered using Mod Podge.
Next, I used a few pieces of green trim from Making Memories to make flower stems and leaves. I also used my nesting dies to cut out various colors of circles and embossed everything using my Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder (my absolute favorite). After I layered the flowers on top of two pieces of white tulle, I finished them off with some stacked Creative Cafe buttons.
Here's a close up: