Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Scrappin' Moms Idol3 Challenge2-Reduce,Reuse,Recycle

Here's my LO on the theme Reduce, Reuse, Recycle for Scrappin' Moms Idol 3 Challenge No.2. Do check out the gallery here to see what all the other contestants came up with.
Journal: Father and Son, a sweet twosome from the very beginning and for always.

For this LO, I used one cardstock and 1 patterned paper and 1 scrapbooking item which I reused, meaning I used twice. I also used 3 different scrapbooking packaging for repurposing or recycling. By making this LO, I wanted to prove to myself that it is possible to come up with a LO that is still environmentally sound. Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn't it?

Half a length of the Prima Viola was masked against the cs, before attaching it to the lower left corner of the cs. The Viola adhesive backing was used to make the opposite of the Viola felt on the opposite corner of the LO. I also used the other half of the Prima Viola as a decorative flower embellishment, then also used the same adhesive backing into another flower right beside it.

Prima Belle Fleur packaging cardboard was used as a photo matting, but I used it first for masking after cutting the design. Hence, the photo matting created a "white shadow."

The title was also cut from the back part of the Belle Fleur packaging name which happened to be black. I used the letters for masking "twosome" and for misting the black words "sweet." The title made a positive and a negative tandem.

The last packaging material I used was a pair of 7 Gypsies Gaffer Tape Tags as an embellishment, but I used it also as a mask to make the perfect journaling spot.

All packaging materials were reused as well as recycled. I wanted to point out that reusing and recycling always come as a pair, just like the "sweet twosome."

Required cardstock - Light Grey Bazzill; Required patterned paper - MME Wild Aspen 24; Required scrapbooking item - Prima Viola; Required repurposed/recycled scrapbooking packagings - Prima Viola adhesive backing, Prima Belle Fleur cardboard packaging, 7 Gypsies Gaffer Tape Tags 2 pieces. Others used: Glimmer Mist Deep Plum & Suede, Uniball Gel Impact black pen. Tools used: Sidekick, Quickutz Sophisticate.

Techniques Used:
Masking; Distressing by rolling inside edges plus corner rose of pp; Distressing by misting suede for an aged look; Cutting design of the Belle Fleur cardboard packaging; Making the Viola felt AND the Viola adhesive backing into flowers; Using adhesive backing into lace embellishment; Using Belle Fleur cardboard packaging as alphas and for masking.

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