Sunday, December 22, 2013

Reuse / Repurpose

Store bought cards.  Admit it - you still buy them from time to time when in a rush.  And most certainly you receive them.  I sure do.  And those store bought cards I receive really are beautiful cards!  When I started making cards myself, I started looking at those store bought cards differently.  Not "differently" as in I would never buy another one.  But "differently" as in is there something from it that I can use.  I don't do that with all cards...of course there are some that are just so special because of the sender, beauty, or occasion that I would never dream of tearing it apart to use it for something else.  But admittedly, there are some that I do.  And then when someone gives me cards that they have received or used...better yet!!!!

I have a stash of items from some of those cards and this morning when I saw the theme for Robyn's Fetish Challenge - I knew exactly what I was going to use!  The heart on this card actually came off a store bought card!!  The sentiment/verse was a RAK I recently received and the paper, ribbon, and pearls were from a card kit I received from a swap a few years back (which was for everything in a card kit except an image - what a neat concept for a swap!).  This is what I came up with:

I'm also submitting this card to Word Art Wednesday which is always Anything Goes and Loves Rubberstamps Challenge which is also Anything Goes.  So why not join me at Word Art Wednesday or at Robyn's Fetish Challenge for the Gold or Silver challenge they are having.  Thanks for stopping by!!  God bless you!!!!


Carole Robb Bisson said...

Make new friends, keep the old, one is silver and the other is gold. A beautifully finished project. Thank you for joining us today at Word Art Wednesday with your fabulous art.
Carole Robb Bisson
Advent Blessings of Hope, Peace and Joy,
Carole Robb Bisson

Karen Letchworth said...

WOW, this gold filigree is just lovely. It catches the light so beautifully. Thanks a bundle for sharing your lovely art with us. I appreciate your participation and willingness to play along with us and share your talents.
Word Art Wednesday

cass said...

Gorgeous, wonderfully creative and it is always lovely to see reused/recycled bought cards, I have used some of mine as altered pieces of art.

Merry Christmas Cass

cass said...

Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish this week,

Julie Short said...

We did exactly as you did Zella for a multi make a while ago. It was as you say wonderful where you can get the bits and pieces from and how well they come together. Your card is lushly beautiful.
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

Edwina said...

I saw your card in the link up at Robyn's Fetish. It is so beautiful! I just had to drop by and let you know that. Your heart is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your card. Edwina Brown

DebR said...

Wow Zella...this is stunning!

SOMA Das said...

This is such a cute creation………….Love the design with the scene…………Thank you for sharing your card at Robyns Fetish this week….... We wish you good luck and hope to see you again. ……...Also we wish you a Crafty Newyear.

(Robyns Fetish DT)

Miss Amber said...

Wow! Such an elegant card! Thanks for joining Loves Rubberstamps Challenge :)

Marcy said...

Very creative with your creation and this looks so elegant! Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)