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Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Trash to Trash !

Well I have spent two evenings messing about with this and although the finished result is really rubbish I have so enjoyed doing it !  I started out with a piece of corrugated card packaging and played about just daubing paints on with my fingers and getting good and messy. I bought the metallic paints inThe Works at 99p a large tube and they are fabulous, I only got three colours so I'm off back tomorrow to see if they have any left, not a lot there when I got these, I nearly didn't get them as I have so much paint etc but so glad I did. The last picture is an attempt to show the lovely glimmery finish.I also had fun stamping with gold paint, used bubble wrap and bottle caps and a stamp that is supposed to be fireworks. I am putting this on Sugarcreek Hollow Trash to Treasure challenge although I'm a bit ashamed of it ! and I'm also putting it on Sunday Stampers as it has got my Mojo working a bit.


  1. Joan.
    It certainly isn't trash, it's beautiful!! TFS


  2. My Goodness Joan why an earth would you be ashamed of this! It may be corrugated cardboard but what you have done with it is stunning.
    Be proud of what you have created, it is gorgeous work.

  3. Joan this is fantastic, certainly not trash, it is a stunning alteration. Yvonne x

  4. ~WOW, deffo not trash... tis lush, those colours are so regal! Thanks for joining in and sharing your creativity with me... tis looking like my old Mojo is nearly home... phew! x

  5. This is definitely not rubbish. I love how you transformed the cardboard into a great background and removing only portions of the top layer is so effective. That sweet vintage image is just perfect. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

  6. oh its fab Joan... i love the colours , the shimmer and the gold elements
    Lisa x

  7. This is so not trash! I love the colors you used on this - the shimmer is fantastic. Makes me want to get some paints out and play!

  8. Joan, this is not are too hard on yourself and your creation. Love the shimmer and what fun it sounds like you had working on this. It will certainly be something you have learned and can use in another way in the future. Love those flowers!!
    Thanks for joining our challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow.

    Patti SCH/DT

  9. Not rubbish at all, it turned out so pretty! The shine is fabulous, i hope you find more of that paint!


  10. This is just spectacular! Definitely not rubbish! I love how you transformed the cardboard and make such a gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge!

  11. Just catching up Joan, this is fabulous, and the colours and shine are gorgeous, love the card you made.
    Enjoy Port Sunlight - don't spend too much! (only joking)
    Avril xx


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