Altered CD, Altered Photo Frame, Altered Wall hanging, Friendship cards, Recyling, Reuse, Reduce., Trash to Treasure

Recyled CD ~ Best Friend.

Although I had intended on keeping the next 6 posts on the Trash to Wall hanging series,  I am adding this one in too, coz it is afterall a recyled CD. I have transformed many CDs as wall hangings and honestly, it really seems like a shame, having to throw them out. And as many times, as I have made them, each time brings a renewed satisfaction that someone is going to hang it on his wall and feel good about it.

Here, I have used several handmade papers in different textures. Aqua blue and olive green are a first time color combination for me. Never tried this one before. A couple of buttons and a few wooden maple tree leaves. This CD is designed with Men folks in mind. Hence I avoided florals or blingy in there. The sentiment is digi stamp from TLC.

Hope it does get appreciated.

 

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I am entering this recycled CD project in the following challenges : 

 

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  • Send a Smile for Kids – 2W, 2E – Anything Goes 
  • Shannon’s Sentiments  – SIO – Distressing
  • Crafty Pad (SIO) – Use Buttons
  • Colour Create2W, 1E –  2nd W Greens/Olive Green, Brown, Cream & Black – optional extra – Leaves. Inspiratonal Picture  
  • Crafty Purple Frog – 2W, SIO – Green 
  • Digi Doodle Shop’s BestSIO –  Anything Goes 
  • Pixie Dust Studio – SIO – Go Green
  • Shelly’s Images – SIO – Show us What you Got 
  • Amber’s Crafts and Stuff1E – Stashbuster & Anything goes
  • Creative Card Crew – green
  • Paper PrettiesSIO – masculine
  • Clear It Out! – 2W – Buttons 
  • Going Grey With Scrap-Creations2E – Anything Goes 
  • High Hopes Stamps – 2W, SIO – 2nd W – Go Green 
  • Paper Take Weekly – 3 of Something 
  • Die Cut Dreams (2W) – Mother’s Day or Special Friend
  • Incy Wincy Designs – for the boys
  • Happily Scrappin – Recipe: 1 plain cardstock, 2 design papers, at least 3 embellishments
  • Make it Monday – anything goes
  • A Gem of a Challenge2W – Anything But Square 
  • Secret Crafter – Anything But a Card 
  • Sugar Creek Hollow  – 3E, SIO – Anything Goes 
  • Totally Gorjuss – Button It 
  • Our Creative Corner –  Don’t Throw That Away 
  • If the shoe fits ~ Aquamarine
  • Ooh La La Creations (2W, SIO) – It’s a man thing
  • S K E T C H E S
  •  Hanna And Friends challenge
  • #12 Hanna
  • Altered Photo Frame, Altered Wall hanging, Challenges, Mother, Recyling, Reuse, Reduce., Trash to Treasure

    M O T H E R Wall hanging.

    I have been blessed with one of the nicest men in this world for a husband. I could write a book on him (and it would include mostly all of his qualities with a dash of his clumsiness and this and that and …… ) {You get the picture, right ? }  But dont worry, I am not going there, right now…. phew ! 

     However one of the major reasons, why we have any friction between us, is mainly becoz, when I find something thrown in a healthy state, I prefer to adopt it, thinking I may be able to refurbish it at a later stage and dress it up prettily. {NO I am not a hoarder ~ ok, maybe just a tad bit}  However,”THAT” does not happen all the time. What does, however, happen, is that, I find a suitable space for the said item in my craft studio or the jam packed shed and then …………….. forget about it. (not deliberately forget about it … well my plates full with so many more projects at hand, isnt it ??? )

     Now THATS where the problem arises. DH believes in minimilistic living, (he should’ave been born in Japan !!)  while yours truly, hates things thrown out which can serve a purpose at some later stage. Naturally finding that “some stage” is the issue.

    Well, I have done him proud on this particular occasion. Couple of weeks back, my car was parked near a construction area, and as we know, constuction areas are a treasure trove for crafters, not cardmakers or scrappers but definetly, crafters. So anyways, here in Dubai, everything is in excess even wastage 🙂  So there were heaps of cardboards and insultation packs thrown around. Thank God, Sam was not around, so I could ask one of the workers permission and just packed a few large white cardboard sheets in the car. 

    The guy kept looking at me as though I was an alien ~ an abaya laden women comes in a GMC truck and takes “garbage” ….. it would have made news headlines for sure in 7days newspaper.  He kept saying “karabish ~ karabish” meaning trash in Arabic. Silly guy, little did he know what I had in mind for that trash. He couldnt fathom the possibilites of finding a dozen odd uses for that sheet.  But I could. 

    Why bother to explain to him, that I am doing some good for the environment ?? He couldnt care less for the environment around him.

    So anyways, long story short. Turns out that thick large sheet is very light in weight but sturdy enough not to bend or break. Perfect for a altered frames or wall hanging or door signs. 

    I cannot tell you just how much absolute fun I had, giving a new lease of life to a dead object. I hope you guys like it too. So for the next atleast 6 posts, your going to see the “trash to wall hanging ” series. 

    This is how that white board was used after alittle sanding, polishing and distressing.

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    I have included a picture of the white board, just to give you an idea of what it looked like.  What a joy ! Oh and one of the photographs of the flower pot close up shot, is just : me trying out some new editing for pictures which did not turn out all that great 😦

    Please do let me know, if you have ever picked something discarded shamelessly and created something functional with it.

    This wall hanging is going to enter the following challenges.

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    Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you return again.  Have a wonderful weekend ahead.