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
  • Alter Art, Altered Photo Frame, Love messages ~ cards, Makeovers, Recyling, Reuse, Reduce., T A G S

    Altered Owl Frame

    Hello ladies. I am delighted to have had received such huge appreciation for both the door hanger as well as the shoebox. So glad you guys liked it. This is the third and last one in the Altered series. It is a lovely frame that I picked up in one of the garage sales and it had been resting in between that heap of cardboards and “To be worked on projects” So finally it was selected and boy, did I enjoy dressing it up ! The frame, itself, is sturdy wood and the linings on it are priceless. I did not want to paint it, lest it looses its country charm. So I just embellished it really. Whats even great, is that If I get fed up of the look, I just have to put in another picture inside leaving the ribbon, tag and the flowers as it is, or I could just have it removed becoz I have not hot glued it !! Easy beeezy 🙂

    I hav’nt decided whom, I’m going to give this frame to, maybe mom, sister, one of my cousin sisters, a she collegue, one of my girl friends, not decided but its gotta be someone special ofcourse !!

    A few pointers about the frame creation.

    • All the images are digi stamps which are the sentiment, the owl, and the heart.
    • The tree shows as a silhouette image  so that it does not reflect as continuity with the frame color.
    • A few metal brads like the 3 stars and the “LOVE” charms on the dry embossed tag.
    •  A cord, a cream ribbon and a large shiffon ribbon tied in a bow.
    • One of the flowers is handmade while the other one is punched. Both adorned with buttons.

    I do hope you guys like this one too.

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    Following are some of the challenges this frame will enter :

     

  • Bunny Zoe’s Crafts (2nd MON) – Spring – flowers Everywhere!
  • Craft Your Passion – Girly
  • Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight Challenge (2W) – Silhouettes
  • Crazy Challenge (2E) – Here comes spring
  • Critter Sketch – use a sentiment
  • Cupcake Craft – anything but square 
  • Die Cut Dreams (2W) – Spring garden scene
  • Incy Wincy Designs – spring is in the air
  • House of Gilli (2W, SIO) – Green
  • KB Cute monday – anything goes using a Digi
  • Lexi’s Creations (2W) – Flowers
  • Paper Playtime – Anything goes with a Digi
  • Pollycraft – Three circles
  • Scrap it with a Song – Lucky Star
  • Stamp Fairy – Anything but a card
  • Stamps R Us (2W, 2E) – For the Girls
  • Woodware USA (1E) – Anything goes
  • Cheerful Stamp Pad – Anything but a Card
  • Corrosive Challenges  (2E) – Distressing
  • Gingerloft (2W) – Furry friends
  • I Did It Creations – Punches or Dies
  • One Stitch At A Time – Card for Mom
  • Paper Sundaes (3E) –  How charming
  • Allsorts – Make your own Flowers
  • Crafty Calendar (M, 1E) – Love 
  • Crazy 4 Challenges (JFF) – Flowers
  • Gem Of A Challenge (2W) – 2nd week – Buttons, brads, beads, bows
  • Little Claire’s (M) Anything Goes
  • One Stop Craft – Spring Flowers
  • Shannon’s Sentiments – (SIO) Fussy Cutting
  • Crafty Catz – (1E) – create something for a friend
  • Digi’s With Attitude! – anything to do with cleaning
  • Fairy Knoll – (2E) – feeing a little green (use green)
  • Fussy and Fancy – (2W) – embossing and/or paper piecing
  • Fabulous Friday – use metal on your card, project, layout
  • Guylou’s Inimitability – (2W, SIO) – anything goes
  • Paper Cutz – Spring
  • Patties Creations – (2E, SIO) – make your own embellishment
  • Sew Many Cards – (SIO) – stars
  • Stamp Something – something with flowers
  • Tellen’s Place – (1E, SIO) – buttons
  • Wags ‘n Whiskers – (2W, SIO) – punches
  • Do You Stack Up? – (3E, SIO) -Anything Goes
  • Pals Paper Arts – CAS and scallops
  • Paper Crafting Journey – (2W, 1E) – anything goes
  • Paper Romance – (SIO) – Anything goes
  • Shelly’s Images – (SIO) – Ribbon
  • Some Odd Girl – (2W, SIO) –Handmade element or embellishment
  • Southern Girls – (2W, 1E) – Brads, gems or dewdrops
  • Stampin’ B’s – Use a flower
  •  4 Crafty Chicks -Inspirational Photo
  • Create with Connie & Mary – (2E) – Inspiration
  • Crafts and Me – (2W) – anything with wings, especially fairies & angels
  • Creative Cottage – (2W) – fabulous florals / lots of flowers
  • Forgotten Scraps – (2W, 1E, SIO) – Spring or flowers
  • Freshly Brewed – (5E, SIO) – ribbons and bows
  • Little Red Wagon – animals
  • Pixie Cottage –  cute
  • Phew !!! Now that thats done, I better get on with the linking part !! Cherio ladies. Thanks for visiting me today. And hope to see you again soon.

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