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Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Altered Envelope

The  challenge this week  at Try it on Tuesdays is to Up-cycle  something of your own choice.  'Up-cycle' had me a bit anxious, I'd never heard of this , but a friend kindly explained that it was a new way to say Re-cycle.
So the  'senior moment ' passed and I got my thinking cap on.


This envelope had seen better days and had dropped through my door  containing some sort of junk mail, so it wasn't sealed.  I began by covering it with a variety of 'Time' stamps
It then got the distress ink treatment, tea dye seems to be my favourite at the moment.. At this stage I decided it was goining to be a wall hanging. The paper was so thin it would have started tearing.  I used distress embossing on the cogs, so they look rusty and feel grity. The figure, I cut from a Graphic45 paper, the rest of the bits and pieces came from my stash



Thankyou for stopping by to take a look, I appreciate your comments.

15 comments:

  1. Seu envelope ficou perfeito! Estilo Steampunk sensacional!

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  2. Wow I love what you did... simply grand it is.

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  3. Beautiful wall hanging. I love the background you created...Donna

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  4. Check you out! You went from Upcycle newbie to Unbelievably Brilliant Upcycle Expert in one project!

    Awesome work!

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  5. this looks lovely, I like the envelopes as they make a great mini album as well
    hugs

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  6. Great idea, i shows what you can do with things silly people call junk! Love it! Hugs, Valerie

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  7. Brilliant piece of recycling Yvonne - love your steampunkish wall hanging x

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  8. wow its gorgeous Yvonne, Annette x

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  9. What a great way to reuse an old envelope. Love the style you used too. Thanks for sharinga nd ahve a great day. Angela

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  10. Brilliant Yvonne, such a great idea. xx

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  11. This is wonderful Yvonne am loving the whole steampunk look xx Thanks for being such a fab team mate x Janet

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  12. Fabulous steampunk hanging Yvonne,love the cogs and metal embellishments

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  13. Fabulous former envelope, what an amazing transformation sorry " upcycle" Love the grungy feel to it.

    Marie

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  14. Fantastic Yvonne, just love time themed pieces, this is brilliant.

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  15. Gorgeous Yvonne, what a bril idea for those envelopes what you get through with junk
    hugs
    Ildiko

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