Tuesday, 16 September 2014

King for a Day

'Recycle It'.  is the new challenge theme over at Try it on Tuesdays
as you can see on the left,  my recycling includes a piece of card packaging and  a piece of plastic covering from an embossing folder.
I embossed the plastic, lightly sanded the raised parts and then added some silver gilding wax.

This lovely Kingfisher is  from a Sheena Douglas stamp set which I water coloured and fussy cut before letting him perch on his his sign. I think he should be king for a Day. he is the only thing not recycled on this card

The matting and layer papers  had been used to cut  die cut  shapes. I do tend to use the middle of papers when die cutting as keeping the outside as a frame can come in useful.

So next up is the finished card, hope you like it

Thank you for stopping by, the comments you leave are always appreciated.
We hope you will come and see us at TioT's and show us your recycling


  1. Gorgeous project Yvonne, very pretty indeed. Love the bird stamp, too! Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

  2. How wonderful artwork. Love it.
    Hugs, Sirkka

  3. Great idea, Yvonne! I love this fabulous card and beautiful colours. The bird stamp is wonderful.
    Hugs, Mar

  4. The bird is so pretty, and love the embossed plastic piece too!

  5. Really beautiful Yvonne. The background is just right for this beautiful kingfisher.

    Love Chrissie x

  6. Holy cow Yvonne, this is gorgeous! I love your treatment of the plastic, so genius and beautiful! Your Kingfisher is stunning, what vibrant colours!! Fabulous make!!

    Hugs, your new TioT teamie :)

  7. Love your "king" such lovely birds but I've never seen a real one...I live in hope!


  8. You image looks lovely perched on this shimmery recycled plastic.
    It's a perfect sentiment too.
    Avril xx

  9. I love your recycled layers, the embossed plastic looks particularly good. The kingfisher is truly magnificent perching on his special sign.
    jean x

  10. Wonderful card. Beautiful bird. She's so pretty. Thanks for your inspiration Anneke.

  11. what a great colouring of your Kingfisher, very realistic

  12. Great project - the plastic makes a wonderful background. Nikki xx

  13. Beautiful card, love the kingfisher,lovely colours