Monday, 5 September 2011

To bin or not to bin?

Did you like my title?
I couldn't resist it as it fitted so well with the bits and pieces I used to make this card.

One layer is from a page of the Daily Telegraph [Weekend, it has articles about wine and food etc]
A piece of plastic packaging, embossed with music and coloured with a few shades of Alcohol inks.
Now,  this piece of plastic had a different agenda to me and it took a while for it to take the colour, more on me than it.
The reel was taken to bits as I just wanted the circle piece for the words. I rather like this sentiment.
"Serenity is a magical moment of a state of true contentment."
I only had 3 brads this colour, so the flower was easy to place, it is cut  from scraps with an Alteration die.
All the shading is antique linen and tea dye distress inks.
So as you see apart from the picture, sent by a friend in a goody bag, the card was a real bodged job.
This card will these  challenges-
Sugar Creek Hollow , the theme this time is Trash to Vintage Treasure.
Just for Fun, the theme is Say it with Words.
Cheerful Stamp Pad , the theme is Lets Re-use.

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


  1. Hi Yvonne, lovely piece. I have just been playing with my music embossing folder, too! If you want, you could also put in in for our challenge over on the Cheerful Stamp Pad, where it's recycling this time! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Well i like it , the colours are gorgeous , perfect for the arrival of autumn, and the flower looks as though it was just meant to be , its fab. Great image too :-)

  3. So very gorgeous.
    Isn't it such fun when you re-cycle and up-cycle items!!

  4. This is an absolute stunner Yvonne and really clever use of all your bits and pieces.
    I'm hoping to have a go at the Trash to Vintage Treasure one too and have to go though the recycling bag.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  5. Superb Yvonne :) had me going, thinking why would you want to bin it lol
    Thank you for sharing with us at Just for fun
    Von xxx

  6. Fab piece Yvonne, love how you used the reel for the flower centre, great re cycling.

  7. Fantastic piece of art and great use of bits and bobs


  8. Terrific card Yvonne and loving the clever recycling. Annette x

  9. that is serious recycling Yvonne well done, your card looks amazing

  10. Great card well made with the bits and bobs you had to start with, Alcohol Ink with a mind of its own think we all know what that is like. Thank you for sharing with us at Just for fun XOXO Zoe

  11. this is great Yvonne, I love the embossed packaging it has so much depth! I have a bag of scraps that I need to use up:)
    Val x

  12. Brilliantly done Yvonne - real trash to treasure here I would say.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  13. Fabulous! I should go through my garbage bin! Excellent idea and what a beautiful piece of art in the end!

  14. Oh Yvonne! This might be my favorite of all your pieces (how often do I say that?)!

    Truly it's wonderful in color and content and shape ... PERFECT!

  15. Hi Yvonne. Brilliant card. So creative and clever recycling.
    Regards Florence x

  16. Wow...Yvonne, a brilliantly put together card! I love the piece of plastic that you have inked up...well worth the effort. Gorgeous colours.
    Dot x

  17. Stunning Creation and just when I am telling myself to stop saving all that stuff...Donna

  18. well done! what a wonderful recycled creation. thank you for joining our "let's reuse" challenge at the cheerful stamp apd! xo

  19. What a beautiful card created out of 'nothing'! Love the flower & the embossing. xx

  20. Wow, you rocked our challenge this week...almost the whole thing with your much inspiration floating around at Sugar Creek Hollow this week. So glad you could play again this week.

    Patti SCH/DT

  21. Just a great title :) And the card looks wonderful.

  22. Love this card - it has a vintage feel about it and I so enjoyed reading about all the different elements you used in its make up.
    Thanks for joining us at JFF - Hugs, Neet x

  23. Excellent card I love it and am amazed at the bits and bobs you used. Do not bin it. Higs Sandra XX

  24. beautiful card ,I like it alot "no bin"