The Challenge – Trashy Tuesday

Day two at Smudgy Antics brings a challenge to create a project from trash.  Something obviously recycled.



Hopefully you can tell it’s a Christmas ornament.  The baker’s twine is long enough to hand from where ever, like the overhead lamp in the dining room, I’m thinking.

What did I recycle? Well, first it was a CD, then a bunch of pop tops I’ve collected for years.

My main focus is this Steampunk reindeer from Smeared Ink.  There are two other stamps, one from Stampin’ Up! the other from Inkadinkado.  After cutting 2 circles from silver card stock ( SU),  each was run through an embossing folder – TH & SU.

The ornament dangle on the left was created by stamping 4 images and punching out. I folded each in half and pasted them together so it is 3D.  The fabulous reindeer was printed twice, once flipped, colored with Copics, cut out and pasted together.  The greeting was stamped twice on SU gray cs.  The flourish on the back was a die cut.  The pop tops are attached with glue dots.

And of course I gave my reindeer a red nose!

I’m also entering this in the the following challenge.

recycling challenge at Paperminutes blog.

Add some metal at pile it on PIO #32

Show some metal at The Crafty Pad #182

Anything goes at Vintage Elusions Cards & Crafts #1

Thanks to a special invite I found this awesome blog and so will enter at Recycle, Repurpose, Reinvent challenge!


15 thoughts on “The Challenge – Trashy Tuesday

  1. Wow, so many recycled things…well done !!!
    Great take on our upcycling topic at Paperminutes.
    Hope to see you again, thanks for playing along, Marina

  2. I love your ornament!!! Really clever recycling of so many things. I love the ring pulls around circle very effective. The reindeer is so quirky too.Thanks for sharing with us at Recycle, Re-purpose, Re invent
    Paula DT

  3. This is a fabulous job of everything our challenge is all about. I love how you made it look good on both sides. Thanks for entering at Recycle, Re-Invent, & Re-Purpose. Hope to see you in future challenges. Be sure to check out our Art With No also.

  4. Fabulous creations.. such a cute reindeer..wonderful christmas projects.. Thank you for joining us at Vintage Elusions.. we hope to see you again… May x

  5. Brilliant use of a CD and those pop tops. Love the idea of this hanging as a mobile that you can see from both sides. Very creative and fun Christmas ornament. Thanks for joining us at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent.

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