Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Unity Addicts challenge #32

LOOK! I stamped! *grins*

Today's Unity challenge is to "Go ahead and get creative make something using something recycled or images that represent what Earth Day means to you". The boys play a game on Starfall that says 'Everyday is Earth Day', and I couldn't agree more...God gave us this earth, and we are called to be good stewards of what God has given to us.

Here's my card:
I interpreted the theme in several ways...everything on the card is from my scrap bin, and the photo turn and skeleton leaves are things I've had hidden away for YEARS. I also used this wonderful verse from Something Within, and the butterfly flowers silhouette image from April's KOTM "fresh beginnings". I stamped the silhouette onto the background using Stazon Cotton White ink, then stamped the verse onto a scrap of Bazzill (first in Cotton White, then in PTI's Dark Chocolate for a 'faux embossed' effect) . Then I simply layered everything on, trimming pieces as necessary.

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to see what the other Addicts are doing! *wink*
~Michelle

Supplies used:
Paper: Kraft CS (SU!); Textured CS (Bazzill....'Kachina', I think); Classic White CS (Amuse); corrugated paper (unknown)
Ink: Stazon Cotton White (Tsukineko); 'Dark Chocolate' Perfect Match Palette Ink (PaperTrey Ink)
Stamps: 'Something Within', April KOTM 'fresh beginnings' (Unity Stamp Company)
Other: Hodgepodge Hardware photo turn and brad (SU!); copper skeleton leaves (unknown)

6 comments:

Jacqueline said...

this is beautiful michelle!!

Chris S. said...

Your work always inspires me. I have those leaves "somewhere." Now I need to go look for them. Pretty card.

Lisa H. said...

oooo, love this! really this is such a fabulous card, those leaves just MAKE it!

JazzyH said...

Very pretty!

Maria Levine said...

Awesome! This is beautiful! I lOVE the leaves!

lori vliegen said...

isn't it wonderful how something so beautiful can be made from items in the scrap bin?! great job! :)