Wednesday, July 3, 2013

STAMPOTIQUE DESIGNERS' CHALLENGE 107: RECYCLE IT!

This week's Stampotique Designers' Challenge is perfectly timed for me!  A recent Pinterest post caught my eye, and last weekend I bought some Pringles (uniform potato chips that come in a tall can) to try my hand at repurposing it.  I was thrilled when I saw that the challenge this week is about recycling!  Our host is Samantha Read, who shares her proposal:
I dislike throwing anything away that 'might come in handy one day' so I have a corner of my art room filled with bits and bobs to be recycled. For this weeks challenge I'm inviting you to recycle something.
My markers have been stored in a drawer that I cannot remove and bring to my art table--which means they are never convenient when I want to use them.  This is about to be my new portable storage compartment:



I am going to use Gibi (one of my favorite Stampotique stamps!), because she looks like an artsy person to me! I have mentioned this once before, but it bears repeating because there are new followers among us, and that is when using stamps with intricate details, it is a good technique to stamp your image directly onto your project, then stamp it a second time on paper.  You will color and cut out your second image (omitting some of the small details (in this case some of the hair strands and the small hoop earrings, then adhere that exactly on top of the original stamped image.  The details on the first stamp will appear behind your trimmed image.  See below:

Ready to adhere:  note the earrings are missing in the  image on the right.

Note the earrings now appear (from behind) on the adhered image!

I have to give credit to my friend France Papillon (one of the Stampotique Design Team members) for this valuable technique!

Here's my Pringles can, nicely decorated with a Gelli Art Plate print I created myself and Stampotique stamps (which can be purchased here). Now, my markers are in front of me when I am using them, and neatly tucked away when I am not!!



A hearty welcome to the newest followers of this blog.  I appreciate each and every one of you!  My blog followers inspire me on a daily basis!

Cheers!




18 comments:

  1. Gosh, that looks really great. I bet oatmeal containers would do this beautifully too. xox Happy 4th

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    1. ;-) Just think what we could put in that LARGE oatmeal box! Enjoy the weekend, too!

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  2. brilliant idea! Lovely design on it too!

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  3. That looks great Kay Gibi does look very arty and was a great choice of stamp for your container..
    Sandy :)

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  4. Your storage solution is fantastic! Did you shorten the tube in some way, stuff something in the bottom, or are your markers really that long? O.o

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    1. The tube was a perfect fit, Von...just looks elongated in that photo! Standard markers! ;-)

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  5. Love how you've recycled the pringles container; and the gelli plate background looks great behind Gibi!

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  6. What a cool idea! I love the Gelli plate background xx

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  7. Wow Kay, this is a marvellous idea and executed brilliantly!!! Big hugs from Poppy and me xxx

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  8. you are one of a kind, Kay! always ready to play along and making not just anything but a cool and fun project!
    thank you :)
    xx
    france

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  9. A wonderful idea of recycling !!!! I keep it in mind my dear Kay, all the more that my kids eat Pringles very often ! The result with your favorite stamp and your Gelli Plate is really gorgeous (I've just received one, hurray LOL ! :) Hugs, Coco xxx

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  10. Kay This is just a fab idea. Really thank you for sharing with us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.
    Sarinda

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  11. wow Kay, you have done a great job, love Pringles eh I mean I love the tube :-) You made something beautiful!

    groetjes Coby

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  12. Love the gelli plate print Kay and the way you coloured Gibi. Great storage idea.

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  13. Great idea ! Gibi looks good on it. Added bonus: Eating more Pringles; I love Pringles....

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  14. Such a clever idea Kay and I am a horder of tins, boxes, packets, bags and so on. I love this idea..... I am so stealing it. That is a very cute image and I love that you stamped it twice. Very clever. xox

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