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Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent is a Companion Challenge blog for the CS Designs Digital Stamp Co, This is also a place for Paper-Crafters, Mixed Media, Collage and Assemblage Artist to share their artistic projects made with with recycled, throw way, & second hand materials. We look forward to seeing your fabulous projects and being inspired by your recycled art ideas and hope you will enjoy what we have to share with you as well.
Remember!!! ... We always allow Anything Goes but any project you enter Must Still Include Recycling, or be Re-Purposed or Re-Invented. Also Note: We will offer prized only when there is a special Themes and only those following the special theme will be eligible to be chosen as a Winner and receive a prize.

We will have Guest Artists on a rotating or returning basis. If you interested please write to Chris and send in your application.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

October Fall Harvest Halloween Part 2

Welcome back to Part 2 and a Continuation  our last fortnight challenge. October, Fall, Harvest and Halloween challenge

Remember we always allow Anything Goes but any project you enter Must Still Include Recycling, also Only Those who follow our current posted Challenge Theme which we like to call the Bonus Round will be  eligible for Top 3 or any prizes being offered.

We are a fortnight challenge and will have 2 challenges per month, but since this month many countries celebrate Fall, Harvest & Halloween Our Overall Theme/Bonus Round for this entire month is October, Fall, Harvest and Halloween and we want to see anything and everything having to do with these themes in the projects you submit to us. It's a pretty broad theme with lots of spooky wiggle room and here are a just a few ideas to get you started. Think: Traditional colors for these holidays, Rustling leaves, Scarecrows, Big Round Pumpkins, Black Cats and Bats, Rattling Skeletons, Big Witches and Little Witches, and everything else that is Ghoulish and has an air of Spookiness to it. After all who doesn’t mind being just a teeny bit scared on Halloween when we know it's all in Fun!  

For those of you who do not Celebrate Halloween: Please feel free to pick from the alternatives suggested above ie Fall, Pumpkins, Scarecrows, etc.

Most importantly ... Have Fun and Don't Forget to Recycle, Recycle, and Recycle!!!
And now more Great Examples from our Fabulous Team

I wish I had taken a picture if my clock before I painted it.  The clock was one a girlfriend had given me that she found at a garage sale.  It was cheap plastic, the silver coating was peeling and the clock background was blue and gray strips.  

I first coated the clock with a Mat Medium to stop the peeling of the finish then I spray painted the clock brown. Once the spray paint dried I then painted the clock with Kroma Crackle Paint and then another layer of Mat Medium. Once the paint cracked and was completely dried I  dry brushed on brown, orange and gold paint until I got the effect I wanted. 

The metal leaves on the clock were from some wine markers that I had.  Some of the leaves I used a couple of different embossing on it to give them some colour and the other leaved I painted with the same paint as the clock. 

The dragonfly was from a old necklace and also was coloured with paint.

I created this wall hanging using beautiful rich autumn colours.
I used 3 of CS Designs images (can you see the 3rd poking through behind the girl?)
I thought this quote seemed to be perfect for this hanging.
I used several recycled items on my project.
Firstly, my background is built using several layers of cereal box, glued together.
My doily uses some old packing and the bow uses some scrap patterned paper.
I also tucked some soft drink can ring pulls behind my flowers.
Finally, I added apple cider bottle caps as my flower centres.

Our Guest Artist for October

Altered Pencil holder using a tin can that my mushy peas came in
and Bella Eyes digital design from CS Designs

A bit of Skeleton Stew and an Old Overgrown Cemetery

There's creepy spiders and strange inhabitants everywhere

 Chris / CS Designs & Doodle Pieces

I recycled 22 items in this project, to see what they are you will have to come visit my
Doodle Pieces blog


All Winners for our last challenge and Blog Hop
can be found on our Top Winners Page
Please be sure to check and see if you won anything. :)
We're also having a Design Team and Guest Designer Call.
Would you love to join our Fabulous Team. If so please add either DT or GD after your name in your entry, or visit CS Designs for more information.

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Julia said...

Wow!!! Great projects, so inspired by this amazing group of talented artist!

Jane said...

love your DT projects xxxx

Michele said...

your design team pieces are total inspiration! i am excited to play along with you again! x

Sara Barker said...

Love all these up-cycled, altered pieces of art! Looking forward to spending some time at each of the team's blogs to get a closer look!

DonnaMundinger said...

More amazing inspiration! FAbulous projects, ladies! I had bigger plans but at least I managed something. xxD