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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.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Recycle Re-Purpose Re-Invent May1-May29 Must Recycle

Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent May1-May29 ... Must Recycle

Wow!!!, what super fantastic entries we had last month, thank you all for the wonderful inspiration.

To make sure I haven't missed visiting any of your blogs, there will be a slight delay in posting our Top 3 for April. Our Top 3 will be posted on Friday May 8th. Starting this month our Top 3 will also now have their projects showcased on our sidebar for the entire month following the month the projects were submitted to so be sure to check to see if you made our Top 3.

Featured Guest Artist Call

 Featured Guest |Artist Call If you would like to be a Featured Guest Artist on Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent please write to Chris / CS Designs and include the following information.

Your Name, contact information and the name and link to your blog or website.
Please also include at least two photos of projects (or links) you have created that contain recycled items.

If there are more artist who wish to be featured than will fit within the years quota, there may be more than one Guest Artist being featured at a time, when I have the time I may also join in. Although there are already a few Fabulous Guest Artists lined up for July, Aug, Sept, & Oct  all the other months are free so be sure to check your calendar and let me know if you would like to have your art work showcased here.

Featured Guest Artist for May - Elenor Sandstrom


I have known Elenor for many years and I not only feel very blessed to have her as a friend but she is one very talented lady and I am so thrilled to have her as our Featured Artist this month.  I am sure you will all agree that her project for today is absolute fabulous and hope you will find it inspiring.

 Thank you Elenor, I love your little altered sewing box, such wonderful detail.
And now for Elenor's beautiful project

I used the sewing kit and colored all the images with my promarkers. The box is decorated with a dp I had since before and then the inside is decorated with washi tape with a sewing theme.

Added all the images with 3D pillows, double sided tape and glue dots, made some support from scraps behind a few of the images.

Added fuzzy string and some other small pieces to the box as well. The name is printed in word and I used my MS Lace punch to created the border around it. 


  Before Photos of Boxes used


Elenor Sandstrom:  Ellis pyssel och ditt å datt 

My name is Elenor and I live in Umeå, a city in the north of Sweden!
I love making cards, but also to find objects that I can alter and use in recycling projects!

Love learning new things about crafting and get inspiration online from other crafters!

Thank you all for stopping by and I look forward to seeing your wonderful creations. 
:) Chris / CS Designs

Please also be sure visit Elenor's blog and leave her a little love.


Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous project Elenor! Best use of a shoebox ever! Very creative and very beautiful, inside and out. Thanks for another wonderful challenge, see you again soon. hugs :)

Michele said...

wow Elenor --- such beautiful work! xo

Joi at RR said...

How interesting. I have never seen anything like this before. Your little pieces are wonderful and the box is so fun. Thanks bunches for sharing such fantastic creativity. j.

Pawsitively Creative said...

Hello! I am finally able to join in on a challenge! Thanks for the inspo and happy crafting! ~Niki

Mizzey said...

Great ideas :)
Thanks for inspiration!

Mizzey said...

Great ideas! :)
Thanks for inspiration and happy crafting!

CG said...

Thank you for another fun chance to link up! I so enjoy using recycled items, and I just adore all your DT projects every month. Best, CG

Libby Buttons said...

I love your blogs encouragement of upcycling and recycling the old !