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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.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Recycle Re-Purpose Re-Invent June 8 - June 29 - Must Recycle

Our challenges are Always Anything Goes, but You Must Recycle:

As always, I am loving the fabulous art, everyone has been submitting to the challenges. It is always so inspiring to see the cool things you all create from simple throwaway items, and the art we have been receiving is incredible. Thank you all for such wonderful inspiration.

Although we still have a few Special Featured Guest Artists lined up in the months to follow, this month it is my turn to try and inspire you and hope you will all enjoy my piece.

A Big Congratulations to our Talented Winners:
Before I get to my project, I would like to Congratulate our Top 3 for April and May. Everyone's projects were top notch and it was really difficult to choose from such wonderful creations.  If your project was not chosen to be showcased this time around, please do not let this discourage you as all the projects submitted were well done and you will always have another chance if you continue to share your art with us.

Besides being listed here, you will also find Our Winners showcased on the sidebar. If you have not already seen these fabulous entries be sure to visit them as they are truly amazing. Because there were so many wonderful projects that caught my eye and I felt deserved to be recolonized, I have also added a few Honorable Mentions. Our challenge does not have an Honorable Mention badge, but you are welcome to display our Top 3 badge if you wish as they also made quite an impression.

Top 3 Winners for April

Honorable Mentions


Top 3 Winners for May

Honorable Mentions

Now for this months Featured Project:

I wanted my project to be really different from anything else you normally see around the web so this month I am sharing a project I have been wanting to create for some time and which comes from my own imagination and is inspired by some of the designs from my Doll Face digital stamp collections.

I hope you have enjoyed my little Altered Doll Book. You can find more photos and a bit about how I created my book on my


Featured Guest Artist Call


If you would like to be a Featured Guest Artist on Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent add FGA after your name for your entry.

If you would like a chance to have your artwork showcased on our side bar next month, your best chance is to play in our challenges and I look forward to seeing your creations. :) Chris / CS Designs

Time to admit I am sometimes a little overwhelmed:
I have been struggling with health issues for quite a while now and sometimes when I am not doing well, time gets away from me, which also includes things related to my art. This month's Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent challenge was a bit late and hope everyone will accept my most sincere apologies if this has caused you any inconvenience. This is especially true for our Winners, I am sorry it took so long to choose, but I wanted a chance to visit all your blogs and read all your posts before making the selections, and yes I always read your entire post, which also gives me a much bigger appreciation of the imagination and work that goes into your wonderful pieces.

You will find our Winners for both April and May at the top of this post as well as thumbnails showcased on the left sidebar. Thank you all for your patience and for continuing to play in our challenges. I am always inspired by the wonderful entries and as always I look forward to seeing your fabulous creations. : ) Chris / CS Designs

Hope you have enjoyed my project for this month &


Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, what a wonderful surprise! Thank you so much for choosing my Evil Queen's Vanity project as one of your top 3! I am honoured and thrilled and will display your badge proudly! Congrats to the other winners as well! Your project is just amazing! See you again soon. Hugs :)

Barbara Bruder said...

Love your challenge blog. Will definitely be back in the future.

Claire said...

Hi Chris, thanks so much its such an honour to make your top 3! I'm so sorry to hear that you have been ill, I hope you are soon feeling better. Thanks for all the inspiration and the fab challenges too
Claire xx

Dorothy S said...

Thanks for a great challenge. What an adorable project!

Rocky said...

Finally got the chance to join in with some re-purposed items! Some great ideas on this challenge, along with some beautiful work.

cotnob said...

Fabulous inspiration, thank you for the great challenge.

Lou Sims said...

Adore your challenges as they make me, each month, go and look through a dusty drawer to find neglected bits and then USE them! Lou x

CG said...

Thanks for the fun challenges & for choosing my project as one of the Honorable Mentions for April! Best, CG