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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, September 1, 2015

Recycle Re-Purpose Re-Invent Challenge Sept 2015 Must Recycle

Challenge Sept 1- Sept-27 Anything Goes but Must Recycle

Hello all, hope you had a great summer and looking forward to Fall and some beautiful colors. Before getting started with this months challenge, I would like to share our Winners for July. As always we had some wonderful entries and hope everyone went and checked them out. Below you will find our Top 3 as well as 3 Honorable Mentions that inspired us with some great creations and ideas.

Our Top 3  for July in Numerical Order

 8 Sam Leiws  
 9 Butterflies & Buttons 
20 Jackie
& Honorable Mentions for July in Numerical Order

 7   Crafting Vicky
19 Reusing Cards & Quilling 
22 Pamellia

Special Note from Chris / CS Designs: Those of you that follow in Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent / challenges, probably noticed that there was no challenge for August. Sorry about that, I have been really struggling with my health these days and the past couple of months have not been particularly a good month for me and even finding it difficult to be creative. Unfortunately my health is not something that is easily fixed but I'm willing to give up with what I love and promise to try my best to continue to keep the challenges going and inspire you with our challenges and the fabulous projects shared by all who enter.

This month for some wonderful inspiration is a beautiful Recycled and Altered Puzzle Piece project by  Brigitte from La maison de Coutureuse.   Who is Our Featured Guest Artist for this month.
Puzzle pieces are among my favorite projects these days and I am sure you will all agree that Brigitte has done an amazing job on hers.

 A little about Brigitte:   I'm french and I live on the west of France. I love mixed media, with paint, glue, paper, plaster, fabric, ink, stamps...  everything is perfect for me. This month I work with a digital stamp and a recycled puzzle.


A little about Brigitte:   I'm french and I live on the west of France. I love mixed media, with paint, glue, paper, plaster, fabric, ink, stamps...  everything is perfect for me. This month I work with a digital stamp and a recycled puzzle.

Materials List
Pour ce puzzle, j'ai utilisé
- un image digitale
- un jumbo puzzle
- divers embellissements

For this puzzle, I use
- digital stamp
- jumbo puzzle
- embellishments

L'image digitale :j'ai choisi sur le site CS Designs Digital Stampsl'image « solitaire heavy metal » dans la collection steampunkVous pouvez imprimer ces images de différentes tailles sur du papier blanc,ensuite vous les colorisez.Soit avec des feutres, des crayons, de la peinture aquarelle, des encres….Ou alors vous préparez un papier avec des encres et vous l'imprimez.Vous avez le choix.

Digital stamp: I chose CS Designs Digital Stamps the stamp « Solitaire Heavy Metal » in Steampunk Collection.You can print this image in different sizes on white paper, after you colorize.With markers, pencils, watercolor paint, ink…. Or you print on a painted paper. You have the choice.

Pour ma part, j'ai encré un papier blanc imprimé, j'ai jeté du sel dessus et j'ai laissé sécher.

Ink a white paper, some salt and let's dry,

La pièce de puzzle : peinture acrylique noire, pochoir de chiffres avec de la pâte de structure, patine or
J'ai posé la règle pour que vous voyez la taille….

Jumbo piece : black acrylique paint, number stencil with modeling past, gold patina

The rule is for the size.

Les engrenages : découpe dans du carton de céréales, encre,  embossage à chaud

Cogs : dies in cereale box, ink and embossing

Les 3 poupées sont en fimo, 2 petites ailes
Un trou pour tenir l'accroche. Un jeton pour cacher le trou.

Dolls are in fimo, 2 wings a hole for the hang, a bingo on the hole.

Et voilà….

Venez participer au challenge sur le blog.
Come on and play with us.


Isn't this a fabulous project, be sure to visit  Brigitte from La maison de Coutureuse.

Thank you Brigitte, I love the unique touches you brought to your Recycled & Altered piece, lots of great ideas and woderful dimension. :) Chris / CS Designs

Now Everyone, as Brigitte said above, I hope you will all come and play with us and I look forward to seeing your wonderful creations.

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Sam Lewis said...

Hi Chris, thankyou so so much for choosing me as your winner! I did notice your absence last month, I hope you are feeling a little better now xxSAMxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Thank you so much for my honourable mention and congrats to the other winners as well. Gorgeous projects by all! See you again soon. hugs :)

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Thank you for the Honorable mention and ! Wishing you a speedy recovery :) , congrats to my fellow winners

ike said...

Wonderful creations - I love this Challenge :-D

IKE xx

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mayoori jain said...

Thank you so much for choosing my project as winner. It is really an honor to be recognised among so many wonderful projects. Wish you best of health.

mayoori jain said...

hey Thank you for the wonderful challenge. I have added my project

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

so happy to meet with my friend Coutureuse here again !! she makes such stunning projects !!!

Chrissy said...

FABulous creations DT..AWEsome..


Marmaris crafts said...

Hello! Interesting ideas, wonderful things.