Friday, January 8, 2016

I Had No Idea What I Was Making :)

Ever since I saw this post 
at A Colorful Journey
I haven't stop thinking
about what to do.
I mean I am the Queen of frugal
and reusing stuff when it comes to
art and scrapbooking.

Now the idea here wasn't to scrapbook
it just started with knowing that I needed a background.
And to tell you the truth I made this 
while my preschool classroom was doing art
I sat with my kids to do art together
(and they love it!)

Anyways, I used the watercolors dot markers
also called bingo markers
and started with the lighter color
marking circles all over the page.


Then I came home and went to my recycle bin
and found this red envelope from a Christmas card.


I cut the corners, but since the envelope was written on the front
all over the place, I only used two of the corners.
Then I used an edge puncher to decorate the plain edge,
and place it on my background.
It looked a little plain so I went ahead and started
decorating the circles with a fine black permanent marker
making swirls, stitches, zig zags and little x's
in a few of them.

So far I had no idea what I was making,
then... the idea just came to me:
"this could be a background for a picture"
I've been wanting to go back to scrapbooking so much
that I really, really! don't want to put it off anymore.

So I looked in my stuck of pictures and place one right in the middle.


Thank you so much for visiting me:)
And thank you Carolyn for the challenge 
and encouragement to use what we already have :)

Now I don't want to stop
making art and scrapbooking :)

Love,


4 comments:

  1. Great interpretation of the challenge, Clemencia! :-)

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  2. Lovely layout!
    Thank you for joining in with the 'Anything Goes' challenge at Polkadoodles Mia - DT Member xx

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  3. And we all know how those holiday cards simply scream at us to reuse them somehow. This is a new and fun way to reuse any pretty card or bright envelope!

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  4. Fab project, love your background! Thanks so much for joining our Anything Goes challenge over at http://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/
    Claire xx

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