It is time for another OCC Challenge over on the Our Creative Corner blog. This week Silke challenged the Occ girls to create a card using recycled items to celebrate Earth Day which is on 22nd April.
I had to think about this challenge for sometime and actually kept putting it off and made cards that are on my “To Do” list that were after this particular challenge because I just couldn’t think what to do. Then the technique challenge was posted to SCS on Monday night (well probably Monday morning for you guys who live in the Northern Hemisphere) …. anyway the challenge this week was “Metal Stamping” … using old soda cans for the metal. A light bulb moment … I have soda cans so maybe I could use that … that would be recycling something right!
Of course the next decision was what to actually do …. I thought using a die would be a good place to start so I looked through my pile of sizzix dies which I haven’t used for ages and decided on this tree …. of course it needed an owl so I found this cute Hero Arts one that a friend gave me recently.
After cutting up the coke can I cut out my tree using my die cutting machine and then I used a variety of brown copic markers and airbrushed the color onto my tree. The owl was stamped using black pigment ink and embossed. I had planned on airbrushing the owl too but in the end I left it as is because I didn’t want the owl to look to close to the color of the tree. The sky and grass on the card my tree is mounted on was also airbrushed … masking the moon before airbrushing.
Here is my tree ….. the first one is the tree all finished after airbrushing and the second you can see how the tree was cut from the coke can.
Don't forget to check out the rest of the OCC Designers cards over on the OCC Blog.
- Cindy Haffner
- Jennifer Meyer
- Jenny Gropp
- Joycelyn Turner
- Kim Teasdale
- Loretta Lock
- Lori Boyd
- Robin Willis
- Silke Ledlow
- Vicki Garrett
Stamps: Owl – Hero Arts; Sentiment – Clear Dollar Stamps
Paper: White; Black; Baja Breeze & Pacific Point – SU
Other: Black Ink; Circle Punch; Oval Punch; Soda Can; Embossed Zigzag Border Punch; Foam Tape; Copic Airbrush System; Copics