Saturday, 23 April 2011


Happy Easter everyone, hope you have been using lots of sun protection this weather is wonderful but always surprises me how we get do warm so quickly!

Still time to have a little play indoors as well.   With Friday being Earth Day there are a couple of challenges this week bang on theme with up-cycling or recycling.   The first are my old teamies at Try it on Tuesday had to pop back and join in with this peeps great to see all your fabulous samples and so many players way to go.

Another Recycling challenge that caught my eye is with Moving Along with the times.   They have some interesting samples there as well.

I started with some Mount board waste usually cheap if not free from your local framer.   A scrap of paper I've swiped a brayer over before using it on a project, the acetate top off some packaging and one of those plastic nets you get fruit in.

This is the hanging I finished with.   Along the way added some string (it was on a parcel sent to me recently) more  packaging tops more of my paper scraps and some kitchen towel use this to mop up it was then run through the Bigshot with the TH butterfly die.  The beads have just been in my stash for years but were new!

The acetate packaging cut with a Sizzix flower die and then coloured with AI.   The flowers were then blasted with a heat gun.   Von shared this technique with me a while ago the acetate moves, crumples and folds making interesting shapes.   They look a bit dark here but are more transparent irl.   The other acetate packaging was used to cut the butterfly wings and overlays the kitchen towel, otherwise those wings would just flop not such a good look really.

Just a bit of recycling fun thanks Try it on Tuesday and Moving along with the Times for the challenge.


  1. Wow Zoe, what a fabulous recycling project, I am amazed at all the diffrent 'used' pieces you have been able to include in this. Just fabulous.
    Yep weather is gorgeous isn't it - must make the most of it.
    Happy Easter.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  2. Great piece of " upcycling " Zoe nice the way you have strung the flowers together :)
    Von x

  3. oh this is great hun,love the colurs,and makes a very interesting,piece of art hun just love it,happy easter hun hugs cheryl xxx

  4. Great ideas for upcycling there! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Valerie

  5. Well what a fabulous use of all that waste. Love the bright colours and those crinkled flowers are stunning xxxx

    Happy Easter to you and Happy Earth day for yesterday xxxx

  6. A great bit of recycling, love your Hanging.
    Thankyou for sharing it with us at TioT's this week.
    Happy Easter.

  7. wow i love this recycled project - gorgeous colours and the flowers are fab

    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for my recycled challenge
    Lisa x

  8. Just gorgeous Zoe and I love the fresh colours. I would never have guessed it is recycled bits and bobs. Happy chocy eating. XOXO

  9. hahaha sun protection? more like an umbrella here! LOL
    Great way to recycle and such pretty colors. I'm sending you a PM.
    happy Easter sweetie
    hugs Lynn

  10. lovely - those butterflies sound fun to do too xx

    Happy Easter xx

  11. WOW Zoe you're just like our very own Lisa - she can make amazing projects like this out of nothing! Thank you for joining in on our recycle challenge at MAWTT this week and good luck
    Hugs Laurie x

  12. Great recycled hanging Zoe ! the butterfly is fab

  13. Way to go, kiddo! Very creative approach to recycling.

  14. GORGEOUS! I anoint thee Queen of Artistic Recycling!

  15. Wow! You have been busy using many interesting techniques to re-cycle materials. Your wall hanging is fab, love the colours and the clever uses of acetate. Thanks for taking part in the TIOT challenge. hope your well. Cheers Caz

  16. Just gorgeous, love what you have made with your bits!

    Thank you for joining us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell x


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