Saturday, February 12, 2011

123 Feb. Challenge......".Upcycling" ??

This is a page made for the February " 123 Challenge ". 
The 3 criteria for this challenge were.........
1. Colour = CREAM
2. Word = ABOUT
3. Technique/Theme/Idea = UPCYCLING......repurposing a material that is usually disposed of.
This was definitely a challenge for me. I think I am ( sadly ) a real " material " girl. I LOVE PRODUCT, the newer the better, so for me to use " old stuff ", stuff that is not really designed for scrapbooking really pushed me out of my comfort zone.
I also tried to be more minimalist; to use less. Collage is really my love, and I have an uncontrollable urge to add more and more to my page, ( you know, so I can use up all my product I have on hand ) Anyway I tried to keep it simple.

I have used a brown paper shopping bag, cut in half and used inside out;   packaging from Prima Ribbons;  muslin bandaging;     crochet cotton;  a tasselled cord that was on a dress tag;  a paper serviette;  some lace from an old costume;   and some Chinese Joss paper ( you can't really see the gold of this on the embossed card in the photo ) plus some 'regular ' scrapbooking products.  


  1. soooooooo outstanding Gayle !!!!! you are a master .... love all of this i cant stop looking at it ... hugz x

  2. absolutely stunning!!!! u have def mastered the upcycling!!

  3. That is a Gorgeous scrapbook page!!

  4. absolutely gorgeous and I love your blog changes!

  5. hey gorgeous Gayle ... please go over to my blog I have a little surprise for you.. hugz x

  6. Gayle! THANKS so much for visiting my blog and your lovely comment. I always appreciate people's feedback especially if it leads me back to a wonderful blog like yours. WOW! I am amazed. I have spent a bit of time going through your blog and I have come away with so much inspiration. LOVE your style..and am now following your blog! Take care , nadia.

  7. Oh my Goodness... I just love this. Everything about this is wonderful.. You are so talented.

    Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

    Hugs, Linda

  8. WOW this is stunning Gayle.. love all your gorgeous details!! :)

  9. Beautiful! And So have used some fantastic materails to make such a lovely LO and espeically love the lace.

  10. this is just amazing.

    i am so glad you stopped in and said hello. your kind and understanding words, warmed my heart.

  11. OH, my, what a gorgeous page! Just beautiful! All those textures and details--amazing!

  12. I really love everything about this page...Lots of texture and love the colors you have mixed with the cream, gorgeous.

  13. Gayle,
    I was very happy to find your blog , is wonderful!
    What a beautiful page! fantastic!
    I'll follow your blog to not lose any more of the lovely things you do!
    Hugs !!!!!!!!!

  14. My dear friend,
    we created a new blog scrapbboking here in Brazil:
    the main goal of the blog is to help people with solidarity actions, but there are also challenges, where we have to use recycled materials.
    I want to ask permission to post their work on this blog tomorrow.
    This work is wonderful!

    I hope your permission.


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