Sunday, 17 June 2012

The beauty of simplicity

Peaks and valleys
Blue me away

These are my first 100 % recycled cards. 

I used a base of recycled, handmade paper as the background. I wanted my cards to be rough around the edges, so I didn't cut the paper. Instead I tore the paper into rectangular pieces.

For the Peaks and valleys card I cut an old newspaper into stripes. I coloured the stripes with Indian ink and watercolours. I made the houses out of newspaper. The foundation of the houses is newspaper-white with a touch of white watercolour. The ceilings are coloured brown/orange with Indian ink. 

For the Blue me away card I made the sky out of handmade paper, which I painted with blue watercolour. The dandelion with seeds was found in a newspaper. I wanted to intensify the original colours in the dandelion, so I filled it with white, yellow, green and blue watercolours. I also gave the seeds a little touch of colour.

I am entering the Peaks and valleys card into the following challenge:
Colour it up

I am entering the Blue me away card into the following challenge:
Joy's Summer inspiration


  1. Gorgeous cards Wiola, I love the texture and well done recycling :)
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

    1. Thank you, Mandy! Recycling is fun! :) Hugs

  2. Wow, I am completely blown away by your cards, they are works of art, and look very much like paintings!

    1. Wow, thank you for that comment! :) You've just made my day.

  3. Lovely cards, especially like Blue Me Away :)

  4. Fabulous creation, and its Great to see you at Totally Gorjuss this week, hugs Samantha :0)

  5. Podziwiam Ty to wiesz jak zrobić coś pięknego ze starego :)


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