Sunday, May 29, 2011

Inspiration Emporium Challenge

I found out about the Inspiration Emporium Challenge from my friend Shelly Hickox's blog and was intrigued by this month's challenge to use packaging. The base of my piece is a clear plastic dimensional "folder" - can't remember what it was used for....something my husband recently bought that I saved before it went into the recycle bin. The fun part of a project like this is that you can work in layers. I cut an additional piece of plastic from a newly purchased embossing folder package to fit the inside and embossed it with my new folder. I added a scrap of French script text from French Kissed to the back and an image from Enchanted Mercantile to the inside along with dimensional paper flowers. To the inside of the front, I added postage stamps (Stampington) and used glossy accents to adhere it which worked really well. Finally on the outside of the front, I stamped with StazOn (both black and white) - the art nouveau corners are from Purple Onion Designs and the postmarks are from Oxford Impressions.


JeanFB said...

Wow! This is so waaaaaay clever!!! The layering is exquisite, and the entire piece is just so gorgeous! Love it!

lynne said...

You use clear material in such an imaginative way, whether acrylic or re-cycled packaging.
Gorgeous attention to detail and there is always a story to be told with your artwork and don't I know that?
My Fair Maid is beside me at the moment.
Wishes & Thanks for everything today.

Janine said...

this is so lovely, the way you made this, with the acryl background, just great!!

Trishia said...

Oh, Penny, this is an eye-catcher!! Absolutely brilliant and beautiful the way you have recycled the plastic. This is one for the books. So nifty!!