Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Reuse & Upcycle

 Happy Wednesday!  Time for another great challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique! Lisa is hosting and she is challenging us to Reuse & Upcycle.  Here is how she describes the challenge:

"Ready for some spring cleaning? Try using something that would end up in the trash as part of your creative project! Upcycle thrift store finds, use your junk mail or product packaging in creative and 'arty' ways. Let's see what you can do with "trash"."

I started pulling out my leftover pieces of cardboard, cardstock and old lacy bits.

 I cut my tags from multiple pieces of cardboard leftover from shipping packaging.  I cut my mandala die from leftover tissue paper wrapped around something I purchased.  The lace trim is from old lace bits found at a flea market.  The heart used strips of plastic from the gold pearls that were embossed as part of the embossing on the pearls.

I love playing with recycled bits and have plenty in my craft room waiting their turn to be incorporated in the next project.
After the tags were cut they were painted with white gesso.  Then I applied embossing paste using  different sized stencils.  After that dried I spritzed the surfaces with distress inks.  I let that dry and then sponged brown dye ink around the edges.  

I layered lots of pretty embellishments.  The mandala die cut was painted with foundry wax and heated up to a shimmery gold.  

Come join the fun!  The overall winner will be offered the chance to be a Guest Designer at a future date at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the drawing for the chance to win a $25.00 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. There are also Top 3 Badges for three additional outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team

Thanks for stopping by!




  1. These are lovely, that Saltwater Taffy is perfect for that vintage look, especially with the gold.

    Positively LUSCIOUS!!!!!
    Such a wonderful Frilly&Funkie make!!!

  3. Love, love, LOVE your trash, or at least what you have done with it! The pink(ish) and gold color combo is marvelous and that butterfly is a show stopper!

  4. love this Suzz! What a great use of leftover bits. =)

  5. These tags are so gorgeous and full of wonderful texture. Love the butterfly and the little hints of metallic.


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