is this fortnight's theme with us at FunwithATCs!
I always love "recycle" challenges - a wonderful opportunity to use up left overs from other projects, scraps, ephemera, and especially die cut left overs. Many dies do not only cut your desired shape but also the other parts from the die if you do not cut your papers to exact size.
So for example I have a lot of die cut letters and numbers (and I am not able to throw them away... even though I cannot do any words with them that would make sense - having used the important letters already ;)
So here comes my recycling ATC for our Recycle-Challenge:
Definitely every single piece used on this ATC is a left over from previous projects, die cutting attempts and background left overs made using stencils, sprays and all that messy stuff I love to work with.
The "M" is a left over from my self- made foam word stamps, made by using letters I die cut from funky foam.
The frame was "accidentally" die cut together with the big tag from the Sizzix Bigz tag die designed by Tim Holtz.
To add some fun I fixed the tiny tags on top of that frame together with the
frame and left them spin-able. So you can play around a bit, changing the look of the ATC as you please.
Just in case someone wonders - no, there is no hidden meaning with the letters m and n and the 1,2,3. I chose them by colour and shape, thus putting together an "assemblage-ATC".
Recycling gives me a kind of freedom in thinking which I enjoy very much. Browsing through left overs, playing around and finally putting parts into place to create something totally new is a lot of fun and often a surprising to me too when a piece is finished.
This time I even used a recycled background (packaging material from a T-Shirt) for taking the picture... 100% recycling.Yesss! *lol.
I hope you like it and have a lot of fun (like I had) creating an ATC from recycle material!!! I am already curious to see your makes with us at the FunwithATCs challenge!
die amelie x