Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Upcycling Newspaper!

Magda Polakow is hosting the Stampotique Designers Challenge this week and her challenge theme is to use a piece of newspaper or magazine.

If you'd like the chance to win $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules, so that you'll have the chance to win a great prize!!!

My piece of newspaper is a photo of a California vineyard from the travel section of the New York Times. It was adhered to cardstock using Matte Multi-Medium, die-cut with a Nestabilities die, then matted with Kraft cardstock, which had been scored. I threaded silver thread through poked holes to mimic the look of the wire in the photo.

Find Your Balance (Linda Peterson) was stamped onto Neenah cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, colored with Copic markers, then fussy-cut. I took some liberties with her hair. She was balanced upon a stumpy looking thing in the photo.

Find Your Balance Text was stamped onto Kraft cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and adhered on the top of a stake in the photo. I used Silver Gelly Roll Glaze pen to add rivets to the sign and to the stake.

I tried a variety of backgrounds and layouts, but opted for a CAS design.

Thanks for visiting today.


  1. Oh wow - what a fantastic idea! It's great what you Marke - i love it!

  2. This is a wonderful example of how to use newspaper in art, Kathi! You didn't merely use it *in* your background, but *as* your background. Very, very clever! Linda Peterson's "Hazel" is perfect (as are the colors of her clothing!) here!

  3. This is really a nice place to find the balance :)
    Wonderful project Kathi <3

    xx Arwen

  4. OMG I love this! I love how you've added Hazel right there on that stump. Nicely done!

  5. I bet she couldn't balance like that AFTER she's visited the vineyard!!! Lovely card xx

  6. Very clever idea.... It's made me think about pictures in magazines now!!!! And Hazel looks great!

  7. Fab CAS card, Kathi! Really love the use of the thread against the photo, and that image is just tooo cute! Perfect sentiment, hey? :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  8. Absolutely gorgeous and perfect like that Kathi, I just totally love this card so cute!!! :) Hugs, Coco