Thursday, 6 March 2014

Saved these pencils just in time

As I have mentioned in previous posts I am challenging myself to use everyday objects in my cards. The other day my friend/office all round extraordinaire/administrator was doing some spring cleaning and she came across about 50 or so pencils that she was going to throw away, luckily she checked with me if I wanted them which of course I did as I knew I would find a way to use them on my cards. The sentiment on this card was inspired by one of my favourite songs growing up, The right stuff by New Kids on the Block, I have to admit I still listen to that song quite often.

For this card the background was created on photoshop using a repeated image of a pencil, the pencil is actually gray although it doesn't exactly look gray in this photo. I was originally going to have the pencil background in different colours but decided to keep it gray so that the red pencils and sentiment would stand out on the background. I cut the pencils to a smaller size and stuck them to the card with self adhesive dimensional foam. 

                                         RECYCLED ELEMENT
The recycled element used in this card is the pencils I saved from being thrown out at work.

CAS-ual Fridays-Shades of Gray
Make it Monday-Anything goes linking party
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The doodle garden-Anything goes
The craft place-Anything goes
Robyn's fetish IDIC-Anything goes
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Word art Wednesday-Anything goes
613 Avenue create-Anything goes with a twist of using your stash
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Lady bug crafts-Anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody-Anything goes

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Carole Robb Bisson said...

What a superb play on words. The pencil imaging in PS is really effective. Thank you for sharing this wonderful art with us at Word Art Wednesday today. Blessings, Carole DT

NanaConnie said...

Superb, Susan! So glad you joined us again at Doodle Garden for our first challenge.
NanaConnie DT

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great idea for using the pencils. I love the background.

Hazel said...

Another good 'un. Hazel x

Skye said...

Great card and clever idea. I like the grey and red pencil combination

Karen Letchworth said...

SO cute and creative. Thanks so much for stopping by to share your art in our challenge, Susan. It's a blessing to have you join us, and I hope you will stop by again real soon.
Have a great week!
Word Art Wednesday

Jane Savage said...

Stylish and so clever. Terrific design, Susan.
Thank you for joining us at the Ladybug challenge. Jane xx

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Susan..great recycling and the background papers are terrific.

Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..


Claire Boelema said...

This is fabulous! I shall now be saving all my old pencils!!

I also wanted to say thank you for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog. It was very much appreciated.

Claire x

Sheila H said...

I saw your card on MIM. I stopped by to tell you how much I like it. Using real pencils is so cool :)

Billie A said...

What a fun card and take on words. Great using the red pencils it really sets off the card just right. I saw your card on MIM. Really a fun card.

Leanne said...

What a clever way to use those unwanted pencils. A great sentiment to go along too.

Dr Sonia S V said...

This is so clever!!! I recycle a lot in my crafts but I must confess recently I threw out a big bunch of pencil stubs. You are so creative!! Good to have you back

Gail said...

Super idea!

CG said...

What a great score! Love tiny pencils. This is such a gorgeous card! Thank you for your comments on my blog. Let's hope that someday soon we'll have marriage equality in all corners of the world! Hope you're doing well. Best, CG

Stacey Schofield said...

OH MY DAYS - New Kids On The Block was the first ever music concert I went to! hahah I thought I was so cool! Great card. Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place. Stacey S xxx

Karen said...

cute and so fun!

donna mikasa said...

Such a fun card--love the dimension from those pencils! Thanks for joining CASual Fridays!