Wednesday, March 7, 2012

DYSU #62 - Go Green!

Hey there!
Well, it's Thursday and that means we have a new challenge for you at DYSU!  This week, we want to see you GO GREEN!

This week we have three sponsors:

Winner's Choice of 4 Images

Winner's Choice of 10 Digis

Winner's Choice of 5 Digis

Here is my card:
Well, at DYSU, we leave our challenge themes pretty open to interpretation and I wasn't quite sure just HOW to take the theme this, not only did I use the colour green on my project, but, I also used some repurposed materials.  I had this cute image called, "Candy Store", from The Stamping Boutique so, I decided to use this sweet sentiment from the Layers of Color, "Honeysweet", stamp set (stamped in SU! Wild Wasabi).  I left the main image uncoloured so it would go nicely with my more natural colour scheme as well as my recycled and repurposed theme.  The flower I made from used dryer sheets.  I cut out some scalloped circles using Spellbinders and stitched them together while attaching a wooden button from CTMH.  I stitched the back of the flower, gathering the material to make it look more like a flower.  I try to be eco-friendly (as much as a paper-crafter can be) so, I don't even use dryer sheets.  However, my mom still does and she gave me a HUGE bag of used dryer sheets a while back to use in my crafting.  The leaves were cut from a Starbucks cup sleeve using Spellbinders Rose Creations.  Twine was the perfect finishing touch and I used twine in Peapod from The Twinery.

Anyway, I hope you'll give this challenge a shot...I really enjoyed going green this week!
Head on over to DYSU to see some more inspiration from the DT and I hope you'll play long, this week, too!




This is gorgeous Naomi, I love the fluffy textured flower, and the neutral image really lets the green pop!

Stunning card Naomi. Absolutely fabulous! Can you pop over to my blog and read the following post when you get a minute? i have an award for you. Hugs, Jill x

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love this...I'm a huge fan of the color green:)


This is so cool and stylish! I like it.


Rachel Parys

That is so cool! Love the bold green!!

Creations by Shirl

Very pretty Naomi~
Love that fluffy flower and the twine really brings it out....

Denise and Louise

Fantastic card. Love the clean look and the re-cycled flower.
Denise xx


Love your dryer sheet flower! Great idea and so cute!


This is really gorgeous, Joan! Love the way you left the image black & white. The flower and leaves are wonderful!

Marlena M.

Clean and crisp! I love the corrugated leaves.


Love this plain simple look


I love how you interpreted this theme in multiple ways. Love how you left the store uncolored. I also love your cute lil corrugated leaves.

Mary Jo

You know I'm a sucker for a clean looking this one!


Great card! Love the recycled dryer sheets idea...I don't use them either but am quite happy to take some used ones from a friend who still does. Yours is so nice and fluffy looking!

The coffee sleeve leaves are so perfect with this.