Saturday, September 8, 2012

MCT Designer Challenge - Recycle!

My Creative Time has a bunch of new themes and this week is Designer's Challenge. The challenge was to create a project with at least one recycled item. I chose these dryer sheets that were headed for the trash!

If you follow my blog, you know that my friend Brenda and I have a monthly swap. This month, Brenda made the rules for our swap. You can see Brenda's blog here. The challenge was to use any stamped image, color with our choice of medium, alter the image somehow or add something to it, then use it for a card. Combining these two challenges was perfect!  I just purchased this adorable Penny Black stamp and couldn't wait to color it with my Copics. I had so much fun doing so. Then I used the dryer sheet technique on the image. I love the soft look it give the image. In case you don't know what this technique is, you just take a used dryer sheet and adhere over a stamped/colored image. It's best to color the image with brighter colors so it still stands out under the dryer sheet. You can add glitter by just rubbing it over the dryer sheet because it will stick in between the fibers. Enjoy!

I'm editing just to add that I didn't come up with this technique. I've seen various videos on You Tube about it. :)


  1. Such a sweet card. Love the colors. Thanks for joining us in the My Creative Time Designer Challenge :)

    ~ Cassandra

  2. Wow! Love the technique and it's so simple! And WHO doesn't have used dryer sheets after a load? Great job!

    - Veronica

  3. Wow, seriously WOW, What a cool idea! I love how this turned out and I throw away a ton of dryer sheets. Great idea and awesome job. Thanks for joining the My Creative Time Designer Challenge. Hugs- Glora

  4. What a great idea for the recycle challenge! I love your card, it's perfect! Thanks for joining us over at My Creative Time! :)

  5. Such a BEAUTIFUL card!GREAT idea,That little image is sooo SWEET!Thanks for joining us in the My Creative Time Designer Challenge!!!:)