Monday, 18 November 2019

Recycled Cardboard Mini Book

Recycled mini book with Tim Holtz Theories stamp set


Recycled mini book with Tim Holtz Theories stamp set

Hello! Hope your weekend was good. I am back for my third week as a guest designer over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge blog. This week the theme is Recycle.



 As I was thinking what to make I noticed an empty cat food box waiting to go to the recycle bin - so I decided to create a mini book out of the packaging.



I started with five 2.5 inch squares (quite roughly cut) from the box and stripped them of the glossy marketing. I created little tabs to join them together and added extra glue along the spine. 

I used old book pages along with Gesso and Distress paints in Black Soot and Walnut Stain to paint the surfaces.
Recycled mini book with Tim Holtz Theories stamp set


I then started collaging scrap of materials and paper to the pages - including Dina Wakley collage paper and left over bits from Tim Holtz Journal cards. I finished each page with a quote from Tim Holtz Theories stamp set.

Recycled mini book with Tim Holtz Theories stamp set

Recycled mini book with Tim Holtz Theories stamp set

Recycled mini book with Tim Holtz Theories stamp set

Recycled mini book with Tim Holtz Theories stamp set

As always, there is a $50 voucher for one lucky winner each week - so do join in for your chance to win.
Back next week for my final week!

See you then
Nikki





5 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous recycling Nikki! the little album is fabulously artsy! LOVE it :-)

    Thanks so much for being in the spotlight this month! It has been so lovely to have you along with us and I hope we get to do this again soon :-)

    hope you have a great week!
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  2. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Need I say more? I adore it.
    Alison x

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  3. This is incredible Nikki! Congrats on the guest spot. I am so inspired by your wonderful project. :) Hugs, Autumn

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  4. I love it ... love using packaging in my junk jiurnals !!

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  5. Such a cool little book made with the cardboard! Love the texture it adds, Nikki! Great idea! Maura

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I seem to be getting a lot of spam comments at the moment (November 2019) so unfortunately I have had to switch moderation back on - but I will publish your comment ASAP! Thanks again. Nikki

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