Friday, 13 March 2009

HERE IS THE NEWS .... PRINT!



You may well have noticed by now that we're very keen on recycling - and anyway, which of us doesn't enjoy making something out of nothing ... especially things that would normally be thrown away? Most of us probably throw away more newsprint than anything else, so your challenge this week is to use it to make something beautiful instead!! The paper flowers above were made by mounting newsprint onto cardstock, then cutting the shapes with a die cutter and curling the edges a bit. An antique brad finishes each off and they'll find their way onto a scrapbook layout very soon!


But to illustrate the possibilities I've also made an ATC and a bookmark, and as ever Linda's contributions below show yet another way to use this versatile and free resource, using lots of colour and adding Artchix images!

Now show us what YOU can do ....

36 comments:

sesga loves 1950s said...

What a great idea Im going to have a go at making some felt ones ,with a button. they would make cute brooches .
Thanks for the insperation .
Love from sesga xx

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow so great theme. I worked with a little News Paper on a Tag. Here is my entry, thanks for looking.

Mr. Hatter´s Tea Time

Jaqi said...

Wow, what great examples again, This is a good challenge, need to get my thinking cap on, Thank you Jaqi x

Martina2801 said...

Hello !

This is a great challenge!

Please look here
http://martinas-stempel-gewerkel.blogspot.com/2009/03/awfully-big-art-adventure.html

Have a nice weekend!!!!!!

Sigrid said...

Hi, here is my entry. I worked a card for this thema. Thanks for looking.
my entry

~Barb~ said...

I love this idea! Here's my blog post with my piece for this "challenge": http://craft-therapy.blogspot.com/2009/03/lost-day-family-art.html

Peace & Love,
~Barb~

nancy said...

Hello LInda and Rosie and all the participants in the challenge. I've missed this one so much! Have gotten moved into new home and hope to get in on this one.
The recent challenges at ABAA have produced some of the best work I see in my cyber-travels. Beautiful! I think that your projects bring out the best in us, so unique and challenging they are.
Glad to be back.
Love,
Nancy

nordseetine said...

Hello Ladys,
here is mine:
http://nordseetine.blogspot.com/2009/03/awfully-big-art-adventure-print.html#links
Thanks for looking!
Tine

ooglebloops said...

My gosh - people are so quick - they already have their challenges completed!!! I'll try again. Love your bookmark!! Artchix has a Paris bookmark challenge going on now also!

Kimmie said...

Beautiful use of newsprint! As usual - I am inspired! You guys are the best!

Dania said...

Wow! I LOVE this technique...the newspaper is so versatile. Beautiful work!

*jean* said...

ooo ladies, your examples are gorgeous! can't wait to get done with house painting and play again! the bookmarks are beautiful and i will have to pop in to the blogs! i see your followers number has gone up a bit too!! hooray!! i'll be back!

Rosie said...

Lovely variety of examples ladies, as always. I started altering puzzle pieces and have completed one that might make you grin!!

http://alteredartandstuff.wordpress.com/2009/03/13/the-personals/

RubyMay said...

Wonderful DT examples again !
Heres my 4x4 for this week.
Thanks for looking x

Cora said...

Here is my entry.
http://paperflowers1.blogspot.com/2009/03/art-adventure-print.html

Rachel Bland said...

I only recently found this challenge, and love it already. Here's my entry
flower girl

Maureen said...

Another great theme, my piece is on my blog.

Maureen said...

Another great theme, my piece is on my blog.

Genie said...

Hi
first time i have managed to join in
so have done an altered cd with newsprint .
on my blog
Jean (Genie)

Jan said...

Thank you both for this challenge -a great idea.
I've made a journal cover which is on my blog

Kimmie said...

Hi girls! I had fun with this one :)

In the News

Emily said...

Neat idea! I'm going to try this with a page from an old dictionary. Thanks for the clever suggestions!

Jendy said...

You can find mine on my blog. Thanks for all the inspiring art, as usual!

Uniquely Myself said...

What a great bunch of ideas on your blog. I had a comment left by a fellow Canadian about your challenge so please have a look on my blog for the picture. Thanks!

Carol said...

Hi great DT ideas I used flower idea on a tag which is here

TFS great ideas
TC

Hazel said...

Love the theme and examples. I've used newsprint here

Lynn said...

Hi girls, just posted mine,I had some really nice play time today :)
Now I get to go see all the other entries.
Thanks again,
Lynn

Sue said...

Hi girls. Great use of newspaper. I have made some little flowers on my bookmark.
Here:

http://yorkiepudsblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/bookmarks.html

Glassgrrl Studios said...

Sometimes I forget about print, but when I remember, I'm always glad to come back to it.

Dolores said...

I haven't looked at anyone else's work - I thought I would wait until I posted mine. They are just inchies.
http://truebluecanadian.blogspot.com/

Denise said...

I had a great time playing and you can see mine here;
Hugs
Denise
oxoxox

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

I was doing a little Spring cleaning and found a newspaper spotted with paint from 2006 = Oh My! It was perfect for my postcard background:

http://bitze.wordpress.com/2009/03/18/ooh-la-la/

The samples for this fun challenge are again so fantastic, each and every one an inspiration, thank you for making it so much fun each week Linda and Rosie!

cassandramarie said...

Here's my springy entry for this theme! What a great choice. I love using newsprint.

http://cassandramarie.wordpress.com/2009/03/18/atc-grow/

Jaqi said...

Just made it in time again sorry im late, My entry is on my blog and you can find it here;
Thank you Jaqi

LaY hOoN said...

I miss ABAA so much...

Here is mine.

http://mescrap.blogspot.com/2009/03/abaa-newsprint.html

Thank you.

Tess said...

I love this idea. This weekend I vow to make something with newsprint. A ready resource and recycling too. I love that aspect.
I am now following this blog.