Wednesday, August 13, 2014

goin' green


this week, our DLP challenge is to use some of those juicy bits of paper 
that catch all of our creative messes while we're working.
so, i did a nose dive into my trash can and rescued some paper towels that 
had been used to wipe my watercolor palette clean.




then i tore a couple of pieces into circles,
and folded and pleated each one to give it a bit of character.





then i stacked the two circles on top of each other
and sewed some french knots to make sure they stayed together…..





and then i added it to a stem…..





which sits next to a little wooden sign.





and after a bit of reusing and recycling, 
i have a little garden that's goin' green and growin' happy!
:))


{supplies:  moleskine planner, fabriano artistico 140 lb. paper,
paper towels, yellow thread, derwent inktense pencils, 
5B graphite pencil, washi tape, pitt pens, glue dot,

{click here for more information about the DLP challenge!}



18 comments:

Bernardine said...

One word: Lovely! :-)

Voegelchen said...

Georgeous!

Kelly Warren said...

Love it!

MarveLes Art Studios said...

Perfectly recycled garden bliss! I love those papery bits of spark!

Createology said...

Happiness and exactly what this saddened world needs more of...Your Amazing Art!!! Recycle Bliss Dear...

Sandi Keene said...

The french knots really make the piece!

Pallavi Iyer said...

You are brilliant and this piece is lovely!

Gea said...

Great idea and lovely card!

Jeanette said...

Lori,
Another super-clever, beautiful creation!!! Thanks for sharing. I love the french knots and watercolor with embellishing! Every creation a masterpiece!!!
XooX,
Jeanette

Eden said...

So adorable :)

Carolynn Anctil said...

Very pretty!

Colleen said...

So pretty! What thread did you use for your french knots?

Isabel said...

Precioso!!!

fran pascazio said...

What can I say sweet Lori? You blow me away every time I see your beautiful art….a simple dirty paper towel is a work of art….I love how you make everything you do look so simple!

Julie Steed said...

I've got a big ol' stash of pretty paper towels that I used to mop up spray inks (drives my beloved nuts that I save this stuff). You flower is so pretty! I need to start using them up.

lori vliegen said...

thanks so much for your kindness everyone! colleen, i used a variegated yellow perle iris #8 cotton thread for the french knots. xox

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

So charming!

Christine E-E said...

You are sooo creative! Cute idea. Might have to try it myself.

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