Monday, May 27, 2013

inspiration monday

 repurposing your artwork can be as easy as 1-2-3!

first, choose a journal page or other artwork you've done that really inspires you.  scan it into your computer and print it out using a high quality setting -or- take it to a nearby office supply store and they will make a good quality copy for you.  then gather some of your favorite art supplies!

(today is Memorial Day here in America,
so for my project,  i'm using this artwork that i did three years ago)

now here's the 1-2-3!

1- use one of your favorite elements in your artwork..
(for example,  i really love this star, so i cut it out.)

2- now take another element of your artwork and try to think of a new way to use it.
(for mine, i really like those red stripes, but instead of painting them, i'm adding stripes to my new project using red twine....)

(and if you use a small hole punch on the edge of the paper, it will create a notch that's perfect to hold that twine in place!)

3- look for ways you can use your supplies to update elements in your artwork.
(for example, i liked the border scallops in my artwork,  but instead of drawing them, i updated the look by using a scallop paper punch with this stamped sentiment)

now put everything together, and you have a brand new project inspired by artwork
 that you've already done....and it was easy as 1-2-3!

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this card is dedicated with gratitude to all those brave men and women who have served our country, those who have given their lives in the line of duty, and those who continue to guard and protect our freedoms.  you are our true heroes, and we honor you today....and every day!

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{supplies:  memorial day artwork, white and blue card stock, doodlebug twine, colorbox stamp pads,
thank you rubber stamp, ranger archival stamp pad, scissors, adhesive, foam dots}


Jeanette said...

Lori, Brilliant idea!!!! LoVe everything about this idea and project AND the finished piece! Another Lori master-piece!!
Thanks for sharing and thanks as always, for the inspiration!!!
Wishing you and your a safe and lovely holiday!

gloria vivas said...

Es una tarjeta preciosa Lori! Very beautiful!
Muchas gracias por pasar por mi blog y dejar un comentario, es un gran honor para mi. Thanks.
Un fuerte abrazo.

Julie S said...

Nicely done, Lori!

Createology said...

Lori Dear not only is your idea smart and inspirational...your tribute to those who have allowed us our freedom is beautiful. Thank you dear friend...

Melanie said...

That's a very beautiful card. Thanks for the tutorial.
Liefs, Melanie

Unknown said...

Me encanta!!!!!...te felicito, me gustan muchisimo tus proyectos porque son sencillos ,pero muy bonitos y originales.
Te dejo un abrazo y que tengas una linda semana.

wv said...

i love thee


Isabel said...

Very, very, very nice! Thanks.

pearshapedcrafting said...

A lovely tribute and a great idea! Chrisx

Brenda said...

Awesome idea Lori! I really love how it turned out!

fran pascazio said...

Wonderful idea Lori . . . lovely tribute as well!

Beth said...

I always love some red, white, & blue creativity! This is beautiful :)

Beedeebabee said...

Lori, Everything you do is just so adorable and so clever too! This is such a darling tribute to all who've served. xoxo

Anonymous said...

Love your card, Lori!


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