Friday, September 21, 2007

Charity Begins at Home

Gillian set the fabulously daring challenge this week, to go Charity shopping for stash! This is the first card idea I came up with...
Now I have to say I'm a bit funny about breaking useful stuff, even if it is second hand, and especially books. I asked if they had any incomplete jigsaws I could buy and books that were falling apart, and they did, so I didn't have to destroy a cartoon jigsaw or desecrate a book. They did look at me like I was slightly mad but hey ho. The slide thing is from a strange chain link belt thing which I can't imagine anyone ever wanting to wear but theres nowt strange as folk...

Anyway, I stamped onto paper torn from the book (gulp - vandalism!), inked and stamped the jigsaw piece and taadahh... I don't like it, lol, but I thought I'd share it anyway as it did lead me on to greater things, well a couple of cards I like much more!

So this time (er... Midnight last night) I coloured some of the pages with Adirondack ink, some watered down to get different tones. Then when it was dry this morning I stuck it to card and stamped my lush new Purple Onion heart stamps and cut them out. A little Elsie Rub on a stitching stamped border and a result I like!

And a bonus card with the leftover hearts!

17 comments:

Kaz said...

Great cards, I love the hearts the most. I had to come to your blog to find out what your charity thing was, it didn't even occur to me it might be a book!!

Kathy said...

oh wow! Rgi, these are all stunning. Love the hearts ones - the colours you've got are just fantastic. I also love the jigsaw one, you've done an amazing job here, don't see why you don't like it, mind!

Angelnorth said...

All turned out great Rhi. I like the first one (although I can see the slide thingy is better on a card than as a belt!) and the colouring you've got on the hearts ones is fab - great job!

Gillian :O) said...

LOVE THEM!!! All THREE!
esp the jigsaw one Rhi, So creative and Beautiful! AMAZING WORK!!!!

Anice said...

These cards are really beautiful Rhi, I love the hearts.

Rein said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Saffa said...

OOOH Rhi these are stunning...well Im not sure what Charity shop you went to but it was a lot better than mine!! Unless Im not looking at stuff with the right eye! But they are totally scrummy!

Hazel said...

You did well with what you got, Rhi - gorgeous cards - particularly like the stand up one with hearts.

Sarah said...

Rhi all three are gorgeous! I actually really love the jigsaw one.

Leigh said...

great cards Rhi

Paula said...

Congrats on the BG gallery my teamie has about 6 layouts on their, Im not worthy!!

Fabulous cards & I know how you feel about spoiling things that aren't broken.

Juliet said...

I love all the cards Rhi, but the effect on the hearts is beautiful. I think you have been very resourceful!

Deb said...

i am with you on not wanting to tear up a perfectly good book, I just couldn't do it. I love your black and white jigsaw card, don't know why you don't like it, I love that slide thing, very celtic looking! Love your heart cards too!

Lythan said...

All the cards are wonderful - but the text hearts are just uber cool!

SmilynStef said...

Love the stamping on book pages ... I've even purchased a few to try that, but haven't yet ... thanks for the inspiration.

Barb's Corner said...

Rhi, they are great cards. Well done in ripping your book. I still gulp when I do it too!!
x Barb C x

alice k. said...

Great cards, all three of them! Love the jigsaw treatment, but the hearts are really adorable!