Sunday, May 18, 2014

Follow That Star!

Here is  a transcript of a conversation. I had with The Doc last week.
I was busy weeding out in the garden(or as The Doc likes to put it digging holes)
When he stuck his head round the back door waving something in the air saying.
'You don't want this before I chuck it do you? It's broken and the sucker doesn't work  so no point in keeping it any more! 
In the nano second or two that it took to register what the heck he was on about and see the object in question I had a light bulb moment and said
'Yes please I have an Imminent use for that'
'Rather thought you might say that 'came the resigned reply.
'I'll leave it on your desk then '
What was the object in question? 
A plastic resin  suction hook for using when on holiday in hotel bathrooms when you need an extra or in most cases even just one place to hang your towel or bath robe from. 
The suction cup fails to work after a while and won't stick to the tiles . The Doc had already removed that bit and the metal hook part and this was what was left.
'I can't take the  screw out of the centre cos it's set in the resin ' he said 'So you will have to work round that'.
'Not a problem ' I replied. 
Here ia picture of the before . This is the front.

And this is the back showing the screw thread.


Here is what  I made .

I made a simple side opening card which ties closed with bakers twine.
The star was given a coating of tester pot paint 'Natural Hessian'
Then given a liberal coating of Imagination Crafts Sparkling medium in 'Champagne'.
Mounted to front of card using a double layer of 3D sticky pads. (to cushion the screw)
Card stock is fom SU. 

Image is by Digi Stamps 4 Joy.
Comes free if you enter their challenge using it. 
Finished inside of card. 
The star is a stamp that came free with the magazine 'Craft Stamper'  Oct 2011.
Entering into the following challenges:
Paper Minutes #320 Stars.
Digi stamps 4 Joy # Use the digi King with a camel.
The Glory of Christmas #33 Anything goes.
C.R.A.F.T. challenges #259 Christmas.
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra# Anything goes Christmas.
Our Creative Corner #  Love those Leftovers. 
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #125 Use up your snippets. (broken off  part of suction hanger).


Mrs.B said...

Great recycling Mrs A. Love the cards you've made.
Avril xx

Sandra H said...

This is stunning Mrs A and what a great use of recycling what you created is wonderful xx

Karen Petitt said...

OMGee you one very, very clever card artiste Mrs A - really fabulous upcycling and I doff my hat to you ma'am Karen xx

Kathleen said...

Please can you send me your light bulb, I need it more than you.
Brilliant creation, love the inside cute image too.

Kath x

Bonnie said...

You are so amazing! What a wonderful job of upcycling! Love that star! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

Linda said...

Another brilliant piece of recycling.

rachel said...

oh this is so clever Valery - brilliant recycling - love it xx

Cathy said...

That star looks amazing Mrs A! Fantastic recycling, Cathy x

Catherine said...

This is so clever Valery Anne ! Love the way you recycle !!! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Hettie said...

Great upcycling there Miss! Liking the card too.
So you like the taste of my little tootsies then do you? You nibbler you!

kanda said...

Super card and such a great recycling idea. My hubby always disposes of 'junk' (his word) before I start getting ideas, so well done to The Doc too xx

Sherry said...

That's just brilliant Mrs A, The Doc knows you so well xx

Brenda in IN said...

You have a great eye for thinking outside the box. I love your creativity. Great recycling and a great card.

Lynn said...

That's amazing! I didn't know what sparkling medium was until I saw it demonstrated on Create and Craft. Its wonderful stuff! Lynn x

Di said...

Oh Mrs A - this is fabulous! And how clever to upcycle the star as you did - waste not, want not. That sparkling medium looks interesting stuff.

I did giggle about you taking suction hooks on hols for towels - WHY have I never thought of that one, brilliant idea! Len will be sooooo impressed when I whip some out of my suitcase next time we travel - honestly!!

Hugs, Di xx

Irene said...

Absolutely fabulous and so unique, what upcycling Mrs. A.

Svenja said...

Great upcycling, very creative idea. Thanks for joining us on Paperminutes.

Helen said...

Great card - a clever fold and fab recycling.

Thanks for joining us at CRAFT.

Helen x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering The Glory of Christmas challenge 33 with your lovely card, Hazel , Glory of Christmas DT - thanks also for entering this into my CHNC challenge extra for May - hope to see you again soon. x

Rose said...

way to recycle!!!! awesome card :) So glad you joined us for our CHNC challenge extra this month

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is just beautifully designed and coloured. Thank you for taking the time to use this month’s free Christmas image. You have automatically qualified to receive next month’s Christmas image for free, which will be emailed to you at the beginning of June.
{Digistamps4Joy Christmas Challenge Co-ordinator}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

SARN said...

WOW, WOW and more, er, WOW! You're amazing Mrs A. Fab upcycling and super card.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Lol, he's not learnt has he. If he wants to chuck something away, it needs to be done before you get up! That said, brilliant use of your towel hook thingy and a fab card x

Laurart said...

LOL @the conversation - one I have had many times! You did wonders with that star! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Our Creative Corner! Love from Laura xxx

Pat said...

What a great use for the star Mrs A, and I love the gorgeous glittery finish. I love that camel too - wish I had eyelashes like
A great card. x