It's time for another challenge at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent hosted by CS Designs and this month we are having a combination theme of Anything Goes with a special sub-theme called A Plastic Existence were the Team would like to invite you to join us in recycling Plastic in your Art.
I created this ATC for the recycle challenge and it is being featured this month along with the Team's examples. The main focal point is the beautuful Solitaire Swirl & Monocle and she has been colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with odorless turpentine.The round eye piece shown over one of her eyes is an old recycled plastic Bingo Chip. I went to a swap meet a few years ago and bought a basket full of all kinds of odds and ends I planed to use in my art. Once I got home and went to check out what I had bought, I discovered a bag full of old plastic Bingo Chips at the bottom of the basket.
I've had these chips stored in one of the large drawers in my art room since I got them and though this was the perfect opportunity to use at least one of them. I think this chip looks like it was made especially for Solitaire and can't wait to try a few more on her. While most of the chips in the bundle are red and orange, there are also a couple of really pretty blue ones that I can't wait to use now that I've figured out what to do with them. I also thought I might try drilling holes in some of them to use as buttons.
Both the base and the background on this Atc are also recycled and I have use a couple of pieces of old greeting cards. There is a second hand store that I visit frequently that sells packages of used card fronts and I have baskets full of these so it is always easy to find the perfect color combination when I create art from scraps.
Be sure to check out the new Anything Goes / A Plastic Existence Recycle challenge. This month we are offering another special recycle sentiment as a prize. This is a special sentiment that is not available in the CS Designs store and the only way you can win this one is to play in our Recycle, Re-Purpose- & Re-Invent Bonus Round and show us some plastic in your Art.
Solitaire is playing in the following challenge ...
Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent ... Recycle Anything Goes / Sub-Theme Plastic
Smudgy Antics ... Drop Dead Gorgeous... I think Solitaire is always gorgeous no matter what mask she decides to wear.
Monday-challenge-Creative Monday ... #7 Anything Goes
Tammy's Scrappin Corner ... #8 Anything Goes
Make it Monday ... Link Party