April 22, 2012

Robins Nest Blog Hop- Earth Day

Hello everyone and welcome to the Earth Day Blog hop, featuring all the wonderfully talented designers from The Robins Nest. Today you are going to see some amazing projects all about the earth, up cycling and recycling.

If you just stopped in, please hop on back to the Chattering Robins Blog and start from the beginning. If you have been following along, you should have hopped here from Terri Sprouls Blog.

Today I have a plaque to share with you that I was just about to throw out. It was a horrible green color and didn't go anywhere in our home. But when our daughter found out what it said, she asked very nicely if I could "craft it up"!!! How could I refuse.

First off, I started by painting the entire surface with White and Black Gesso. Once dried, I added the beautiful Glitter Black and White Swirl paper as well as the pretty pink Princess Card Stock using Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.

After this, I painted the bottom panel with Glimmer Glam and adorned the entire piece with Petunia Dew Drops. I added a few super sweet chipboard pieces and this trash turned to a treasure for our little girl. Recycle or Up Cycle, she absolutely loves it!

Here is a photo of the finished piece. We saved Mother Nature today a little, by recycling something that otherwise would have ended up in the landfill.



Make sure you leave a comment here today because you could win some goodies from The Robins Nest. Now hop on over to Clare Dempsey's Blog, where you will find a beautiful project as always. The list for the hop order can be found below. Thanks for stopping by today.

Until Next time
Toodles


28 comments:

  1. OH MY GOSH THIS IS AMAZING!!!!! Your daughter with love this now that it is CRAFTED UP!!! thanks for sharing.

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  2. Stunning!

    missstamper (at) yahoo.com

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  3. What a great project! I love that you totally gave it a new life - it's all about dreaming!

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  4. You are amazing!! This is GORGEOUS!!! I loveeeeeeeeee the colors!!!

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  5. I am sure you little girl is thrilled you didn't throw it away. I have a similar plaque that says family that may need a redo. Thanks for the inspiration and I am now following.
    KathyJo
    skrappindiva29 at hotmail dot com
    http://skrappindiva.blogspot.com

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  6. Beautiful! Love the colors :)

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  7. I LOVE this! The colors are fantastic. I'm going to have to rummage through my house to see if I have anything I can redo like this!

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  8. Erika, I think its beautiful!
    Happy to be hopping and I became a new follower, too!
    :O)
    Jessica S
    Jessica's Craft Shaque
    http.//jessicascraftshaque{blogspot}
    strgazrblueyes22477{yahoo}

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  9. Fabulous!! It looks awesome!

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  10. That turned out to be an awesome save. Great job.

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  11. How very pretty. I wish I knew someone with a little girl so that I could make one for her.

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  12. Awww.. You are right, how could you resist her asking you to 'craft it up'. She adores your work! And this turned out so pretty. Maybe I should mail you some things to "craft up" for me too. :) Love this. :) Janis craftyjanis at live dot com

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    1. Mail away Janis. I'd be happy To Craft it Up hehe

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  13. What a special project of recycling for your daughter. It is just stunning, Thanks for sharing it with us Debi

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  14. Erika, that is one smokin hot upcycle project. Looks fab!!!!
    ava

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  15. Erika, your plaque is wonderful, so creative (all of you)... and the colours are divine. Always be a piece of art to display... love the word "Dream", because without such, we have nothing ... xx

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  16. "Craft it up"...we know who will be wondering around your studio soon! Great project ;)

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  17. NICE! I've always wanted to do a sign like that one, Dream, or Inspire. You did a nice job with the ballet slippers and unicorn and the colors too! Thanks for the "inspiration"! Louella Turvey

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  18. Erika this is so beautiful! I never thought when I clicked over to read your post today that the item was headed for the trash!! Just Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us today!! Your Daughter was so right in asking you to "craft it up!" lol
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  19. Yup stopping by here too! Remembering to click through and comment isn't my strong suit, but I do read.

    Sweet project!

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