4.30.2013

Riley's sending sunshine! :)

Hi there!  Happy Tuesday :)
{lots of pictures to share today 
so the final product is here, at the top!}



Today's post is for both the new Riley and Company challenge and the Crafters of Faith - so if you happen to be stopping by for either, they are one in the same! :)

The new Riley and Company challenge is up and running and the hostess this week is ME! :)  Since the end of April represents Earth Day and many 'greener' issues concerning our beautiful planet, and since I'm a huge fan of recycling - both IRL and craft-wise, I thought it would be nice to use the recycling theme with our cards this week.  So "Let's Recycle!"  Anything from wrapping paper to newspaper, cereal boxes, mesh bags, ropes and tags - the sky is the limit!  

What did I recycle this week?  A canvas frame!  I bought it in the $1 bin at a particular store with a big bulls-eye on it (smile!) but my son wasn't so interested in painting it.  So I look at it again and thought "cool, let me just re-purpose it!"  I gave it a good 'ol slather of paint - love the mixed media behind this project! 

And in order to keep up with April's theme for the Crafters of Faith to use "April Showers bring May Flowers", I inked up/colored Rainy Day Riley and added a matching flower and sentiment to the bottom from an embellishment sticker pack, sand a plethora of buttons, of course :)  My son absolutely ADORES Riley and said "So cool!" when he saw the finished project and asked if he could hang it on his wall :)  I am thinking of making him a set of 4 to keep as a shadowbox set - one Riley for each season! (we have Spring covered, lol!)





 

Be sure to link up your cards to the Riley and Company challenge blog using the "Let's Recycle" theme.  If you use a gallery to upload your cards, please use the keyword Riley0913.  AND, be sure to stop in and see what the Riley DT have created this week and our lovely Crafters of Faith as well - you can find them in my sidebar.  


Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!
~Kelly



35 comments:

  1. What an awesome recycle of the canvas Kelly - love how you have used it to create a great picture for your son's wall.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. like both, have a great day!!!!

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  3. Very clever and a great way to use the canvas.Fun, spring colours and those buttons are the perfect embellie and colours.

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  4. Love it Kelly and the bright orange sentiment brings an additional touch of cheerfulness!

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  5. This little Riley really makes me smile today! We are having our first rainy days in months, and I feel like getting out and splashing through the puddles! Fabulous colors, papers, and layers on this delightful card, Kelly!

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  6. Love your card, how can someone not love Riley and the wonderful things you do with your cards, magic.

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  7. Gorgeous as always Kelly! Love the bright, fun colors you used...excellent, excellent work my friend!!!

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  8. This is super cute! i love all of your layers and your bright cheery colors. Nice paper piecing on the umbrella. That moose is too cute! :)

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  9. What a creative idea. This is just adorable. Love the bright colors.

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  10. This is so cheerful! Lovely, fun colours!

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  11. Kelly, this is awesome - and just what I needed to brighten my day for those fun colors! Great recycling!!!!
    Lynn

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  12. How sweet! I love your project :)

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  13. What a fun idea! I love the blue/orange colors (my favorite NY Mets colors!!)That is a fun shaped banner along the bottom too. Love to see all the fun Riley gets into!

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  14. This is so cute! I love the bright colors and the blue and orange together. Super job!

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  15. Your recycle is awesome Kelly. Love Riley, he always brings a smile to my face when I see one of your cards. Love the buttons.

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  16. Great idea Kelly, love it!

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  17. AW!! This is so delightful and makes me smile!! :) Such a happy and colorful design Kelly!! HUGS

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  18. So bright and cheerful! A very happy project! Love the way the sentiment is cut out - very creative!

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  19. The rain we have had has brought some great joy around here. Love your little Riley!

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  20. Wonderful work. Great idea to use the canvas that way, and what a great colour scheme/design. Love your embellishments.

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    Adorable creation Kelly!


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  22. Super cute, Kelly! April showers do indeed bring May flowers, and this Riley Moose proves it!

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  23. It is lovely Kelly that you create with a character that your son adores. It is interesting what catches the imagination. Love the bright happy fellow doing the rain dance today.

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  24. What fun, delightful colors! Love your color palette and your design paper is just the thing! Riley is cute as ever!
    Hugs,
    Marsha

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  25. This is adorable and I love the idea of having it on a canvas. I'll have to look for those canvases the next time I'm at the bullseye store. lol

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  27. This is such a cute canvas Kelly. I am sure it will look fabulous on your son's wall. I am loving the bright colors and the shaped sentiment! xx

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  28. Such a great idea and wonderful way to use canvases with less than wonderful pictures on them too!

    I love the idea of 4 seasons Riley!!

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  29. This is so bright and adorable...just love this cute card!

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  30. How fun is this! I love your combo of bright cheery colors- and love the image and the great message- finding Joy in the Journey- it is everywhere- you just have to see it!!! A fun idea for your son's room!

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  31. Love the bright vibrant colors you used. Such a fun card and a great sentiment we should all follow.

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  32. yes, the moose is tons better over that frog! lol

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  33. what a fantastic idea! Love RILEY!

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  34. So fun! Love the great layers and the great sentiment! Carri~Abusybee

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