Sunday, September 5, 2010

Finder's Keepers Challenge at Inspiration Avenue

I learned about this challenge from Stephanie at Dragonfly Design Studio. I couldn't resist joining because it uses found objects, and practically everything I make, including these two spreads from my Hands Altered Book, use found objects. I realize I'm late getting this in, but didn't realize how late it was until I looked at the clock. Click to enlarge for a better view.

Everything is recycled, except the polymer clay hands. The central image is from a box software came in, the white netting is from a garlic bag, and the jump rings are from some heavy wire I found in a dumpster.

For this one, I used a magazine image and key offcuts that would have landed in the trash had I not taken them. The bits of color are from ribbon I received on packages over the years.

Please check out the other entries to this week's challenge at Inspiration Avenue.

10 thoughtful remarks:

Fin said...

Hi Bleubeard and Elizabeth! I hadn't dropped by for a bit and wanted to see how you all were doing. I think I'll kick up my paws and have a look around.

artangel said...

I'd already posted the challenge pieces but just had to add you - what great work! I love using re-cycled bits and pieces in my work too - and I'm obsessed with keys :)

Cath Wilson said...

LOVE that software box - really cool and the keys and hand are fab, too. I love recycling, too but don't do enough of it and nowhere near as much as you do!!

Karen Wallace said...

Interesting box. I have just stumbled on your blog and will enjoy looking further. Warmly, Karen

Marilyn Rock said...

Very interesting; this is super! I enjoyed your "drive-by shots" below :) xxoo

Robin Norgren said...

love how you made things beautiful using the simplest of pieces...

bad penny said...

Great fun - I love how you have made these.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Interesting, as usual!

see you there! said...

Very interesting piece, I like the complexity when you really look at what is there.

My only problem is your blog looks so interesting that I'm going to be here for hours.

Darla (from the IA challenge)

Marlynn said...

Love the two pages here !!! GREAT! I am LOL on the first photo.