Sunday, April 15, 2018

Dream big

 Today I'm once again joining Alison/Craftytrog, our host this month at Art Journal Journey with her theme of recycle and collage.  I'm not sure there is much collage here, but there is one big recycled material.  And because I have used recycled items, I am once again joining Try it on Tuesday where their theme this fortnight is Recycle Something.

My foodie friend Sally recycles everything paper, metal, and plastic.  But she couldn't figure out how to recycle this dream catcher, so she threw it in the trash.  One of her cats promptly removed it, so she ended up giving it to me, only a bit worse for wear.  That's when the idea for this spread

I call "Dream

Big" was born.   I took a big chance writing these words 

after I had attached the Dream Catcher  

and completed all the stamping of the errant feather.

The stamp was paired with shaving cream paper I created last month.

For Day 15 of 22 I created a journal page using shaving cream paper, a feather rubber stamp, and a dream catcher my friend had originally thrown in the trash.

Thank you so much for joining me today.  Today, you will find me at Art Journal Journey and Try it on Tuesday Hope to see you both places, too.  I'm extremely grateful you are following along on this 22 day quest which leads up to bEARTHday.

17 thoughtful remarks:

froebelsternchen said...

What a beautiful idea to transform trash into treasure. So lovely at this shaving cream background with the stamped feathers!
And your handwriting turned out excellent again! Yes, we should all dream big, think big, believe big and the results will be big!
Happy Sunday Ms.Dr.E.!
What a fantastic entry for Art Journal Journey and Try It On Tuesday again!
THANK you very much dear Co.Admin!
oxo Susi

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful idea to use the dream catcher. Have a great day, Valerie

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant Dream Catcher, love this..x 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

RO said...

Many years ago, I was able to get a FREE Dream Catcher in the mail which I loved because I had never heard of them before. I kept it for years, and lost it in a one of my many moves over the years. I love what you've done with yours, and it's a reminder to never give up on our dreams. Hugs...and Happy Sunday! RO

Let's Art Journal said...

A great way to recycle the dream catcher! The feathers that you stamped on your lovely shaving foam background are perfect too 😀. Happy Sunday! J 😊 x

Let's Art Journal said...

... Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! J x

CJ Kennedy said...

I love how you recycled the dream catcher. That was a clever idea.

My name is Erika. said...

I think that's the best kind of recycling. It's very pretty and makes a gorgeous page. I bet Sally's cat loved the feathers. I see you didn't let Bleubeard or Squiggles play with it. :) Hee-hee. Hope your Sunday is a beautiful spring day-not too cold or any storm worries. Hugs-Erika

craftytrog said...

What a clever cat!!! I love your dreamcatcher page Elizabeth!
Alison xx

Divers and Sundry said...

I haven't seen a dream catcher in years. What a great way to highlight it :) I love that background paper!

Meggymay said...

Well Sally's cat went part of the way to saving the dream catcher, your recycling is awesome. I love how you created this piece and I hope it will catch some dreams for you.
Yvonne xx
Thank you for adding this to Tiot's we appreciate all the support you give us there.

Cindy McMath said...

A lovely page! I got a big kick out of your comment on Queens NY!

Jeannette said...

wow,love your dreamcatcher page a lot,love the way you used this on your page,and the shaving backround is super and a good idea.
happy new week.

hugs jenny

Rita said...

CUTE!!! :)

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is the most wonderful rescue job!I love the way your background looks as though it was meant for this! Thank you so much, I really mean that, for joining us again at Try It On Tuesday! Looks as though we chose a good topic for you this time! Big hugs,Chrisx

Jeanie said...

I can't keep up with you! Love this -- the background is perfect and I've always been a fan of dream catchers!

Rike said...

Your recycled dream catcher page is a dream! I love it!