Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Cheap Tricks 2 - the Journal




The GPP Street Team Crusade this month is Cheap Tricks. I posted earlier in the month about my supplies of reusable materials that I collect to use in arts and crafts. I've now made a small art journal entirely from reused materials on the theme of Cheap Tricks, Green Tricks. It's made from a promotional CD and cover, with the collages made from office waste paper and cuttings from magazines and publicity fliers. It would be nice to think that the CD was a DVD of the wisdom of Crafty Green Poet but actually, underneath the collage, its still a computer company publicity CD!

13 comments:

michelle ward said...

Juliet - I love it! A whole journal made from re-purposed stuff. Cheap tricks indeed! Thanks for sharing!

Kim Tedrow said...

Wonderful! I especially like the green feet and the headline/tagline on the second one. Well done!

Clare said...

This is so great! And the owl and green feet look cheerful too.

Catherine said...

Every so often I think about making an art journal, but really I have enough things to do already! I like yours, and in these days of shops full of scrapbooking and art making supplies, I love what you have done with reused materials

my backyard said...

very creative -- typical of you!

Rose Dewy Knickers said...

When the DVD of your wisdom does come out, let me know, oh wise one. ;)

Rose

xo

Lacithecat said...

Oh wow! Really interesting!

Royce Addington said...

Juliet,

GREENCEPTIONAL!
Love the green barefoot print with your prompt to 'Walk gently on the Earth'. So delighted to have discovered your work and thanks for your comment on Mystical Quill.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Michelle - re-purposed, that's the word, the best word! Thanks!

Kim - thanks!

Clare - glad you think its cheerful, I like to try to be cherrfully green!

Catherine - art journalling is fun and if you limit it to small specific journallings then it doesn't take up too much time!

Rose - will do!

mybackyard, lacithecat, royce - thanks!

Nicole said...

Great, thanks for sharing. ;)

Just Tera said...

Great idea. I have added using up those promo cds in some upcoming project.

Gisele said...

Hi....thanks for visiting & your lovely comments :)
This is really neat! Love the green footprint & cheap tricks - green tricks title, just goes to show you really don't need to go out & purchase every new art supply advertised to produce great art!

Penny said...

I so love your layouts and your absolutely wonderful "cheap tricks"! Girl, you are always leaving me in awe!