Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Paper Shelter Challenge #190 Recycle

The Paper Shelter's challenge
this week is asking everyone to use something 
on their card that is recycled.

This should be easy right?
WRONG! I had a hard time with this challenge....
I chose to rip apart a gift bag I had
that had glittered hearts on it.

I thought it was perfect because it is
also almost Valentine's Day 
and well I needed some hearts!

I also chose to use the adorable image
Valentina, which you can find here!

It took me 3 tries to ink this image,
my pens were being stubborn and 
would blob all over her face.....
in fact this one had a blob 
right in the nose area, but
after the third try I was 
determined to make this one work!

Isn't she cute? Aside from the stubborn
markers, I had fun inking this one up.


E000, E00, E04, E11, R20
E74, E77, E79
R00, R01, R02, R20, R21, R22, R24
W0, W2, W4, C1, BG13

Angle Picture

I did another layer of the wing and popped it up
with the 3D foam to make them stand out!

Gina K Kraft card stock
Black layering card stock
MME "Ruby' DP
Scalloped Spellbinder
Stitched Circles
Circle and Corner die from Noor! Designs UK
Pink Hearts (recycled from gift bag)
Tim Holtz Distressing Ink in Walnut Stain

I really hope you enjoyed this inspiration card 
I made for The Paper Shelter.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

Please don't forget that if you use a Paper Shelter design,
you could win a $30.00 voucher {pictured below} to the store.
If you choose to use another, you will have
a chance to win 3 digis of your choice.

Either way I wish you the best of luck.

Don't forget to pop by the store and
see all of the lovely designs.


1. You don't need to use a Digi from The Paper Shelter to enter,
but those using a Paper Shelter Digi will be eligible to win a $30
Gift Certificate {pictured below}. Any winner not using a Paper Shelter image will
win 3 Digis of their choice.
2. No back-linking to previous posts
3. You may combine your challenge with any other challenges but you MUST provide 
a link back to our challenge blog in your post.
4. Prize must be claimed by the Saturday after the winner is announced or 
it will be forfeited.
5. Maximum 3 entries (one of them must contain a Paper Shelter image)

**Anyone not following the rules will have the entries deleted**


  1. Hi Nikki, I love you use of the hearts, and your whole card design is just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

  2. Great card Nikki beautifully coloured as always. Pat K x

  3. Nikki, this is just gorgeous. Love all the soft colours and your colouring is fabulous as always. I have horrible colouring days like yours too and it's just so darn annoying isn't it, but this one turned out great in the end!

    Have a great weekend.

    Hugs, Vannessa x

  4. So romantic and marvelous !!
    Wonderful details .. gorgeous coloring!

    Hug Lena

  5. This is a fabulous card. The image is cute and you've colored her beautifully. I love how you've shaded this and it gives it such depth. The glittery hearts are wonderful and thank you for the idea to use the old gift bags. Lots of mine are slightly beat up and I hate to throw them away cause they're so thank you! I adore the layering and colors you used to layer. By putting the tan behind this little image, you've made her the center of attention. This card is awesome. Hugs, Gail


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