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I just read (on the net!) that the New York Times is now going to charge people to read their news online. I’m guessing that’s because the news in print is going by the wayside. Now I may catch a wee bit of flack for today’s “technique”, as it’s more of a “ways to use it”, but I felt we could stretch this once.
Today I want you to use newspaper in your project. Newspaper is perfect for die cut flowers, paper piecing… any number of things. It accepts ink beautifully, so you can sponge it. So let’s give the newspaper a little love today, ok?
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I think I feel some gesso resist coming on if I can find the time after work and housework. Maybe I can do the gesso bit while I do the housework and deal with the drying time that way. Sounds cool, Holly.
You are so right, Holly. Matter of fact, I don't subscribe to the newspaper - it's about 6-8 pages in my small town and we all know all the gossip before it can get printed!!! But, I do get a free weekend edition, so I have to give it a try. Thanks!
What if you woke up today
and only had what you
thanked God for yesterday?
YESSSSSS!!! I distressed a bunch of newspaper just this weekend (hubby wanted to recycle it and then I panic when I don't have any to use on cards, so I cut out a bunch of sections that were entirely text and pre-distressed them for future use - YAAY! (happy dance). Thanks Holly!!
I just about didn't play today, but so glad I did. I challenge everyone who reads this challenge to give it a shot. You might surprise yourself as I did! Fun fun fun!!!!
Here is my "What's The Latest News?" card.
Great challenge, Holly! I agree with you, the printed word is going by the wayside as far as a source of daily information. I'd miss my morning paper. I decided to go with a car theme and the car classifieds seemed like a good sheet to use......besides I wouldn't ruin anyone's reading pleasure for today! ; ) Thanks for another fun Monday!
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The real challenge here is to find some newspirnt. I don't take a newspaper, so I will have to see if someone threw one of those free ones in the driveway, but not until after the sun comes up. I'm not going out in the dark. Oh wait, maybe I should! Then the neighbors won't see my jammies. lol
Every week I look at the challenge to see if I have the things needed to participate or are they packed. This is a great week for me Holly, I have newspaper. Thanks so much I enjoyed making this. Here is my "What's the Buzz".
I made this one for the Clean & Simple Challenge, too. I didn't have a newspaper (we are all digital in our house), but I did have the First Edition DSP which looks like newspaper or pages from a book. Love it!
Here is my card for your challenge. I hope you like it (believe it or not - I pre-distressed the newspaper yesterday because my hubby wanted to recycle the majority of the paper, LOL! Talk about good timing!).
I am so glad I could finally participate in one of your challenges. Time to rest...
WOW, how funny/sad is it that most folks don't even get the paper anymore to have any to use for this challenge! The only reason I had some is there is this little cheesy free local paper we get thrown in our driveway inside of a plastic cleeve every week. I used to just recycle them immediately, but now I have started to look through them for 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 sections of pure text, cutting those portions out, and saving them for future use.... then recycling the paper. LOL!
Holly, what a great challenge. I discovered that the newspaper was a little too flimsy for quilling, so I used a glue stick to glue the newspaper to a piece of cardstock and then it worked great for quilling the roses on this card.
I just finished going through the gallery and I must say you girls totally ROCKED my world. Every last card was unique and clever. I may have to subscribe to the local paper so I can keep my supply fresh!
We don't get the paper any more, but I found an old one that was full of bad news (guess a recent one would be too!) Anyway, here is a card that I needed myself today! Bad News/Good News Thanks as always for the challenge!