Rack Recycle!

Phew!!! I got this finished just in time (well, a couple hours left lol), even though the light is terrible and this is the best pics I can get.  Aurora Wings Challenge Blog‘s challenge this time is Recycle!  I mulled over a few things that I could recycle, and then….omg, I came across this ugly thing!!

Worlds ugliest wine rack, that I’ve been intending on upcyling for some time….  Mitzi’s Wine Sprite image really got my brain going (or so I thought).  I colored the sprite, and 2 bunches of grapes that I cropped from her and enlarged, with my SN and Copic markers, then fussy cut them out.  My original idea was quite different than how this project turned out, but the more I dug around in my craft room, the more stuff I found that I could use….and recycle!!  I covered the “lovely” holder pieces of the rack with some corrugated cardboard that I retrieved from some poster packaging at a former job of mine (we will NOT get into the amount of “garbage” I took home to make something pretty with!!).  I inked the cardboard a bit with some Distress Ink to give the texture a little more definition.  I stencilled the lettering, using some MS stencils that were the LAST stencils in this city!!!  I had some corks that I had been saving….so… perfect place to use them.  I cut them in half and in slices….hard to cut when one is too lazy to walk to the other room for her Dremel tool, and uses a kitchen knife instead 😛   I arranged them over some purple bubble die cuts and some wine labels….a few recycled, and a few printed, because the rest tore 🙁  A strip of ribbon that was snitched from a destroyed wreath, and some adhesive gem bubbles filled some of the gaps. I added the Sprite and the grape bunches, then edged each piece with twine….that I rescued from the same job as mentioned before….there was a shipment of jeans that came in, rolled up and tied with twine….MY twine, tee hee.  I had to use empty bottles for photo purposes, as I didn’t have the right hooks to hang the rack securely on my wall with…..didn’t need to waste wine!!

Here are a few close ups of different parts of the rack

   

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Aurora Wings Blog Challenge – #60 Recycle!

CCC Digi Creations – #85 ATG

Creatalicious Challenges – #127 ATG with optional thanks

Not Just Cards – ATG

Crafty Catz Challenge – #393 ATG