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Being green - Tutorials

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 2, 2012, 6:54 AM
Less than 2 months to go until Christmas. Time to think about gifts and decorations for the holidays.
And why not making a gift to Mother Earth by making some gifts made of recycled materials to your beloved ones?


To give you an incentive, I want to turn this into a little challenge with a reward.

:bulletpink: Challenge 1:
Make a gift or decoration out of recycled materials for christmas.
2 deviations per DAmember.
Works must be new, uploaded earliest on November 1st into the Artisan crafts gallery or Traditional Art - Scultpure gallery.
Show me a picture of the materials you used (you can either make a before/after picture or link back to the materials photo. Only the actually work will be consider, so you can technically upload 4 pictures: 2 with the materials, 2 with the finished works.)
:bulletpink: Challenge 2:
You might not have the materials right now, but an awesome idea of how to recycle something. Draw a concept of it with some explanations.
1 deviant per DAmember.
Work must be new, uploaded earliest on November 1st. You can upload it into you Scrap gallery.

:bulletpink: Deadline:
December 24th, 2012 (for both challenges)
Send me the link to your works via note.

:bulletpink: Rewards:
Every entry is going to be featured in one of my next journals.

Challenge 1:
1st place: 200 :points:
2nd place: 100 :points:
3rd place: 50 :points:
Challenge 2:
1st place: 50 :points:

I'm currently collecting points. The collected points at the end of the challenge are going to be distributed like the following:
+3 for the 1st place, +2 for the 2nd place, +1 for the 3rd place and 1st place of challenge 2, +3 for the 1st place, +2 for the 2nd place,...
So the more points there are, the more you can win ;)

And I'm currently the only judge. If you want to be a judge as well, feel free to note me.


And now take a look at those amazing tutorials:


Christmas Recycling Tutorial by MizaoRocks


Paper Recycling Tutorial by strryeyedreamr27 Tutorial: Butterfly Garland by heysugar Recycled ChristmasBow Tutorial by KelliBean Bangle Tutorial by bookwyrm235 Recycling Newspaper into Basket by Carolineenilorac Paper Charm Bracelet Tutorial by Crimefish Making of Shabby Chic Shelf by Ninina-nini Sweet recycled tetrapak wallet by 7wS Recycle party supplies by mxgirl199 Playing Cards Turned Tablet Weaving Cards by hollyann


Tutorial: Recicle used cd's by MizaoRocks Tutorial: Vinyl Record Jewelry by taeliac Record Cuff Tutorial by kampfly
How to make your CDragon part1 by Jedni How to make your CDragon part2 by Jedni How to make your CDragon part3 by Jedni


Converse Glove Tutorial by pinkbutterflyofdeath Tutorial sock to bag by knotsme Patch Arm Warmer Tutorial by pookat


Making 'Plarn' by Eagle07 HatBaseTutorial: Small Top Hat by Mitsukai-freak-527


Soda Flower tutorial pt 1 by kampfly Soda Flower tutorial pt 2 by kampfly Soda Flower tutorial pt 3 by kampfly


Tutorial : LightBulb Terrarium by John-Genova


Still not inspired? Then you might want to check the previous recycling features:

Recycling Electronic parts :bulletpink: Recycling different materials :bulletpink: Recycling paper :bulletpink: Recycling textile
Recycling discs :bulletpink: Recycling bottle caps:bulletpink: Recycling cassettes :bulletpink: Recycling plastic
Recycling soda can tabs :bulletpink: Being green

:icongreenheartplz:Thanks for watching and good luck.:icongreenheartplz:

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Melsaran Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I actually made something, thinking of recycling. I didn't yet see this contest then yet though, and didn't find any other in which I could use my idea, so I just made it. The problem now is, I decided to make a UFO, which isn't really Christmasy, so I can't use it. I'll see if I can come up with a design that involves Christmas, and if I even have enough materials, cause I did use a lot of them on my UFO.
Here's a link to it if you're wondering what I did/ may do for this contest: [link]
(Idea's are already going into my head, but place is being an issue, so I'll have to think of how to make it "hangable" or "put on wall-able". )
digikijo Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is pretty cool.
And it can be a christmas deco, but it doesn't necessarily need to. So you're free to enter this piece, if you want.
But if you think you might have a better idea, you can keep it and enter it in case you won't finish the other work :) (also remember that you can enter 2 crafted pieces and 1 concept ;))
Melsaran Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh, well in that case, I'd love to enter it!
Do I still have to send you a note, or will you manage without it? :p

Also, do I need to show what I used for it? I can take a picture with the sizes of my paper, but I don't think it is needed that much. Just let me know. I will be really busy, and am really busy with exams coming up, so I'll see if I will have time for something else.

(I would have liked to get a better picture of it, but I already stored my UFO away until I find a place for it, so I can't take any pictures from it. But I guess it is about the concept and not of how nice the picture looks, so that's fine :) )
digikijo Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, please send me a note.
And I'm not too strict on the photos of the materials used, especially since it's pretty obvious in this case :)
MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Where can we see the current entries? :)
digikijo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hm, I didn't want to influence ppl by showing them other entries. But I'll make a folder in my favorites.
But there's nothing to see at the moment anyways :shrug:
MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I was asking since most contests show their entries somewhere, it's just common practice. ;)
digikijo Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
that's ok, like I said, I'll make a fav folder.
thanks for your interest :)
MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Welcome. :)

I've only one last question: is there a minimum number of entries you expect to receive, for the contest to be valid?
digikijo Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
well, I would say that it would be really unfair if there's only one or two entries and I tell the artists who put time and effort into their works that the contest is not valid because there are not enough entries, don't you think?
In short, no, there's no minimum :)
and I made the favourites folder: [link] ;)
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