Saturday 10 August 2013

Recycled Tag


Hi, I wanted to enter the challenge at
A Blog named Hero. The theme is to reuse or recycle something in your project. The DT also prefer you to use at least 1 Hero Arts product.

I thought these clothing tags might come in handy, and I had a few snippets of ribbon from the seams of a couple of jumpers. (The ribbon is supposed to stop the jumper slipping off the coat hanger but I always cut it off as it gets in the way!)

I stamped Hero Arts Everything Flower background in Versamark onto some white card and rubbed on some grey chalk. It's a technique I saw here. Donna gave a great tutorial on the  Annabelle Stamps blog. I love the soft outline it gives.

I cut a strip from the image to fit onto the black tag. I added some grey and black shading with my Prismacolor pencils, and repunched the hole for the ribbon.

The butterfly was stamped with black Versafine and coloured with Prismacolors.

I'm also linking up to this week's challenge at  CAS(E) This Sketch 

At Addicted to Stamps & More, the theme is to Make Your Mark with  pencils or markers.

I used a snippet of ribbon so I'm heading off to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

And at Flutterby Wednesdays, the theme is to use any winged creature in your project.

Materials used: Hero Arts Everything Flower and Penny Black butterfly stamp; Versamark and Versafine ink; chalk; Prismacolor pencils; sentiment sticker and bling from stash.

Thanks for visiting :)


Di said...

Wow Cathy, this is gorgeous! I love the tag you altered and the butterfly is a perfect addition.

Laughed about the lengths of ribbon from jumpers - don't tell me I've been wearing mine wrongly, I thought they looped round your neck to keep the shoulders from slipping down :) No wonder I've been walking bent double.

Hugs, Di xx

roffeycreations said...

Yum - love that background haven't seen the stamp before... gorgeous butterfly as always...Mxx

sandie said...

Beautiful Cathy. This technique looks really interesting and gives a lovely finish to the tag.
Thanks for joining us at ATSM

Karen M said...

I love your gorgeous card cathy and clever you for using a clothing tag! The technique you used looks awesome too - hugs xx

Danni said...

This is so pretty!! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!!

lostinpaper said...

What a fab 'recycle' love how you added the butterfly!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS(E) this Sketch this week!

Flo Langley said...

Wow! what great recycling Cathy. Wonderful project. Thank you for playing along with the ATS&M challenge again this week.
Florence x

Deepti said...

Wow Cathy, this is such a stunner. What a fabulous recycle :)

Lucy Newton said...

Gorgeous tag and card!!! Thanks for participating at ABNH!

Bonnie said...

I never though of saving tags from new clothes! Now I have a great reason to go shopping! I love the pretty flowers in the soft grays! This made a really pretty card!

MaryH said...

Inspired use of the clothing tags, and I'm with Bonnie, would never have thought of this! It made a lovely tag, and this is something I'm going to try. Loved the soft effects you achieved, and I'll be checking out that video. Thanks for the link, and also this wonderful inspiration! TFS