Friday, September 21, 2012

A Little Recycling

The challenge this fortnight at The Poodles Parlour is tags. I had a rather clever idea (if I do say so myself) to use a tag with a coffee sleeve. My husband picked me up a sleeve from Starbucks. However it had a very large Starbucks logo on it. So I turned it inside out and used double sided tape to close it again. I used a pre-made tag and Tim Holtz distress inks in Walnut Stain and Pine Needles. My Top Tip: to get my water rings I took an empty water bottle, dabbed it onto the inkpad and stamped it onto my tag. Then spritzed the tag with water. My image is called Cafe Lizzie from Whimsie Doodles. I colored her with Prismacolor pencils using fall colors. I used popdots to lift her off the tag. Tied 2 different ribbons and some raffia through the top to finish.  Maybe not too practical but definitely much nicer than the usual coffee sleeve ;o)
I would like to share my project at:
Top Tip Tuesday recycle it, closes Sept. 24,
The Ribbon Carousel fall into fall + ribbon, closes Sept. 25,
A&T Emerald Fairies use a tag, closes Oct. 2


ddazzled71 said...

This is so cute Barb! I love the adorable image teamed with the coffee filter. It adds a wonderful dimension and texture to your project as does the mix of ties on your tag! xx

Unknown said...

Clever idea and I love it! Your image is perfect and you did a terrific job on coloring her. Thanks so much for joining up at Top Tip Tuesday for our Recycle It challenge. Super tip too! Hugs

Manderly said...

Hi! I love all the different things you did to create such a lovely tag! Such talent! Thanks much for entering our A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge this fortnight! So nice to see your artwork!
Emerald Fairy Girl Manderly

Jules said...

Very cute tage, lovely image. Thank you for joining us at A & T Digital Designs. Good Luck xoxoxo

Unknown said...

I saw where you had once asked how to allow your blog header to be larger..
how did you accomplish this as you can see mine
is missing part of the image I made and trying to use...
I am knew to this and could desperately use your help as no one else seems to respond!! thanks

Caroljenks said...

Gorgeous! I have a little pile of these coffee sleeves waiting to be prettified - I think I'll borrow your idea!
Fab recycling and I love your Top Tip too - great way to incorporate the coffee theme!

Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Recycle it' challenge :)

Carol x

Jac’s Playground said...

Oh so cute, thanks for the tip too, thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faeries Challenge this fortnight.

Bettina L. said...

This looks absolutely adorable. Great job colouring that image and I love how you did create that tag as well. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx