Thursday, 19 June 2014

Recycling and Playing Tag

I see that the deadline for Virginia's View challenge #4 - Tags & Scrapplings (with a recycled element) is drawing near, so the race is on to use up some more of my leftover bits and bobs!

I have 2 more tags for you today, but first I want to show you some of my 'scraps'.

Sometimes I practise a technique or try out a new tool, like stencils or gelliplate, without any card or challenge in mind and then they end up in a box. Every now and then, I browse through these items and die cut tags for future use. I really think most things look better when die-cut. 

This is my box of die-cut butterflies - the ones that didn't end up on cards - it just makes me feel happy to look through this box sometimes.

So here are my next 2 tags..



This tag was made with a stencil and distress inks. The butterfly was recycled from my box and sponged on the back with matching distress ink. The jute is also recycled from a flower arrangement.



This tag was die-cut from a reject, I ended up using different colours.
The butterfly stamp is from Penny Black and the sentiment is from CAS-ual Friday.
The epoxy dots are recycled of an old card and I've used more of the jute.




8 comments:

  1. Beautiful tags! The first one is really cheerful and fun! And I enjoy the second a lot too, I think the butterfly looks fantastic!

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  2. These are gorgeous, Jenny! Love the retro feel of the first one, and the second is so elegant. Beautiful butterfly stamp.

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  3. You are GOOD! Those tags, that tag organization! You need to come to my room. And I love the groovy one you posted today too!

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  4. These tags are simply beautiful, Jenny! I am so happy that you were inspired by this challenge!

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  5. Love both of your tags! Great idea to die cut tags from technique backgrounds - I will definitely do that :) Love the butterfly stamp on the second tag!

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  6. You are right.. most things look better when die-cut.
    LOVELY stash collection.

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  7. Oh what pretty tags. I'm a softy for butterflies..... Eyeing ur lil stash there :)

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  8. I love your work and am happy for you on the DT selection! Have fun!

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