Saturday, April 18, 2009

OCC challenge - Recycle!

It's Saturday, which means another great challenge over at Our Creative Corner! This week, our host, Silke Ledlow challenged us to use recycled items in our work to celebrate the upcoming Earth Day.
I am such a packrat and I save all kinds of things for future use in projects. The thing I think I save the most are the tags that come off of my girls' clothes. There are some seriously cool tags hanging from jeans today! lol I have fabric ones, faux leather ones, ones that are interestingly shaped, etc. For the OCC challenge, I decided to use one that is a very cool shape and it is chipboard! It came from a pair of my daughter's jeans already shaped perfectly as a bookmark....so that is what it became.

I loved the top flower part and the colors were already nice, so I left that as it was. The best part? It already had a hole and an eyelet set in it for me! I traced around the bottom part of the flower and cut that away on the pink cardstock. Inked the edges of the pink and stamped little flowers in pink and turqoise on it. Added yellow rick rack to the bottom and stamped 'read a book' above it. Finally, I printed off Alice Anya and colored her with Twinkling H2Os to keep with the glitzy look of the existing tag. I attached her to the bookmark with pop dots and added a tiny flower to her headband. I finished it off with some coordinating fibers (can these also be considered part of my recycling because I don't use them all that much anymore?!?!?! lol).
Materials: PAPER: Cascata-pink, ivory (WorldWin Papers) STAMPS: Alice Anya digi (The Greeting Farm), alpha stamps (Studio G), Flowers (Hero Arts) INK: Versafine-Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Splash Metallic-Teal, Pink (Stewart Superior) OTHER: Twinkling H2Os (Luminarte, Inc), Clothing Tag, Yellow Rick Rack, Fibers, Pop Dots, Tiny Flower Punch

Be sure to check out what the other OCC designers created this week!! They are all so amazing!
Have a creatively wonderful weekend!

14 comments:

Ann said...

No picture - ooooooooooooooh no - it sounds good though.

Funnily enough I have a tag at the side of me from Shelley's jeans - hhhhhhhhhhhhhmmmmmm can I be as adventurous as you ? I doubt it, but I'll have a go.

Ann xxx

StampOwl said...

Well I have had the advantage of having a sneak peek on the OCC blog hehe ... loved your bookmark.

Summerthyme Studio said...

LOL!!! Good to see I'm not the only Tag saver!!! Love this sweet project!

Vicki

Nettie said...

Hi Robin, love your bookmark!
Been trying to get messages to you re the twinks for ages, have you rec'd any of them??

Loretta said...

wonderful use for those tags. I'm not a tag saver, mostly because I don't buy clothes with interesting tags. My life is boring and we shop consignment. *snort* I could use a little more boring!!!

I love your project!!!

Ann said...

Oh that is just gorgeous Robin - great idea with the tag it looks brilliant.

Ann xxx

Cindy Haffner said...

Great idea Robin, so cute.

Jenny Gropp said...

After this creation and Vicki's tag creation-- I'll be looking at tags in a different way when I shop! I bet this is super sparkly in person with the H2O's!

Libby said...

This looks great Robin. So bright and cheary

Elle-phan-tastic cards said...

what a great idea, fab bookmark x x

Jennifer Meyer said...

Beautiful bookmark Robin, I just LOVE how the flower and how it makes the bookmark pop!

Have a wonderful week,
Jennifer :)

Jenn said...

Very cute!! I love the bitty flower in Alice Anya's hair!!

Christina said...

too cute... I am definately saving tags now! Brilliant idea and I just love the bookmark, your blog is so full of inspiration!!!

reeree62 said...

I just love this! Isn't it great to find things to re-use in our crafts?!