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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Recycling cardboard and Tag #9

I have two things to share today. :) One is a project I created for  Outside the Box. The star ornament also works for the Papercraft Star Challenge of Green.    For the next couple of weeks the design team at Memory Box is recycling and re-using and creating fun projects.  I decided to recycle part of a cardboard box to make a Christmas decoration.


I have to admit it took me awhile to figure out what I wanted to re-cycle. I was pleased with the end result. :)
To see the instructions/step by step info I posted it up on the Outside the Box.  

Onto Tim's tag #9.  I loved the elegant feel to his tag and instantly thought of my vintage newspaper stamps with the female soldiers.  Love these stamps and I haven't used one of them and was very happy to get to use them plus I think they look wonderful in these colors. 


 I started with the vintage newspaper background and as I started to embellish my tag it reminded me more of old Hollywood.

The background was created with a vintage photo mixed with the Heirloom Gold Pearls mister. Stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia two times. Accented with grungepaper stars painted in gold acrylic paint and sponged with black ink and edges with Krylon gold pen. Splashed a mix of pearls and gems.

The only thing I noticed after I posted the picture was that I forgot to distress the edges of my rosette. :(  I can't believe I missed an opportunity to sponge on inks. LOL!

The tag is being posted at The Artistic Stamper December Challenge and at  ArtyJen.  Lot's of inspiration at both sites.

I will be back late tonight to share a reveal of one of Sparkles Rubber Creations latest release!

Suzz

33 comments:

  1. Ohhh and ahhh, luv this GF! More of a love/hate relationship tho...you are so cre8tive! When you tire of these stamps, I'll send you my addy! lol

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  2. Wow, wow, wow!!!
    Your star is gorgeous!!!
    And I love your tag :D
    Julie xx

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  3. What a gorgeous star and tag! I love how you have the bird nestled on the snowflake.

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  4. I would love to sit down with you some day and just watch you do what you do! Your star is fabulous and that tag could not be more beautiful! Gorgeous stuff, Suzz!

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  5. oh boy, I just love that star!! It's wonderful in every way. :)

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  6. Love your star decoration, you would not believe it was from recycled products, looks so professional and those images on your tag are wonderful, definitely a Hollywood feel to them, lovely. Tracy Evans x x

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  7. Fab way to recycle cardboard for your beautiful ornament, love the added bird pearched in the snowflake! Wonderful take on Tag 9, love the vintage stamps you used!

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  8. Wow your ornament is absolutely fantastic, gorgeous colours and embellies and recycled too - perfect !!!! And on to yet another stunning tag - I love the background you chose and the little film strip adds the perfect finishing touch TFS XXX

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  9. Oh my goodness...you've completely inspired me today, Sue! Loving the recycled star, so fabulous with your gorgeous style! And inked rosette or not, I love your take on the Tim tag...love especially how you used the HA stamps, so clever!
    blessings to you!

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  10. Suzz all of your tags are just breathtaking..They would simply look great on my tree... So creative and a ton of thought in your work.. :)

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  11. Love you stunning star Suzz, great that its using recycled materials as well. Your Hero Arts tag is fab too!!

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  12. Your ornament is fantastic Suzanne! I think I have that same snowflake trim. :) Your project would be perfect for our recycle/repurpose challenge at Papercraft Star this week if you'd like to enter it. I know everybody would love to see it.

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  13. Beautiful decoration, it will look fab on the tree, and your take on tims tag is FAB, i need that background stamp, who's it by? is it the whimsy one?

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  14. Both of these pieces are fantastic! I really love your take on the latest tag. I need to get busy and catch up!

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  15. These are both wonderful.. LOVE the star tag and wonderful vintage tag!

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  16. Suzanne, this tag turned out so pretty! I really like the way you clustered the embellies and tied it with a pretty red bow! I am glad you decided to enter it at Papercraft Star! Thanks for playing and I hope to see more of your projects in the future!

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  17. Wow, both of these projects are stunning! I love your star with the birdie and the pinecones - how fabulous that it's recycled from cardboard. And your tag is so definitely vintage glam. What a brilliant interpretation. (And I forgot to distress my rosette, too, and had the same reaction, LOL!!)

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  18. That star is stunning, I love it.. and all your tags are gorgeous. I know I have said this before But I just love come here and seeing your creations. So much inspiration... Hugs, Linda

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  19. I just adore that star, it would go perfect on my tree ;)
    Your tag is very pretty too, love the kraft. Thank you for joining us this week at Papercraft Star!

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  20. Both projects are beautiful! I love the star! Such a great ornament! Thank you for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star! Regan

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  21. I never saw a piece of cardboard look so good!
    And I just adore the take on your Tim tag with the vintage HA stamps. The stars on the bottom, the image in your rosette, it's all gorgeous!

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  22. Wow - great ornamental star and your tag is stunning Suzz.. love the rosette and the wonderful vintage look.

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  23. FAB-YOU-LUS, they really are, Love the ornament and your tag is wonderfully original!

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  24. Gorgeous work here Sue, just stunning!

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  25. gorgeous ornament and wow! love love love your tag!! so beautiful!

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  26. i had to vote for your beautiful star. It is just gorgeous!
    I also became your new follower because I loved your work.
    TFS!

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  27. Fabulous recycling project!Your creativity has no boundary...These projects are perfect examples! The rosette without ditressed inks is LOVELY ;)

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  28. Gorgeous tags Suzanne! I love them both especially all the detail on the second!

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  29. Hi Sue,Love the recycled cardboard star and the tag is gorgeous. As you say the tag has a really elegant look but I think the star does too. Love the little bird tucked into his snowflake. That's the first time I've seen a snowflake look cosy, Lol!

    The stamps you used on the tag and really classy and look perfect in these colours.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  30. Gorgeous I tell you simply gorgeous. I love the simplicy of the star.

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