What a load of old rubbish….

Hi Everyone
 Today over at Stampotique is – Recycle It-SDC 107.

The stamp ‘The crafter’ reminded me of someone who likes to alter things,cut things up and re use bits from other items.  A good recycler!
Well I’ve delved deep and I mean deep into my craft bin and dug out the following:

1 x old Christmas card used for the hat and pashmina-stamping into the colours from the card I wanted.
1 x discarded off-cut piece of mountboard from the local framing shop. A great place for you to get your plain tags from for your projects.
1 x Clarity Stamp (for the pashmina).
1 x scrap of fusible fibre in yellow- pulled off another half done project for the stockings!
1 x bottle top from this week ends tipple.
1 x sale item bumble bee earing with the back cut off as an embellishment in the bottle top.
x street picture from a magazine on BMX biking which I salvaged from
the shop bin when I asked could I have it if they were throwing it
away!! (It was one of those – if you don’t want it can I have it,
1 x sample of the masking tape technique which I’ve had for ages.


INSTRUCTIONS: firstly get a scrap piece of card – any colour then add scrunched up masking tape to it.  Paint the full card/ tape with either white gesso or white acrylic paint – let it dry.  Then add colour on the top either with distress inks or inks of your choice.  Blast with a little heat to dry.  Then add any stamps you wish.  Don’t forget they WILL NOT come out as sharp images as there will be bobbly bits, which is a great effect sometimes.  As you can see I have then added a brick wall stamp (Penny Black )and cut it out and added it to the left side of the picture of the street, which is now glued onto the mountboard.

other items
Glitter Glue
Glossy Accents
Perfect Pearls
Distress inks
Saying from the Internet
WOW Ebony Embossing powder

I stuck the backing paper and the masking tape wall onto the mount board.  Then took ‘The Crafter’ and coloured her in with Promarkers.  I then added fusible fibre over her legs for tights.

The pashmina and hat are from a clarity stamp heat set with WOW opaque mandarin and black embossing powder and coloured with promarkers and glitter glue.

The bottle top has 2 circles in the background created with ‘Wilbur’s’ jumper. The bee is stuck in with glossy accents.


During holiday parties I
end up recycling a lot of my cocktail dresses and just wearing a layering
piece, like a blazer and tights, with it……Lauren Conrad

The phrase I cut up and inked around the edges with distress inks.


Altogether chic and cheerful tag this time on a shoestring!
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5 Comments on “What a load of old rubbish….

  1. Love your Conrad quote, Sue! I have The Crafter, but have not found her to be that versatile and have only used her once! You have really inspired me to look for more opportunities to include her. This one is pure genius!!

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