Friday, May 7, 2010

A Recycled Fairy



It's a Prairie Fairy Friday and this is my first week posting with the design team at The Prairie Fairy. The challenge this week is to make a card or project using something recycled or repurposed. Projects are not one of my strong points and after scratching my head all week, I jumped into gear and made....a tag. Okay, probably the least exciting of all the DT projects this week, but it is very vintage which made me happy when I was making it.

I used a piece of the heavy chipboard that comes in a paper pack. I wanted to embellish the tag pretty heavily so I wanted something stiff. I also used some crochet thread from my grandmother's sewing basket that is at least 50 years old so I guess you could consider that repurposed. I had already glued the distressed paper to the tag backing when I realized I hadn't done any stitching on it. So I took my paper piercing tool and pierced holes for large cross stitches at equal increments aound the tag and then used the crochet stread to make the stitches.
Details: DP is from K&Co. , the fairy is from the Prairie Fairy, colored with Copics, wings are layered vellum with Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Sentiment made on my computer and embossedon vellum. I made the flower from K&Co. paper. The flourish is from Boss Kut and the bead caps were purchased on eBay. Please feel free to post any questions in the comments section.
Now it's time to introduce you to my new team mates at The Prairie Fairy. Please stop by the blog and see all the lovely recycled projects and then go and make something to enter into the challenge! You can win digital stamps!! Can't wait to see what you'll make!

So glad you stopped by today. Have a Fabulous Friday!
Blessings & hugs,


Challenges entered:
Flutter By Wednesdays - Open but must include an angel, fairy or butterfly
Stampin' Royalty - Anything but a card

18 comments:

Tonya Klar said...

Hi Linda! I love your tag! I need to do some of these! You did a beautiful job!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Linda this is totally ACE that is one beautiful vintage tag loving the detail and stitching wonderful work.
Hugs
lorraine x

Sue C said...

Linda this is stunning ! I love the colours and your flower is gorgeous. Sue C x

Nancy said...

Linda, this is gorgeous!! I just love the image!!

Juls said...

so many gorgeous things on one tag! Love it!! Hugs Juls

Justine said...

This is so so beautiful. Your coloring and dimension are exceptional

Annika said...

I for one think it's very creative, I so love your vintage creations and secretly wish I would have the same talent for doing shabby chic ... it always looks gorgeous on YOUR projects. On mine it usually looks like I got something wrong or smeared ink or something! lol
TFS
Hugs
Annika

Lauretta See said...

so very gorgeous... I LOVE IT!!!

HappyCrafter said...

wonderful tag, such attention to detail! Lots of neat things to catch the eye, and they all go well with the main image.

Edith said...

Oh, this is so beautiful Linda! I love the colors and the flower, great job!
:)

Carla aka scrappypug said...

beautiful! Love the beautiful coloring too.

Roberta Laliberte said...

Absolutely gorgeous Linda! I love the antique feel, the lace and the colors.

xoxoxo

Danni said...

This is so pretty! Fabulous job! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Shanda Stirk said...

She is really cute! I love all the lace. Thanks for playing at Stampin' Royalty.

Sarah Newman said...

Very pretty tag! I love the colours you used! Thanks for playing along with us this week at SR!

Michelle said...

Such a pretty creation! Love the vintage look to it. Your image is adorable! So glad you joined us at FBW this week!

Sabriena Satchwell An Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator said...

Wow this is gorgeous! :-)
Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Stampin' Royalty.

Sandra Farrell said...

You really rocked this challenge!! Thanks for playing with us at Stampin Royalty.

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