Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Gingersnap Creations GC87

Random Redhead Challenge is to use a Tea bag template and alter or decorate it to be eligible to be a Ginger Gem. I have already once been  a Ginger Gem but I rather enjoy seeing all the creativity these women have to offer. There are so many creative peeps out there and so willing to share how and what they do to create these lovelies.
Here is my attempt at 3 to show you. The two larger one I made using the same paper but it has a different look because the paper is double sided. I have also made a few embellies to adorn my creations. Remember me telling you in a post that I was busy over the holidays making roses, well here are a few that I think add a lovely feminine touch to these. Also I made a little embelly for one of the tea bags by stamping onto Shrink Plastic, colouring it with a gel glitter pen then shunk it with my heat gun. I love making little things that are different and catch your eye.

Below I used a chipboard heart frame that I had in my stash. I inked it with DI in Fired Brick, I had an inchie image floating around so used that behind the frame, stamped the heart at the top in black ink to stand out and coloured in the small flower in with gold gel pen. Stamped "Be Mine" in Black (a Studio G stamp), wrapped the frame with a bit of fine gold beading wire and added the lock before gluing to the front of my tea bag.
 This one below is the other side of the paper from the above tea bag, cool paper huh? got it on sale at Michaels a while back. Here is my Shrinky Dink heart I was telling you up above, it is so glittery. More roses and a little key.

This teabag below I made using a free Digi Stamp. I printed the teapot off, I traced over it again with a fine tip black marker, stamped the Flour de Lis on and then coloured the whole thing with a pink pencil crayon and adding some shading to make it a little 3-D.  The little rose at the top is again made by me, I now have a flower die cut I use on the Cuttlebug instead of cutting by hand all the flower layers, this makes things go much quicker. Hey when you don't have the proper tools you make do right? The little borders were cut using a border punch and the reverse side of the paper that is shown here. I also punched the tags and rose leaves out and voila'.

And this is another one of my shrines that was inspired by Kim Dellow's blog I visit regulary. Kim did a post on Mixed Media tags and so that lead to this creation which lead to some tags I am working on and another shrine. I thought I was going to have to put this little idea on hold til I routed around and found some corrugated cardboard. I have some now safely tucked away as this is my kind of trash I love to have on hand. Thanks for the inspiration Kim. Go on over to check out Kim's blog. She sounds like me with a space challenged studio, she creates in her kitchen as well.
Well I have been kind of poorly this past week. I started out with a scratchy throat Sunday and now I am coughing , sneezing and sometimes I lose my voice. Not good for conversation for now. It can only get better right? I knew I should have gotten my flu shot sooner. Tomorrow when I see the doc for my regular health check up I hope he will say it's still ok to get it.
Til next time, stay safe, warm and healthy, achooooo.

PS this shrine is called the Tree of Knowledge!
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  1. Wow, each individually beautiful! My fav is the tea pot, but the shrine is really wonderful too! I luv them all, so hard to choose 1, the paper is great on both sides. Your work is so nice. Hope you feel better, hugz

  2. I love all of the tea bag projects and the tree of knowledge is just awesome!

  3. Awesome projects! Happy I've checked you out from Bella Creations.. I've signed up to follow and looking forward to coming back and seeing more!

  4. Sorry you are unwell, hope you will feel better soon.
    All your teabags are smashing and love your shrine.

  5. Oh what lovely art! I just love your projects and the shrine is fabulous! I'm so honoured that one of my makes inspired you to make such beautiful art!
    Get better soon Lesley!

  6. These are all stunning, I think the shrine is my favourite. xx

  7. Wow Les.. these are all just gorgeous.. love the tree of life shrine too.. hope you feel better soon..

  8. Gorgeous work! I love all three tea bag projects, all with so much wonderful detail, and the shrine is beautiful. Thanks for playing along again at Gingersnap Creations. Hope you feel better soon!

  9. all beautiful! take good care... xo

  10. more business les:) sorry to hear you are sick. guess its that time of the year:(

    Loving all your cretions and those floweres you make are just beautifull, love love that shrine too....

  11. Gorgeous ...everything. Get well soon
    Great to see you at Gingersnaps again.

  12. Beautiful art! Hopping over from Bella to become your newest follower :)

  13. These are great! I really love the shrine!!!

  14. Oooooh that shrine is just divine!!!! Hope you are feeling better.

  15. so so so cute... I too love that paper !!! love your art !


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