Monday, 23 May 2011

Only Just In Time........

.........for the Stampotique Designers Challenge which this time around is to RECYCLE, RE-USE, RE-PURPOSE. I was clearing away from my last craft session when I realised that the bits and pieces destined for the bin could be re-used in some way for this challenge.
I decided to create a small gift bag from the off cuts I was about to chuck away from my post below.  I used Jo's Flower Cube which I stamped onto the Calico with maroon archival ink, masking the image as I went along.
I stamped Moon Girl onto shrink plastic and added as an embellishment to my bag, again using small off cuts of shrink that were destined for the rubbish bin.
 
I added buttons from a jumper that I have used for gardening and is now in the bin LOL.  I added the text BITS AND PIECES onto a piece of scrap calico, machine stitched to the bag.  To complete I used some scraps of canvas, again from the rubbish bin, stamped the flowers, cut out and added to the handles with jump rings.  The handles are made with some off cuts of string.  Enjoy your week and thanks for stopping by, Tracy x x

15 comments:

Lori said...

Very cute, Tracy!

Netty said...

Beautiful use of off cuts Tracy. Loving your bag and the choice of colours. Enjoy your week, Annette x

Lisa Somerville said...

Cute way to recycle your blossoms into this wonderful gift bag! Moongirl looks wonderful shrunk down as your embellie! Thanks for playing along with the SDC!

Debbie Carriere said...

This is awesome - great way to recycle/repurpose!!! Love it :) Thanks for visiting my blog & taking the time to comment - much appreciated :)

Suzanne C said...

Lovely bag. Great recycling and wonderful end result!

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Wow!! Tracy, this is totally awesome!!! I just love all the things you rescued from their trip to the landfill and how wonderfully they came together on this project! The colors are totally wonderful and the idea is brilliant! Best of luck in the Stampotique Designers Challenge draw this week!
Val :)

Gez said...

Totally gorgeous Tracy. Amazing!

Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

thekathrynwheel said...

What a cool bag! Great idea and fabulous recycling :-) Love all the elements - moon girl, the buttons, everything! Thanks for joining the challenge, Kate x

Gerri Herbst said...

Such a sweet bag. Loved how you used your scraps.
Wonderful.

craftytrog said...

A gorgeous little bag Tracy! Great use of your scraps! x

Wendy said...

what a clever idea............lovely project.

Jingle said...

This is so cute! I love it

mustavcoffee said...

Great idea and I love recycling! Pretty colour and the flower is gorgeous too, lovely project:0) xxx

mustavcoffee said...

p.s, Love your new photo...... hello:0) xxx

Juls said...

this is just fab!! Love the big button! Hugs Juls