Sunday, June 29, 2014

use a recycled item. . . .

is the challenge at Less is More this week.  Here is my card:


I recycled a used teabag for the background of this card.  It was torn into strips and adhered with multi matte medium.  The dies are from Memory Box, the sentiment from Hero Arts.  The branch was sprayed with Ranger's heirloom gold spray mist.  I added some gold stickles and edged the panel with a Pilot gold metallic marker. Unfortunately, the photo does not show the spray mist or the edging very well.  And, this probably isn't as CAS as it should be.  :(  Sometimes I can't stop adding more to a design than necessary for clean and simple.

Also sending this over to Simon Says for their challenge of anything goes.

Have a great day!

17 comments:

Lin said...

You are so clever, Joy, and I love the results!

Chrissie said...

I would say that this is an amazing use of an old tea bag... you'll get everyone doing it at this rate!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Julia said...

An inspired idea to use the tea bag as your recycled item for this challenge, this made me smile.
Julia

vic said...

This is lovely joy what a great way to make a background colour love it!
Vic x

Michelle De Rooy said...

What a clever idea. I ahve used teabags for drinking, cleaning windows and for staining card but never cut strips and used the 'fabric" Thanks for the inspiration!

Cat Craig said...

what a fab background! love it.

Robin K. said...

Oh my goodness Joy!!! This is so creative!!!! I love those birds in gold!

Christine said...

Gorgeous card!

Dawn Turley said...

Great card Love the use of a tea bag for your background.

Anne said...

Joy this makes a fab background, hope you don't mine if I CASE it! Stylish card, love it
Thank you very much for your entry into this week's Less is More Challenge
Anne
LIM Designer

Jingle said...

This is gorgeous! Your tea bag background is just fantastic! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog for the Anything Goes Challenge!

Deepti said...

I could have never thought to recycle a tea bag, you gave an awesome idea :) ur card looks so gorgeous :)

Skylark said...

What a great card Joy. Did you use just one tea bag, must have been a big one! Makes a great background. Stef

Virginia Lu said...

TEA BAGS!? You have created such a BEAUTY, Joy! Thanks for opening my little eyes! Truly stunning! PS: thank you kindly for your encouraging comment about my little video. It made me super happy!

Sid said...

Fab teadyed background !!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Amazing recycling idea and technique
Beautiful card
thanks for taking part
Sarah
Less is More

Greta said...

Boy--you are amazing, Joy! Love your creative work!