Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Tuesday taggers

The challenge at TUESDAY TAGGERS week is to REUSE and RECYCLE.
This is my pile... white card from inside my girls school t-shirt.... brown paper from a parcel... a broken necklace and a broken set of wind chimes, and finally a mini cigar tin that has laid around forever! This is what i did with all this junk...... i used SMEARED INK STAMPS....lil grumpies... you can find them here
http://www.smearedink.com/ I LOVE THEM! LOTS!!!!! I painted the tin top gold, then distressed it.... i stamped the grumpies...2 different ones onto the white card....one for outside, one for inside.... coloured with watercolours..... did the back grounds with ink and water, then stamped dots on.... put gold round the edges.
The words in the corner say 'dont be a grump'.

I stamped one of the small grumpies on one of the mother of pearl dangly bits off the windchime and coloured with sukura glaze pens..... i salvaged 7stands of the necklace... and hung my 'pendant' from it.

I used the brown paper inside the tin so that the necklace is safe and hidden away..... hopefully it'll make a nice surprize for someone.
Please go and check out the rest of the DT's work.... so much inspiration all in one place!

I shall also enter this in the SMEARED INK CHALLENGE http://www.smearedink.com/ this week its to use the grumpies and or make something to cheer someone up.
SENTIMENTAL SUNDAYS..... http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/ for that someone special.... and
http://sundayswithcrissy.blogspot.com/..... DOTS.
Thanks for coming by.... please go and join in the recycling at TUESDAY TAGGERS.
keep safe love lynx


  1. WOWEEE Lyn. You simply are one amazing crafter. Fantastic transformation and what a great way to recycle.
    Happy crafting my friend and well done.
    Lots of love, Sandra xx

  2. Oh Lyn
    Its amazing! I was not expected this when I seen what you were going use! Fab hunny totally fab!!
    Melly xxx

  3. This is Fabulous Lyn - those stamps are ace!

  4. Fantastic project, Lynx!! Going green never looked so good :)

  5. great save of the necklace will indeed make a wonderful surprise for someone. The tin make over is smashing love the stamps as well!

  6. How cute is that...love the colors also

  7. Wow Lyn what a brilliant idea and such great work. Might have to go and investigate those stamps - I know sveral people I could use them for!!
    x Michelle

  8. I want a grump! Your a very talented lady.Do you sell on Etsy or Folksy?

  9. well you get my vote. You're an amazing artist.
    Helen x

  10. AAHH! This is adorable. Love what you did here! Thanks for entering this creation into Sentimental Sundays :)
    - Ann

  11. So cute! And funny too! Thanks for playing at Sundays With Crissy!!