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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Little Black Dress

 It's time for another Gingersnap Creations Design Team creation.  We're continuing  the June month's Shopping theme with a focus on Using Labels and Packaging in our Art.  This week it's GC107 Random Redhead Challenge:  Bags and Tags.


For the "bags" part, I melted a plastic shopping bag using my iron and a paper bag.  Here's where I learned about this technique:
Follow The Paper Trail You Tube video: Plastic Bag Mini Album Pages Tutorial 
Here's the addy in case the link quits working:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9pe5oXYYxU&feature=related
I used USArtquest Perfect Pigment Pure Liquid Acrylic in:  Cobalt Turquoise Blue with a little Burnt Umber. I added a bit of Adirondack Metallic Gold paint dabber.


For the "tags" part, I resized one of the alphabet tags from Altered Pages and added the words The Little Black Dress. I distressed the edges of the tag with Ranger Distress Ink in Antique Linen.   I also used one of the images from the 1941 Fashion page provided by Altered Pages.


A big thank you to Jean Moore from Altered Pages for being this month's sponsor.  There are prizes to be won so be sure to enter your art by July 17.  You may be the next Home Page Artist or one of ten Ginger Gems.

27 comments:

Sharon said...

Oh I like this - very classy and so clever to use your iron to make that amazing background LOL I don't iron so I may not try this 'technique'!!! Seriously this is great and I love the image and little tag too!

Michele said...

very pretty! i love the style here. xo

Willy said...

Wonderful piece and great background!

Sandi said...

Great project Helene! Love the background, you have inspired me to get the iron out..:)

Jingle said...

I love it!!!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

That image is fabulous!
Great technique for the background, in fact in all this is very creative.
Wishes
Lynne

1CardCreator said...

Wow this is so creative! Love that melted bag, I'll have to check that link out! The image and tag are perfect!

Electra said...

This is remarkable! I love it!

Lynn Stevens said...

How wonderfully creative and something I havent tried yet. Def. will give it a try.
Hugs Lynn

Jack said...

Oh la la, great card.xx

Heather said...

Your Card is fabulous Helene..and I love how your plastic bag turned out! Clever...to use it as your "bag part." Awesome as always! Hugs!

ksval1956 said...

Quite a creative way to use a paper bag! Who knew? Well, I guess you did... very nice creation!

Linda Cain said...

what fun!!!!

Linda

trisha too said...

What a great piece, Helene! Love that technique!!

:)

Lacee broyles said...

Great job using the technique!!! Knew you would make it look awesome!!! Cute dress, do you think you could find that in a 12 for me?

Gerri Herbst said...

Just adore that plastic bag background! Wonderful creation.take care, gerri

Vicki said...

This is great! What an awesome recycled background...must try this! TFS!

Vicki

Lori said...

Wow, a plastic bag? How cool! It looks awesome as a background, well done!

Cathy said...

Amazing card! Love it!

Terry said...

Have to check out the plastic bag! Amazing and classy card! Love this!

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous piece of art Helene and I love learning new things so the link for the plastic bag melting is great, thanks.
Have a good weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Shar said...

Stylish card!

Sandy Ang said...

So chic !

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love this card- the background- well I have to give this a try. Love the bag and tag theme

Jeanette said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I really appreciate your thoughts for us. The prognosis is very good but it is going to be a long row to hoe.
I love the Little Black Dress. I watched the video. What a great idea. I'm going to be trying that one. Thanks for sharing.

Micupoftea~ said...

cool texture...been wanting to try this for awhile. You use so many various techniques and products, it is fun to stop by and see what you're up to next :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful card.

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