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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wishful Thinking

At Gingersnap Creations we are going Shopping in June with a focus on using packaging materials in our art! Join us in our tribute to retail therapy!

Along with our new theme, we are welcoming a brand-new sponsor to Gingersnap Creations - Altered Pages! They have some fabulous prizes in store for you this month!

This week it's the Spicy Supply Challenge --Packaging Materials.  Please visit Gingersnap Creations for all the details on entering this challenge.  You'll also see there the other design team Gingers' art created for this challenge.

For my design team creation, I used a variety of packaging materials.  Last week, I took out the cardboard insert from a package of new sheets.  I cut it down to tag size and ripped off the top layer, then added some Adirondack Snow Cap acrylic paint.  I'm not fond of those staples that snag your clothes if not removed carefully.  So I thought it would be appropriate to use lots of staples on this tag.  I found a little plastic bag with the "extra button and thread" usually attached to clothing.  I created my own sentiment and some "fabric care symbols"  to insert into the bag.  The tag trim at the top is a piece of shopping bag handle that I unraveled.  More staples.

I used one of the images provided by Jean Moore from Altered Pages.  This bathing beauty is on the 1941 Fashion Ladies sheet.  Never one to enjoy looking into the dressing room mirror, I came up with the sentiment, "I didn't know GUARANTEED TO BE LIGHT-WEIGHT AND WRINKLE FREE was referring to the suit!" Yup, it's that time of year again.  I printed the image onto beige paper, wrinkled it and distressed with Ranger Antique Linen, hoping it looked like I ripped the ad out of the newspaper to take along on a shopping trip.  I also distressed the Tim Holtz ticket WISH, epitomizing my bathing suit fantasy look. 

What will you create with packaging materials?  You just may be the next Home Page Artist or one of ten Ginger Gems!  You have until July 10 to upload your creation to GC106.

21 comments:

Micupoftea~ said...

Ha! Love the humor!Great texture, Helene. I think it was clever of you to use the mini ziploc with the thread/button inside!!

Sharon said...

This is great!!! Love how you have used the "packinging" components!!! Fantastic tag!

craftattack said...

Lovely tag! I love cardboard, and use it a lot! Valerie

Heather said...

I just love LOVE your tag Helene! Painted cardboard...is my FAV! Beautiful inspiration piece! Hugs!

Carla said...

Awesome tag helene! Love the cardboard.

Willy said...

Fabulous and funny tag!

Jingle said...

Awesome tag!

Lori said...

lol! This is funny and CUTE! Love it!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi
Great use of packing materials and they work so perfectly with that fabulous image.
A fabulously fashionable tag!!
Wishes
Lynne

Brenda Brown said...

Love the tag and your sentiment really made me smile, very clever. Fabulous way to use packaging materials Helene.
Hope you're enjoying the week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

trisha too said...

Fun and fabulous tag, Helene!!

:)

Netty said...

Smashing tag with great humour. Annette x

Chriss said...

Great work! I love your sentiment - it put a smile on my face.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your tag- great image and love the cardboard dressed up!

1CardCreator said...

Love this tag and the sentiment is totally awesome!

Jack said...

This is brilliant, and I love your sentiment.
xx

Marjie Kemper said...

What a great tag! And your sentiment is cracking me up - thanks!!!

Lynn Stevens said...

hahaha cute saying and such a fun tag. may have to get in on this one!
hugs Lynn

Jen said...

Love the cardboard tag!! Great sentiment also!!

ms.schwiet said...

Unique and creative

Shar said...

Fab tag and too funny!

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