On Ranger's blog site they have a little challenge/inspiration Earthy palette going on. Since the theme was Earth Day, I tried to upcycle for this project.
So to start, I had this piece of chipboard from the back of a paper pad, that through serendipity of paint on fabric, ended up with this great background. What can't be seen from the photo is all the great texture. Love lumpy bumpy!
I used a piece to make a tag.
I coloured the edges with Broken China Distress Ink
I then took a white paper bag and used my distress marker on my mat, sprayed with water and created this background. After it dried, I used my punch to cut out flowers.
Next, I then used alcohol inks on a piece of plastic packaging.
And cut out a butterfly.
I did the marker technique again on another scrap of paper bag but in green.
I free hand cut out leaves.
To complete, I used Tim's paper tape and folded it onto itself to make a paper ribbon. I didn't think the butterfly was vibrant enough, so I added more dark blue alcohol ink. Very happy with the results, which I may use for a layout. And so here is my finished tag!