Friday, 17 June 2011

Bag 'n Tag

Its duckling season on water ways all over the land there are waterbirds bring their broods to fledgling.   Pictures of mother duck or swan or coot serenely padding away followed by their fluffy offspring  being published and causing an outbreak of smiles.   Well this wet weather we are currently on the receiving end of must be more welcome to them.

Hay ho the rain kept me indoors, again.   The latest Gingersnap challenge is Bagging and Tagging some stunning samples to be seen on the site.   For my entry i used a very smart bag from the hairdresser, strong sturdy and covered with adverts for hair products.   It has been covered with HOTP paper and then handmade paper with embedded leaves.   A strip of lace across the middle and a couple of green tissue mats cut with the Nellie die.    The TH winged heart was used to cut a couple of flattened beer cans that were used shiny side up.   Alcohol inks colour the heart shapes but the wings and crown were left as they were.   Some florist wire has been shaped and links the two hearts.

The tag is two layers of the same Nellie die the top one cut from the paper used to cover the bag.   Another  beer can heart treated in the same way as the ones on the bag.   The reverse of the bag covered in the same way but not embellished.   All that is needed now is a special present for a special person to go into this special bag.

19 comments:

  1. Totally love your recycled beauty!! Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations!!!

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  2. Fantastic bag Zoe! I love the colors, and whew, that florist wire! Cool!

    Have a great weekend!

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  3. Great tag-a-bag! Love the elements you have used. I will have to rummage in my collection of old bags to find something! Hugs, Valerie

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  4. What a pretty bag.. i love the green mats and the wire
    Lisa x

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  5. Terrific Bag and tag Zoe, great use of the diecuts. Thank you for playing at Gingersnaps, Annette x

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  6. Great bag Zoe and love the use of the beer cans.
    Have a great weekend.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  7. Love the way the green stands out above everything else (but then again I would, wouldn't I!!). Fab idea to use a strudy bag, looks like it gave you a good base to work with. Love the use of the wire swirls, very classy.

    Sam xxx

    http://sam21ski.blogspot.com/

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  8. Oh how beautiful, Zoe!! And I LOVE the wings!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  9. Bagging and tagging eh ! Fab bag Zoe doesn't need a pressie in it it's perfect as it is.

    Marie

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  10. Love the wire swirls Zoe :)great bag and tag
    Von x

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  11. Hi Zoe...Love your bag. You did a beautiful job recycling that. Thanks for stopping by my thrift store post. I can see you "get" it ! :) Nan

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  12. Hi, love your bag n tag Zoe. I do like how you've linked the hearts as well. Maria x

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  13. This is a great tag bag Zoe

    I hope you are well
    Hugs Jackie x

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  14. Zoe this is so cool, great to have you join in the shopping fun at Gingersnaps Debi x

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  15. Zoe, I love this...when I first saw it I thought the winged heart die cuts looked like masks!

    Sue
    x

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  16. girl...you are so creative and come up with such unique creations..using so many different textures and techniques! awesome work zoe! love it!

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  17. Hmmmm... blogger is up to its tricks, sorry if you get this twice. Love the bag, with all its wonderful details! Still giggling about the alcohol inks on the beer can - that's so clever, too. :) Thanks for sharing with Gingersnap Creations!

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  18. Love the addition of the florists wire. Works well.

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  19. Wonderful bag Zoe! I love the alcohol ink on the metal bits - always a good effect. Thanks for playing along with us at Gingersnap Creations :-)

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