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Sunday, 5 June 2011

Gingersnaps go Shopping........

Hi, I know its late but totally forgot to post my DT piece for the new Gingersnaps Challenge which is At The Mall.........which for us in the UK means going shopping.......... I have to admit am not a great clothes shopper, but have to admit to buying a T shirt the other day with two full length skeletons on much to my husband's dismay as he is a very conservative dresser.........lol 

Anyways this is what I created, its a piece of packaging from Marks and Spencers, mounted on black cardstock and stamped.


Then I found an old Primark label which has a gauze overlay already with it and thought I would try and stamp on this.  I coated the label with Gesso so the stamp wouldn't slip.


The rest of the DT have created some wonderful examples in various styles so plenty of inspiration. Altered Pages are generously sponsoring us and providing a great prize. Hope to see you over at Gingersnaps with your terrific entries.  Enjoy your day and thank you for visiting me.  Take care, hugs Annette x

45 comments:

Linda said...

Great use of packaging! I am with you, not much for clothes shopping. On the other hand, when it comes to art supplies, I can spend hours shopping! lol

Linda

Jane said...

Fun pieces. I've been watching this challenge to see what folks post - not quite sure how to approach this one. You did fabulous! I've got to break the seal on my gesso and figure out what it does. You were very creative with your packaging. Also - thank you for all the nice comments you leave on my blog. I do appreciate them. :-)

peggy gatto said...

You got it!!!

Paula said...

wonderful card...great retro feel to it

Daniele said...

I love how you turn rubbish into art, and I bet you look great in your new T Shirt Annette
hugs

Cheryl said...

hi hun yeah I AM not much on clothes shopping not now anyway much better off looking for things to alter etc he he brilliant work again today hun,just love what you always come up with hugs cheryl xxxxx

Martina2801 said...

Great pieces, Netty! Well done!!

She said...

Oh these are fantastic. Love ♥♥♥ the tag especially. Love S xx

Femmy said...

both are just great!!

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Beautiful and what a idea to use packaging. It looks fabulous. Well done.
gr. Marja

coops said...

wow, these are fantastic netty.great recycling.i love the striking colours on your 1st creation and such a sweet image on your 2nd :D

xx coops xx

Suze Bain said...

These are fab, I particularly like the little girl tag. Thanks for the tip on the gesso, I bought some but also not sure what to do with it! xx

craftattack said...

Lovely work, You know I am a great believer in reusing packing! Hugs, Valerie

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Fabulous samples Netty. Have a lovely Sunday x

Zoechaos said...

Great recycling shop tags are such great shapes and surfaces LOL Two skellies you are not big enough for two bet you look cool in your tee shirt XOXO Zoe

Carol Q said...

that image looks wonderful on your M&S packaging background Netty!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Now this is what I call recycling...great job and the pink woman looks wonderful!!

Mandy said...

Ooooo you've gone girly lol.
Hunny these are beautiful, fab recycling, you are so creative and talented :)
I've just been having a catch up and I love your squished backgrounds, they look gorgeous.
Sorry I haven't been around much lately my lovely friend, I've been travelling back & forth to Nottingham & staying there for a few days at a time for shoulder rehab. It's not good being so far away from my Maggies I get severe withdrawal lol
hugs Mandy xx

jules said...

Hi Netty wow just fabulous!!!

art2cee2 said...

Fantastic bookmark!!! and I love how you use the tags. :-)

Joan said...

Two fab pieces Netty, love the one on the primark label. I have to confess I hoard clothes tags and have been known to make Hubbie buy a shirt just so I could get the tag!

joanna said...

Great piece Annette! I love the black figure against the hot pink. very dramatic! ps.thank you for your kind words xoxo

Linda R. said...

These look amazing. Such wonderful color my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Linda said...

Recycled art....brilliant!
Enjoyed catching up with your blog today Annette.
XX

Carolyn said...

Who has time to shop for clothes? We need to use our time wisely at the craft stores. he he he

Great tag, Annette!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great pieces Netty, love them both and great recycling too. Tracy x

2amscrapper said...

Fantastic art for our new theme!

Andrea C said...

How can you make old label packaging look so darn good woman. You are so freakin good at this stuff. I say skeletons hehe x

Electra said...

These are wonderful, Annette! The first is so elegant, who would know it's recycled? and the bookmark is very cool, I love the process you used to stamp it.

Kay Griffin said...

2 gorgeous pieces, Annette, love the colours too :) x

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous pieces Annette, love the colours and the texture on the tag.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, both are great and I just love you repurposed things, very clever and creative!!

Rosietoes said...

I love using packaging Annette but I'll never be as creative with it as you are. :)

Lovely work.

Edna x

Meggymay said...

Hi, been catching up and reading your fabby posts. Fantastic pieces, it was a treat to see them all. Yvonne

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Annette two fabulous pieces with gorgeous stamping very clever use of the packaging. Would love to see a picture of the skeleton t shirts sound like fun.

Marie

CuddlyBunny said...

Love these creations Netty! Great colors and simple designs! Beautiful!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Annette, I love your recycling, the card is drop dead gorgeous. I saved one of those M&S multicoloured tags too had it sitting around for ages. I wish I'd used mine now yours looks fabulous:0) xxx

Annette said...

HI Annette, love what you did with the packaging. Never thought of that. I saw where you had over 26,000 comments on you blog. I am so excited for you, I have a whole 3100 and thought I was in hog heaven. Course I havne't been at it very long. Love your site and your creativity. Hugs Annette

Beryl K said...

Fabulous card, but the black and pink one is definitely my favourite - stunning!
Beryl x

1CardCreator said...

Love both of these but especially the first one! Almost worth buying the item to get that tag, lol. Love your creativity!

Gerri Herbst said...

Hi Netty,
Im catching up after being away so u will see alot of comments on your fabulous work. Loved the tag with the child...the colors and that texture on the tag is fabulous! take care, gerri

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic pieces - all of them.

Faith A said...

Every time I see one of your creations it's an ooooooaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh! just amazing

Shar said...

Your lady in pink definitely looks like a shopping diva! Awesome!

IsaNorris said...

Beautiful work, love them both
isa