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Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Going Green

'Going Green'........what a great challenge.....where do I start?

 My craft group were doing tea bag folding this week so I decided to incorporate the CD Sunday Challenge with the class session. I used scalloped circles to fold rather than the usual squares. I must say this was my colleague, Terri's, idea. It was a first time for me, as I've used squares and circles before but never scalloped circles.

Eight 'teabags' were punched from a 2inch scalloped punch, from paper. This is the recycling bit. The paper was 'recycled' from one of my crafters. She had green patterned paper which she'd printed off from a CD but didn't want anymore. Thank you Jayne. How lucky was that!! ( She couldn't remember what CD tho sorry) Both sides were different so this made a lovely contrast.

After folding, in a tricky fold I must say....but effective, they were placed edge to edge..no overlapping or linking together. So quite simple......mind you my ladies didn't think so as not many managed to only use 8 teabags. Many had a gap left over and had to fill up with extra teabags. We did laugh........how could this happen....knowing my ladies it can believe you me....only kidding girls!!


I added a card candy flower to the centre which I'd printed from my new CD Forest Friends by Sharon Duncan. This is the CD I won in a challenge on CD Sunday.....thank you ,thank you, thank you. The background.....pink and green flowers....was also from the same CD.

Then using two square teabags from the same 'recycled' paper I made a dragon fly. (Thank you Wendy for your help with the design fold) The body was made using tiny 'dice' beads that I'd bought eons ago and never used.....as you do.....threaded through wire and twisted at the top and bottom. I added seed beads to the ends twisting the wire around. So no glue used at all to keep it together. Two glue dots to the body kept it firmly attached to the card then the wings were added.

I've not added a  sentiment yet but think I'll add it to the top left hand corner to fill in the gap I can see there. After I've taken a photograph or scanned I nearly always see faults etc.

Challenge....CD Sunday.....Going Green

9 comments:

  1. Hi Wynn, you have designed a beautiful creation and your scalloped tea bag folding is superb. Sometimes we forget the basic's, I know how to do Tea Bag folding but don't think to incorporate in my designs. Your papers are lovely and the little dragonfly compliments your design perfectly.
    The sun is back here too but only just over 2 weeks before we return to England.
    Thanks for joining us again this week.
    Christine xx
    CD Sunday DT

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  2. That is a beautiful card, I love the idea and how you did it.
    Margaret

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  3. What a lovely card Wynn. It's ages since I have done teabag folding & I love the way you have folded the dragon fly. A great take on go green.
    Gloria x
    GDT for May @ CD Sunday

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  4. Tea bag folding, that's something I've not seen for such a long time. This was one of my favorite techniques once upon a time. You made a great recycled card and a beautiful butterfly. Thanks for joining in at CD Sunday this week.

    Sue T x
    CD Sunday DT

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  5. A lovely unusual card Wynn. Your group of crafters sound a lot of fun. The most fun I have ever had was at such an occasion.
    Thank you for joining in with us at Cd Sunday.
    Carol x
    CD Sunday DT

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  6. What a lovely card Wynn. Your teabag folding is so pretty, the dragon fly is stunning. I can never get mine to meet properly, I obviously don't fold them correctly! Michelle x

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  7. I've only see tea bag folding done with squares so this is a new one on me. Very effective - makes a great topper. Good take on the theme too.
    Thank you for joining us again this week.
    Beryl xx
    CD Sunday DT

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  8. I like the idea of using a different shape to do the teabag folding. It looks very effective.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

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  9. Lovely card Wynn, great to see tea bag folding, thanks for sharing at CD Sunday x

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