Wednesday, March 28, 2012

How'd she do that?!

Good morning, bloggers and friends!

I love apples.
I may or may not like the way they look on my table
more than I like actually eating them.

I also have a dirty little secret.
I LOVE the black mash bag they come in!

Stay with me, I promise this is going somewhere.

Grab a piece of cardstock, some ink, and some tape . . .

Tape that mesh to your paper . . .

They make handy dandy daubers for ink.
I use a makeup sponge . . .

Ink to your heart's desire.
It's okay to be random. Random is good . . .

Look, look, look!

So fun!

I cut it into strips and layered it onto some polka dotted
October Afternoon.

You wouldn't put those patterns together?

Go ahead and try it. Jump out of your comfort zone.
You'll be glad you did.

{Original photo courtesy of Mary Littlejohn Photography}

I originally put some stickers on this little tag for the title,
but it wasn't working for me.
So I inked over the stickers, sprayed them with some mist
and then took the stickers off.
Much better . . .

The little ink dots are an idea I got from here.
She did such a fabulous job that I knew I had to try it.
You'll definitely see it again from me.

The calendar is from Mr.Holtz, from his Lost and Found collection.
We got married on Sunday, November 5th.
How did Timmy know?!

So, that's how I reuse garbage.
What types of trashcan-bound items do you use for crafting?

Products used:
October Afternoon  {Fly a Kite}
Tim Holtz Idea-ology {Lost & Found}
Tim Holtz Distress Ink {Faded Jeans} and {Festive Berries}
Grapghic 45 {Le Cirque}
DCWV {Citrus Stack}
K&Company Smash list pad {Special Occasions}
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist {Coffee Shop}


  1. Melissa, that is a BEAUTIFUL photo!

    I tried using some mesh too but my technique was all wrong cuz it didn't look good, thx for sharing how to do it right!

    Thank for stopping by my blog & for your kind words!!

  2. Wow, Melissa!!! I LOVE what you did with that apple bag thingy! I bet it would look good using paint, mists, etc too!! Awesome idea! Love your layout and photo! Thanks for the great tutorial! Thanks so much for coming by to visit me! You are so sweet!!

  3. p.s. I like my apples with that caramel dip..yummy!

  4. I just made an apple card. My apples don't come in a mesh bag but my avocados do! Beautiful photo and LO. You got talent!!

  5. Just awesome!!! Great idea! I love it!!!

  6. You are so creative!!! I love it.

  7. That's really a cool idea!! :) Great layout, gorgeous photo!

  8. Awesome layout!! I love the recycling of the mesh bag!

  9. Totally fun and creative. Love how this turned out!

  10. Awesome LO and wonderful technique. I will now have to buy apples that come in that bag.


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