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girlgeek101 03-17-2017 04:57 PM

IC589 - Tea Bag Art {03-18-17}
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Art is amazingly expressive, and I enjoy finding artists who add their own special twist. In this weeks inspiration challenge I'd like to introduce you to the Tea Bag Art Pinterest Board by the artist Ruby Silvious. She got inspired somehow to reuse tea bags, and to create art with them! I also have her book "365 Days of Tea" (which you can purchase on Amazon.com). It is filled with so much amazing inspiration that I have already done a dozen cards inspired by her ingenuity. This week was the first time I decided not to stamp on the tea bag though. It is really a lot of fun to stamp on a used tea bag though! Tip: It works best when it's dry, so if you're impatient then use a hair dryer on low heat. I am sure you will also be inspired to create something that will express your artistic talents too! Have fun with it, use your tea bag a second time and then frame it!

My artistic effort (smiles)

Challenge Goals:
Please don't be tempted to upload a card that you have made prior to this challenge, just because an image on the board reminds you of it. :cool: Rather, take the challenge of allowing your creative juices to flow based on your impressions when you look through the images. Remember, it can just be the color palette or style that ignites your creativity. Whatever draws you to the designs, take the challenge of doing something uniquely inspired today.

Please remember that all inspiration links should be inspired by images from the Tea Bag Art Pinterest Board by the artist Ruby Silvious. I'm planning to post at least 5 inspiration genius awards too! (You gals have been so amazing that some weeks I have to pin more than 10 of your designs!)

Use the keyword: IC589 (no spaces or extra characters) when you upload your card, and make sure you put commas between your key words.

The IC589 Gallery

For those of you who say you get overwhelmed with having too many images to choose from, I've uploaded 10 of my favorites below. So just stick with one (or all) of those for your inspiration. Click on the images below to see them bigger and to get their links on SCS. Don't forget to let us know which photo served as your inspiration piece please.

How to Play ~ View the attached images. You may be inspired to recreate the pieces ~ but that isn't necessary ... get your inspiration from the colors, layout, style or 'theme'. Just enjoy wherever your inspired creative journey takes you. Remember, if you are inspired by the creation of another artist, please do not use print-outs of the art in your creation or directly copy their work. Make the inspiration piece your own. Don't worry ~ no card is 'wrong' and there is no time limit for uploading your card for the challenge. There are no rules, so let your creative juices run wild ~ be *inspired* and go get stamping!

Don't forget about No Upload Sunday - Let's give the gallery moderators a day off and not upload on Sunday (unless, of course, you are a Fan Club member - yet another reason to spend a little money on your favorite site). Also, remember to link to your SCS gallery on this thread. Thank you for joining me on this inspiration journey.

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Redbugdriver 03-17-2017 06:12 PM

I'm having some tea tonight so my bag is dry in the morning!! What a FABULOUS site.

snowmanqueen 03-17-2017 08:11 PM

Here's mine:

JBgreendawn 03-17-2017 08:24 PM

oh how seriously neat is that?!?!
Ack! I only really drink bagged tea when I'm sick.
hmmm, maybe I can talk hubs into drinking some so I can have the used filters lol... :mrgreen:

betcha you could do something just as interesting with dried used coffee fliters too
(bigger piece too) hmmm

Crafty Julia 03-17-2017 08:39 PM

IC589 A Cup of Cheer
Went with a neutral palette for my card, adding some mossy green ribbon for my green teabag. Added a scalloped dc topper for fun. Here's A Cup of Cheer

Crafty Julia 03-17-2017 09:06 PM

IC589 Green Tea Tree
Had fun using a reverse dc leaf, a snippet of a brown bag, and an image of a tree for my mixed media card, adding some tree branch pieces in my sheer green tea bag. Here's Green Tea Tree

sistersandie 03-18-2017 03:42 AM

This was so interesting and I applaud all teabag artists!

IC589 ~ Poppies by sistersandie - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers


Biggan 03-18-2017 03:48 AM

Thanks for lovely inspiration! Here´s mine;

IC589 Teabag Art by Biggan - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

snietje 03-18-2017 04:13 AM

Here is mine quickly before lunch

Tea bag gift card by snietje - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

I will be back later

angelladcrockett 03-18-2017 05:51 AM

Thank you for sharing another awesome artwork board.....what a great idea for a challenge!! I had a blast! HUGS!!

Inspired Lilies

smadson 03-18-2017 05:56 AM

I can't wait to go dig my teabags out of the trash! lOL

donidoodle 03-18-2017 06:03 AM

It was super fun to try something new! Thanks for the great challenge.
Here's mine:
IC589 Tea Bag Art by donidoodle - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Precious Kitty 03-18-2017 06:59 AM

This stamp of the flower was a gift from Mary (Octoberbabe) - thank you so much! I was excited to be able to use it today.

Audrie another brilliant website / Pinterest Board you have found!! Who new such pretty art could be done with Tea bags?

My inspiration for today's card is:

IC589 Tea Bag and Lace

Kemernow 03-18-2017 07:06 AM

Wow! That was fun! I drove my DH crazy running around the kitchen looking for, boiling, and dumping out teabags until I got one I liked, lol. Thanks for this challenge.


GeorgiaBabydoll 03-18-2017 07:11 AM

I've got to find time today to do this challenge! I love what everyone has done with tea bags. I have many that I've rinsed and dryed so that maybe someday they could be used for something crafty, now if they can be found. Thanks for this exciting challenge!

snietje 03-18-2017 07:20 AM

I couldn't stop anymore...

teabag cards by snietje - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

kiagc 03-18-2017 07:22 AM

Thank you Audrie ...

Love and Tea

Crafty Julia 03-18-2017 09:27 AM

IC589 You Are Tea-rrific
Audrie- what an awesome site, thank you for this inspiration! I went with a woodsy background, inspired by this Santa Fe Book Arts Group creation- and added a green tea wrapper, along with my own stamped tea bag and colorful string. Added a sentiment and called it good! Here's You Are Tea-rrific

girlgeek101 03-18-2017 09:43 AM

I am lovin the gallery ladies! Wow! I'll be playing along again too this afternoon! You've inspired me deeply!

Vickie Y 03-18-2017 10:06 AM

Love the inspiration site! Here's my card:

IC589 Butterfly Tea Silk vky by Vickie Y - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

parknslide 03-18-2017 10:16 AM

Another interesting challenge, here's what I came up with: IC589-Tea Bag Daisies by parknslide - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

tessaduck 03-18-2017 10:20 AM

F4A369 just for you

hobbydujour 03-18-2017 10:43 AM

Great Pinterest board for inspiration. Gave me the idea of using another type of paper for an image panel. Thanks.


lacyquilter 03-18-2017 11:25 AM

What a great challenge. Several months ago, I came across a mixed media artist who was making art with used tea bags, so I began saving them. Just needed a push to try something. Thanks.

Crafty Julia 03-18-2017 11:51 AM

IC589 WT627 Smooth Sailing
Had fun making my "ghostly ship" with some "sea spray"- added some faux stitching- my card was inspired by this colorful boat- used some bright colors to mimic sea colors- finished with a handwritten greeting for this week's thursday challenge. Here's Smooth Sailing

parknslide 03-18-2017 11:54 AM

Had to try another one: IC589-Stack'em by parknslide - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

GeorgiaBabydoll 03-18-2017 12:02 PM

Anita - I didn't think of using coffee filters! I'm rather disappointed with the tea bags I have on hand, they don't seem to hold the color of the tea very well as others I've had in the past. A coffee filter is the perfect solution! Thanks for that inspiration!

jojot 03-18-2017 12:04 PM

I have two today....

B/W Branch

Pumpkin Willow

thanks for looking

shirlb19 03-18-2017 12:25 PM

I had so much fun doing this. Thanks Audrie! Here's my card:

IC589 Bigelow Collage by shirlb19 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers


Luv Flowers 03-18-2017 12:26 PM

Loads of fun today Audrie!!! I hope your sciatic pain eases up. I know the feeling all too well - there's no escaping your body unfortunately. Tea Bag Art by Luv Flowers - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

parknslide 03-18-2017 01:51 PM

One more after this one and then I must quit: IC589-Teacups Galore by parknslide - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers. I keep finding stamps that inspire more ideas. Audrey, you have addicted me.

parknslide 03-18-2017 03:22 PM

Must quit now---I'm out of tea bags and over-caffeinated. IC589-Queen Anne's Lace by parknslide - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Stamperrobin 03-18-2017 05:44 PM

I have a card going but I probably won't be able to finish till tomorrow...things came up

IndigosMom 03-18-2017 07:32 PM

Great challenge today! Here's mine:
Thanks for looking.

girlgeek101 03-19-2017 11:36 AM

Each and every card this week is GORGEOUS! You all really were deeply inspired by the tea bag art. I'm heading over to comment now! Hugs, Audrie

smadson 03-19-2017 02:25 PM

thank you, Audrie! Here is mine! IC589 A Cup of Kindness sm by smadson - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

GeorgiaBabydoll 03-19-2017 04:50 PM

So sorry that I didn't exactly follow the rules for this IC. I took my inspiration from being so far behind on the 2017 CCC and made a Christmas card.
Here is what I came up with A Ducky Christmas OH and I don't have spray adhesive so the tape runner shows through the bag, more so in the picture than in real life.
I believe I love tea bag art! I'm definitely going to make more.

lacyquilter 03-19-2017 07:02 PM

Here's my teabag art.

Stamperrobin 03-20-2017 07:52 AM

Hi Audrie, I kinda doubt if you will see this as it is very late but...here is my card!

IC An Alpine Glow by Stamperrobin - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
Thanks for looking!

Jay_Bee 03-20-2017 12:46 PM

Thanks for another interesting inspiration site - here is my card IC589_WT627_CAS420 by Jay_Bee - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

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