Thursday, September 30, 2010

paperlicious: recycling teabags

(stitched teabag paper, teabag tag, teabag string)

I ran out of the tea stained muslin scraps for my Gulf Spill Quilt
so I reused the teabags themselves
and the tags
and the string

Here is Mr. Brown Pelican:

Today Rebecca @ recuerda mi corazon is hosting a fun papertrail
reveal your favorite paper art
(your own or someone else's)
paper touches us all
folded
torn
stained
painted
sketched
written
crumpled
decayed


20 comments:

rebecca said...

here you are!!!
decidedly using beauty for
change.
awareness.
life.

i love you and every scrap of paper that passes through your endearing hands.

xoxoxoxoxox,
rebecca

Joyce said...

That's a fun idea. I love all the subtle colors of the tea dyes, and they are just perfect with your watercolor drawings. It's a beautiful piece.

La Dolce Vita said...

well that is what I would do too, use all the bags, string and paper!! this quilt of yours is so wonderful! love it!!

rochambeau said...

Hi Kim,
It's wonderful the way you incorporated the tea bags in to this collage quilt. Adore the tea tones~ So subtle the way the work with one another!
Constance

Terri Kahrs said...

Kimmie, I think it's wonderful that you've used such beautiful, organic elements in your quilt. So creative and wonderful!!! Bravo! Hugs, Terri xoxo

yvonne said...

I love this Kimmie! your watercolors are amazing! Love that you used every little bit of the tea bag in your quilt, as I think that is what made it!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kimmie! Your quilt is amazing as is your art work.
Mrs Noofy

Spadoman said...

Awesome! I can't get over the creativity of all the participants. Makes my brain work overtime looking around to see what to do next. Good stuff here.

Peace.

Gayle...... that,s me said...

Who would ever have thought ! ..... there is life after soggy nothingness. Your quilt looks amazing.

Healing Woman said...

Truly ingenious!

Nancy said...

Love your quilt :)
The tea fields (farm) are in Malaysia. Thanks for stopping by :)

Noelle Renee said...

It is beautiful. teatime never had so much meaning before. Great idea! I love the tea colors as well. They are subtle and the creativity is grand.
Noelle

sukipoet said...

clever. i do love paper of all kinds

Sarah said...

Ho beautiful, meaningful and just plain clever! I love it-the colours are so soft and subtle-I am going to remember this and tr it in some way thanks! Thank you for your visit too. I am off to have a look at your other lovely posts now!

Sarah said...

I mean how!

deb said...

incredible, truly,

and i love your new photo ... you radiate.

bad penny said...

Kimmie can you pop over & choose which of the twelve days of Christmas you'd like for your altered matcbox ...1,2,3,5 & 6 are gone !

ELK said...

oh how I love a good tea stain and paper ..such a way to help along your project!!

Boonie S said...

This is most lovely. Thanks for sharing.

All the best, Boonie

1creativeone said...

Kimmie this quilt is really incredible, I would love to see it in it's entirety! Hugs, Christen