Saturday, February 14, 2015

First Day Issue

First Day Issue
There is a lot going on here.  I am so into using tea bags and I am into using recycled items. Everything in First Day Issue comes from something that I am recycling.  I have used some of what I assume is washi tape off of a package.  I made my own CitraSolv papers from an old National Geographic.  The stamp comes from papers I found when cleaning out my parents' house.  The fabric is from my mother's quilting fabrics and the dictionary page from my father's office.  Ephemera is everywhere just start looking around. :-)

9 comments:

amy of four corners design said...

yes, ephemera is everywhere!

Claudia MB said...

Is this a sly commentary on the speed of the USPS mail service? As in, you'll be dead and buried before your letter reaches its destination?

Connie Rose said...

Really wonderful!

Jacki Long said...

I can see the attraction of the tea bags John,
I think I need to start hoarding them too?
And, the whole composition is perfect!

Catherine R said...

Nice orange glow. Let's face it - one man's ephemera is another man's rubbish. Even if I rename it, I still have too much in spite of frequent trips to all upcycling possibilities...

jacqueline said...

Love it.....

Seth said...

Really digging this one!

tgarrett said...

This is very wonderful John

Veronica Stewart said...

I really like this! I'll have to experiment with citra solv