Monday, August 11, 2008

Tees to Go!

Did you know if you roll/wad it up just so, a t-shirt will fit in a takeout container??

I got this cute plastic one from the Target Dollar Spot, the flowers it was already decorated with were so fun and colorful, I decided to make a tee tag to match the container. First I stamped my tee on PT white and added Asela's daisy (only a few more weeks left in August to have part of the purchase price of Flowers for Daisy go to the American Cancer Society, so be sure to get yours soon!), then colored with red and orange Copics to match the big flower. Next I made a dotted outline with my purple Copic atyou Spica pen. Doesn't this daisy image look so different in these bright colors? Fun stuff!
To make spots on the petals, I pressed the tip of my Colorless Blender Copic to the red petals until the color began to move out(as Marianne instructed me at CHA, you're not taking color away when you apply the blender, you're pushing it, which is why the spots have that kind of cool darker ring around the edge...)

I went back in with a light green Copic on the spots to match the flower on the container (see top pic) I should have gotten the spots lighter to make the green brighter, but, I got impatient (you know me) Last I added a snaky turquoise stem with my marker, stamped "birthday", punched a hole, and threaded some turquoise SU! grosgrain through and around the handle, leaving the ends trailing like those funky stems, you like?? (I'll probably add a few more ribbons later, but I was in a hurry to take the pic!) Now I wanna give everyone t shirts as gifts just so I can make matching gift containers and things with my tees LOL!


TIP: I could have made a score across the top of my tee, and folded the CS in half (if I'd used a larger piece of CS) before cutting to make a super cute gift card that opened instead of a tag, try it at home! :)


I'll be back with some ways you can decorate a plain shirt as gift and make a tag to match. Have a great day!

18 comments:

virgo5 said...

Great idea Melanie, The tag looks great, I love the bright colours. These copics are really starting to peak my interest, are they really better to work with? I've only used SU markers.

ALLY said...

Love this idea Melanie!!!!

Gracie and Fred's Grandma said...

So adorable. You are going to need a slideshow FASHION SHOW to show off all the designs people will do. Such fun!!Thanks.

Mary Dawn said...

you have the best ideas! i can't get over how a. versatile the tshirt stamp set is and b. HOW. MUCH. I. NEED. IT. LOL

Theresa said...

What a fantastic idea! I love seeing all your tee projects. What a versatile set!

beth b said...

love your t-shirt designs but would like to see some other things as well! You are so creative!

Christi said...

What a cool idea!! I love this!!

Pamela Smerker said...

This is way cute and what a wonderful way to give a gift! Love that bright flower on the tee, I would so totally wear that. Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

The things you can do with your Little Tees are limitless! I'm really enjoying seeing all the styles, loving that you can make short sets to suits out of it. This Take-Out Container and tag set is super and at $1 for the container, much less expensive than gift bags, stuffing tissue and ribbons.
Gail

Whimsey said...

BEYOND cute; love it!!!

Allison said...

What a super cute idea!

Anonymous said...

Oh, this so cute. What a great idea. Thanks.
JoAnn B. scrappingnana4@yahoo.com

jules p said...

Oh...I love this. What a fabulous gift!

Rose Ann said...

Oh my goodness...this is fantastic, Melanie!! (You've just reminded me that I need to head over and order this).

Carolina said...

okay, seriously, this is too stinkin' cute! Love the idea of using the tees for tags!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Definitely a great gift idea!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What a FABULOUS gift! I LOVE it!

Littlekel90 said...

Oh my goodness, this is such a terrific gift idea. :) You are a craftin' genius, girl! Sorry I have been MIA lately, new job, more hours, less time for me. :( But I have been lurking/reading just haven't been doing much commenting. Kel