Monday, 24 January 2011

Butterfly Wishes

Hello everyone, hope you're having a reasonable start to the week. I'm taking a short break from my pile of accounts work to show you a card I've made from my ever growing heap of paper scraps. I've taken a photo so you can see what I still have to use up (a bit scary as there's rather a lot!) Note to self - must use more up!!!

Some of the pieces are just strips 1 or 2 cms wide but they do come in handy as border strips or a decorative edge for a tag. As yesterday was rather dull down here in the South of England, I decided to carry on with the warm colour scheme of my last card and even managed to use a very tiny strip of leftover background paper from it on this one.
I've been inspired to make this by Petra Berendsen as she made a gorgeous creation with her paper scraps as part of the DT inspiration for Gingersnap Creations Once In A Blue Moon GCSP6 Ginspiration Challenge which I've made the card for.

The paper scraps I've used are a variety of techniques including my Distress Ink Grunge Background Technique, White StazOn Resist, Watercolour Crayon Background Technique etc. I've mostly used strips, although I die cut a couple of the scraps with a Nestabilities die.
I've used stamps by Magenta (the white resist flower), Hero Arts (the orange scribble daisy), Inkadinkado (the sprig and small daisy with leaves). The butterfly is Hampton Arts and the greeting Papermania.
The inks are mostly shades of Distress inks apart from the golden diagonal stripe paper which was made with VersaColor inks and Direct to Paper technique.

I'm also entering the card in the January Challenge of The Artistic Stamper which has a theme of Things With Wings.

Thanks for looking,
Fliss xx


Netty said...

Terrific use of scraps Fliss, great colour combinations. Annette x

Tinkertaylor said...

I love using up scraps this way, it means you never have the same background twice (unless you have loads and loads of scraps!)

Fiona said...

I feel warmer just looking at this Fliss! A lovely way to use your scraps and produce a unique background.

Debbie said...

Aren't you good using up your scraps.Beautiful scraps though.Love your card.Lovely colours to brighten our days.Debbie x

Maria Matter said...

oh Fliss, I really like what you created with your scraps!!! brilliant!

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous way of using up your scraps, such a lovely card.
Congrats on your Stamp Man win.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Susan Allan said...

I just love what you have made with leftover bits of paper. It is stunning and I love collage/ patchwork. Glad I have found your blog.
Sue xx

Michelle said...

Hi Fliss
Ahhhh the penny drops, It's amazing how these connections keep cropping up in blogland! Loved your stamps the minute I saw them. There are very few I see where I immediately know I need them but your set was one. Will be getting a couple more sets before too long as I am using them in the workshops in my craft retreat in march. Looking forward to that! Thanks for your comments and I love being stalked by such talented artists. Watch out at the craft barn on friday your scraps'll come in handy for their challenge.
x Michelle

Anonymous said...

Wonderful use of your scraps Fliss! Thanks for joining in with the ASCT Wings challenge xx

Helen said...

Hey, your scraps are much prettier than my scraps... maybe that's why mine are still all sitting in the "useful box", lol!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

These are the best looking scraps I have ever seen! Your card with them is stunning! Congrats om becoming a "Ginger Gem" today!