Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Paper Scraps Galore

Hello everyone, hope you've all had a good start to the week and have somewhat better weather than the rain we have on the South Coast.
I'm a happy bunny as most of the nasty book work is now out of the way and I've got a bit more time for some crafting. I've had a great time playing with some more of the paper scraps that you may remember from last week and have made a few cards for various challenges.
First up is a pink and green combination (one I really love) that I've made for the Craft Barn Wishing Well Challenge 2 which is to use your paper scraps (do have a look as there are several tutorials with some very inventive use of those never ending bits and pieces). I'm also going to enter this one in the current Papertake Weekly Challenge which is Anything Goes + Flowers.

Most of the scraps involve Distress inks - no surprise there! This is combined with some gold embossing and scraps of paper made using my Distress Ink Grunge Background Technique (see side bar). I stuck the finished weaving to some double sided adhesive film and sprinkled Ranger Tarnished Gold embossing powder in the gaps and melted. I finished off with some paper roses and pink pearls. The sentiment by Hobby Art was stamped on a further scrap and embellished with more pearls.

The next card is for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge which is black and white with a splash of lilac and chosen by Sarah Anderson with this lovely photo inspiration:

This card came about as I had a piece of decorated card intended for another project which wasn't quite right for it but it came in very handy here. The black and white design is some roses from Clearly Inspired's Stencil Flowers set and the border came from an Artemio set.
I cut out a heart shape using a template I made a scrap of lilac card in my scraps box which was stamped with Hobby Art flowers in lilac. I embossed this with the Cuttlebug Kimmy Luvs folder and added a mat of plain lilac. An old earring in purple shades added a finishing touch.
The greeting was stamped on a further scrap of lilac card with Memento Grape Jelly ink and is by Anita's.

Finally, I have a card made using the sketch for this week's Clean and Simple Challenge and makes use of yet more scraps.

The scraps used here were made by applying inks direct to hammered texture card which leaves a slightly bobbly textured pattern. I then stamped the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz flourish on with a darker toning ink. I can't tell you which colours I used as it was a while ago but I think the inks are VersaMagic chalk inks.
To finish, I simply added some matching threads and a Hero Arts greeting panel coloured with a Promarker.

Thanks for looking,
Fliss x


Vintage Milly said...

Hiya Fliss, 3 gorgeous cards, love the use of the scraps, we cardmakers always have tonnes of those,

Fiona said...

Hey Fliss,
Three different cards, a great use of scraps and lovely colour combo's on all of them.

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Hi Fliss
3 wonderful creations..you have been productive. Become a follower "teamie"

Dori said...

These are all very beautiful and so creative! What wonderful use of scraps!

Sally H said...

Three real stunners, Fliss! I love the black, white and lilac one especially!

Andrea Ewen said...

Gorgeous purple heart! A lovely design and a lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Sarah Anderson said...

no rain up here in manchester (I know, fancy that!) great collection of cards here Fliss, looks like you had a very happy time crafting. Thanks for playing at the play date cafe with us this week :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

An old earring makes a GREAT embellishment! I found one on the ground recently and am waiting for the right card design to match it up with.

Love your take on our colour splash this week. THanks for sharing it with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Cheryl said...

oh brilliant with all the scraps you have used,hun,love the colors and textures on them all hugs cheryl xx

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Hello hun, just popping in to say 'hi' ;) I am soooo lovin' your blog!!! Warmest hugs, Joanna xx

Fiona said...

Hi Fliss :) lovely cards you are showing this week! Love your embellishment and thanks for joining in at the Play Date Cafe this week!

Janelle said...

Great cards... great job using up so many scraps!

Susan Allan said...

Just noticed your paper weaving creation...just stunning!
Sue xx

Ruby said...

Lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Great use of varying shades of purple on your heart. So glad you played along at The Play Date Cafe this week.

True :) said...

Beautiful cards Fliss! What a great way to use up scraps! :)
Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Paper Take Weekly!
I am now one of your followers.  ;)  I would love it if you came to visit my blog and become a follower too!
True :D

coKo said...

All three cards are beautiful, but the first is my favorite. It is so springly and we need such what after this long snowy winter, isn't it ?
xoxoxo from France. coKo