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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Unstampabelles says "Use Your Scraps or Old Stash"!

And don't we have a lot of that! Well, I certainly much scraps and stash it is taking up all my working space!

                      Challenge #27 - Using Scraps or old Stash

 Scrap pages, cards, journal pages, origami etc. are all welcome.

All entries are subject to the Design Teams discretion.

Any form of paper creation will be accepted as long as NO STAMPS (Digital or Rubber) have been used.

Our sponsor this month is 

Craftmad is a wonderful crafting forum based in Australia but open to the world.  Other than daily chats of craft and life there are monthly swaps for card making, quilt blocks, sewing and recipes.  The wonderful Kaye also sets up a monthly card sketch challenge and a Christmas card sketch challenge. Craftmad also as a Gallery for all the members to share their creations and inspire others.  Free to join.

This is the prize on offer for this months challenge.

I had made a card a few months ago, and it was terrible. I didn't like it at all - it was supposed to be grungy and had pink bazzill splashed and splotched with inks and then stamped with flourishes and overlayed with die cuts and flowers. Basically, it was the same design as this one with out the base card and the stamped flourishes! I started by pulling this card apart and cleaning up the various embellies and bits.

This is the original base - horrible!

Firstly, I took a piece of scrap card - SU's Pink Pirouette - which I had originally folded to make a card blank. I cut off the back end and used that as my new base front. I found in the stash, stickers and rub-ons, some old flourishes which were a bit the worst for wear.

I also found some plastic flowers, frames and sentiments that were on the original card and which came from a magazine earlier this year or late last - not sure - and which I had glued to card. I decided just to clean up the originals and did so.

I added three small flowers from the flower drawers, and inked around the plastic ones with some black ink. I rubbed on five of the flourishes, and then arranged the bits around them.

I cut out and inked around the edge of the sentiment - another plastic piece - and smooched ink around the edges of the pink card. 

It just looked so much better - and I used up old stash, newer stash and scraps! The whole thing is on a commercial card blank.

I will enter this is the following challenges:
Cards and More: Anything Goes challenge


Merry said...

I think this is beautiful Susan. Love all the different textures and styles...they mesh so well together. :-)

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful card, love the flowers. beautifully designed too. Thanks for joining us at Clear it Out for the Thank you challenge using something you have been saving.

Anonymous said...

Lovely. Nice soft colours.

marion said...

What a delish card you made, fabulous, so glad you joined us at Cards und More, hugs, Marion

Selma said...

This is beautiful. Love the flowers.

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card that you have made from your stash Susan.

greetings karin

Doreen said...

Wow, ein schönes Werk. Vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei Cards und More. Liebe Grüße Doreen

Laura W said...

I love it! What a great way to reuse your scraps. Thanks so much for joining us at the Clear it Out Challenge Blog, I hope to see you enter again :)

mags said...

Wow this is so beautiful Susan. Love the design and all the beautiful elements.

JanR said...

Oooh, I love that pink flower! Great redo!

Sabrina aka Chaosküken said...

Wonderfully saved card ;)

Thank you for joining us at cards and more.