Friday, April 11, 2014

Sparkle and Scraps


I made this card starting with some scraps on my desk - the base had been previously embossed and then discarded, and the holey panel was a trial on using a new die.

The yellow panel was part of a crayon resist experiment,

and the ribbon was another 'reject' from a previous project.

The red paper I cut the flower from was also sitting on my desk, and I added oyster H2O paint before I removed the die, and a red jewel brad to the centre.

You can see in the above photo that the holey panel is cut from a glitter card - such a difficult task to try and get a good photograph of it.

I used another piece of the the yellow card to make a tag for the sentiment which is embossed using glitter embossing powder.  A tiny butterfly and some silver doodling around the edge finished the project.

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  1. Great use of all your bits and bobs Maxine. And in answer to your question about the Neon inks... got a mini set of 4 neons through Simon Says. If you are ever wanting stuff.. let me know as I do an order about once every 4-6 weeks.

  2. Maxine, I LOVE this! The holey panel is beautiful and just shines with all that glitter. Love the red and yellow combination too and the flower is awesome! Gorgeous, gorgeous card!

  3. Very creative Maxine. Makeing good use of leftovers is not always easy. My tons of tem is proof positive of that.


  4. What a cool way to use up every scrap and stash items. I will try that crayon resist technique. Thanks for playing with us at Mema's Crafts. Hugs~

  5. This is lovely, Maxine. You are SO creative, and I thank you more than words can express for sharing in our challenge again this week. Your inspiring art and encouraging words mean SO MUCH to me, and you are always leaving me the sweetest most encouraging comments. I'm grateful for you and I thank and praise God for you. Have a blessed week.
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. Clever use of your scraps hun. Thanks for joining in with our Flower Power challenge at Crafty Ribbons this time.
    Dawn xx

  7. It's amazing what you can come up with using just what is laying around. Fabulous!

  8. Loving the trial on the new Die. It looks great all holey and looks like polka dots. Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks. Polka Dots Challenge.

    Tamie DT

  9. Beautiful creation ..Thankyou for joining us at the crafty girls challenge blog..good luck ..Anita DT

  10. Very pretty! Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS

    SSD DT

  11. You've got lots of interesting textures and techniques going on in your project.

    Thanks for taking part in Natalie and Amy's challenge this month.

    Emma x

  12. Lovely! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge this month :)


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