Saturday, January 10, 2015

Scraps from my Desk

Welcome

The other day I made a card with literally the scraps on my desk (and in my 'one day' box, which is just a place to put the scraps and make my desk look vaguely tidy.)


I started with the stamped/chalked background - I had made a few of these last year, and this was the final one. I had hesitated to use it as I wanted to do something 'different' this time, as I had made two similar cards. Here is an original.


I then found this scrap of blue, the negative of a die cut, which fitted neatly over the piece of chalked paper.


The sentiment was embossed with a silver glitter powder, despite the fact it looks lumpy in the photograph, it does sparkle beautifully.  I sponged some interference ink around the sentiment after cutting the die shape.  I attached it using some purple gem brads.


Here you can see how the blue paper reflects the light and brings the card to life.  The finishing details were some paper flowers, secured with a matching brad, attached over some leaf ribbon.  The purple ribbon is a self adhesive satin ribbon, with the glitter ric rac glued over it. 


I even added some of the glitter ric rac to the inside.

I am linking this to:
Leaf Ribbon from RRR

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May your day be blessed

31 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful stamp/image used on this equally as beautiful card.xxx

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Becky said...

Lovely card and wonderful colors.

Linda said...

Lovely card .... thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper TIMI challenge ...... good luck! Linda xx

jimlynn said...

Great use of scraps and I love the chalk look!!! That pop of purple at the bottom is so pretty too!
Lynn

JD/ Jill said...

I agree with Lynn...you made a beautiful card using your scraps from your scrapbox. I do that too, You have inspired me to go check my scrapbox. Hope you have a great weekend!

Bonnie said...

Lovely card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.I am now your newest follower and would love it if you visited my Make Time To Craft Blog and became a follower too.

MaryH said...

A brilliant card, and I looked at your other card, which is also pretty. This is a great technique, (new to me) and it looks like fun, but also not too difficult to do, with great results. That negative die cut made a terrific frame, and the color was quite stunning with your chalk design. TFS & Happy Sunday.

Kristie W. said...

You always make the neatest backgrounds! Very pretty card!

Margaret said...

Wow! How fabulous with just scraps. You are so creative and I love this look.

Dawn Turley said...

Gorgeous Maxine. Really pretty paper you created with the chalks.

ElizabethR said...

Love your gorgeous background, than ks for joining in the Take It Make It challenge. Elizabeth x

Daen'Ys said...

Great use of scraps for this gorgeous card, Maxine! Love the shiny paper!
Thanks for joinig Simply Create Too this fortnight.
Rosi x

Karen Letchworth said...

Your card of scraps is amazing, Maxine. I also enjoy doing this. We had a challenge at TKJ last year where we had to make a card from scraps, and I promised myself I wouldn't seek out ANYTHING if it wasn't already lying on my table as a leftover. It really works! Great job, my dear friend. You are SO creative.
Karen

Nikki Killinger said...

Love the idea of putting things in a 'one day' box and then making such good use of them. Thank you for joining us in the Craft Stamper TIMI challenge this month, good luck. xx

mamapez5 said...

I´ve got a box like that too, but I rarely remember to use what´s in it, so well done to you for making such good use of yours. The chalked paper is so pretty and I like the shape of the die-cut frame. Kate x

chanya13 said...

Beautiful card !!! Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee& Cards Challenges!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

sweet art designs said...

What a great card, especially using scraps. Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT

Anjie said...

Fab card. Thanks for joining us in our Tic Tac Toe challenge at Polkadoodles
Anjie (Senior DT)

Alicia McNamara said...

A beautiful card Maxine! I cant believe you made this out of only scraps!! xxx

Renee said...

Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

ann van dijk said...

Wouw fablous card. Thanks so much for entering in our challenge no circles at CC&CC.
Hope to see you in our next challenge.
xxx Anneke

kel Acopan said...

this is just too pretty maxine! good job using up old stuff!! haha. i have a ton of projects i've started or meant to start and have never gotten around to it!! you inspire me to get moving!!

lovies, =o) kel

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love the fun panel you used- and what a great idea to save a box of scraps for just the right card! The shimmer is great and love the purple flowers and ric rak too.

Lovely Linda said...

Very pretty Maxine - I love making cards from what is gathering on my desk - you have done so well with this! {{{hugs}}}

Tonnie Deijkers said...

fab. thanks for joining us at sister act this week and good luck
hugs Tonnie DT

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Pretty background for this piece! I too, use stuff left over from other projects I've made, sometimes they make the best cards don't they? Good job! Hazel x

Asha said...

LOVE the colours, Maxine. Thanks for playing along with PolkaDoodles’ Tic Tac Toe challenge. A new challenge has started. Come play with us!
Asha (DT)

Leah Tees said...

Great card, love the textures on this! Thanks for joining the Tic Tac Toe Challenge at Polkadoodles! Good Luck :)

Desire Fourie said...

Maxine this is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. It is perfect for our 23rd ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
Hugs
Desíre
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{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Vesi said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Artbymiran challenge. Good luck
Vesi - DT

Tracy said...

Beautifully created, so happy you joined in at Craft Stampers Take it, Make it challenge xoxo