Wednesday, February 26, 2014

From The Ashes #1

Every once in a while I clean my desk. Wait, no, that's a lie. I do move things around, though, and sometimes I break down and use the stuff. I call this "from the ashes". Sometimes it even works!

I was cruising my Feedly list of neglected challenges and found several that needed to be done. I combined a bunch of my left-overs and made two cards. I'll show you one here and I'll milk it and do a second post for the second card. :)

I bring you From The Ashes #1:


If this looks familiar, it's a cast-off from when I made this card. I wanted to use fewer stamped rows on that other card, but since I'd mostly lined these up, I saved it instead of trashing it. Lucky thing, too! I added two rows of blue, trimmed it down, and used it as the rectangle in the current Freshly Made Sketches sketch:

which I, of course, flipped:

The sentiment was already stamped, cut and even layered, but unloved and cast aside. Because it had the word "glow", I decided to spray the rectangle with my homemade Perfect Pearls mist to make it really shiny. That worked:


The black dot things are from a bag I have hanging on my desk lamp. I put them there to offset and balance the black in the sentiment:


And because I don't know when to stop, I colored the letters in the sentiment with a gold glitter pen, because I could.

I'm pretty happy with how this turned out.

Thanks for stopping by!

Products used: misc black shiny things, and the following:



8 comments:

  1. I love that AE stamp set. It is perfectly showcased in your panel.

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  2. how do i make my own perfect pearls?!
    -Rachel w k
    rwkrafts.com

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  3. This is a perfect take on the sketch and oh so shiny! Love it!

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  4. You Glow, Girl, indeed! And excellent card and how good of you to hold onto (AND USE!) the leftover bits from the other card.

    I had to laugh at your comment regarding my clean desk that you are allergic to white space, including cleaned spaced. hee hee. I have these CATS and they DESTROY things so I've gotten into the habit of picking up, picking up, and picking up. For awhile there I even had to roll down the desk top every night. They were younger and more insane then but I've still got the habit (minus closing the desk).

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  5. i *LOVEZ* both the concept and the cards made "from the ashes"! awesome, awesome, awesome!!! <3

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  6. I love the flip on the sketch and the added shimmer is perfect. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

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  7. What a pretty card! I love the shimmer and the sentiment is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

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