Sunday, May 13, 2012

Another Scrappy Challenge

Sometimes I should just cut my losses and stop. You know, when you start with what seemed like a good idea at the time, then it goes from bad to worse to JUST THROW IT OUT, but you can't, so you keep going? That would be this card:

I pretty much hate it. It all started with a scrap of embossed striped Bazzill card stock I rescued from The Heaplet. It was boring, so I colored it with green and silver Gelato crayon thingies, schmeared them together to blend, then wiped off the embossed part. Meh.

Then I spied that negative pom-pom-looking thing in my UFO pile, so I decided I'd contrast the green and white with black. Again, you neat people are really missing out on all this inspiration. Seriously.

I rescued a scrap of SU Night & Day and put the pom-pom scrap at the bottom and another strip of black at the top.

I was actually using this sketch from Skipping Stones Design:

so I still needed a strip of something across that black piece, an element for the flower, and a sentiment at the bottom.  A woman's work is never done.

Here you can see where I added ... wait for it ... a strip of washi tape:

 That flower ... about that flower. It's from a package of SU felt flowers I hoarded, meaning I have an unopened package of them, too. The center of the flower has brown stitching, and, well, that just wasn't going to work, so I sewed a black button through it, and through the whole top layer. It's not going anywhere.

That left me with the sentiment. Stamping across strips of embossed card stock isn't a lot of fun, so I went looking for a black rub-on or sticker. Oh, yes, I haz some. Most of my SU rub-ons are brown, so I used a sticker from Class A Peel instead:

It's a little wonkier than it was in the package, but I think it looks fine.

Next, I'll work on my Jingle Belles card for this fortnight, unless I get distracted. :)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. i actually quite like it. love the green/black/silver/pink together.

  2. I think it looks nice! Thanks for playing along with us over at Skipping Stones Design!

  3. I think it looks nice! Thanks for playing along with us over at Skipping Stones Design!

  4. great color combo! Thanks for playing along with Skipping Stones Design sketch challenge!


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