Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Flower Silhouette - Scraps on my Table 1

"Pure herring oil is the port wine of English cats."
                                                     ------------Honore de Balzac

Hi, Friends.....

I bet I'm not the only one who has been trying to clean up their craft table lately!  Am I right?  I have a myriad of scraps and snippets, bits and pieces of things that I cannot bear to toss......so I have determined to use a bunch of them this coming year -- starting now! 

I found this flower silhouette in my heap the other day. (Actually it was upright in a little plastic box.....I absolutely refuse to confirm or to deny whether I have a true "heap" on the other side of my craft mat!)  It was a failed Perfect Pearls experiment that I had heat-embossed with sparkly powder.  I fussy cut around the image to make it usable, at last.  

The tags, from a cute but neglected little K&Co. tag-pad were falling off the edge of my table onto the couch beside were also nearby.  Although I try to keep these handy, I hardly ever can find them use them.  Happily, the colors seem to be right for my image.  I stamped the tag on the left with an Oriental character background from the MFP - Works of Art set, using Simon Says Stamp ink in Khaki.

The navy background was another failed Perfect Pearls attempt.  The image never looked that great, so I wiped off the PP with a synthetic cotton ball....which only served to smudge it!  But I actually kind of liked the gentle, shimmery gold aura it left.  With the corner-punching, I think it looks nice behind the tags.  

Here's an angled shot to show the shimmer and shine.

I wrapped some thrift store metallic gold yarn around the card and mounted the whole thing on a premade DCWV shiny, glittery gold card base.  

As you see, I scored big on using bits and pieces from my heap (figure of speech only, still neither confirming nor denying!)  on this card (YAY!!) and I think it actually turned out kind of pretty.  Let me know what you think, too!!! 


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. MFP Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge #242 - Round those Corners 
2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #11 - Anything Goes  
3. Hiding in my Craft Room Challenge #180 - Freestyle
4. DL.Art December Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
5. Pixie's Snippets Playground Weeks 156-157


Di said...

Hi Janis!!

Welcome to the Snippets Playground - and I do love this card. Super sparkly too :)

Happy New Year!


Di xx

Janis said...

Thank you, Di. I am glad to have found the Snippets Playground, since I am determined to use my scraps!!! :) Thanks for stopping in!!!


Karenladd said...

Oooh yes!!! You would never even think that this card was made from left-overs from you heap (rumored though it is!) and it all came together beautifully! What a great idea to stamp the background image in neutral ink to add texture without being obvious! Sparkly and vintage....a great combination! Oh, and bravo to you for using tags!

Janis said...

Thanks, Karen! Maybe I can keep those tags nearer to the top of my "not a real heap, unless I say it is" so I can find them next time! :) I also have some blank manilla tags.....but where????? Ha! Thanks for your sweet words!!!


Stampsnob. said...

Well it sparkles even if it was in error it is a lovely card Thanks for sharing at MFP SF&F...............Lis

Janis said...

Heehehe....far be it from me to hesitate to use one of my mistakes on a card!!! :) Thanks, Lis, for your nice comment!!!


Jenscrapstoo said...

Such a fun happy card, love the image you have used and the papers too!! Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM

Samantha A. said...

How fun and glittery! Lovely card! Thanks for sharing at Hiding in My Craft Room!
Designs by Sammy

Janis said...

Thank you, Jennie! Love the name of the challenge blog....Hiding in my Craft Room. So appropo for the cave-dwelling introvert that I am!! Ha!! I appreciate your visit!!!


Janis said...

Thanks so much, Sammy. I love glittery things and kind went all out with it on this card!!! :)


jenn shurkus said...

beautiful card janis!! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp!

Janis said...

Thank you, Jenn!! I appreciate your visit and nice comment!!!


tom jee said...

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