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Sunday, 30 June 2013

Taking Flight with Some Winged Things



Good afternoon everyone, and a big welcome to my new followers.  It is a beautiful day here, the sun is shining and I have time to myself for a few hours.  As I have been away it is time to see what challenges are out there and get some projects made.  The challenge over at  the Redd and Rosie Challenge Blog  and at Addicted to CAS  is TAKE FLIGHT so I settled down to make something to enter.


I had been playing with some scraplings (the pieces of card left over when making your own card blanks), I have such a lot of these and use them for note cards, thank you cards etc.  Looking through my bits box I found some paint colour charts which were collected some years ago to stamp on and remembered an article in a Craft Stamper magazine using scraplings and paint charts to make up cards.  These are what I came up with for the two challenges.




The scraplings were folded to make a tent card ready for the stamped image and sentiment to be added.  The paint strips were stamped using black Stazon and using stamps by Artemio,  and then cut to size before mounting a white card, this was then attached to the card.  The butterfly and dragonflly from the same stamp set were stamped onto white card coloured in co-ordinating colours with Promarkers, fussy cut and attached to the bottom of the stamped image.  A greeting (from a free stamp set) was stamped in black. As an afterthought glossy accents was added to the butterfly and dragonfly to highlight them.
 

I did enjoy doing these so may add a few more and box them up for a gift for someone.

17 comments:

Zoe said...

These are lovely, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

Mrs A. said...

What a lovely Idea to box up as a gift set . I really like those flower stamps. Hugs Mrs a.

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are gorgeous cards Sylv, beautiful done.

greetings karin

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

WOW these are gorgeous and such a clever idea for using paint colour strips!
The stamps are gorgeous and they look great on the kraft card.

Hugs Lisa xxx

Linda Simpson said...

These are gorgeous, loving the stamp you have used. Love Kraft card it is so versatile.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Kate M said...

Love your use of paint charts - I have loads of these! It's a great idea, must give it a go - your little cards are beautiful.
xx

OH Babs said...

Lovely cards and nice color combinations.

Wendy McCarthy said...

What a great idea! Beautiful cards, thanks for entering them into the Rhedd and Rosie challenge, good luck! xx

Reusing with Quilling said...

Wow ! They are beautiful ! I loved the stamping ..specially the over edge effect !

Pauline Wheeler said...

It's a yes from me!!
P x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

What a great way to use up those scraplings Sylv - your cards are beautiful, and perfect for the current challenge at ATCAS - thank you so much for joining us - hugs, Sylvia xx

Karen said...

so pretty...

Nicky Wilcox said...

The all fab so simple xxx

Joan Macdonald said...

Fabulous projects the images are gorgeous.

Joan x

Craftyfield said...

These cards are gorgeous, love those butterflies & dragonflies. The glossy accent is a terrific idea, it sets them off perfectly.

Tina said...

oh wow I just love these, the backgrounds are stunning as are the butterfly and dragonflies. lovely work. Thank you for joining us at Rhedd and Rosies Hugs Tina (DT) xx

ionabunny said...

Thanks for explaining why these are called scraplings. I was on a site the other day and they had scraplings and moos with specfic sizes attatched. Anyone know where moos comes from???