Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Use your scrap

Hi Folks, it's time for another challenge over at the Crafting with Dragonflies challenge blog. This week, the challenge is to use your scrap, and we would like to see at least five different pieces of scrap designer paper incorporated into your design. This may sound difficult, but there is a lot of inspiration out there. You could try paper weaving, iris folding, tea bag folding, lots of those techniques that you might have put to one side lately.

I have used an image from our sponsor this week, Meljens Designs, called 'Steampunk Girl' for my card. I have coloured her with Polychromos pencils, incorporating colours from my background. I chose to cut my papers into strips. and make them look as though they were stitched onto the background. My image has stitch lines incorporated into the design, so this seemed to fit really well. I staggered my strips into a loose brick effect, and where two strips met, I drew a faux zigzag stitch. I had a lot of fun with this design. My papers are from all sorts of companies, as they were true offcuts. I stuck to the theme of this challenge by rummaging through my offcut box, so I can't tell you who they are all from I'm afraid, although I know one or two.

I have added some Prima flowers that I have had for years I had forgotten about them! I decided to put some little screw top brads into the flowers in keeping with the Steampunk theme.

Please pop over to the challenge blog to see what my team mates have made for your inspiration, and have a go at entering the challenge yourself.

Meljens are offering a fabulous prize of four digis of the winner's choice:

Bugaboo are offering seven digis of the winner's choice:

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Challenges4Everybody Anything Goes

Come and Get it Challenges Focal Image on the Side

Hiding in my Craft Room Super Scraps Saturday

Our Creative Corner Forgotten Things

The winner of my mini album from the last challenge is commenter number 5 Aquarius So, I will send it on its way to you asap.  

Thanks for stopping by, xx


Susan Hogan said...

Judith, I really like the way you have coloured this image up - so soft and sweet. The screwtop brads are an inspiration too.

happyglitzygirl said...

A beautiful card, love how you did the background, it has inspired me to try something similar, blessings Hilde

~ Barb said...

Hi Judith, I so like the colors you've used and your coloring. Your brick pattern is perfect, and all that faux stitching, looks wonderful.
{Hugs} Barb

Gerrina said...

Great how you made your own DP-wall! Abeautiful card! Inky greetings, Gerrina

Anonymous said...

Hi Judith love the colours and the stitching on the background,what a great use for your Scraps and it all ties in so well with your steampunk image.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful card and image Judith. I love the backing paper you've created with your scraps, a great idea.

Sue x

Paula (PEP) said...

The way your matting echoes her stripy socks is brilliant & I love the way that polka dot paper echoes the little bubbles around the image. The faux stitching looks brilliant, especially the way you combined the running stitch with the zigzag. Your leaves really add a lovely cohesiveness too.
Paula (PEP)
Don't her eyes echo those screwtop brads too?

Kerry Hocking said...

Wow this is a beautiful card, thank you for sharing over at Challenges 4 Everybody. Good luck, hugs Kerry xx

Redanne said...

It really is a sweet steampunk image that you have used and I love the wonderful background you created with your scraps. The flowers are beautiful too with their screwtop brads in them. Thanks so much for joining in our Forgotten Things Challenge at Our Creative Corner. Anne x

kel Acopan said...

omg judith that background is amazing! if i didn't read your post i would have wondered where your 5 pp scraps were! they blend together so seamlessly!

lovies, =o) kel

Taniaj Scott said...

Wonderful card great image, I love the colours hugs txx

die amelie said...

Love all the shades of blue and the prima flowers in there! A gorgeous card!

Thank you so much for joining us at OurCreativeCorner!

Claudia x

Ina said...

Oh how beautiful this card is Judith. You picked the best colour combination. Love the layout and image is stunning. Hugs Ina

Judy McKay said...

Lovely card - nice design. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get it challenges. Judy

Buttons said...

Such a great way of using up old scraps Judith. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Hugs, Jenny x

butterfly said...

What a lovely card - your paper scraps brick wall is inspired! Thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
Alison x

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