Saturday, March 1, 2014

Simply Scraps

Hello and happy weekend!  I'm so pleased that you stopped by today.  We are kicking off another monthly challenge over at Our Creative Corner.  I'm the hostess for March and I am challenging everyone to use their scraps.  That's right, we know you have a well endowed hoard of bits you have made and not used plus all those end cuts of designer paper or patterns you have created.  Rummage through your box of left overs from previous projects, pieces of paper, snippets of ribbon, embellishments made and never used. If you are like me and can't bear to discard all those yummy scraps, you'll have a variety of possibilities to use for this project. Let's put some of them to use!

I want to also mention that Tando Creative is our March sponsor and they will be donating a prize to one randomly selected player of this month's challenge.  So we hope to see you playing along at Our Creative Corner during the month of March.  

For my odds and ends project, I rummaged around in my scrap box and pulled out this tag.  It's a leftover from the 2012 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style.  I had covered a tag with Tim Holtz tissue wrap, slathered it with Multi Medium and pressed tissue paper into it, making sure it was wrinkled.  Then I covered it with Tim Holtz distress stains - I don't remember which red it was - Fired Brick, maybe?  There is also Tarnished Brass DS on it.  But I just couldn't get excited about it for a Christmas tag but couldn't throw it out either so into the box it went.  Further digging in the box yielded the butterfly, the rosette, the hearts, the harlequin die cut and the die cut window frame.  The leaves were die cut with the new Spring Greenery decorative strip die from a small piece of Maja's  It's Christmastime designer paper.

Pawing around in my chipboard scraps, I came up with one the right size to use on my new Trellis Frameworks die.  I cut the chipboard with the die, painted it white with gesso and glued it down with Multi Medium Matte.  Then I took a paintbrush and brushed gesso over everything.  When the gesso was dry, I painted it again with Wendy Vecchi's new crackle paste.  But I guess I did't put it on heavy enough as my cracks were not very big.  Oh well, live and learn.  I know you are supposed to apply it over a coat of another color embossing paste and I was experimenting to see if it would work over a coat of gesso.  

After edging the tag with Walnut Stain DI, it was time to add all my lovely little embellies.  I spent about 15 minutes arranging and rearranging them until I was pleased with the result.  I finished it off by adding a couple of Chit Chat stickers.   

Hope you like it!


These products used to make this tag can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Ranger/Tim Holtz and most other name brand products are always 20% below MSRP.


Redanne said...

I really love that you set us this challenge Linda, it is truly amazing what can be created from scraps. I love your beautiful, feminine, textural tag! Thank you for enabling me... Anne xx

Jenny Marples said...

Love the trellis on the shimmery background and the contrast with the kraft elements Linda. You've really turned this tag around and created something so beautiful. Jenny x

Lori said...

GAH! I love Tando Creative chipboard!!! Did I miss something? Are you going to be carrying it? And, I was wondering if I needed the trellis framework die, so now I know I do. lol. Fab tag Linda, love it!

Julia S-W said...

Beautiful tag Linda. I love that gorgeous shimmer in the background and the trellis is fab. The colour palette is, as Anne says, so feminine and so beautifully shabby. I think you chose a cracker of a challenge for us this month and I so enjoyed finding the bits to use from my box.
With regards to an email comment you made to me, there is NOTHING middle of the road here you know!!! Just bags of creative talent and I wish you were in UK!! Julia xx

butterfly said...

Scrumptious background to start with - so shimmery and with great wrinkly texture. Love the trellis!

Fabulous challenge theme - I had an absolute ball with this one - thank you!!
Alison xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Loved your challenge Linda and your piece is so inspiring and beautiful!!

marda said...

Beautiful. That trellis is a wonderful element. The shimmer too.

Brenda Brown said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous amalgamation of scraps Linda, I love the new trellis piece amongst everything and the wonderful colour palette. Xx

Annie said...

Hi this great challenge theme and hope to play along. Love the wonderful textures on your tag. The layout is amazing. Thanks for the comment you left on my blog too. I am truly thrilled and honoured to be part of this new adventure

TFS and huge hugs
Annie x

wendy vecchi said...

fabulous! every detail is fabulous!

Anonymous said...

It is so gorgeous!

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Linda. It came up below your current post so I had to come and investigate. Love that gentle colour of pink. I am a great lover of using scraps up as I have so many!!

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