Monday, May 20, 2013

What to do with Leftovers

In my previous post, I showed you 3 ATCs I made for a swap. While cleaning up my craft table, I found some bits of trimmed off tag. I also used a file divider to mop up the ink as I worked. Then I came across a scrapling--the leftover piece after you cut a card to size. Saving these bits from the trash can, I put together a small card and another ATC.

The small card, great for a gift enclosure.   Stamped with a flower from the Rogue Redhead Designs LLC Floriculture stamp plate.  This was posted on the Rogue Redhead Designs blog as my design team sample last Friday.



The file divider ATC features an image from the Gecko Galz Pixie Children collage sheet that I printed out and found under a pile of "to do".  How perfect--the letter P and the Pixie children!  I added a remnant of green leaf trim and made a bow from a scrap of ribbon, ending with a few gems on the wings--all from my stash. 


This ATC I'm entering in:

Sugar Creek Hollow's Challenge #61 Clean It Out

Simon Says Stamp and Show: Favorite Ink.  I used several Ranger Distress Ink pads.  My favorite ink pad right now is Picked Raspberry which I used directly on punchinella to stamp the pattern. You will also see it peeking through as part of the swipe and spritz distress method.   I have to say my "go to" ink is Ranger Distress Vintage Photo marker.  I outline all my images in that color, just as I did here. I also used it to edge the ATC.

Our Creative Corner:  Anything Goes

Vicki at A Cheerful Stamp Pad: Challenge:  It's Natural

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19 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

Love how these have come together Helene especially those pixie girls.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Valerie-Jael said...

Very pretty! Valerie

Sharon said...

Gorgeous Helene & a great way to use leftovers - LOL I can never bring myself to throw away even the smallest off cut!!

Krisha said...

Thanks for entering the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge Helene. Wonderful trash to treasure....LOL I love the ATC.

SusanK said...

Sometimes I enjoy playing with the leftover bits than making the actual project! Great ideas and love the art!

1CardCreator said...

Love how you framed the first one Helene, really pops! The Pixie children are adorable too. I need to make better use of my scraps. ~Diane

Redanne said...

Wonderful work, love your gorgeous backgrounds. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Anne x

Sandra said...

Beautiful projects! What a cool divider for ATC's! Love all the bright splashes of color. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Anita Houston said...

Oh Helene...these are both AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS!!!! I love the brights and the splashes! The flower stamp is wonderful and the little angels are great as well...love the file folder! Picked Raspberry is a good one! Thanks so much for getting inky with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!!!

Terry said...

Helene, both are just fantastic! Isn't it a great feeling when we can use up scraps and so beautifully as these? Love these!

Astrid Maclean said...

Two fantastic little projects! What a great way to use up scraps!! Specially love the little ATC, perfect background for those two sweet girls!

Sophie said...

Das sieht so süß aus...

Sophie xx

Michele said...

the background on that first piece is fabulous! love both pieces. xo

Shar said...

Lovely! Beautiful way to showcase that Lily of the Valley! Your ATC with the two young ladies is absolutely fab!

Vicki Romaine said...

Gorgeous Helene. I love to use leftovers. I also love the images with the beautiful background you created. Thanks for entering at The Cheerful Stamp Pad. Do come back often as I love everything you do.

Laurart said...

Gorgeous creation - I love the image and the splatters! Thanks for sharing this with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx

Cec said...

Love the pixie girls and your wonderful background. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Hugs!
Cec

Heather said...

Love how you did your backgrounds on both pieces Helene!! Love that stamp too! The file folder piece is darling!!
Hugs
Heather

Moz said...

Brilliant background work, striking colors and a perfect backdrop to the lovely image. Clever use of the left overs. Thank you for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week.
Hugz
Moz

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