22 October 2014

Scrap Magic

Hi everyone and welcome. It probably looks like nothing's been going on here but that couldn't be further from the truth! So many samples, so little time... but enough of all that. I tend to hang on to scraps from prior projects and mop ups (even if they look like the bin would be the best place for them) as you never know when they'll come in useful. In a break from what had to be done I took inspiration from the wonderful Ashli Oliver and decided to throw a few together to reduce the pile...


Key to all of this was the largest panel - I've got a cardboard box spray station and having used a few Distress Stain Sprays on them recently the residue is building up nicely. And of course being Distress it's easily reinvigorated with an extra spritz of Stain. Then it's mop up time, giving a plain piece of card an Autumnal makeover. A couple of extra drips and a quick spray left me with something begging to be used up.


When creating this month's Tim tag card I had to make two of the Embossing Paste stencilled tags. The first one had a raven on it but when the whole design changed he didn't make the cut - but the tag did! Chopped up, with Picket Fence Distress Paint and various Stain Sprays over some bits and others left 'naked' it wasn't wasted.


When adding the Picket Fence Paint through the stencil I couldn't even bare to waste the remaining paint, so the stencil was flipped and I brayered over it onto white card. A few drips of Antique Linen Distress Stain Spray (can you tell I'm addicted?!) aged the pale 'damask look' card perfectly. Even the Crackle Paste/Stained Frameworks die cut was on that spares pile! I know! It must have been serendipity (or lots of indecision/rejects :)


Having piled it all up I needed a focal point - cue Pinecone. Not necessarily the obvious choice; the idea of using leaves had run through my head but I've noticed tonnes of these 'mini trees' lying amongst the Autumn leaves on those long dog walks. Just adding a vellum embossed one lacked impact so I stamped the whole image in Jet Black Archival Ink.


And so I'm entering this play piece into;
and also linking it to

Time to get back to it for me. Hope you have a happy Wednesday and take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


27 comments:

  1. Love this Jenny - great to use up the scraps. Reminds me of abstract art - which I love! Nikki x

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  2. Yummy stuff love this, some things are never meant to be thown away ;) Elizabeth xxx

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  3. Lol... only you could take a pile of scraps (!) and make a little work of art from them... this card is absolutely stunning, loving the pinecone too. Anne xx

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  4. Looks great, amazing what you can do with a few scraps!

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  5. This is WONDERFUL! I love your take on scraps and the way you have combined them is perfection! :) - Ashli

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  6. Hello Jenny,

    Great idea, look awesome!!!!!

    Hugs and have a nice day,
    Ellenxxx

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  7. Fantastic creation made from scraps as only you can do so brilliantly. I love this.
    Kept up with all your "works of art" while I was away.
    Hugs

    Patricia xx

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  8. OMG I am loving all these layers! Great use of those scraps. My bin is full. I need that pinecone...yep NEED! I got the other blueprint set. But of course I love them both. Love it.

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  9. what a gorgeous collage of bits and pieces Jenny! I think if I tried that I'd just have a pile of papers!!! the embossed pinecone really ties it all together - a lovely piece!

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  10. Jenny, you have turned scraps into a thing of beauty! I collect scraps as well??? Lovely card! Hugs!

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  11. If every pine cone could look like this, the world would be a happier beautiful place...this is GORGEOUS!! :)

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  12. Love your collaged scraps, great colours and design Jenny. Hugs Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. Wonderful use of the scraps and terrific layering

    Love Chrissie x

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  14. Oh my goodness, that acorn is wonderful! LOVE all the layers! Gorgeous!

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  15. I just love this!! perfect use of layers and texture- just stunning, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

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  16. Wonderful layering and texture! Thanks for joining us at the Craft Room.

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  17. Wow Jenny! What a gorgeous card! That pinecone looks so elegant and beautiful! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  18. Jenny, I think you have a magical stick to go over your scraps this card is stunning, gorgeous and everything in between LOL. I absolutely love it and the big pine cone as main image does the work really great. Oh yes, did I already say I LOVE IT ?? LOL
    Hugs Veerle xx

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  19. Beautiful way to use up scraps, Jenny! Lovely, deliciously mixed medialicious :). And in gorgeous autumnal tones - love it! xxx

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  20. Fabulous layers with scraps, looks gorgeous.
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge;-))m

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  21. I love using my scraps for other projects - it helps me justify my next purchase :) This card is beautifully done and thank you for sharing it with us at Craft-Room Challenge :)

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  22. Gorgeous card, Jenny! Love the beautiful pinecone! And the layering is perfect! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  23. Beautiful Jenny, it just shows that you should never throw anything away (maybe when your scraps pile reaches your own body weight lol) xx

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  24. Lots of lovely texture on your card Jenny and really, this would look so beautiful if framed.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  25. Oooh loads a layers and great texture, love it xxx

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  26. Such a beautiful creation, Jenny. Love all these layers and textures. :)

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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