April 17, 2012

A Thank You From Rejects & Scrap

I don't know about you, but I keep every little scrap. So often I will start on a card and find that it's just not working. You know, you get that vision and they you sit down and...nope...not working. When this happens I keep the pieces I have started. I stack them up on the corner of my desk and hope that someday I"ll be able to used them. I sat down the other day and pulled out my stack. I decided I was going to make cards using pieces from it. I actually did really good. I managed to get 7 cards done and my stack is so much smaller.

Here is one of the cards I made. I've had the flowers done for about a month. I was on a roll and colored them when I was working on some for other card. About a week ago I attached them to the piece of cardstock and that's are far as that went. The striped paper was a piece of scrap from other card. All I had to do was attach all the pieces I already had, stamp the sentement and add the pearls. Finally...I have a complete card! Wow...a month to make one card..that's pretty sad..haha.


Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back soon with another card made from my left overs.

Deanna Jean

Supplies: All supplies PTI unless otherwise stated. Stamps Pretty Peonies (limited edition) and Think Big Favorites #4 Ink Simply Chartreuse Paper Smokey Shadow & Simply Chartreuse Stipes Copics BV 23 & BV 20

16 comments:

  1. This is simply stunning Deanna!

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  2. Gorgeous! Love the beautiful colors on the flowers...and I did the same thing yesterday morning. Made cards from flowers that I'd had on my desk forever! :)

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  3. Deanna, this card is totally gorgeous! I love how you created this card. I made a card the same way just a week ago - one piece at a time over an extended time. That process really worked for you with this card!

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  4. What a wonderful card. I love the colors. I am definitely a scrap saver. I always reach for my scraps first when staring a new card. Many of my cards are 90% scraps:)

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  5. Beautiful "reject and scrap" card. You can come over and make cards out of my scraps anytime.

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  6. Wow, your card is just stunning Deanna. Your colouring is simply beautiful. I would love to receive a card like this. Great use of your scraps, I have a pile of them building up too, thanks for inspiration.

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous. Your scrap pile card is a work of art. I love your coloring, and how the green in the leaves ties into the green on the background paper. I'm so glad I finally ordered that peonies set.

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  8. Donna, I'd wait a month if it lead to such perfection! This card is spectacular, Donna! I'm another one who's done the "scrap thing" lately, but not with such amazing results! :-)

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  9. Wow, this is beautiful! So glad you were able to use your scraps! It really is lovely!

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  10. Great idea--I should get to work on my stack of scraps! Your beautiful card is just the inspiration I needed!

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  11. I've also got a scrap pile of castoffs. I usually keep them around for a while then toss them out when they languish for too long. I never thought to challenge myself to try to put them all together and create something new.

    I love the colors on this card. The soft colors of the flowers are perfect for the striped paper.

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  12. wish my rejects and scraps looked this good!

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  13. Love this layout! And the colour scheme too!
    You are making me want to dig through my scrap pile. :)
    THose flowers are just gorgeous!

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  14. Good job useing up some scraps. This card is amazing, so well put together, love it!

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