Welcome to the Creation Station Blog Hop, where this month we’re Inspired by Leftovers, bits and bobs.
If you’ve hopped over from Sara Nell Langland then I expect you’ve been inspired with lots of lovely leftovers.
Often we start a project and change our minds, stamp too many to allow for spares or die cut elements that generate negative spaces. Today’s Blog Hop is designed to make us look at what leftovers, bits and bobs you have on our craft desk that you could make use of.
A single flower of Thanks
My March class saw us create a wreath with beautiful tulips on. Seldom do I complete my class project, so I had several flower heads and leaves left over. A couple of cut down Paper Lattice pieces and one full piece, I decided to use this upon a Soft Suede card base to form a matting layer. Texture can help give interest to a card.
Small pieces of ribbon can easily be used as a swish behind a die cut label. Adding a smudge of Blue Ink to this panel helped set the scene for my single Tulip Flower. I stamped the stem in Granny Apple Green and used my scraps to complete the flower.
A recent blog hop required me to create two cards for the effort of one. The positive and negative ‘Thanks’ was die cut for this project and then abandoned.
A Collage of various elements
That same Blog Hop I tried cutting a simple Hi from a Hexagon shape and just couldn’t get the composition right, so abandoned it. I wouldn’t normally sit a hexagon on a circle but I’d previously Inked up the reverse of this doillie and not used it. The combination of Cinnamon Cider and Bumblebee worked so well. I had a few neglected stamped bees from a 3D project I had attempted and hadn’t used.
A single die cut leaf from the Artfully Layered Dies gave inspiration for the card base colour. The Brushed Metallic cardstock reeds I’d cut for an underwater theme, was added and had me think of metallics. The Copper Heat Embossing on the card base helped with the clashing metallic vibe I was hoping for.
A loop of my favourite Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon, a Linen thread bow and the Bumblebee and my card was complete.
Surprising results from leftovers, bits and bobs but these were genuinely leftovers. The card that surprised me most was the Hexagon card. I struggled when I had set to creating with this, yet when pulling my leftovers together, it came together relatively easily. It shows that sometimes we just try too hard.
I hope you have enjoyed my share and I hope you’ll be inspired to get creating with your leftovers. Hop on over now to see what Sara Levin has in store for us.
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