As we start this new week, we start a new challenge over on A Passion for Papertrey. The challenge this time is to use your scraps!
Like many crafters I find it hard to throw away scraps! I often die cut more shapes than I need when making a project and the ones I don't use end up in a box to use on a later project. Same goes for ribbon scraps, the little pieces after making a bow end up in the same box. I have to say it's not very often I go to the box to see what's in there! It's usually when I am faced with a challenge like this one that I go to the box!
After perusing Nichole's blog the other morning the card she had made with the Hibiscus Burst & Scarlet Jewel colour combo jumped out at me as a fantastic colour combo and a combo I'd never attempted. I had a look in my now called 'scrapilicious' box and found these:
A while ago I was on a butterfly embellishment kick after seeing them on Dawn McVey's blog! I'd die cut loads of butterflies in an array of colours. I also added different patterns to the butterflies before die cutting them. The scarlet jewel butterflies are stamped with a Hero Arts Damask stamp. The pink one using the Butterfly Dreams stamps and die was one I'd made for a set of Christening cards I'd made for a friend.
I loved various elements from Nichole's card which can be seen HERE. I loved the way she stamped the leaf and wanted to recreate the look. If you look in the picture below you can see how the pink in coloured the dots on the paper, but added a different colour dimension to the leaves.
I've had a lack of creative mojo over the past few days, hopefully making this card has kick started it!