Saturday, May 18, 2013

Using Scraps and Stash

Sugar Creek Hollow's Challenge #61 is Scraps and Stash and the DT were asked to get 'Creative'.

For me, it meant that I was to find almost everything in a 'used' or 'left over' state and put them together in a project. I needed a Sympathy card so used this as a starting point, and also went looking for a sketch which I followed loosely.

The image was stamped in brown and I colored it in using Distress Inks and softened the starkness of the cream card with Antique Linen Distress Ink. 

The background paper was just big enough for me to cut the square, with enough left over for me to use the flip side and punch the scallop edge, which I also distressed with ink, lightly. A scrap of lace just fitted across this border so I attached it and added a few pearls to the scallop centers.

I also found a Doily that had been pre-cut and used that behind the image, to partially show on the left side, as the right side was embellished with a die cut using the leftover strip of the mount card I had found. I used 4 metal corners, painted, out of my stash. The sentiment was stamped onto a pre-cut tag and distressed with ink to soften the starkness of the cream.
The inside of the card with a lovely
uplifting verse.

For me, this was a challenge that I tackled, determined not to break out anything new and was very chuffed with myself having achieved a pretty card, playing by the rules.

Please pop over to my teams blogs - links on the right of this post - and check out their creativity. I hope this inspires you to enter our challenge!

I am also entering my card into these challenges:

Products used on my card - to the best of my knowledge, as they were all in the Stash/Scraps box:
  • Stampelglede - Vintage Garden Stamp
  • Sentiment - unknown, but a favorite set
  • Dies - Marianne, PTI, Cherry Lynn and Spellbinders
  • Martha Stewart Scallop Punch
  • Memento Cocoa Ink Pad
  • Adirondak Acrylic Paint - Hazelnut
  • Pearls and lace from stash.


  1. So much work and so much love went into this fabulous card Moz! A great lesson on what we can all achieve with our scraps, perseverance and creativity! Hugs to you. B xxx

  2. This is so lovely! Love that rose image. Great to use things we already have on hand, hey?


  4. gorgeous card, the colouring is amazing

  5. A beautiful card, lovely details.

  6. Hi Moz! Your card is lovely, inside and out! I am sure it was or will be deeply appreciated. I'm repeating myself but I'm so happy to get to know you and be on the DT with you!

  7. Thank you so much for your visit on my blog and I am so glad you did. I've come across your card while I was blog hopping and I just couldn't remember where I've seen it...:). It's gorgeous. You have coloured this Stempelglede stamp so beautifully. Truly inspirational! xx

  8. Wow, this is very nice... Coloring is just so perfect on this stamp!
    Have a nice day, Moz! :)

  9. This card is so, so beautiful Moz. The image is gorgeous and you coloured it beautifully. Love the inside too.
    Amelia x

  10. WOW your colouring is amazing, at first I thought it was a printed image! Such a pretty card and all made using "old" stash....thank you for joining in our challenge and Kraftyhands. Linda x

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  12. A great card and a wonderful idea to use up all those bits - well done, and thanks for sharing it with us at Our Creative Corner. Margie x

  13. A very elegant sympathy card. So good to use up all your bits and pieces.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time. Juliax

  14. Gorgeous card, love those flowers. Thanks for joining us at the Cupboard Trilogy Challenge.

    Liz xx[DT]

  15. Such a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing this with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx

  16. beautiful card, love the die cuts too
    thanks for joining us at Country view crafts challenge x

  17. What a beautiful card, thank you so much for joining in with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog.

    Stella xx

    TCT DT


Please leave a comment. So good to get feed back on my creative endeavours!