Thursday, April 28, 2011

Paperplay - Use an object not intended for crafting

This week's challenge on Paperplay Challenges is set by DT Member - Karen.  She wants us all "to use an object not intended for Crafting"... coins, cans/jars, onion or garlic netted bags, shells, cardboard box bits etc.

We are very kindly sponsored by Waltzingmouse Stamps this week - the random winner will receive a set of their choice.  Wish I could play !!!  

My non crafting bits - I used bias binding (bottom left of photo)
I scrunched one length up and dyed in a ziploc bag with scattered straw distress ink and the other length I didn't scrunch as much and dyed with spiced marmalade distress ink.  I used my heat tool to dry and I loved the distress/vintage/un-uniform look to it.
The other non crafting thing I used was a to-go coffee cup sleeve!  You can see it in the left of the photo after I ran it through my Big Shot. 

I then used the Vintage Ornaments set by Waltzingmouse Stamps and stamped on pp from Basic Grey - sugared range and clear embossed.  I heated, added more clear ep, then heated again so that the stamped image was very thick and glossy - just like a christmas bauble!  The sentiment (Seasons of Love set - WMS) was stamped on some white cardstock with scattered straw distress ink and placed under the bauble cut out to create a raised frame.
Supplies:  WMS Seasons of Love and Vintage Ornaments, Scattered Straw 
and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks, Cuttlebug Snow dots embossing folder, 
Big Shot, White cardstock, kraft card blank - docrafts, clear embossing powder, 
heat gun, pearls, machine stitching, pop dots and adhesive.

I am entering my card into this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge
and also into the Waltzingmouse Christmas Card Challenge for April.  If you haven't heard about this fun challenge be sure to pop over and check out all the details at or follow the links from here.

Let's Ink it Up - Show us your stitching (no digis)
Christmas Challenge - use yellow and oval shape (my greeting is oval!)

Hope you will get a chance to play along with Paperplay this week and thanks so much for stopping by.


Hazel said...

This card is beautifully crafted - thank you for joining in my CHNC challenge 17 - hope to see you again soon. x

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, love it! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

Dawn T said...

Great card Deirdre. Love the different elements

donna mikasa said...

Such a beautiful card, Dee! Love the ornament die and your custom colored seam binding.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, wauw! This is pretty!!! I love the embossing on the background, it's gorgeous and all the lovely texture in the ornament!! So pretty!! Fabulous card!!
Hugs, Wendy

Lynn Mercurio said...

Beautiful, the shimmer and the way you guided us through your process. Awesome job.

Edna Morrisedie said...

Lovely job with the orni, looks fab! Thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers this week!

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Deirdre! Love the vintage ornament! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

Kelly S. said...

Love how you layered that ornament image, with the sentiment tucked inside!This "nontraditional" Christmas color combo is totally fabulous. The embossing looks like snow, love it!

Alice said...

this is so pretty, Deirdre! love the beautiful shine the layered embossing gives. beautiful card!

Kelly Booth said...

GORGEOUS Creation Deirdre....LOVE it!!

Niki Estes said...

Oh, how fun! I love your ornament!

Julia Aston said...

What creative techniques you used on this fun sketch card!

Anonymous said...

That is such a great idea Deirdre! Such a beaiful card too. Love those rustic colours. :)

Judy1223 said...

Deirdre, this is so pretty! Cool use of non-crafting items!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Great techniques!! Very pretty card.

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