Saturday 18 June 2011

My Odds and Ends

Hi, what a gorgeous day it's been here, considering it forecast rain!  This is something I made last night but haven't had chance to post it on as I've been at my mum's all day.  I wasn't sure what it was going to be really until I started.  I used a few left-over bits and pieces lying around such as the flower, butterfly and the lace.  I used DI on the background, and I bought some TH tissue tape from Craft-Room which I was itching to use so, having seen what Craft Stamper magazine did with a few stationery items, I had a go myself and covered a bulldog clip, finishing it off with a bit of fresco finish metallic glaze - I also used this on the butterfly and torso.  I also saw what they did with a paper clip in CS mag so had a go at that as well, with some Sepia Glossy Accents.  The chain around the torso is from a broken piece of jewellery (I have a tendency to occasionally take apart unbroken ones!) and the punched paper pieces were a mat that I had punched and not used.  The flower is has been inked and covered in crackle accents, with a snappy thingy added to the centre.   I used an edging tool to rough the edges a bit, matted it and mounted it on a page from a chipboard album. 

All in all, I'm really pleased at how this has turned out, considering most of it is from left-overs, lol.  I do hope you like it.

I'm entering this piece into the following challenges:-

Class Act Insider - Vintage
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Sew Many Cards - Punch It
Totally Papercrafts - Say It With Dies Or Punches
Delicious Doodles Challenges - Things That Flutter
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Maria x


Hazel said...

Lovely the way you've put all the things together - saw it on Inspire me Friday x

Kim B said...

So very pretty. xx Kim

Chrissy said...

Great way to use up lots of bits and bobs, Great job, looks very pretty.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Mary J said...

Love your eclectic card - fab use of those elements!

Thx for sharing with us at Make It Monday!

Mary J x

hazel said...

Brilliant! I love all the bits and bobs that you've used.
xxx Hazel.

Suzanne C said...

Lovely details! Beautiful card. Glad you joined us at Class Act!

Teri said...

Such a lovely card, love the blingy bits!
Thank you for playing at the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, and good luck with the draw!
Teri x