Monday, May 17, 2010

Manic Monday- 3 cards, same paper set

I bought some paper a bit ago because, well, I loved the colors of it. No other reason, very different for me, but once I got it.....a new story developed. I had NO idea what to do with them. No mojo, nada. What kind of project could I make? The gray is dark, I don't do much with blue, the prints on the paper were very they sat. And sat. And sat. So, I told myself to make something, anything, that would use up the papers. "Waste not want not" my mom's voice rang in my head. So, pulling out my sketch book and researching some challenges for the week. Here are my creations.This card is based on the sketch over at Friday Sketchers #102. Ironically, I found this covered button in my stash looking for some rhinestones and guess what? It is the perfect match for this set....K&Co Amy Butler "lotus" and the button is by K&'s that for karma? Tissue pattern for the flower, SU! sentiment and lace that I "coffee" dyed to antique it a bit. The black distressed edges really make the layers stand out. Also on Just Scraps, the challenge was to use scraps of GRAY- I was able to make 3 cards and only cut 3 papers, using the left overs to make the additional cards! Still have lots on my table, but I will save them for a rainy day.
This card was made using the Get Sketchy #38 sketch, 365 CArds #73- Tri colored challenge: gray, blue and black- cream being a neutral. And for Stamp Something: celebrate something (always need those birthday cards!) The flower was made using the cricut with decreasing sizes (2",1.5",1" etc...) black grograin, rhinestones, button, hemp...

And this card, is for an older sketch over at Totally Stampalicious. I bought this ribbon on clearance today- it is Anna Griffin wedding satin, precut into 18" lengths, 20 of them for $1.50 - bargain since I can't buy satin ribbon for close to that price! K&Co button on a ribbon flower I made using seam binding. Love IT! Thanks for stopping over today!

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Janneke said...

All card are so pretty Kelly.
Thanks for joining us at Friday Sketchers this week ;0)

Janneke X

Jean said...

Hey Kelly! Your cards are gorgeous. Who would have thought gray would look so pretty! Thanks for playing along at Just Scraps this week. Hope to see you again!

Lisa said...

Kelly your projects are so elegant! Just gorgeous work!!! Thanks again for playing along with us at Stamp Something!