Friday, November 6, 2009

New challenge blog - Treasures from Scraps

How would you like to win a $20 gift certificate to 2 Peas in a Bucket?
Well, you may have noticed a new little gadget to the right side of my blog...I was selected to be on a brand new design team for a great new challenge blog called Treasures from Scraps. You can click right on the banner to go directly to the website. If you would like to join in on the challenge, you could be the lucky winner of a $20 gift certificate to 2 Peas in a Bucket!!!
So, here in this post you get to see my first creations for the design team! The challenge was for items that would help you decorate your home for fall and since the leaves are falling everywhere around me, I was quite inspired!
Above you will see the scrapbook page I made to put some lovely pictures of my sweet daughter who is turning 3 on Sunday (boo hoo - she's not a baby anymore!) If you notice the little Curly Label punch on the left side, it pulls out to put journaling underneath the picture spot.

Here are a few closeup shots. The one above shows the letter. I don't know who makes these chipboard letters, but they were a natural woodgrain color. I didn't mind the color, but I decided to mix a little shimmer paint with Soft Suede re-inker to create some shimmery brown paint. It didn't take much - just a few drops of each. Next, I painted the letters using a q-tip - it was nice and easy to smear and really quick to just throw away when I was finished.
Now you can see the image on the page. I put a definition on the page - Gratitude and used some chocolate chip buttons to accent that definition. Next, I stamped the above image from the Wandering Words stamp set onto some Very Vanilla paper. I used some More Mustard and Really Rust stampin' spots to twist some color onto the leaves and swirls. I say twist because that is the best way to describe it! I wanted it to resemble the changing colors of the leaves in the fall. Then I took a Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write marker and colored the sentiment with it. After stamping the image, I spritzed the image with my homemade shimmer mist for a final touch of glimmer.
Here is a lovely and simple card to make for a thank you note in the fall. I used the same stamping technique on this image and accented it with a mini library clip and some chocolate chip taffeta ribbon. Now, you may think the picture looks grainy, but it is actually my homemade shimmer mist again! I love this shimmer paint - and I especially love the simple addition of mixing it with alcohol to spritz across things! (Just don't spritz too much or you might get a little too spritz happy!!! Or stinky....) At least it dries really quickly!!!
Here is a little turkey for your table that doesn't have to worry about getting eaten! I made this out of chipboard and cardstock. I wanted it to stand up on it's own, so I made a stand for the back so you could place a notepad or even your salt and pepper shaker behind it.

The feathers are made using the Sweet Centers stamp set - they are actually meant to be flower petals, but I used them for feathers. Inside the Sweet Treat cup is the center of an artificial sunflower. I often take apart artificial flowers to use on other projects, so since I hate to throw things away (yes, I admit I'm a packrat...) I end up finding a new use for them later on! For the legs, I crimped some More Mustard and let his legs dangle in the front.

So, here is my humble little ensemble - hope you like it!!! Join the latest challenge at Treasures from Scraps - you might just be the lucky winner of $20 from 2 Peas in a Bucket!

Stamps: Wandering Words, Define your Life, Sweet Centers

Ink: More Mustard, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip

Paper: Taken with Teal, Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Autumn Meadows

Accessories: Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon, mini library clip, chipboard letters, chocolate chip buttons, curly label punch, Sweet treat cup, sunflower center from flower


Nicole said...

thats a lot and cool!!

kat said...

Very cute projects. I love the turkey.

Melissa Sauls said...

OMG this whole ensemble is AWESOME!!! That turkey is the cutest little thing I have ever seen!! Beautiful work.

Liz said...

What a great group of projects! I love the layout, and that turkey is so cute!