Saturday, 7 May 2011

Clean and Simple and Recycled!

Good afternoon, all, I hope you're having a good weekend! It's a very humid day here in Hertfordshire, and the forecast is for thundery showers, so I'm keeping half an eye on the washing that's hanging outside! I know it's spring when I no longer have draped clotheshorses everywhere!

Enough waffle and on to the card. I am really pleased with it! I was clearing out my sewing box and came across a length of cotton curtain tape and immediately thought 'I can make a card with that!' (You know you've got the crafting bug when everything is viewed for its papercrafting potential!) I also found 3 buttons in my MiL's old button box (these must be at least 25 years old).

I swiped an Aged Mahogany ink pad over the tape, and I liked how the raised 'tramlines' show up so well. Some time ago I stamped squares with an Impression Obsession Delft Cube 3 using a Kaleidocolor multi inkpad in Cappuchino Delight, intending to use a punch to make teabag squares. That great idea came from Kim Reygate's book on teabag folding. (She is an absolute genius.) Anyway, the colour didn't match what I wanted it for, so to cut a long story short, that's what I used for the rosette:

The copper paper was a scrap. I distressed the rosette with Vintage Photo and stickled part of the pattern (I used a square fold) and there's a blob of gold liquid pearls in the middle. I drew 2 lines with Burnt Sienna Promarker to give more definition (and *cough*hide a smudge *cough*). Et voila!

I don't know if this qualifies for Jules's Snippets Challenge - I think the idea is to use paper snippets, not bits of old curtain tape!! Well, it's all stash, innit??

Thanks for looking, and have a great weekend!

luv, Mags x


Junie said...

Hi Mags I do love this !!!! I haven't done teabag folding in years !!!! It is wonderful seeing it !!! humid and raining here in Scotland

Jules said...

Oh yes Mags .. .. scraps are scraps .. .. and I love the variety you have used here and the special way in which you have used them.

Thank you for brilliant inspiration and for keeping my company with my snippet challenge.

Love Jules xx

coops said...

stunning card mags.i love the cas design and great colours :D

x coops xx

NGCARDS said...

This is a lovely card hun xxx

melsanford said...

Fab card - love the curtain tape! My OH laughs at me for all the things I keep for crafting or gardening :-) The rosette is fab! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous

Sarn said...

Excellent use of snippets/scraps. (Visiting you from Jules' Blog).
Hugs, Sandra

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

super stylish.janex

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

What a beautiful card, love it!

Mel said...

How clever are you petal!!
I would never have thought of that!! I have lots of wee lengths of this from when my mum used to make stuff!! hmmmm ideas lol!!
Hugs Melly xxx

Wishcraft said...

Fab card - such clever use of the curtain tape! Great colours too :o) Lisa x