Sunday, November 15, 2009

Daring Cardmakers - Scraplings

So here I am doing another Daring Cardmakers challenge -- two weeks in a row!! And, I am actually getting them posted!! Wow!! This week the challenge over at Daring Cardmakers is to make Scraplings. Now, if you know me at all you totally know that I LOVE making scraplings. I had so much fun today. I spent the whole day creating great stuff out of scraps (and I have a ton of that!!). These first scraplings are created from a background I created using alcohol inks. I have been watching Jennifer McGuire's videos on alcohol inks....again... and was inspired to drag mine out and give them a go. Can you believe that this colorful background was created with only 3 colors of ink -- lettuce, stream, and wild plum. I put them on the felt in strips and then swiped it across the glossy cardstock. Stunning!! Stamps: letters (Hero Arts) sentiments -Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink), squiggle line - Borders & Corners {square} (Papertrey Ink). Next up are these cherry cards. The inspiration and main background for these scraplings came from some Mary Engelbreit packaging - the black cardboard with the tiny red dots. Not sure if you can tell but the cherries have glaze over them to make them shiny! Stamps - All Through the Year (Stampin' Up!), sentiments - Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink). And last but certainly not least my pastel Scraplings. Many of my stamping friends laugh at how I save every little piece of paper and ribbon, especially Papertrey Ink paper!! But here is a good example of why I do it! See all those little strips of paper...I've been saving them!! Even the cut out side when I cut out scallops - see a few of them on the left hand scrapling. I love the result! I drew and hand cut the little talking bubble - so cute!! Stamps - Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink); Other - Cuttlebug Die (Cat), butterfly punch (Martha Stewart), gems (Dollarama), flowers are from a friend (maybe Stampin' Up! punch). So there you go, a whole bunch of Scraplings! I have all my different bins of scraps pulled out (large pieces of background, medium sized backgrounds and stamped images, medium sized punches and die cuts, and small items like the flowers and mouse and other small scraps) so I think I will just keep creating!! You might see more of these in the near future!! Thanks for dropping in!! Donelda

7 comments:

Jessica G. said...

Wow, girl! You should teach scraplings because these are so varied, yet each style is stunning. Those alcohol inks are incredibly vibrant, while I'm so impressed that you actually use the scrap of paper you save (unlike me who saves them until they are too crumpled to use). The cherries are perfect Engelbreit and I can definitely see the glaze -- awesome detail!!

Lythan said...

I see what you mean about loving scrapllings. I am so impressed. I just LOVE those bright ones! Thanks for playing along with DCM :)

Lynda said...

These are just absolutely stunning I love each and every one of them. Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Dolly said...

They're all adorable! :)x

Juanita said...

Wow. Love the first two. They are inspired and beautiful. But that last one is a work of art! Fabulous, TFS with us.

Paula said...

your scraplings are wonderful but have to say the alcohol inked ones are so eye catching.Many thanks for taking part in my first dare x

Clare said...

Wow! LOVING that color pop! And those cherry ones are TOO cute! Fantastic work! :)