Monday, January 12, 2009

To bling, or not to bling? ...and lots of scraps

I had a bit of extra time this afternoon (while waiting for laundry), so I decided to make a card...which meant I went through this week's challenges, both on SCS, and various blogs. And I decided to try out Friday's Limited Supplies Challenge (LSC202)...where everything is about HEARTS and RED (as soon as I read the challenge, I imagined this stamp and those little red heart buttons):
I started with a base of Riding Hood Red (sorry...the lighting in the photo above makes it look 'redder' than it is!), and stamped 'So & So Loves...' onto a scrap of white CS, then colored it in with a blender pen. I trimmed the image down, and realized 'Hey, that would fit into Verve's Viva La Verve challenge for this week!'. So, I matted that piece onto Chocolate Chip CS (also from the scrap bin), and found a scrap of heart DP, and matted it onto a scrap of Chocolate Chip CS, and distressed the edges with Chocolate Chip ink. I assembled everything per the VLV02 sketch challenge, added my cute red heart button and the last of a double-sided satin ribbon I've been hoarding, and Voila! A cute little finished card!

The problem came along when I remembered that the challenge has a *twist*, and required bling. So I added bling around one of the hearts on the DP...and I don't think I like it. What do you think? Normally I'm a fan of the bling (used judiciously), but I think it doesn't quite fit in this instance....
So, you're probably wondering "What's with all the scraps??", right? While cleaning up my desk area, I found scraps, which I added to my scrap file (which I have sorted by color). And I kept adding, and adding, and adding...until my scrap file looks like this:
Check out how it 'alligators' from the side:
Yeah, seriously need to work on depleting my scrap stash!! So, don't be surprised if my next *several* cards are constructed from scraps. *wink*

In other happy news, last week I {finally} put up my Rubba Rack that I won at HHT! And it's already full! *sigh* But check out how accessible my beloved Unity Stamps are:
Happy Monday, everyone! Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies used:
Paper: Red Riding Hood, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White CS (SU!); heart DP (source unknown)
Ink: Stazon Timber Brown (Tsukineko); Distress Brushed Corduroy (Ranger Industries); Real Red reinker, Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Stamps: So & So Loves... (Unity Stamp Co)
Other: Ink Blending tool (Ranger Industries); satin ribbon (source unknown); foam mounting tape (3M); heart button and bling (Michael's)


lori vliegen said...

that rubba rack rocks! ooh, and i know that feels so good to have all of your scraps organized (i'm green with envy!). i love your card...i'm not big on adding bling to my own work, so i would have failed miserably on the challenge, but i think you incorporated it very nicely! :)

Flor Larios Art said...

Beautiful card! And that rack wow!

Corey said...

I myself am a fan of bling!!!(are you surprised?) LOVE this card but like you the bling is not workin for me!
Look how organized you are!

Joy said...

I like it both ways, it's hard for me to put shaped bling on cards! great card, thanks for the entry in my blog contest!