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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Card made of scraps

You wouldn't believe the amount of paper scraps I have in my stash, even though I think I'm rather good at using some of it all the time. If you have loads, like me, the challenge that starts today over at Catch the Bug should be perfect for you - use only paper scraps.

I picked a random selection of strips of paper and chose to color my image - Party Pig trio - based on their colors. The background I colored while keeping the image inside of the die, to get the white border. I then cut my papers into strips to make a background using the sunray technique. I stitched around the edges, added two stamped birthday greetings and 6 pink enamel dots. I think this card has a cheerful look and will be given to someone special.

This card is also for these challenges:
1) Southern Girls - Celebrations
2) Penny's Paper-Crafty - #205 Anything goes
3) Brown Sugar - #122 Anything Goes

23 comments:

Lisa M said...

That pattern is so perfect for scraps. We should do a scrap swap so we get different stuff to work with! Your card is soooooooo much fun and I love the matched image.
Hugs,
Lisa

chrissy xx said...

A Brilliant idea Pia..I too have lots of paper all over the place lol.
A FABulous fun image..LOve it.
Chrissyxx

Laine said...

Love the image Pia and your clever use of paper scraps. A card to treasure.
Laine
xx

Sue B said...

Oh this is fab Pia… I love those cute little piggies and you've coloured them beautifully to match the scrummy papers! Love how you've arranged the paper strips… looks so stunning! :-)
Hope you have a good weekend!
Big Hugs
Sue B xxx

Tammy said...

This is sooo cute! I love that Bugaboo image and your fabulous sun-ray design!
Tammy x

Chrissy said...

Ooo...love the scrap paper background Pia..what a fabulous design,and the wee pigs are so cute.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Home sweet home said...

Kjempe flott kort,med et herlig motiv.
Kjempe flott bakgrunns papir:)

Merethe

sandie said...

What a detailed use of the scraps and great design and all that stitiching, you have so much patience....of to see what cards I missed of yours this week!

Jacee said...

Fabulous design Pia, great idea to use scraps.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sue said...

Such a great way to use some paper scraps, yes I have loads too!
I love the cute image coloured to match the pretty papers and your neat stitching finishes the design of perfectly.
Sue xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Clever idea, the challenge with leftovers! I have a lot of these pieces... If I will found some time I will also participate.
Your card is a brilliant demonstration of art with paper scraps. Love the papers combo and the pretty design; the stiching around is a beautiful touch!

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Pia, I love your fun image and your wonderful background created from scraps.
Pauline
x

Loz said...

Fabulous card and I love the background using scraps Pia. I also have LOTS of scraps..Loz

Regina said...

Pia, your card giave me such a big smile this morning! I just love the fun image! Your background is fantastic!

wish you a wonderful Sunday and sending big hugs
Regina

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Fabulous card, lovely way to use
the collection of scraps ( I do have them too!).
Cute image;-))m

Monika Reeck said...

hihihihi cute Images and lovely colored too and nice add of that pink dots...I have much paper but not DP only blank paper Pia hihi also I am not a person who bought DP cause in Germany so expensive..I made my DP self...LOL..cute card Pia..hugs, Monika

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Fab layout. FAB x

Deepti Stephens said...

I simply love the usage of scraps, and this card has got a beautiful design. :)

crafty-stamper said...

love the image and great scrap background -I have a lge boxful of paper scraps and another of card scraps -have actually just thrown some out goodness knows what I expected to make with some of the small pieces kept!!!now i have a plastic box and put smallish pieces of both in for grandaughters to use
Carol x

Kim Kutie said...

Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.

Asha said...

What a lovely way to use up scraps. The bg looks like a cosy blanket... perfect for cold days and and Pig Parties! What a cute card, Pia! I've been snowed under (excuse the pun!) with work and am playing catch-up. :)
x Asha

Danielle Vincent said...

FAB design Pia. LOVE the starburst pattern behind that funny image. I love to use up scraps that way too :o)

Karen Oliver said...

Love it what a great way to use your scraps. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls.