Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Finally Trying Virginia's View Challenge!

I have been chomping at the bit to play in a challenge founded by one of my blog friends, Virginia Lu. She created a challenge called Virginia's View where she posts various themed challenges.

The current theme is Do With What You've Got - make a tag or scrapling using materials you already own with at least one recycled item. As luck would have it, I went to a bridal shower on Sunday. The hosts wrapped the utensils in a pink napkin, then a smaller piece of burlap over the napkin and wrapped it in pink raffia and added a silk flower. I jokingly said to everyone at my table "Hey, I'm going to save my burlap, string and flower to use on a card. Then, everyone at the table gave me their burlap, string and flowers!

I soon put my new-to-me supplies to good use on the card above. The burlap and pink ribbon are recycled from the bridal shower. The card measures 3.5x7". Why the unusual size? Because I used some scrap paper I found on my work table. I took the challenge to heart and used only scraps of paper. The stamps and sentiment are both from Simon Says Stamp. I just happened to pick them up on Saturday at the Simon Says Create event, which was just a couple miles from my house! (I bought them before entering the challenge, so I consider them part of my existing stash.)

I inked up the stamps in distress inks, misted them with water then stamped them onto some scrap watercolor paper. I then stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black, added bling, the string, lace tape and burlap before mounting it onto another piece of scrap paper, which was a recycled scrap from a print shop! I used three recycled items!!

I had fun playing with my scraps. I hope you enjoy the card as much as I enjoyed making it.


Virginia L. said...

It makes me so happy to know that you took this challenge to heart, Annette! You did a great job on recycling the bridal shower stash for this project! I adore the use of the SSS set and use of lace and burlap! It's absolutely fun and whimsical! Thanks so much for joining the fun over Virginia's View Challenge! Hope to see more :) PS: lucky you to go to SSS Create!

Miriam Prantner said...

How fun that this includes all the recycled items from the shower, and how fun that everyone gave you theirs....you'll have to do another one! Great card!

Martha said...

This is SO pretty!
Love the sweet flowers.


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