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Saturday, 1 March 2014

Let's Get Scrappy for Our Creative Corner

Not sure where February went but as it is the 1st day of March it is time for a new challenge over at Our Creative Corner.

Our Sponsor this month is Tando and their products will be spotlighted throughout the month.



The wonderfully talented Linda (of the Funkie Junkie) is challenging us to 'Let's Get Scrappy' by using scraps and left-overs from previous projects, pieces of paper, scraps of ribbon, embellishments made and never used.  Sounds like such fun doesn't it?  Who does not keep their scraps and bits?

I am hanging my head in shame because when I was tidying my craft room at the end of last year, I threw away tons of scraps - literally.....  But, I did have to make lots of man cards during January and February so I had some bits left from that, enough to make this little 6 inch square canvas.  Click on any of the photos for a closer view.


Last year I had the pleasure of attending a Finnabair class and earlier this month I did a weekend class with Hels Sheridan and both of these hugely talented ladies used a very similar technique of paper blocking.

I had lots of bits of Prima Engraver papers left over and I cut them up and trimmed these to fit my canvas.  It was so easy because the papers were collage style and very easy to cut into blocks.  I went around each of the paper pieces with Pumice Stone Distress Ink. Once I glued these to my canvas with Ranger Glue and Seal, I went around each square with a charcoal pencil to give some definition between the shapes.  


Next I took some Wendy Vecchi Black Embossing Paste and a diamond stencil and added some to the top right of the canvas.  I dabbed some Picket Fence Distress Paint onto my craft sheet, watered it down slightly and then 'flicked' this over the whole of the canvas.  You might just be able to see the effect in the above photo.

I added some gauze, some metal leaves which had previously been painted with Distress Paint.  The flower is cut from some leftover card from Hels' class and I used Tim Holtz's Tattered Floral die.  I stamped the petals with an Indigo Blue script stamp and then made the flower up.


To finish off I added a Tim Holtz Idea-ology metal frame and the sentiment is one of my first ever stamps, a real favourite, by the wonderful Wendy Vecchi.

So there we have it, bits of papers from Prima, left over card from a class, a bit of gauze and some left over leaves from  previous projects and a stamped sentiment left over from another project.  I have to admit this was much more fun than I was expecting it to be!  

I hope you will get your crafty bits and pieces out and join in the fun over at Our Creative Corner.  Our sponsor this month is Tando Creative and there will be a prize for one randomly chosen individual.

Thanks for looking!  Big hugs,  Anne xx

43 comments:

  1. Anne this looks gorgeous what a fab piece ...and gorgeous flower too x hugs x trace. X

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  2. Love the collage of papers you've used Anne, the flower is gorgeous too, Cathy x

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  3. Hi Anne this is just gorgeous, love the paper piecing you have done and thank you for the inspiration. Have a lovely weekend. X

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  4. This is a great canvas. I like the inky edges of the collage type papers you used.
    I bet it looks wonderful in the room it graces!

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  5. Hi Anne, this is a fabulous canvas Anne, love the papers and your stunning flower. I did the same on a clear our after Christmas, threw out loads...mind you, I still can't move in here! Have a good weekend, Carole Z X

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  6. You have clearly absorbed all that creativity from Finnabair and Hels as this canvas is a joy to behold. Adding the stencilled black paste and the gauze under the flower make a real difference and I adore that flower. What a way to use your scraps. Love it. Jenny x

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  7. This is stunning Anne. I love your wonderful design, gorgeous papers and fabulous textures. I especially love your flower with the script stamping and the beautiful sentiment.
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

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  8. absolutely beautiful - love this to bits Anne and I can definitely see the Hels workshop in there - gorgeous piece. Love the flicking picket fence idea too - fab. the engraver papers look fabulous - might be using mine up soon too! Have a great weekend - hugs Rachel x

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  9. What a fab card,love the design.xxx

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  10. So awesome Anne - saw the pic on Facebook and I had to come over and check it out here!

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  11. Hi Anne. I also saw this on Facebook, but it so deserved a much closer look. I love the idea of paper blocking, and the way you have created this on your canvas is fantastic.
    This looks like a fun way to use up those treasured little bits and pieces. Love it. Cheers, Di . xx

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  12. Wow Anne, what a fantastic canvas. It really is an artistic piece of work. Hugs Rita xxx

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  13. This is fabulous Anne .... I love the paper blocking technqiue, and these papers are just perfect for this project. The bloom is stunning too. xx

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  14. Hugely ladies. . Making me lol... absolutely gorgeous creation Anne and I really appreciate the mention too xx

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  15. What a brilliant idea you came up with for Linda's challenge Anne. I absolutely love how you've used the papers in your background, they're so effective. I'm slightly scared of DP's but I wouldn't mind having a go at the technique you've described! The flower is stunning.
    Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.
    Hugs, Juliaxxx

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  16. I do believe you could make art from a dustbin contents Anne - you have such terrific design flair and perfect placement. The is very beautifully put together and the end result is most definitely gorgeous art. I'm not good with black (afraid of it I guess) but really like the stencilling here, it partners the papers wonderfully. Love the floral arrangement - so elegant. Hope you have had a good day - I'm still smiling! Nicola x

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  17. Oh yum... the paper blocking is brilliant, and such lovely papers too. The bold black harlequins are wonderful, balancing the Ornate Plate and those numbers at the other corner. It's beautifully done - a wonderful make!
    Alison xx

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  18. I love this paper line Anne and what a lovely effect from just a few pieces of it. Must try that technique. Your flower is gorgeous too. Love, Margie x

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  19. Gorgeous canvas Anne, Love how you have used these papers... the effect is beautiful... Brilliant flower & embellishments....Hugs May x x x

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  20. Very beautiful canvas Anne. One would never ugess that it was created from scraps. You make everything look fabulous :o)

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  21. Sophisticated and very ...mmmmm! The colour combo with the texture of the flower and embellishment works brilliantly.

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  22. Anne, you did justice with your scraps! Love your little canvas and that flower is gorgeous! Enjoy the weekend. Hugs!

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  23. Fabulous design Anne and your paper blocking and colours are fab. Thanks for tip with the pencil.
    Julie x

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  24. GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!!!! You've turned these scraps into a brilliant work! Love this so much!

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  25. No one would ever throw out the results from your Scrap Fest! It 's really classy.
    Jo x

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  26. This is great - goes to show you should never throw anything away!! Love the combination of patterns and that flower finishes it off nicely. Elaine x

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  27. Darn good I would say Anne -- I do really covet your flower! Now I want you to go back and read in the beginning what you said about Finnabair and Hels Sheridan. You know I get so bored saying great, wonderful, smashing but your make truly is great and wonderful and smashing! Now go back and read the first part of your blog!!!
    Sandy xx

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  28. This is a stunning make Anne, I love that blocked background made with the scraps and the added gorgeous flower and bookplate. You would never know this came from your box of leftovers xx

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  29. Anne. as is usual on my visits here, I enjoy reading how you 'did it' nearly as much as I enjoy the finished product. All the different techniques you employed on this pretty work were fascinating, and your collaged paper canvas is stunning (again...per usual!). Love that flower & your embossing paste! What fun you had & what beauty you created to share on this one. Well done, and thanks ever so much. You inspire me when I see all that you do. TFS & Hugs (ps...read Sandy's comment about using the same adjectives, but they always are so applicable! I need more vocabulary when visiting here! :-)

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  30. Hell Miss Anne, I love this challenge it's make the designers do some amazing, creative work, I just love your little canvas, all those beautiful scraps blending beautifully, the embellishments are gorgeous, I haven't congratulated you for being part of the new design team, it's going to be a BLAST, can wait to see what everyone creates, mind blowing I'm sure, thanks for sharing, hope you have a wonderful creative week, ((( BIG HUGS )))...

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  31. Ah, the beauty you can create out of this old scrap and that little bit and this ol' bob is just magnificent, Annie! Another sensational creation; lovely and delishus in caramels and chocolates! That stunning flower is the perfect punctuation for your brilliant canvas! Love and hugs, Darnell

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  32. Fabulous paper blocking! You certainly have some lovely scrap papers and what you have done is just beautiful - a real inspiration! Chrisx

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  33. Love this canvas Anne...great use of the papers and the layers of stencils really add further depth. The flower is fabulous.

    Take Care and hope OCC is back up and running soon

    CRafty Hugs Annie x

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  34. There are some of my favourite papers used on your awesome project, Anne, and I have been admiring this since I first saw it...but only now noticed I haven't left a comment yet with your blog to tell you how much I adore and love your wonderful make! Sorry for that...I thought I already had..but I seem to have muddled up things during the last days.

    Hope you are doing well and thanks for congratulations on my win over at IE! :)

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  35. Jealous, jealous Anne of both the classes you attended but I can see how much you must have enjoyed them both by this beautiful canvas you have created. So much detail and all stunning.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  36. Hi Anne this is gorgeous, think I might go and get my scrap box out. I am good at collecting the scrap but not very good at using it up lol!
    Happy crafting, Angela x

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  37. Anne, this is "STUNNING" love everything about it
    Hugs

    Patricia xx

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  38. Hi Anne, something appears to be going wrong with my ability to leave comments as I have left them on your blog and they have not registered! Goodness knows what is happening in the blog sphere, I hope this one works as your canvas is fabulous and I want you to know I love it! fingers crossed as I press send! Hugs Barb xx

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  39. Very pretty canvas!
    I have to say that I can't believe it is March already either.
    I mean I have been looking forward to the end of winter, but it seems as if these first two months went by so quickly!

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  40. Beautiful! I think you need to GIVE lessons. I just love your work.
    Looking forward to seeing you soon.
    Hugs, Neet 8 xx

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  41. Anne, they say the tastiest dishes often start with leftovers. This is a great make from left overs too, I love it, every bit! Gorgeous!
    Alexandra xx

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  42. This is gorgeous, Anne. I love how your single pieces have combined into one beautiful cohesive project. A real beauty!

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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