Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sugar Creek Hollow and Layers of Color

hi there
isnt it wonderful having an extra hour - I used mine to stamp ...probably should have slept instead LOL

anyway, this week Sugar Creek Hollow is having their "Trash to Vintage Treasure Challenge - well, I've been waiting...heeeeheeeeheeee....have a small box full of "trash" ready to use on cards - some I know how I want to use...some I dont have a clue (-:

Here is my trash for this challenge - it's the tag from the Thanksgiving garland I bought at Hobby Lobby - saw those flourishes and KNEW it was going to my "trash" stash (-:


it was a large tag so I cut it to fit my card...matted it to light blue card stock...added twill ribbon that I had lightly sponged with Ranger's Aged Mahogany and adhered to black cardstock for the base

can you see the white flower soft - not sure if I should have used that since its "vintage" and they didnt have fake "snow" on stuff....i dont think they did? lightly colored images with Copics and matted onto black cardstock. Took a small piece of light brown cardstock that was also sponged with Aged Mahogany, ran it through the Cuttlebug using the Doodle Parts and added to offset the flourish

but it still looked bare
light bulb moment !!

made three crepe paper flowers using small Stampin Up  punches - gold brad in center - scrunched them up and lightly dusted with...again...Ranger's Aged Mahogany...very lightly...

VOILA! my card (had to cut the tag in half but the twill ribbon covers that)!

the image is from the Layers of Color new Christmas Collection release designed by Nina Brackett and the set is called
"Christmas Blessing"..
you will see more of this collection...i really really really love it!
have decided that this collection is my choice for my cards this year

now I just have to seriously get started on making them (-:

hugs and blessings,

16 comments:

Jennie said...

Oh Linda...this is just beautiful my friend! Love the recycling you did and what a pretty flourish on packaging. Need to keep that in mind when I see pretty patterns... The three crepe flowers are a pretty touch.

Olga said...

faNTASTIC JOB OF TRASH TO TREASURES!!! Oops, didn't know the cap was on, I wasn't yelling LOL, I love this card, it's beautiful!!!!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

This is beautiful Linda! The idea of Trash to Treasure Challenge is intriguing, I will have to check that out. :)

Nina Brackett said...

Beautifully done, Linda. I'm so glad you love this set. I do too! :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Way to transform the cast offs! This is gorgeous!

Patti P. said...

Wow, this is one beautiful card and love the image you used...that is a lovely set, I really like the collage look of the stamp. Great trash to treasure, funny how these challenges have gotten us to looking at the garbage differently.
So glady you could play along with Sugar Creek Hollow this week, thanks so much!

Patti SCH/DT

Selma said...

What a pretty card you created out of "trash" Linda. That is a beautiful stamp and love your card.

Jessica said...

So pretty, Linda! I love your recycling and your flowers are awesome! Great tip, my friend!

The Other Patti Sue said...

OH MY GF! This is a beautiful work of art! Love your flowers... the perfect touch!

Cec said...

FAB-U-LOUS. I have to search for trash because nothing as perfect as this drops into my lap. The flourishes are perfect and you have created such a wonderful card. Love the fluffy flowers. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Hugs!
Cec

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Wow, Linda! What a marvelous re-purposing project! Beautiful results!

Becky said...

wow...what a great idea and your card is stunning.

Diana Queen said...

This is gorgeous...You are so cool! hee-hee You always have good ideas! Wuv ya! ;D

Anonymous said...

Boy, am I glad I am not the only one that saves things in a "trash box". Your card turned out great.....

redwasher1 said...

You are so clever!!! this is stunning!!!!!!!!!

Brenda said...

A true trash to treasure!! What a beautiful card Linda!!

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