25 October 2014

Recipe Week 195

There's just one vital ingredient in our recipe this week, which is
There can be a lot or a little, but as ever, the card MUST be Clean and Simple. Please remember that we like to see areas of white space, few layers and minimal embellishments.
Here are some of our cards for this week, there are more examples on each designer's individual blog. Do have a look at all the examples, you can click on our names which will take you to our blogs.
Having picked up an old and yellowing book in the charity shop,
then carried out the sinful act of tearing a page out and die cutting
with 2 Clearly Besotted Standalone Butterfly dies!!!
These were aged even more with a sponge daubing of Memento brown ink

Aside from the heart-shaped button and twine from my stash it's a
Clearly Besotted collection of additional stamps:
Fancy Flourishes, Building Blocks & Simply Quilled
 Due to a (hopefully!) upcoming move, I've had a ruthless cull of books, but Pinterest came to the rescue with a free printable page that I used.  I've stamped a Dina Wakely scribbly bird onto it (new acquisition thanks to winning a Simon Says Stamp voucher) and coloured with Inktense pencils to make it a robin.  The white embossed sentiment is Paper Artsy.

I began by stamping an Impression Obsession 'fill the page' background stamp of distressed newsprint onto some ivory paper in Basic Gray ink. A leaf stamp from Clearly Besotted's Autumn Flowers set was inked with three shades of Distress ink. Shabby Shutters to begin with, then a little Peeled Paint  around the edges of the stamp and finally a touch of Forest Moss around the extremities. This was stamped onto the newsprint background, in the orientation I wanted for the finished card.
The leaf was then die-cut with the matching die and layered with three other pieces of die-cut card to add a little dimension.
The embossing folder is Adagio from Couture Creations and the sentiment from Stampin' Up. A few tiny pearls were added in a little cascade to complete it.

We're sure that you must have lots of innovative ways of using newsprint in your creations, we can't wait to see.
As ever we really would like to encourage you to visit a few of the other participants in this challenge to leave a friendly word.
Enjoy and have a great week!



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