Friday, July 13, 2007

Using up scraps

One last flashback... As I dug through my old samples, I was struck by these two cards and the way I had made use of paper scraps.

The first card uses images from Artfully Asian. The paper strips are the old text-weight printed paper that SU used to carry (anyone else remember this?) If I recall correctly, the idea was to use it for making custom envelopes or to save weight on layered scrapbook pages. Anyway, I had used some of it for a large swap I did, and ended up with some small strips left over. Couldn't bring myself to throw them away, so I randomly stamped a few images, then wove them together into a simple design and glued it all down. I like the idea, but wish that the edges looked a bit more finished. Oh, and did you notice the wire on the tag?
This last card is my favorite of all I've posted this week. I really like the image itself, and love the mosaic border. Time consuming, but a very nice effect. Simple, too - just cut tiny (and slightly irregular) squares, then arrange them around a focal image. Great mindless project to do while watching TV! :)
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

5 comments:

becky said...

so good to see your site after so long! I have been dying without a computer! Got my hands on one for a little bit, so I had to come by to visit! Leaving for Germnay on Wednesday, but I should be checking in again before I go! LOVE the mosaic!

Chia said...

I like the woven card. :) Nice work!

Sharon in NE said...

Still love these designs!

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Love your creative use of scraps here Trish.

crazystamps said...

Both are very beautiful !!