23 March 2011

A tiny bit of scrapping

While the northern hemisphere is enjoying spring, it's autumn Down Under.  Over at Scrap Pile this month, my teamie Nicole challenged us to create an autumn-themed ATC. I'm all about keeping it simple, and this is what I came up with:

What I did:
* Cut a piece of Kraft cardstock 2.5" x 3.5"
* Tear a piece of vintage bookpage, and adhere to the base
* Add some fussy-cut patterned paper leaves (I used Scenic Route)
* Spray with Glimmer Mist (Terracotta Gold)
* Add a doodled line border (Faber-Castelle PITT artist pen)
* Add alphabet stickers (Kaisercraft Tiny Alpha Stickers - Chocolate)

I'm submitting my ATC at:
# Tuesday Throwdown ~ Anything but a card
# Creative Card Crew ~ No stamps

The next one was actually the first one I made, and I almost ditched it.  I wasn't happy with the way the colours came together.  The quote was supposed to be brown, but my one of my ink cartridges ran out and it came out olive green instead.  But it's kind of grown on me and I decided to keep it and share my happy accident:

I used: Crate Paper 'Crush' offcut (for the base), Basic Grey 'Origin' offcuts (punched butterflies), Kraft cardstock, Kaisercraft rhinestones.

The quote is from Hymn to Intellectual Beauty, by Percy Shelley

I'm submitting this one at:
# Sentimental Sundays ~ Challenge #47 ~ Let's Get Sentimental
# ABC Challenge ~ Q is for ~ Quilting or sewing
# Wild Orchid ~ Challenge 19 ~ Punch it out
# Lollipop Crafts ~ Challenge 31 ~ Butterflies


  1. Karen these are beautiful hun! Gorgeous work and thanks so much for joining us at WOC!
    Hugs~ Kim

  2. Mainio kortti -kauniit värit ja sommittelu! Kiitos osallistumisestasi ABC-haasteeseen tällä viikolla ja oikein paljon onnea arvontaan! Aurinkoa päivääsi!

  3. Hi Karen! These are both so wonderful! i think your "misstake" looks stunning! Love the colors! Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs/sari

  4. Hi Karen,
    these ATC's are both wonderful,love the colours on both and I think your happy accident on the second one looks lovely..
    Mandy x

  5. It was definitely a HAPPY accident! I love the colors on taht one! Beautiful. Thanks for playing at ABC!

  6. Great cards! I love the colors!

    Thank you for joining our “Let’s Get Sentimental” challenge at Sentimental Sundays .


  7. these are GORGEOUS. i love the second one especially (accidents like these are always welcome!), but as a fellow fussy-cutting chickadee, i'm rather partial to THAT aspect of your first one. LOVE 'em.

    and yes, i finally put some rubons to good use! thanks for noticing! ;) xo

  8. Beautiful work!
    Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts this week and good luck!

  9. Both are beautiful. I LOVE the butterfly card!
    Thank you for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays.

  10. Love the butterflies - but especially love how you did the sentiment - good job - good luck and thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts

    Crafty Hugs,

  11. WOW, what gorgeous ATC's! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown! We hope to see you again next time!


  12. Nice cards specially the second one. Its base looks like a piece of embroidery.I like color combination.


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