Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Scraplings!!

My sweet friend Virginia has posted her 4th challenge.  In short, we are to make a tag or a scrapling, which I'll explain further down, and use something recycled on it.  Fun!  I was so pleased to dive into my scrap basket and unearth lots of previously stamped panels and incorporate them into my entry.  I had so much fun that I made 3 of them!

VV Scraplings

Scraplings are what is left when you start with a 5 1/2" X 4 1/4" A2 card and trim it down to a 4 1/4" square card: a tiny folded piece that measure 1 1/4" X 4 14".  These would make great tags for gifts, or fun bookmarks.  That's my husband's grandmother's thimble, to give you an idea of how diminutive these are!

Here they are in close-up:

VV Scrapling #3

supplies: Hero Arts Tweed Background, sentiment from Hero Arts Frames and Messages, some applique lace from when I used to sew, and a button from my button collection

This next one is my favorite, because it uses my fave periwinkle color and a beautiful Hero Arts cling flower, along with a bit of tatted lace that my sweet friend Mary Anne gifted to me not long ago.  I believe it came from her Grandmother's pillowcases.  As I said above, the stamped panel is a trimmed piece from a previously stamped panel from my scrap basket.  I just added some tiny buttons to match.

VV Scrapling #1

supplies: Hero Arts Music Background and Wildflower Garden

And lastly, my recycled item is that flower, ribbon and brad embellishment, from a card that didn't work out.

VV Scrapling #2

supplies: Hero Arts pool layering paper, Wplus9 Backgrounds & Borders 1, 3 shades of aqua inks, sentiment from Hero Arts Mix & Match Elements

Some of the previously stamped items are so old that many of the Hero Arts stamps used on them have been long discontinued.  I think that makes these even more special!  Thanks, Virginia, for a fun challenge!  

17 comments:

  1. Lace, flowers and buttons, oh, my! These are all so pretty, Lin! ♥

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  2. all three are so pretty - i'll have to dig out some of my old lace and give this a try!

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  3. I am loving each one of them, Lin! The added elements go so well with your colors and stamping! I love that the challenge prompted you to dig deep in your stash! Your favorite one is also mine! I love how intricate the lace adorning with your delicate stamped flowers! Thanks so much for joining the fun over Virginia's View Challenge!

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  4. Lin each one so beautiful, the lace is so pretty!

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  5. What a fabulous way to dig deep into your stash and use those bits and pieces! Very pretty Lin!

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  6. How cool to make such pretty things out of scraps!

    Who makes that pretty periwinkle ink you used? Love that color!

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  7. Very creative, love all 3. Think I could spend the rest of the year making scraplings and my scrap box still wouldn't be empty! Jx

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  8. fabulous Lin. Love the pretty colours of your scraplings.

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  9. Love the back story on all of these! Each one is so special!

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  10. Absolutely love your scraplings they are gorgeous.
    luv
    Debby

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  11. beautiful...I have been scratching my head about this challenge....

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  12. These are incredible works of art. I'm sure everyone else is saying put me on your scrapling list for Christmas. Hugs, Arlene

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  13. Oh my! These are all so gorgeous, Lin! Each one is a work of art and I love the details you added that make them so unique!

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  14. Lin, your scraplings are simply beautiful! There is just something about a smaller-sized card that makes it super-sweet, & causes me stop to look twice. Beautifully done!

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  15. Your scraplings are so pretty, Lin. Love the lace and buttons :)

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