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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Using Up My Stash in Squigglefly's New Challenge

There's nothing better than having a stash of leftover papers, ribbons, flowers and the like. Unless you are the master hoarder of the crafting world!!! Then there's nothing better than using up your stash (or a small percentage of it) in a challenge that directs you to do just that. This week at Squigglefly Challenge blog the theme is using scraps on your project. Well, since my hubby calls my work area the original ScrapMart, this is my kind of challenge!!
I want you to "say hello to my little friend," a July new release from Squigglefly. This cutie patootie is created by Tam Hess who, along with Norma Burnell and Angela Charles, have just joined Squigglefly's creative team.
This image is called "Fred - Thinking" and is my new favorite. LOL
After I colored him with Copics (Y11,15,17;YR02& R05), I distressed the edges with Bundled Sage distress ink from Tim Holtz and popped him onto black cardstock.
I created the card front by "putting in my thumb and pulling out a plum" of patterned papers from my "misc" file folder of scraps (yes, besides my folders arranged by color, I even have a misc one).
I only needed a snip here and there and I had my scraps creatively arranged for the background. I added some plastic charms from Jollee's Boutique as well as a frog-shaped button. Oh and let's not forget the tiny musical notes coming out of that little yellow birdie's throat!
I like this technique so much that I'm going to make a bunch of card bases with my leftover scraps on which to put more colored images. I keep a box of card bases ready to use, mostly for the cards I make for Operation Write Home.
Now it's your turn--is your stash overflowing? It's time to tell it who's boss and play in the Squigglefly challenge this week. Don't forget to use a Squigglefly image for your chance to win free digis, too!!
Meanwhile, catch some inspiration from Squigglefly's newest DT member, Jan Leeflang.


Melissa said...

I really like to see how everyone uses their stash and scraps! Great card. ROAR!!!

Holly Young said...

So cute! I love the mix of papers you used and the little "hello" is perfect!