Like most crafters I have loads and loads of scraps, the remains of little experiments, interesting bits of coloured card from spritzing or inking, off cuts from other projects and just all those little bits and bobs that I can’t bear to throw away but can’t think what to do with them ‘right at this moment…’
The result is a pile of ‘stuff’ to the left hand side of my desk which gets rummaged through and added to until I get fed up with and add it to one of my overflowing ‘scrap’ folders. Never to see the light of day again. Until of course someone challenges me to use some of it up. So as that is the current challenge at Artful Times I had a rummage and here’s a few bits I thought might go together.
The centrepiece would have to be this bit of scrap card which I punched to make a frame/mount. I stamped a freebie Craft Stamper image (almost) in the centre. The other bits are all from my scrap box (yeah some of my scraps are large enough to mat something onto a card!!) or stamped onto waste card.
The scallopy bits at the side of my ribbon (another bit that was just big enough for this project) are what remains when I square up my scalloped edge cards – I bought a huge bundle of them but decided I don’t care for them much so the edges have to go but don’t get thrown away.
Not sure it would win any awards for composition but it’s used up a teeny tiny bit of my stash – unfortunately it took hours of faffing until I was happy with it. In fact the more I look at it the more likely it is to end up the bin which would make the whole exercise a bit pointless n’est ce pas? (I ‘ve just realised it’s the pansy that is bothering me – I’m sure it didn’t look that bold when I put it together originally, I must have moved something)
Anyhow, I shall stick it in my MacMillan Box and see if it sells. Yes, it’s that time of year again, my Open House (well it usually goes on a bit longer than a coffee morning) is scheduled for 7th October which is alarmingly near and stocks of cards to sell are uncharacteristically low. Better get busy!!