Friday, March 25, 2011

MMSC96, TSTR54, OCC, GB, FB147

This card started with the center panel, for the OCC challenge which is to use something you would normally throw away.  I cut this panel from a tissue box after I rescued it from the recycle bin.  I ran it through my crimper and distressed the edges.  While I was in a rescuing mode, I snagged a Pepsi can, cut it up, embossed it and then colored it with Adirondack alcohol inks, and then punched out the butterfly.  Poor little butterfly kind of disappeared in the picture, but it's nice and shiny, front and center IRL!  :) From here I thought the Midnight Madness sketch would be perfect.  Then I wandered over to the Shabby Tea Room and they're having a Bingo challenge, to use any three connected squares, and I went with the bottom row of punches/die cuts, embossing, and ribbon.  The flowers I had in my stash and I sprayed them with Glimmer Mist.  Threaded some beads on eye pins and attached them behind the flowers.  Added some seam binding I dyed, scrunched and tied in a floppy bow.   All the DP is Basic Grey Periphery.

Challenges:
Midnight Madness - Sketch
The Shabby Tea Room - Bingo
OCC - Don't throw that away!
Basic Grey - Something recycled.
Flutterby Wednesday - Anything goes (with wings)

Stamps:  None.
Paper:  Basic Grey Periphery, The Paper Studio.
Ink:  Colorbox Queues.
Accessories:  Recycled panel and can, MS butterfly punch, paper crimper, flowers from stash, beads, eye pin, seam binding, Cuttlebug EF, corner rounder.

11 comments:

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Very pretty card! I did see the butterfly. Love it!

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

lovely card. I love the vintage seed packet image. Thanks for joining us in The Shabby Tea Room this week.

Pattie said...

Very sweet and I love the little shabby details! So glad you could play along with us in the Tea Room this week!

Anna said...

Beautiful card! Great textures. Thanks for joining us at Flutter By Wed.

Danni said...

Neat card! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Julie said...

Fab card - love the seed packet! Thanks for joining us at Basic Grey Challenges, Juliex

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh this is so beautiful, Nancy, I love the seed packet on it!!! It's precious!
XO

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, so vintage and shabby...I love the seed packet and your awesome little butterfly!!!!!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Nancy - your card is divine! I am loving all of the details! Thanks for your support with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we love to see you! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Sharon said...

Nancy, you are such a clever girl! A tissue box! wow. Your card is simply beautiful! Thank you for playing along with us! I hope we see more of your work in the future!

Valerie said...

Wow! This is so beautiful! Thank you for playing with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. I can't wait to see your next creation!
Valerie
PriscillaStyles DT