Saturday, July 12, 2014

Let's Be Clear

     Today I have a card to share that is for 2 challenges.  The first challenge is the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, and that is where I got the title for my post.  It is let's be clear because you are to use some clear or see through on your card.  My second challenge is Pixie's Snippets Playground, Week # 133, since I have all kinds of bits to create this card collage.  Let me explain.......

     Last week, I was trying to make room on my work surface.  I came across little ziplocks stuffed with all kinds of printed bits, stamped images, die cuts and little gifts.  They had been accumulating for eons, and it's not that they are unloved, but I just don't create fast enough!  I tend to box myself in to have things close.

     I am going to explain where each thing has come from:

*My card base, camera charm, and swirly clip came as a gift in one of my Unity KOM sets.
*The scrap of designer paper is from Studio Calico.
*My clear panel is from a package of embossing folders, and is run through the CB with the  stone wall EF.
*My brads are from Gina K. Designs, and were included in one of their KOM.
*The Sprocket and Feather die cuts were cut with my friend Carol's dies.   I also used her SU! oval punches to create the background  for my sentiment.
*The sentiment stamp is from Clear Dollar Stamp,
*As for the printed postcard and scene, they were also a gift, and I believe they are Crafty Secrets.

     I rubbed down lots of the pieces with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

     Well, there you have it.  By the time I got through putting all the little bags of this and that in a tub I had an 11x14 tub heaped with stuff ready to go on cards.  I need to use these goodies!

     So happy to have you visit!


Donna Hanley said...

Glad to see you are getting to use some of those marvelous goodies. They all came together beautifully and the sentiment is oh so true. Have a fun day.

Carol L said...

What, you only have ONE box of doo-dads?? ROFL!! I have 3, working on 4! How do these goodies accumulate anyway?! Gremlins, yeah - that's it!
This is really a cool card with everything perfectly coordinated! I'd never have thought to use the sprockets and feathers together on one card, but I'm lovin' this one! Nice job!

Patti P. said...

Mary Anne, what a beautiful collage. Loving the post card and Eiffel Tower pieces and the camera, cute! I too have been using bits of leftovers. I am making 3x3 cards and tags and trying to use up scraps of paper and bits not used on other projects. Makes me happy, lol.
Have a great day.

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous collage! I just can't seem to get the hang of doing those but yours is wonderful! Love that little camera on here but there's so much more to love about it too. Absolutely beautiful.

Becky said...

What a fabulous collage Mary Anne.

Di said...

Fantastic snippets make! As Lynn says, I just can't put stuff together as you do!

Hugs, Di xx

Jingle said...

Very fun card and a great way to use those bits you found around your craft room! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Let's Be Clear!

scrappymo! said...

Great card and great way to use of bits of this and that. i has a collage feel and looks great!

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
First I have to say I can't believe I missed this, it's wonderful. To have have all these goodies just sitting around how lucky is that. I love the way you designed this one from your found objects. I see Mixed -Media canvas in your future LOL

Debs Willis said...

What a great card! Love the collage & all the little charms & trims - bet your craft space is a real Aladdins cave!!
Debs x