Saturday, August 17, 2013

P - Pieces

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop! For this hop we will be featuring the letter P. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as her P element will be featured in their post.
 
If you came from Scrappin' with Shalana  then you're on the right track!

On this blog you'll find P stands for Pieces. Technically the pieces being referred to are called scraps ... but since it doesn't start with P... well, I found a great substitute word. The good news is that letter S is just around the corner!!

Thank you to Atlantic Hearts for the sketch and Color My Heart for the color selection. You may not believe it when I say this little card came together quickly, but challenges really can make all of the difference!!

FIRST let's look at what made me call this post "pieces". It all started with a scrap pile, a scissors and a cup of coffee.

Do you notice how there's a pile of lagoon paper? These are scraps pieces from a variety of different Close To My Heart paper packs. They ALL go together because any CTMH color stays the same in every pack it shows up in. It give me a lot of confidence to mix and match papers.



It put the scissors to good use and cut up some of my "pieces" into even smaller pieces because I wanted squares!! When you hand cut it's less than perfect, which is my favorite kind of thing to work with because ...  no one is perfect. You can see the actually scraps created in the process to the right ... these things actually go in the garbage.

A piece of white cardstock is covered in adhesive and then the squares are just stuck on. There's not method to that sort of madness. Just pick one up and stick it on. Then put the next one you pick up by the first one and so on. Pretty soon you have something like this ...

SO ... with a little trimming that piece winds up on a card looking like this. If you're checking this out from the Color Dare ... well today my neutral is pink! As if there wasn't enough going on here it just seemed to be asking for a tiny bit of pink! So, yes I broke the Color Dare rules. The good news is that when you're being creative there really aren't any rules!!


Thank you for looking. Now hop on to Janna Gray - The Creative Princess

23 comments:

  1. I love the use of so many paper packets and it is a fun way to use scraps = "pieces"...Genius!! TFS

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  2. Great use of "pieces". Love all the colors grouped together.

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  3. WOW! Fantastic technique for one of your background panels, a super way to showcase some fabulous papers :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge, we hope to see you back again soon!

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  4. I love it!!!!!! Great Idea!!!!!

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  5. Love using up those scraps! I recognize a few of those! Love the sentiment on the card too!

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  6. You are the queen of using "pieces"! I look at that pile and see scraps and you see a card. Love that you can see beyond whats right in front of you! :)

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  7. Your card is fabulous! Nice tips of how to use up some scraps, definitely going try it out. Thanks for showing your card at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge, hope to see you soon again. Take care!

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  8. Love, love, love, that you use all those bits and pieces.........that's my motto(and the name of my page........LOL) Love your creativity and your card. Great job! Thanks for joining us over at AHSC !!!

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  9. Great idea for using up those scraps! Lots of texture and detail. Thanks for playing along with us in the Color Dare.

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  10. Fabulous, I'm a big fan of using scraps. Love love love this. Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

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  11. So cute, I love that you were using scraps, great way to not let anything go to waste!

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  12. love what you did. Awesome idea. Please go and post this idea and a picture of your card on The Craft Pad. We have a group there for scraps. Thanks so much for sharing with us at AHSC and may just have to case that idea. Never used scraps like that before.

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  13. Great technique! Love the colors! Thanks for joining us at AHSC! :)

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  14. Super fun card and a new technique for me to try in the future! Thank you for playing along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

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  15. Love your CRAZY QUILT technique! Very bright happy resulting card. Thanks for sharing with Color My Heart this week, Shelly.

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  16. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketches this week.Love the quilt pattern.

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  17. What a great way to use up all of those extra "pieces". Love it! So glad you joined us at AHSC this week!

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  18. Great take on the sketch and colour challenge!! Live the flower beside the sentiment and lived the detail and texture if the lagoon piece!!

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  19. Your card is super fun. I love how you made your blue patterned background. Thank you for playing along with us at AHSC.

    Hugs,
    Mary Ellen

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  20. Great card! Thanks for the "how-to" too!

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  21. Oh this is just way too much fun!

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  22. I really depend on you for these tips, you know! Pieces, scraps, whatever they are, they are magic in your hands! So fun...I forgive you for the pink! ;) Thanks so much for joining in again with us at the Color My Heart Color Dare!

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