Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Use it Tuesday #39 Anything Goes

Its another Use it Tuesday and this time the challenge is anything goes!  Here is what I came up with:

This time I dug deep in my paper stash to find these sheets from a Stampin' Up pack that I got three or four years ago - I think it may be one of the first patterned paper packs I ever got!  I bought them because I loved them, which is the same reason I would flip by them every time.  This time I was determined to use them!

I started wtih 7" squres from two different sheets, but since Stampin' Up!  paper is double sided it was like I was working with four sheets.  I trimmed each sheet into 1/2" strips and wove them in a random manner. The woven piece is actually backed with another kraft piece that I adhered the strips too as I went.  Once the piece was completed and dry  I cut it down to the size I wanted and chose all of the other elements to go with it.

I dry embossed the cattails into some kraft cardstock and trimmed it out. The embossing folder was actually a Christmas gift from my husband last year. (Can you believe I left a Tim Holtz item unused for that long!?)  Once trimmed, I inked the piece with some creamy brown, and also inked the woven piece.  I adhered the main pieces of the panel, added the burlap, foam taped the cattails over the burlap and added some ribbon and twine.  This panel was adhered to the card front and I added more ribbon and twine to make bows, and some further embellishments.  The flower stems are actually wire so I curled them around my craft pick.  I added the sentiment last with more foam tape.

The inside I decorated with some spare strips of patterned paper.

Now its your turn!!  Create a project with something you've hoarded over the years (just because its anything goes doesn't mean you can skip this step!)  and go to Use it Tuesday. Add your project using the inlinkz by Friday September 21st, and make sure to tell us in your post what you used that was hoarded. One lucky crafter who joins in will be randomly chosen as featured guest designer in an upcoming challenge!!

I used the following supplies in my project:

Card Stock:  Gina K Designs Black Onyx, Neenah Solar White, Stampin' Up Crumb Cake, Stampin' Up! Designer Paper (I can't remember the name of the collection).

Stamps:  Stampin' Up! Petite Pairs.

Ink:  Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Creamy Brown, Memento Tuxedo Black.

Ribbon:  May Arts Vintage Seam Binding, May Arts Jute Twine, Really Reasonable Ribbon burlap.

Embellishments:  Maya Road Vintage Embellishment Pack.

Embossing Folder:  Tim Holtz Cattails.

Adhesive: Scotch ATG, Scotch Quick Dry, Foam Squares.

Tools:  Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Ranger Ink blending tool, Cuttlebug, We R Memory Keepers Brad setting tool (the pick end).

I would like to enter into the following challenges:
  1.  My Mum's Craft Shop - Anything Goes
  2. Allsorts - Layers
  3. Pile it On - Patterned Paper


Danielle said...

Amazing card!! Love the woven pattern, very creative.

Stephanie U said...

Love the natural feel to this Cathy! Great job.

tracym110 said...

WOW!! That is a beautiful card! Love everything about it! Great job!

Sarah said...

This is absolutely stunning and so clever. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week for my Layers challege x

Anonymous said...

Cathy I just love this card and I love that you decorated inside to match!

Heather B said...

Love, love, love!! I like the inside. And the woven work....so different. This is a great paper pack. Beautiful!

Haven_mom4 said...

Wonderful color combination. Would make a great Thanksgiving card too

Vic Lau said...

So beautiful! I didn't realize the weaving was done with paper-awesome! I absolutely love this card!

Marjolaine said...

Beautiful card, I so love the cluster of embellishments!

Tess Davis said...

I am STILL drooling over this one!!

Emma H said...

Wow, the woven background on this card is incredible! Love the whole card, it just goes together so well! Thanks for playing along with Pile It On this week!