Saturday, February 16, 2008

A Gina K Scrappy Day

I just got this new Gina K stamp set in the mail yesterday, so I quickly cut it apart and stamped out some images that I could color while watching the Syracuse University basketball game on TV. I fell in love with the nice flowers in this set... perfect for coloring in!


I used copics on all the flowers... just randomly choosing colors with no thought to putting them together later on. The images are stamped on vanilla cardstock with vintage brown sponged edges.


Once the game finally ended and I had about 9-10 images colored in I headed for my studio to make up some cards. Since my scrap bag is really getting out of control I decided to limit my cards to only paper from my scrap bag. I also limited my embellishments to things that I tore off other cards or recycled in some way. I made little piles of paper scraps that matched up with the colored images, then started piecing them on a a sheet of cardstock. I used my Lizzie Anne designs zig zag stich to "stitch" the different patterns together. I like how it just looks like a crazy quilt, with on main image and a sentiment.


Once I got started these cards were really quick to put together. I probably spent about 10 minutes on each one, glueing down the dp and stamping the zig zags. The only "new" paper I used was for the card bases.



Challenge! I'd love to see what everyone else can come up with using just their paper scraps, one stamped image and a sentiment. I challenge you to use up some of your scraps! Post a link to your photos in the comment field - you can upload to your gallery on SCS or your blog....


Thanks for looking!

22 comments:

DeniseLynn said...

Oh how wonderful! I love the images - and the way you used your scraps to create sort of a quilted look. They are so soft and pretty and make me think of my favorite person; grandma. (that's a good thing!) The first 2 are my favorites out of all the ones you've posted but truly they are all great.

Janine said...

What a fantastic image Michelle..
I will see if I can find a scrap or two ...

pescbrico said...

Wow, you've been productive and in a nice way! Your cards are beautiful and I like the fact that they are colorful :)

leenda said...

WOW! LOVE em all! Each one is so unique & so creative!

Jessie/knightrone said...

All of these are fabulous!! I can't believe they were all made from scraps!!! Awesome!!

Donna said...

your cards are so lovely! your coloring, the layout, patterned paper, stitching...EVERYTHING

Laura said...

Omigosh! These are so beautiful! Love everything, your colours, your colouring, the designs the details! Absolutely amazing!

Meda said...

Oh, those cards are absolutely wonderful. I have the same scraps obsession. I keep mine selected by colour and put in page protectors in a box so whenever I want to make a card I pull out just the colours I need without having to dig through a ginormous :) pile of scraps. Just yesterday I uploaded this project using scraps: http://handmadebymeda.blogspot.com/2008/02/for-my-hunny-pentru-draga-mea.html
If you look through my SCS gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=123950 or the other portfolio links listed on my blog you will find more cards like that.

CherylQuilts said...

These are wonderful! What a great challenge to use our scraps...and since I'm also a quilter....well, that's better yet! These are gorgeous...thanks for the inspiration!

Meda said...

I forgot to say that the first card is my favourite. I will always love elegant cards more than any others ant that one is so soft and elegant with that basket imake and the green satin bow!

Velta said...

Michelle ~ You did an awesome job of coloring on all of these cards. The stamps are to adorable. Guess your enabling me because I really and wowed by these stamps and how you designed around them :)

Susan Liles susiestampalot said...

i just got this set the other day, too! i love it! i think i will take you up on your challenge and see what i can come up with today. i need lots of thank you cards and this should be an easy and fast way to get them done! sus

dasimonds said...

You have been very busy...
Very pretty florals!
Great way to use up the scraps.
Such pretty papers...& ribbons.
Thanks for sharing.

BevW said...

I SO know what you mean about that "Scrap Pile"!!! Now you've got me in the mood to clean mine out! LOL

I absolutely LOVE your cards...keep up the wonderful work.

Laura said...

Wow, these cards are wonderful and I love the challenge, cause I got some scraps! Thanks for sharing.

dpkennedy said...

All of these are terrific! Great coloring on the images! I use mostly scraps...only because sometimes it's painful to cut a whole new sheet of paper! I'm crazy I know, but not alone I am sure!

Doris said...

I've been doing the same thing, but yours are even better! Check out the cards made with scraps on my blog...

sheila said...

What beautiful cards. And to think you made them with scraps. Now, you've given me the inspiration to get going on my scraps. Hope they come out as well as yours.

4Hounds said...

You are truly gifted, Michelle--everything you design is gorgeous!! Remember, on your 200th post, when you asked us to let you know some of our favorites?? Well, I went thru all of your posts (yep, ALL of them!) and filled up several pages! So, here goes...
Nov. 19-07-Christmas Flowers
Nov. 14-07-Krafty Snowflake
July 19-07-Boho Birthday
July 16-07-Western Card
May 18-07-Get Well Bouquet Set
May 3-07- Think Pink & Black set
April 12-07-Watering can & flowers
April 6-07-Basic Grey Blush DP card
April 4-07-Sew Basic Grey
March 28-07-Lil' Monster Foil card
March 15-07-Irish Coffee card
March 10-07-Oriental Blooms
Feb. 13-07-Scrap Happy card
Jan. 31-07-Flower pocket card
Jan. 23-07-Retro Flowers
Jan. 22-07-Coaster Card
Jan 15-07-Gypsy Romance card

Whew!! (And that's only a tenth of my list--I swear I wrote down everything you've posted!)
I've admired your work since the very first day I found SCS, and I think I have your entire gallery saved in my favorites! I've been very blessed in getting to know you better through DT work, and you are as sweet and kind as you are talented. Thanks for being so generous in sharing your creations with all of us through so many amazing posts here and on SCS.
(OK, have I gushed enough yet?)
Thanks for inspiring me (and so many others) every time you share something with all of us!
Hugs to you---Pam (4Hounds)

Christina Fischer said...

Oh, I love these scrappy cards! Gorgeous colors on all of them! I can't wait to get this set -- it's on the way! :)

inkedx2 said...

Hi Michelle,

As it turns out I did a card for my blog post today where I used 2 pieces of paper from my scrap box. Here is a link to the page

http://inkedx2.blogspot.com/

Robbie

Sally said...

All of them are so pretty! I really need to get out my scraps, and try one like this, thanks for the inspiration!!!

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