Sunday, August 11, 2013

Tuesday Trigger: It's Completely Collagical!

hey all you crafty types!

there's a new challenge i wanted to participate in for this blogpost...  again over at Moxie Fab World for the Tuesday Trigger: It's Completely Collagical from July 30th. today's the cutoff - nothing like leaving it to the last minute!  but to be fair to myself, i DID pull out a bunch of stuff from my stash when i first saw the challenge pic, because the inspiration started to flow right away!  love the colours and images used here:

can't get enough of this blog - there's ALWAYS awesome inspiration, and being the Trends Editor for Paper Crafts Mag, of course Cath has the latest and greatest pics and products to share with her followers.

so on to my submission for this challenge:

i started by inking up this Hero Arts cling stamp called Flourish Background, using Colorbox Chalk ink (by Clearsnap) in Toffee, to stamp my card's background.  then i tore up a page from an old Maeve Binchy book and glued the pieces down with a Scotch Wrinkle-Free gluestick.  i thought since the paper from the book-page is quite thin, i didn't want it getting all warpy on me.

then i cut out some faux postage pieces from ArtChix Studio that i've had in my sticker drawer forever, and stuck them on randomly.  first i inked their edges with the toffee ink.

next came a great wooden teapot from Kaisercraft that happens to have flourishes that really matched my background stamp well!

a few other additions of some buttons from my jar, and a definition from this pack by embellish IT!,

 and a dimensional frame from this K&Company pack called Tim Coffey Fall Frames.

last but not least, i added a few red pearls by the definition label, and a piece of twill ribbon that was pre-printed with 'treasured moments' that really fit with my theme!  here's a few close-ups of my card:

so there you go!  i sure hope Cath likes my submission, cuz i really like how it turned out!

Karin the Crafty Girl