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Saturday, November 3, 2018
Sometimes something crosses your path and a lightbulb explodes in your head and you think why didn't I ever think of that!
I was looking through a journal page on facebook the other day and a lady was showing one of her pretty Franken pages. I had no idea what Franken was, after googling, I now understand it to be like building Frankenstein from pieces, you create pages with bits and pieces of left over papers from your stash. Bit like quilting with paper. But it wasn't the page that interested me it was the technique and being able to reduce my stash. I wanted to see what I could do with an envelope.
There in started a new obsession, I have done a number of Christmas envelopes which will be on this blog in a couple of weeks, so so easy to do and such a great result.
Basically, I used an already premade envelope, then started layering different papers. I used a glue stick (my go to whenever I do a collage) then a brayer to make sure all the edges are stuck down.
So my mind is wondering, singing loudly "We are the Champions" (having just seen Bohemian Rhapsody) and I'm beginning to get an idea together.
I love doing uncluttered cards, it is where I started many moons ago and I have decided 2019 will be the year that simplicity returns, not necessarily CAS, but simple cards and adding a matching envelope. Also, I would be using scraps as I create my cards and that would be great leaving me in a less cluttered space.
Then today, I am looking at facebook again, (have to stop seeing things to do) and there is a DT Call for a new monthly challenge commencing in January, the Rainbow Card Challenge, where the themes are going to be colours, how great is that, different colour or colour combo each month. I cannot wait for it to commence in January. Click on the banner below to check out all the details
I hope you like this new idea, I will certainly be using it a lot more often, and although I would love to join the Rainbow Card Challenge in January, if I don't get chosen, I will definitely be keeping the challenge in my diary, as I love the idea of just working with different colour palettes. Fingers crossed!
Rainbow Card Challenge - DT Call
Crafting with an Attitude -AG
If you give a Crafter a Cookie.. - Babies
Love to Scrap - AG