Tuesday, January 10, 2012

"Pieces and Parts" Guest Designer

Groovy Deb, from If It's Groovy, was looking for a "Pieces and Parts" Guest Designer.  It sounded like so much fun- receive a box full of her leftover bits and pieces, then use them to make whatever I want.  What a fun challenge!

Here's what Deb sent to me:


As you can see, it is indeed very random!  This was truly her leftovers- no convenient matching product, coordinated sets, or embellishments in threes.  Equally hard for me was the amount of pink.  I almost never use pink!

Deb had a simple rule for me to follow.  I was not to add any of my own paper (besides white cardstock), ribbon, stamps, or other supplies.  I could alter her supplies with ink, paint, or pens. 

Card 1: I decided to start with the "29... and holding" sticker.  I cut the number paper to make a background, then added two of the punched rectangles to make a cake.  I cut a candle and flame from two of the other punched pieces.  I inked the edges- that ink was the only thing I used that wasn't from the box.


Card 2: I cut a background from the school-themed paper, then cut the "You Did It!" sentiment from the scraps.  I used red ink and Stickles to color the light pink ribbon (which actually matches the sentiment in real life).  I mounted the sentiment on the reverse side of one of the printed flowers.  The ink and Stickles were the only supplies not from Deb's box.


Card 3: I used the remainder of the number paper and the hot pink ribbon to start this card.  I cut the number 5 and the candle from the pink piece of patterned paper, then cut the flame from the same piece of paper I used on Card 1.  I mounted the 5 on the back of a punched scalloped oval.  I didn't use any of my own supplies except black ink on the edges.


Card 4: I used the remainder of the pink patterned paper to make the background.  I cut a strip from the school paper, which I mounted upside down on the card.  I added the vellum flower and a rhinestone.  Again, all supplies were from Deb except the black ink on the edges.


Tag 1: I started with the remainder of the hot pink ribbon.  I used my corner rounder on the orange square, then topped it with two layered flowers.  Then I added the orange button in the center.  The brown ink for the edges and the corner rounder were the only extra supplies I used.

Tag 2: I overlapped two corner stickers to form the tree, then cut a trunk from the woodgrain punch.  I added tiny dots of Stickles to trim the tree.  Only the Stickles and the brown ink were from my supplies.


Tag 3:  I cut apart one more of the corner stickers to form leaves, which I placed under the flower.  The flower's center is from the same sticker sheet.  The red "ribbon" with pink dots is one more sticker from the same sheet.  I cut it apart to make the border, then powdered the rest to make the "ribbon" topper.  Everything here was from the box- I didn't even ink any edges! 


What a fun (yet challenging) experience!  Deb- thanks for choosing me!

6 comments:

  1. You rocked this challenge! This is why it is hard to throw away bits and pieces, you know there is always another use for them!

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  2. Fabulous work. It is fun to get really creative with left overs. I save mine and need to get busy...thanks for the inspiration.

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  3. Wow, you really made the most of that box of goodies. Great work. I especially love the first card.

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  4. Oh wow! You did awesome on the challenge! These are fabulous Cindy! :)

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  5. You TOTALLY rocked what Deb sent you!!! loveeeeeeeeeeeeee what you made!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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  6. Cindy I am so glad you found this t be fun and challenging...isn't that what crafting is all about? We crafters cannot get bored, lol! I really enjoyed seeing everything you could do with what I just needed to find a good home for :) WTG! You rocked this one!!!
    Deb♥

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