Saturday, July 18, 2020

Using Up Leftovers and Make Art

Hello friends!
 You most likely can all relate to crafty leftovers....
 Is your pile getting bigger and bigger? Mine is!
I simply can't not part ways with my leftover pieces (when they are actually still good to use).

Previously, I made this card (Build-a-Flower Primrose) and ended up with 3 extra leftovers.
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I decided not to toss them and instead... I made more Primroses and this was the result.

You probably can tell which were stamped and which were the watercolored ones. 

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I didn't want to spend more time to color-stamping the flowers. I quickly inked up a few and did ink-smooshing with Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers. I matched the colored closely and they do seem to look great together. 

I also inked up the edges and left the center white. This really shows the color contrast.
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 I hope that you are inspired by the layout, colors and design.
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Karthikha said...

I need to do this! I save the leftovers, but forget to use them! Your cards are so beautiful :)

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love the one where you frame the sentiment!

conil said...

What a great way to get those leftovers off your desk. These flowers make a fabulous frame for that encouraging sentiment.

Maura said...

Love your "left-overs" card, Virginia! I also love the concept, but when I do this I end up needing a bit more of something so then I have "left-overs" from my left overs!!!!!

Marilynn d-r said...

Love the primroses cards. Especially the left overs card! The colors you have used are oh so beautiful and arrangement pleasing. Thank you 🙏 for the great inspiration.

Linda BL said...

Love your left overs card! I really like how you combined the stamped and water colored primroses. Look lovely together. The flowers make a perfect frame for that sentiment. And yes, I can relate to the pile of left overs. I keep having to move them to a bigger container!

Barbara said...

Love your creativity. Thanks for sharing.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your combo of watercolored and color layered flowers, Virginia! Great idea to add to your leftovers and I love them circling the sentiment!!

Nora Noll said...

My leftover pile is way more than a pile at this point!! I love your pretty card. Those primrose flowers are so pretty and I like how you framed the card with them!!

Ms. Tamp said...

Wonderful bits card. I have several leftover cutouts from a paper pack page and just can't bring myself to toss them. Nice to take another look at them and create.

Sue D said...

so pretty. I like how you made more flowers to go with your leftover flowers.

Dawn T said...

How delightful Virginia. Your combination of stamps and watercolouring on the flowers is inspiring.

Purple Princess said...

just beautiful