Friday, January 03, 2014

Perchance to Dream....

I liked the look of  latest Art Journey challenge, Scraplings (Scraplings are made from that end bit you sometimes slice off a tall card to create a  shorter one), but had a bit of a problem in that I haven't crafted for almost a year- apart from the other day, so wasn't sure if I'd kept the strip that I'd hacked off the base when making that one..... but  fortunately in true stamping spirit, it was still where I'd left it :0)

I fancied using the Art Journey stamp that was on a Craft Stamper cover once upon a time and ended up making what can be described as a very textured chunky tag I guess. The scrapling from last weeks card is the middle yellow/blue/gold/pinky panel.

It's not long and thin as most scrapling creations are as the artwork I had last week wasnt a standard shape. The scrap piece I found to use was more of a 5cm x 10cm (so quite deep) which had been previously stuck onto an off cut of white card. I hope this is ok for the challenge rules.- I also trim BEFORE mounting onto folded card stock so have a flat scrapling tag not one like a mini card.







Then I took it a stage further and mounted my scrapling onto an old dictionary page (the 'Perchance' page), added Art Journey's 'dream' word by cutting the word 'daydreamer' in half, 

I have more of a use for cards than tags at this time of year so thought this made sense, although it's not part of the challenge.



Thank you for stopping by. Its been really good catching up with everyone. x

Jo x

22 comments:

Godelieve said...

Very nice scraps on your scrapling Jo! Love the texture!
Thanks for taking part in Art Journey's challenge!

Elaine said...

Love what you have done here. I love that stamp, and I love the way you have made a brilliant card here, so many elements I love, the colours, the print background, the film strip ribbon. So glad to have you back in blogland, bringing inspiration. Elaine x

Carol Q said...

gorgeous Jo - lovely combination of elements.

Dotty Jo said...

How lovely, great mix of colours and images, Jo x

Samantha Read said...

Gorgeous Jo :) I've had a tin of that film reel for ages, you've totally inspired me to use it finally!! xx

Miranda said...

Great combinations of stamps and colours! Love the lay-out and your work as always, greetz Miranda

Helen said...

Oh, I love it, Jo!! So glad you're back creating and blogging again.

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a great and special card I love this dream card a lot!!!Great colours beautiful accents !!!Super!!

Greetings
Maria

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Well I can see you have not lost your touch that is for sure! Gorgeous piece and I am glad to see your return to Blogland no matter how short or long. Happy New Year to you and yours and happy creating!!

Chris said...

Love what you've done with your scrapling and the gold highlights. Great use of the film strip - mine is still in the tin....

Chris xx

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

I love that stamp. Nice composition. Good to "see" you again

massofhair said...

Never heard of scraplings before so an interesting introduction, thank you.

Adore all the simple elements you have used to create something unique & fun:-) x

Willy said...

What a beautiful scrapling, thank you for joining!!

Alison said...

Lovely elements, so beautifully put together!
Thanks for the inspiration Jo!
Have a great weekend,
Alison x

Carina said...

great job!

Lottie said...

Wow - this hits all the right spots for me - and also for the Challenge. It is so good to have you back again and creating - I have so missed your inspirational work - you will kick start my mojo again that's for sure

Sarah Anderson said...

knew I'd recently read about scraplings (the first I'd heard of them!!) but couldn't think where!! Now i know :)
Love the collage on yours, and how you built it up into a card

Ellen said...

A lovely combination of stamps and papers here on your scrapling. Thanks for joining the challenge.

Kay Wallace said...

First time I have heard of scraplings, Jo. I guess there must be a name for everything! ;-) You are today is just beautiful. I have a tin of TH's filmstrips, too, so I may just have to get that out and try my hand at using my scraplings! Thanks for the inspiration!

Anneke said...

Love your take on the challenge. Thanks for taking part!

Louise said...

Wow Jo!!!! Love it. Thanks for joining!

Louise said...

Wow Jo!!!! Love it. Thanks for joining!