Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sloppy Poppies!

Thursday again and my turn to add a project to Bubly Funk's fabby emag aka Bubbly Scrumptious.

I don't know if its just me, but I often have a problem using "ready made" embellishments - I think maybe it feels a bit like cheating if all I do is stick something someone else has made onto a card and then say, "Look what I made". Besides which, they rarely seem to work for me anyway.
Mind you, they are just the bee's knees if you're in a hurry and need to assemble something quick-smart!

I've been working with the various embellishments that match this month's K&Co "Madeline" kit from Bubbly Funk and I set myself a challenge to try to use them in a more imaginative way. The great thing about them is that as many are layered and have several components, they are fairly easy to pull apart and you not only get more for your money, but you get the chance to use your creativity to make something that's all your own style.

This week, I've been pretty thrifty really (some might even say "mean" lol) I've used just one sheet of paper from the mat pad - they only measure about 18 x 12cms, and I made a background, covered a swirl and made 2 sloppy poppies (ooops, nearly typed "poopies" there - Joanne would have enjoyed that one, I know...) from it! I've altered one of the swirls from the Frames and Flourishes pack, and thought of a way to use bits from the beautiful "Sheer Bliss" embossed paper that I know I'll only manage to use a small amount of for other projects.

You can see my card and find out how I made it by clicking HERE, and I'm also announcing the winner of the book I made last week - I wonder who it was.......;)

Thanks for looking, I'm off now to make my card for tomorrow's DCM - I think I've got a plan.....


Kate said...

A feel a question of the day coming on about ready made embellishments!

tracy said...

i love it :) really like the embossed heart paper :)

Angelnorth said...

Wouldn't they have to be sloopy poopies, though? :haha: Looks fab, off to have a look at the whole thing on BS!

Carol said...

fabbie embellies - now off for a proper look xx

Kim Dellow said...

Wow I love the texture. Gorgeous. Kim