Tuesday, November 19, 2013

sometimes temptation is irresistible

this is true for chocolate, of course; and daniel craig movies, obviously. on sunday afternoon the irresistible temptation i tried (but failed!) to fight was the urge to play in my art journal instead of making my card for shopping our stash. but then it occurred to me that i didn't actually have to choose one or the other, i could do this week's challenge... which is to use a bit of product packaging in your project... as an art journal page instead of a card. so i did. see?

(packaging bits: letters cut from prima + k and co cardstock backing, also stars cut from a clear acrylic package which once held chipboard; vintage: ledger page + foreign text and map scraps; patterned paper: scraps of basic grey, prima and making memories used to for diecutting the rest of my alphas; rub ons: basic grey, fancy pants; ink: colorbox; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, scotch gluestick, sewing machine)
i used several types of packaging here. some of my diecut letters are made of pretty prima or k and co backing sheets; and the stars are cut from a clear acrylic case i saved, which once held chipboard letters. i adorned the stars with leftover bits of a large basic grey rub-on flourish; then i cut star shapes just slightly smaller in my page, and sewed the see-thru ones on top, creating little windows. the black you can see behind them is a sheet of cardstock upon which i took my photo. here's a shot of the back that shows them a little more distinctly, i think:

i'm pretty sure this will be the oddest thing linked up at unscripted sketches this week, but i did follow their roadmap, thus link up i shall! :)

meanwhile a place i'd love to see ♥YOU♥ link up is at SOS where the projects of my lovely design team mates await your admiring gaze! won't you join us, darlings?!


  1. Love your upcycling! This is GREAT.

  2. Awesome repurposing! Very nice journal page, too!

  3. Oh! I love this!! The colours, the quote, those stars, the stitching - fab, fab, fab!!

  4. That was a great idea to join the two and do what you felt like doing. It looks awesome. Love the font on there.

  5. WOW!! This is so much fun! So many different elements, and they all go together beautifully! I love the stars--and thanks for the pic from behind I thought the black was part of the card!! LOL! This is really awesome--TFS!!!

  6. SUPER fab take on this sketch, LOVE the stars!!!

    Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch is Saturday on the Unscripted Sketches Challenge Blog!!!

    So glad you were able to join us!!!

  7. Those stars are crazy amazing! I love them! And obviously the stitching too :)

  8. Fabulous take on the sketch! So loving this! Thanks for playing at US!

  9. This is great! I always love all the elements you use and how you put them together! This looks great!


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