Thursday, September 25, 2008

A Little Brown Paper Bag

Heather's Share Your Spark Friday

This week Heather's share your spark Friday is to make something with the effect of aged paper. See Heathers sample and challenge details on her blog here.

I was sitting at my desk and spotted this little brown paper bag. I thought it might work good for this challenge. So I cut off a piece and crumbled it up. After smoothing it out some I took Ranger Distress Ink and swiped it all over. Then I spritzed it with water and set aside to dry. I wasn't even sure what I was going make out of it until it was dry and ready to use. After looking at it for a few minutes I thought of the ground. So I tore a couple chunks off and they looked like hills. That...my friends....is how I decided on the scene of my card :0}



THEN remembered I had some cute little moose brads. PERFECT! It was another one of those "I knew I bought these for something" moments! hee hee hee I always have to force myself to use some of my goodies and stop saving them for "something special" WHY do we do that?!! Every moment of paper crafting is special and these things need to be used. :) I also used some of this cool suede ribbon I've been saving as well.

Well...I hope this qualifies as an "aged paper" effect. A BIG thank you to Heather for coming up with such fun ideas. Heather has amazing stuff to share on her blog. Check her out HERE.

Recipe:
Stamps -
A Muse Art Stamps Trees, Simple Wishes Clear Set
Paper -
A Muse Art Stamps Vintage Green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Bazzill cardstock, Misc. Brown Paper Bag
Ink -
Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa, Ranger Distress Ink Tea Dye
Misc. -
Copic Markers, Misc Moose Brad & Ribbon, SU Dimensionals, Double Sided Stick Tape

10 comments:

Heather said...

This is pretty darn clever! Looks great!!!

(I have to force myself to use some things too ... I have no idea why I do it either! Guess I'm a hoarder! *laugh*)

Thanks for playing along this week and "sharing your spark!"

Catherine said...

Lori, i love your scene, way too cool!

Anonymous said...

So clever! I think you did a great job! Love the vintage green paper as your backgroud:) TFS: Tinla

Jennie M said...

This card is awesome Lori!! What a great scene!! :)

Lorie said...

What a great card!

nancy morgan said...

oh my word, that looks amazing! When I try to do stuff like that, it just looks messy...yours is simply amazing! Nice job with that challenge, and that moose brad, well he's just the perfect little finishing touch :)

dcorder said...

Great idea! Very rustic scene - might have to use this idea on my Alaska scrapbook!! Great spark!

jenstamps said...

What a great idea!!! I couldn't get past the pirate map. LOL *LOVE* this!!!

Rhonda said...

Whoa!! Completely awesome mountain!! Love it!!! I maight have to try this!! Great job on the challenge!! Cute little moose brad!!

Frozenstamper said...

Hey Lori,
Looks like you are in my backyard! Cute moose brad and nice "bagmountain"...