Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Scrap for Help May Reveal

Happy May Day, dear readers!  With the first of the month comes a new challenge from Scrap for Help.
 
Supplies: cardstock by Wausau Paper; all designer paper by Amy Tangerine for American Crafts; stamp by Stampin' Up; black ink by Hero Arts; yellow ink by Clearsnap; acrylic paint & Distress Stain by Ranger; die cut by Archivers; alphabet stickers by Doodlebug Design; pens by Zig; wire by Artistic Wire; ribbon roses by Berwick Offray; button by Blumenthal-Lansing; tulle by Wyla; beads by Blue Echo Beads; upcycled paper clips, fortune cookie slip; Hong Kong tea packing slip; envelope, postage stamp, charm, & napkin.  If you want to know, the napkin is from Caribou Coffee.  :)

This month we challenge you to use a paper napkin in your project.  The design team has some lovely examples for you on the Scrap for Help blog.  Remember, you can make anything--a card, a layout, or an altered item.
 

I decided to use a napkin to make a flower embellishment for my layout.  To do this, I first cut a strip (about two centimeters high) from the side of the napkin.  I also cut a circle from a bit of scrap paper and set it aside.  I altered the napkin strip with ink, stain, and stamping, to match my layout.  I cut fringe along one side of the napkin.  Then, I spread a thin layer of craft glue on the paper circle.  I glued the napkin strip to the paper, coiling the strip along the edge and working my way toward the center of the circle.  After the glue dried, I topped the flower with circles of tulle and a button.  I fluffed up the fringe, and the flower was ready to add to my page.


The flower adds a lot of dimension to the page.  However, since it's so light, it adds very little bulk.  It's a win-win situation.
 

I was in the mood to apply some of my beading skills, so you will see plenty of beads and wire work on the layout.
 

To create a playful, informal, "doodly" feel for the page, I used supplies from Amy Tangerine and Doodlebug Design.
 

I also used a lot of upcycled items, like this pink owl from a charm bracelet.
 

I hope that you will be able to play along with us for this challenge!  I look forward to seeing your creations.

15 comments:

juscrap said...

soo beautiful page1 Love it. xoxo

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

What a fun page! I love your napkin flower! =)

Юлия Бар said...

Ой, какой ланч!!! Вкуснятина))) Супер страничка:)))

Rita said...

Love this page Denise. Thanks for the lovely comments left on my blog.
Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

This is a wonderful page, Denise! A napkin for a flower? Soooooo creative!

Patricia Roebuck said...

Sooo creative with that napkin! Love the playfulness of this!!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

I love all of the different items you used on your layout!
And so creative with the napkin :)
Also love your photo design!

Lean de Ruiter said...

Cool page so many fun details..lovely flower.
byebye,LEAN

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Yay this is an awesome layout!!! Great techniques too! :D

Helen Tilbury said...

Great page Denise & that flower is awesome!!

Lynette said...

Your napkin flower turned out beautifully....love this layout.

Shinobu Hiramatsu said...

Very fun page Denise!!
and the photos looks so yummy!!

Chantalle said...

Oh this is so much fun!!

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Fell in love with this page the minute I saw it on the FB DT group. Wonderful details!

Denise van Deventer said...

Great page Denise and love that serviette flower! Super photo's too...makes one salivate at the yummmy edibles!;-)