|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.