Wednesday, June 22, 2011

SDC33: Use Your Scraps with a Magical Mystery Tour (Blog Hop)

Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
3 Girls, Dragonfly #2
Today marks the beginning of Stampotique's Magical Mystery Tour! Why a Magical Mystery Tour? Comment on all the blogs and along the way we have 2 mystery prizes to give away!!

If you have arrived here from the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog then you are in the right place, if not, you may want to visit the Stampotique Designer's Challenge Blog and begin your tour from there.

A few weeks ago, I hosted the recycling challenge and this week I have everyone cleaning house again!!! This week, I am challenging everyone to dig in their stash to see how many scraps we can use up in our projects. Just about anything qualifies as a scrap - as long as you're utilizing a piece or part of something that you generated before but never used up... it counts! So what will it be? Bits of an old master board or freaky background? Leftover pieces of your favorite designer paper? Part of an old piece of grunge board? Fragments of a previously inked image? Or the remnants of some odd embellishment? Let's see just how creative you can be!

Here's my project made using strips of scraps fashioned into a bargello pattern to create a backdrop for these adorable girls flying their dragonfly kite!  My quilting friends would be proud that I have used a traditional quilting pattern in my project!

As you make your way through the tour make sure you comment on each and every post. There will be 2 prize winners chosen randomly amongst the blogs. For some additional chances to win another prize join us with our "Scraps" Challenge using your Stampotique stamps for your chance at a $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps and at being our August Guest Designer, see our blog for additional information.

Our tour will end on June 28th and the winner or the 2 tour prizes will be announced on our blog on June 29th.

Be sure to jump on over to Kaz Boughton at Slightly Wonky Crafts next to see what kind of scraps she has used on our Magical Mystery Tour!

"Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country."
Anais Nin

57 comments:

  1. Beautiful creation Val. Thanks for a great challenge :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Very creative use of those scraps Val, great pice.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Beautiful bargello pattern and great creation, Val.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Fabulous background, very striking. Tracy x

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is gorgeous Valerie, I love that background and the kite you gave them! xx

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wonderful way to use up all those scraps!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I just hopped around to each and every blog but Vicki from Summerthyme had no entry for this blog hop...her last entry was yesterday with a chandelier. Other than that it was fun visiting all the blogs and seeing the different styles of pieces.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wonderful use of scraps - the Bargello BG looks wonderful with your image!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thanks for another great challenge. Love your background - it looks fab!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Fab Bargello pattern made from your scraps. Makes a great background for your image.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Gorgeous background. It offsets the image beautifully.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Great card with your scraps, love how many different ones you incorporated with this darling image.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Absolutely brilliant, love your creation! Great challenge too, thinking cap at the ready! Sam

    ReplyDelete
  14. It's a great piece,love the dragonfly kite!

    ReplyDelete
  15. A stunning piece, love the background and those stamps are awesome

    ReplyDelete
  16. lovely pieced background. great work!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Superb work on the background, love the challenge !!

    ReplyDelete
  18. excellent idea-using up what you have!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Whodathunk? Beautiful card (and background!)

    ReplyDelete
  20. Great idea for the challenge and I love what you did with the scrap background! The dragonfly kite is pure stamping genius - so clever!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Love the use of scraps to make a fabulous background! Love the colour of the stamping of the children, and the dragonfly really pops with all that sparkle!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Great idea, love the scrap background xx

    ReplyDelete
  23. I love how you've cit and rearranged all those papers. I really want to try this now!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Fabulous!! I love the background you created from your scraps x

    ReplyDelete
  25. Great challenge and loving the mystery tour!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Great tag. like the squares and dragonfly.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  27. Great challenge and beautifull card!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Love the "quilted" background, and the dragonfly!!!! SO cool!

    ReplyDelete
  29. I love how that image works so well with the background. Thanks for the challenge!
    Rinda

    ReplyDelete
  30. What a great idea, oh my goodness how many scraps of paper do I have hehehe, now I know what to do with them thank you

    ReplyDelete
  31. Wonderful use of all your scraps. My scraps piles are bigger than my unused papers. I could be here until Xmas,scrapping away on them!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Love the way you have used your scraps. I have more than enough so I had better make a start!

    ReplyDelete
  33. What an amazing background you've fashioned with your scraps. Love this! Fabulous challenge. xxD

    ReplyDelete
  34. Great b'ground, & a fantastic way to use up left-overs, thanks for the fab idea :)

    ReplyDelete
  35. I'm loving this "scrap bits" idea!

    ReplyDelete
  36. A great project. love the pattern. Thanks for another wonderful challenge. I had alot of fun with this one. Have a great week. Angela

    ReplyDelete
  37. Great idea....love the blog hop....I am really believe in using scraps.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Thank you for all of your beautiful comments! It's wonderful to hear that everyone is enjoying the challenge and the hop too!! I can't wait to visit your sites and see your creations too!!
    Cheers,
    Val :)

    ReplyDelete
  39. Love the background, beautiful piece.

    ReplyDelete
  40. Great way to use up scraps. A beautiful piece.

    ReplyDelete
  41. A wonderful piece, love the dragonfly on it.

    ReplyDelete
  42. What you have done with your scraps is beautiful

    ReplyDelete
  43. A fab Bargello background and just love how you have made the kite.

    ReplyDelete
  44. Love this and using up scraps is such such a good idea

    ReplyDelete
  45. Wonderful card Valerie, love that girlstamp and the colours are beautiful

    ReplyDelete
  46. WOW!!! brilliant creation!! =)
    hugs, SannaS

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment! Your kind words are so inspiring...

LinkWithin

Print Friendly