Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Creative Inspirations Anyone For Leftovers Challenge

Hello ladies,
it's Wednesday and you know what that means,
time for a new Challenge over at
Creative Inspirations,
We want to see your projects using up
some of those paper scraps we've all got
leftover from other projects.
This week we are sponsored by Bunny Zoe,
you wont want to miss your chance at the gift voucher.

Here's the start of my calender, yes, I am running behind but what's new about that? I've used up a piece of Websters Pages, beneath the flowers is a big missing area, I cut the flowers from another area of the DP and placed it there over the missing area as well, to build up the hole. All the cardstock had to be surgically altered into frames. I've used my fabulous Christmas DT stamp from Magnolia Down Under, Tilda with Cracker, she' been coloured in Distress inks, and the flowers are a mix of several brands, with the big blue one coming from Kellie.

I have a few extra pics of the "procedure" to share:

The Beginning of the surgery:

Midway through the surgery:

Surgery Complete:

I have been salvaging that strip of DP for so long that I really don't know who made it anymore. I think it's Basic Grey, either way, I love it and couldn't cover up the flowery pattern, although I do have an image painted and mounted but it covered up all the red flowers so I couldn't do it. Oh well. I found a way to keep the gorgeous paper around for longer, so yay for that.

The design idea is that these are attachable "plates" for my calender, the base is similar to an easel card, and I will swap out the "plate" monthly, the base will have a mini calender and post it pad for notes and quick-reference dates. That's the idea anyway.

With most challenges of the Valentines variety, I have no other challenges to enter it in. Hmmmmmmm. Weird.....

Have a wonderful day,


Alison said...

Wow these are so gorgeous and will make a beautiful calendar. I love the one for Christmas and especially how you have used a different colour palette to the normal Christmas colours - stunning.

Angelwood said...

Oh how gorgeous this is! You've created something wonderful out of just scraps - beautiful work! hugs, Angela

Tracey Feeger said...

Hahaha love the surgery photos.

Gorgeous 'page' for a calender. Wonderful job and inspiration. Love it.

Fran said...

Cute, cute, cute, cute, love it to bits, especially those bits of lace peeking out from under the edges. I have been wanting to make one of these calender thingys bit the way I embelish and slakter everything with flowers and ribbon lately figured it would be too bulky and look stupid, but I love your idea of swapping out the pages each month!! Now I just need to get around to making it up :)

having a {me} day said...

Hi Stephanne ... WOW!! Your calendar is just AWESOME!!! I'm loving December, love that Tilda and those papers. Love your step-by-step surgery toot and how you covered up that paper with a hole cut out with the pretty flowery one! So pretty though, can understand why you didn't want to cover up such pretty paper, sometimes paper can be so yummy you just want to make a card with a piece of yummy paper stuck to it! LOL! kxx

Kellie said...

BAHAHAHAHAHAHA the surgery was a success and it's going to live a happy and wonderful life, well for the year of 2010 any ways, hehe! I absolutely LOVE your December hun! Your style is absolutely gorgeous and I always sit here and drool over it. The colouring is perfect all vintage like to suit in with the rest. I could waffle on about it for days, hehe, but I'll let other people join in. LOVE it, absolutely LOVE it!
Hugs Kel xx

Shawne said...

Beautiful beautiful work, the coloring on tilda is awesome!!! I wish I would remember to dig through my scraps more often!

Aunty Sue said...

Hi stunning and love the way you used to scraps and left overs

Sue said...

Stephanie, if this is what you do with paper, have to come for dinner some time. Great calendar idea. Your absolutely right, the paper is too beautiful to cover up, like the bow idea. December page is wonderful, Flowers look great in the corner. Working two days is two too many, I'm bushed when I get home, so behind in blogland.

Nice job as always...
Your biggest fan

Elise said...

Oh Stephanne, this is absolutely gorgeous sweetie! How do you get such wonderful things done so quickly?! And beautifully at that! You are AMAZING!! Everything you make is total eye candy for me ... and everyone else ... LOL! I can sit and stare at your work for hours if time allowed me to do it! Sheez, you are totally ROCKIN' every single thing you make! GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS!
Big Hugs,

Janiel/ janny said...

Oh Stephaine you have done a BEAUTIFUL job!!! I love how you did the before and after photos. I should have done that!! LOL...
hugs, Janiel

Bec said...

wow.. this are just stunning.. your work is just amazing.. bec xx

Handmade with Love said...

Hi mate. Seems we both had a spot if trouble with the computer, I was reading your blog last night on my laptop and for some reason couldn't comment! I love your calendar! I like the colours you have used in December and the cute little Tilda and I love the beautiful paper that you have used for May, it goes so well with the lace too! Have yourself a wonderful week! Tracey x

Kylie said...

this is so gorgeous. I love your calendar months. This is extra creative with all the surgery you performed. Very successful!

Kylie ox

♥ Kristy Woods ♥ said...

Oooh so beautiful!! And the surgery was a success....phew I was getting really worried hahah.
Kristy x

Claire Phillips said...

Stunning project Stephanne - great job with using up odds and ends - my box just seems to keep growing! x

Marina said...

Wow! That's stunning!
I love the december, pretty background, Tilda is beautifully coloured and the flowers are gorgeous.


Anonymous said...

Wow--talk about creative inspiration--you've inspired me to save every scrap of paper, and now you've made me want to make a calendar, too! These are gorgeous pages! I love the beautiful Tilda!

theneon said...

Scraps? I can't believe it -- what a transformation and a wonderful way to use up scraps (precious little bits).

Debbie Pamment said...

LURVE the surgical techniques you describe - a great idea for that piece of paper that just won't stretch!!!! Hmmmmmm - when do you need my order confirmed - happy to do it now! One calender please!!!! If the rest is as AMAZING as what you've shown here - WOWOWOWOWOWOW

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Amazing work as usual, Stephanne! Your calendar idea is fabulous. Your images are so perfect - beautifully done. Love what you did with the pictures of the scraps and then the finished product - brilliant job! You rocked this challenge!! Sorry I didn't get by sooner, but it's been a crazy week for me.


Jodie from Oz said...

Stephanne, stunning stunning stunning, I too love your surgical technique. Your December page is gorgeous, the papers are my fav, Tilda is so beautifully coloured and the flowers are stunning. Looking forward to seeing more as the months pass by. Have a great week. Hugs Jodie from Oz