Saturday, January 26, 2013

do you save your accidental paper?

You know, those papers you use to protect your work surface while
you spray inks or paints or whatever?  They make some of the best
"accidental" backgrounds for other things!

I used some accidental paper for this birthday card--it's for a teenage
boy, and I think he'll like it:
all these stamps are from Victorian Invention
Here's the inside--I added some spritz to it, as well:
the sentiments are from Verses, Full Sheet
Here is a pic of the back, it shows the shimmer, which is also on the front
of the card, but you know how hard it is to capture shine in a photo!
Perfect Pearls Mist
How about a few challenges?
My Time to Craft--things with wings
Pattie's Creations--use something recycled (the "accidental" paper!)
CCEE Challenges--masculine time/clock reference


catherine said...

Great work and thanks for joining in with my challenge over at Allsorts this week
x catherine

Craftnut said...

Great up cycling. Thanks for joining our challenge at Allsorts Tracy x

Ann said...

i do !!
i save all my cut pieces of paper to reuse elsewhere too!..sometimes i think i "save" too much!!
a lovely card!!!!

Nicie Ibarra said...

I have tons! I'm going to have to start using some of them - love your card!!! :)

...and Congrats on the Top 3 at Wicked Wednesday ATC!

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Hey Trisha, I just recently started saving mine when I realized my alcohol ink spritzers were creating some really cool accident papers. Haven't used
them in anything yet but you inspire me. GReat card.

Marjie Kemper said...

What a great card! I do save mine. That green angle looks like it was made to be a grassy slope for that bike - how cool is that?!?!

Anonymous said...

Perfect for a teenage bow and beautiful details inside as well.
I save far too much of everything!!!

Buttons said...

Love this idea of accidental paper. Perfect colours and a real spray can feel. Hugs, Jenny x

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a great card! I must use my accidental paper more!

Lucy x

Pattie G said...

What a great project for our challenge at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge!
Thanks for joining us and good luck…

at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

Jo Channon said...

What a great project! and using up your scraps what a great idea. thankyou for joining in at Allsorts this week Jo x

Brenda Brown said...

That has worked so well Trisha, love how the stamps have been placed and the gorgeous shimmery colours.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Terry said...

Great birthday card and so perfect for a teenager! I am sure it will be so enjoyed. Accidents, Ha! Many a butterfly, etc., were born with those accidents! Have a great day!

Connie said...

Hi Trisha, yes, I do use "some" of my accidental papers . . . sometimes they are better than anything that I might plan out, LOL
I love this card, you are so talented. Thanks for sharing.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

scrappymo! said...

Your card looks great and has a nice edgy masculine feel. I think a young guy would really like it!

Ok now, no laughing but I do own 7 spray mist thingy's that I have never opened...
Ok, you can pick yourself up off the floor from laughing now! I am afraid of the over spray as my room is carpeted...I am waiting for the warmer weather and they I will break out those babies and pray them outside!
I am making a card right now that would look so nice sprayed but it is below freezing outside!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is so awesome, Trisha! I know he will love it. I don't work with sprays and mists, but I would definitely keep my accidents if they looked like your beautiful papers!!

Tahiluma Diaz said...

Trisha, what a wonderful project and such a great idea. Thanks for playing in our challenge!
xoxo Tahi
DT Member for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our 'Altered OR Recycled' Challenge #60!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Gio said...

Hello Trisha! It's a very beautiful card... And out of leftovers, you did magic!