Scrap doll

One last bookmark doll, I promise! This one is unique in that all the paper on this card except the base is from scraps. The hair and head are leftovers from the other dolls I've made, but everything else is from a CTMH class I took last month. Unlike other workshops I've attended, Michelle doesn't give us precut pieces for our cards; she gives us uncut pieces of paper and a cutting diagram. There is always a lot left over, sometimes enough to duplicate all the cards we make at the workshop and then some. Anyway, I used the leftover CTMH paper because I knew that all the colors and papers would go together without even thinking about it.

Fast forward a month - I'm at this month's card class, and we are chatting about CTMH blog hops, and it's time for me to go, so I ask what I should do with my plastic drink cup (I was looking for a recycling bin), and Michelle tells me that I should use it on a card for the recycling challenge on the Heart 2 Heart blog.

So, I took it home and punched a butterfly out of it, and hit it briefly with my heat gun to curl it a little.  The tan color of the solo cup goes nicely with the muted tones of the paper, I think.  It was easy enough to add it to the card with a glue dot.

Other challenges:
WoodwareUSA - anything goes
Stamping Vacation - no black ink
Papertake Weekly - dimension
A Spoon Full of Sugar - small creature (butterfly)
Rubber Redneck - color
Freshly Brewed - cute and sweet
Fabulous Friday - handmade embellishment

Juliet Arrighi

17 comments:

melshappyscrappyplace said...

Cute card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge!
Melissa

Lorrinda said...

Very cute, love what you've done with scraps of paper and who would ever guess that butterfly came from a drink cup? Thanks for joining us at H2H:)

Beach Cat ! said...

Love this one the best.

Myrna said...

Juliet
This is very, very pretty. Love it. Love the doll and the colors. Great butterfly.
Myrna

Lori Apgar said...

Gorgeous card ~ you rocked our Handmade Embellishment Challenge at Frosted Designs this week!!

Beach Cat ! said...

I came back to see why this one spoke to me. It's the stripes. No., it's the butterfly that just lighted on her arm. No, it is the curve of her hair into her face, not quite perfect, just a slight swoop toward her eyes. Ok toward where her eyes would be. And the flower in her hair, so perky and unassuming. And the corner swirls and how the one on the right looks like it is a swirl of a butterfly coming down to sit on her hand, for just one precious moment. Kind of like youth, about to fly away but for one second she possesses it, kind of like fairy dust. No, I guess that is butterfly poo. Do butterflies poo? Ok I am losing the whole magical thing here ...

Angie A. said...

very cute card... great idea...thanks for playing alongwith us at frosted desgigns

Nancy said...

A beautiful card!! I love that you used almost all scraps on it...way to go! Thank you for joining us this week at Woodware USA!

Diana said...

WOW!!! This is GORGEOUS!!!! Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs.

Lisa Stenz said...

What a fabulous card and the perfect solution to this week's challenge! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at H2H! *Ü*

Michelle said...

Love it Juliet! Thanks for coming this month. I look forward to seeing what you come up with with the Miracle paper!

Karen Day said...

Juliet this is absolutely adorable! That striped paper works so perfectly for her kimono. Thanks for joining us for the recycling challege this week at H2H :o)

Heather said...

what a stunning and unique card!

Thanks for playing along this week at Freshly Brewed Challenges Cute and Sweet challenge

Hugs! Heather

rubberredneck said...

Cute card I like how you used the plastic cup! Thanks for playing along in the Color Round Up Color Challenge!!

Melinda said...

How imaginative to turn a cup into a butterfly and to hit it with the heat gun to curl the wings! Oh my! Love your little geisha. Thanks for joining us at H2H!

Shar said...

Unbelievably gorgeous! Beautifully done and fab idea!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

WOW! Really fab card! Thanks for sharing at Stamping Vacation!