Saturday, 26 July 2014

Using Every Little Scrap!

I don't know about you but those Wallflower Stash papers are just FABULOUS and I can't bear to throw even the smallest piece away. So …. I am sharing a tag today made from my scraps! 

I covered my tag with all my little bits using Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium - I 
like to tear the edges it makes them sit a bit better together.

Added some tissue tape here and there.

Covered the whole lot with a wash of gesso and then went back in with
a baby wipe to take some off here and there.

Once this was dried I added some Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste - I used the
Crackle Texture Paste, but Embossing Paste will give a lovely effect too.

Once that dried I used some sprays from drawer - now I was bit naughty
here as I didn't take a note of the ones I used and I have some old Glimmer Mist
bottles with no much in them! But I definitely used 
a home-made spray from the Vintage Photo Re-inker.

Whilst everything was drying I fussy cut the rose, leaf and birds and edged them with Vintage Photo
Distress Ink. I also stamped a sentiment from the Simple Sayings Stamp Set with Vintage Photo 
DI on some papers which had already had a coat of Gesso - an experiment
which went a wrong!

I then added my bits and pieces to the tag using some foam mounts for the
rose and the birds.  I just LOVE that rose!

Thank you for joining me today and I would love to know what you do with your scraps!

Jennie x


  1. Jennie this is beautiful! I love this type of papercrafting--- taking the bits and making lovely.

  2. Such a beautiful textured tag Jennie. Jenny x

  3. You certainly have used those scraps beautifully Jennie and I love the crackles in the embossing paste too. Anne xx

  4. This is soo pretty but your signature flower is missing!

  5. Wow this is a fabulous tag! I have lots of papers ready for making tags for my daughter's wedding-I shall use this as inspiration-thank you! Alison xx

  6. This is a beautiful tag Jennie and a great way to use all those little bits & pieces. Love the addition of the crackle texture and the way you have used the words of the simple saying set to make a different sentiment. Mo x

  7. This is just gorgeous,love the

  8. Jennie, what a great way to use up those tiny scraps. Like you, I have loads - thanks for the inspiration. Your tag is fantastic! Jean.x

  9. Just love this tag Jennie, what a great use of the paper scraps, one to try!

  10. Brilliant Jennie, love how you built up the background to this tag Jennie, the texture on top looks fantastic and the end result is just stunning!

  11. Absolutely Stunning Jenny. All those textures look fabulous. Hope to see you soon. Hugs Rita xxxx

  12. Absolutely delicious - and a wonderful way to give life to every last scrap of those fab papers!
    Alison xx