Saturday, 7 August 2010

The shirt off your back

Order of the opus gluei challenge 66 is an unusual and novel one: 'use 'the shirt off your back' - in my case, it's the blouse. I photographed part of this blouse to give me some background paper:

The blouse material is a bit crinkled which gives a slightly offbeat look to the photo and print out.

I used CPS sketch 178 (love this - will remember it and use it again):

The spotted strip of paper is American crafts 'confetti'. The sentiment stamp is from Hobbycraft (think it was in one of their bargain bins).

This is also for:

Stampin' royalty 31: 'create your own designer paper
Sentimental Sundays 14
: 'switch it up! - new technique or new style' - this is the first time I've taken a picture of some material and used it as background paper
Simple doodles 23: 'get out of the box' - a different idea for creating background paper
Crazy amigo: 'free theme'
Tuesday taggers: 'lots of lovely black'
Penny's 35: 'anything goes'
Scrappy frogs: 'a stitch in time'
2sisters 4: 'stitching'
Stampavie 103: 'black, white and one more colour'
Stamp, scrap & doodle: 'no images only sentiments, diecuts or other embellishment'
Pixie dust 34: 'cute as a button'
Everything but the kitchen sink 20: 'buttons'
Really reasonable ribbon 5: 'black and white (can add a splash of colour'


  1. How cool is this?! What a neat idea! Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's. Good Luck!


  2. Oh I love your card. What a cleaver way to make paper. I love it.
    I just got the link working at SSDS. I hope I did it correctly. Give it a try now.
    Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week.

  3. Oh wow!! Brilliant xx Thank you for playin at 2 sisters challenge blog xx

  4. Great card and super idea for a background! Thanks for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

  5. WOW. I love this. Your shirt makes a wonderful background paper. I am very impressed. You literally used the shirt off your back. Very clever indeed. Thanks so much for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI. Your creations are something we look forward to every week. ;-}

  6. Thanks for linking up your card!

  7. wow - what an amazing idea! Your card is very pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Stampin' Royalty.

  8. Great idea, love the background. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

  9. Great idea of creating custom backgrounds, I love it!!

    Thank you for sharing your creation with us at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Show us your stitching!

    Jo x

  10. Very cool. Thank you for joining us at the 2 Sisters Challenge.

  11. That is such an original idea! Thank you for joining us at SSDS!

  12. What a great idea to use your blouse such a great card thank you for sharing with us at TT this week. xx Zoe

  13. That is a totally awesome way to create your paper! Thanks for playing with us at Pixie Dust Studio this week :)

  14. Oh wow, what a very unique way of making a backing paper, beautiful!!! Love the card.
    Thanks for joining us this time at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog.
    Love and hugs
    Emma and Susan

  15. Pretty and how crafty! Thanks for playing with us in the EBTKS challenge! :)

  16. Makes a great background paper - I did this for a DCM dare a couple of years ago - I scanned a pashmina and the design was lovely

  17. Beautiful Work! What a totally clever way to make patterned paper. Thanks for playing with us this week at Stampin' Royalty.

  18. That paper looks just like your shirt and a fab clean and simple card. Thanks for another entry at Penny's.

  19. What a fab, creative idea! Thanks for playing with us EBTKS girls!

  20. This is so creative! Fantastic idea!

  21. Great idea!! Thanks for playing along with Simple Doodles - hope you can join us again next time!

  22. girl you are so creative!!! fantastic :) thanks for joining us on SD

  23. what a great idea!! love the background!!

  24. what a great idea to use a shirt as your inspiration. thank you for joining us at scrappy frog!!!


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