Dust Off Your Old Supplies is the current challenge at Anything But A Card - something I think we could all join in! I found some amazing things lurking in the backs of some of my craft drawers.
When I first started scrapbooking I was a great fan of Basic Grey (I still am, but thankfully I have moved on!) I used to buy the packs of paper and inside each pack was a set of letters and probably like the rest of you I have a few (hmmmm .... more a stack) of these sheets and I never know what to do with them.
Having got into gesso lately I thought I would stick them on a tag and put gesso over the top of them. Not being a haphazard sort of person (wish I was!) my letters and numbers are pretty uninspiring but even though they were different colours the gesso covered them all.
I then sprayed the tag with Dylusions Sprays: London Blue, Vibrant Turquoise and Pure Sunshine. Gorgeous colours and yep I had matching hands! I inked up a small text stamp and dotted it here and there and basically that was it.
I actually really like this as a background and will certainly do it again, perhaps even on a scrapbook page.
I didn't want to put too much decoration on the tag as I really liked the effect, so just a small collage of scrim, hemp, string, lace and ribbon. The lace and ribbon were inked with the Dylusions Sprays. The handmade flowers were in my box and were pink, but the inks are so strong they cover most things!
You still have another week to enter this wonderful challenge, so why not get into your cupboards and stash and look for something you haven't used for a while. And of course you can make anything you like as long as it is not a card! If you need some inspiration then click the link HERE and have a scroll down the Design Team pieces and some wonderful entries and click the link HERE for a second week of Design Team pieces.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend x