Friday, July 24, 2009

It's Finally Friday at SPCC!

This week's Finally Friday is brought to you by one of our fabulous SP Divas, Heidi! Next week, one of our SPCCers will be hosting. Would you like to host? Simply play along with Finally Friday or SPCC and you might be asked!!
She came up with this neat challenge and I can't wait to see what you come up with!


This week's challenge: Make your own embellishments using household items.

There are so many gorgeous embellishments available for purchase out there nowadays. But in these hard economic times, saving a buck here or there doesn't hurt. And the handmade look is so IN! So why not use some everyday household items to embellish your creations?

On my layout "It's a Dogs' Life" my "ribbon" and butterfly accents are made of items you probably have laying around. (Did you also notice the color combo is SPCC #7??!!)


The "ribbon" is made of popped bubblewrap custom colored with alcohol inks. I love the way it kind of looks like grass which mimics an element in two of my photos.



And, after cleaning the alcohol inks off my craft mat, I realized I had another great piece of embellishment fodder on my hands - the used paper towel. I simply cut a butterfly shape out of a nicely mottled area, folded it up a bit at the body, and then doodled on it with some Stickles. Voila!


But wait! There's more! I didn't just stop with these 2 embellishments while I had my inks and my creativity whipped out! I also made these:



Another piece of alcohol-inked bubblewrap (which I think will lend itself nicely to a water-themed project), a dye-inked dryer sheet flower blossom, and yes, what household project would be complete without some good old duct tape? This time it's colored with alcohol inks and fashioned into a flower and a pinwheel. (I'm feeling that pinwheel on a boy-themed layout!)

You could even take any of these items one step further by stamping on them with StazOn. (I can tell you there will definitely be some stamped duct tape embellies on some of my upcoming projects REAL soon!! So cute!)

There are so many possibilities of things you can make with household items. Here are a few more examples I've made recently:

Hostess CupCake box flower:


Disposable aluminum serving tray rocket:



Well, as you can see, I had a lot of fun trying to come up with innovative and cost-effective handmade embellishments.

So, come on! Let's see that CREATIVITY!!

Don't forget to link your projects up with Mr. Linky. Even though this challenge is just for fun, we're all dying for you to show us what you've come up with!

And, of course, I hope you're participating in this week's Color Combo Challenge!

Now, Heidi has left you with tons of great ideas for making your own embellishments, so lets see your stuff, SPCCers!!


Finally Friday at SPCC Participants
1. Samantha (Creator)
2. Brandy
3. RobbynW
4. RobbynW (card 2)
5. Heidi SP Diva (a card)
6. Emily (SP Diva)
7. Heidi SP Diva (another l/o)
8. Melisa (SP Diva)

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Happy Crafting,

5 comments:

Joan said...

Absolutely love the Hostess box flower!! Great colors in it - very cool!!

Emily said...

I love that flower too! Amazing work.

thescrapmaster said...

Great challenge, Heidi!! I am going to have to try it out!

Danielle said...

Awesome ideas!!

Priscilla said...

Hi Samantha, I have been loving speending time looking around your blogs...I love your verity and your meet the Divas was really cool. I am glad I found your fun site :)

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