Thursday, April 2, 2009

Neglected Supply Challenge!

Tiffany, one of the other justjohanna's Odd Bird Planeteers, and I were chatting online about all the scrap/stamp crap we've got and never/rarely used, so we decided to do a "Neglected Supply Challenge". It was due last Friday, but I do believe we've extended the challenge since there weren't that many takers. Tiffany has put up a prize, so you might want to participate. :)

The challenge is on the Odd Bird Planet's group at Paper Craft Planet. Boy, that's a lot of planets!

The neglected supplies I used were: Swirl-Embossed Grungeboard, Fragments, Paint Dabber, Crackle Accents, Sepia Accents, and scraps of patterned paper (Scarlet Letter and a really old partial sheet of Motifica or Sublime).

I also used OBP stamps Karrie's Molly Owl, Owl-Fred Big Owl, and Hello.

I coated the Grungeboard skull with Pearl Paint Dabber. When the paint dried, I used Distress inks (Black Soot & Tea Dye) to shab it up. Then I went over the whole thing with Crackle Accents and left it to dry while I went shopping.

The owls were colored with Copic markers and I used Spica pen to add a little bling to their eyes. The patterned paper was looking a bit flat, so I used Sepia Accents over the swirly patterns of the Motifica paper. Much better. I'll definitely do that again.

I stamped the sentiment on a leftover scrap of the Scarlet Letter paper, glued a tag Fragment over it, cut it out, and sanded off the excess.

The Grungeboard and Fragment made the card too thick to scan, plus the Crackle Accents are highly reflective which would have made the scan even worse. However, my photography (indoors at night) isn't going to win any awards. It looks much cooler in real life, especially the crackly look over the pearly white swirly Grungeboard.

Sadly, you'll have to take my word for that.

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. What a fun card!

    I've never tried grunge board but you have me intrigued - love the swirly texture.

  2. Your card is amazing...what a terrific talent you have!

  3. I looks fabulous from the picture you took. I never really liked that image but you've worked with it really well...very nice :)

  4. Way to use up your stash! ;)

  5. Wow, this is an amazing card, love it, great job!
    Hugs, Christine :)

  6. Oh this is just BRILLIANT! Love love your card!

  7. What an adorable card. The way the owls are peaking out is fun. I guess I better head over there myself.