Sunday, August 1, 2010

Strip Ease - Crusade #42

I've been off all summer and I still managed to be super late with the GPP Street Team July Crusade...Strip Ease. I love this challenge because I always have paper scraps that I can't bear to throw away but can't really use either. Journaling with them makes for a neat page. Since I just started this on the due date it's still drying and not quite finished. I'm going to go back and write in it once it's no longer sticky, but I didn't want to miss the deadline either.
My strips are all recycled from mail, starbucks' napkins, or scraps from other projects. For the left side I stamped the medallion on the napkin with distress ink, got it wet, ironed it until it was almost dry and then tore it as well. For the right side I stenciled words on the page and then covered it with the strips. The piece over the word is also a napkin as well as the leaves in the bottom corner. I love those leaves and had to put them somewhere. It's hard to tell they are leaves in the picture.

I did get to work on some art this vacation, but not nearly as much as I wanted to. Now that I start back to work next week I'm afraid it will be even less. So depressing.


  1. Kimberly - yay! Vacation winds down and you made the deadline. I'm with you - can't part with scraps leftover from projects. Didn't you love being able to include them on a spread? Here's to more of THAT. Love seeing all the various bits you reclaimed for this spread. Thanks for sharing with the team!

  2. I just stumbled across your blog. I love it! I'm going to poke around, I promise to put everything back where I found it!

  3. Wow. You are so creative. I LOVE this Pumpkin! Art makes me very, very happy! : )

    I know what you mean about the summer flying. I always have such great intentions and then suddenly, it is over and I have done like 1 out of the 490 things I wanted to do over the summer.


  4. Okay, these pages are yummy. And Aren't scraps impossible to get rid of?! I couldn't believe how small the little leftovers were in my stash. And now that I've seen how great they can all look on people's pages, I'm definitely going to be using them more often.

    nice work!

  5. You're so totally creative! I love what you've done with the bits and pieces and made beautiful art!


  6. Don't you love it when you find the perfect use for some of those scraps?!
    Your pages look great!

  7. These pages are great an so inspiring! The fact that you used scraps or recycled stuff made it even more cool. Thanks for sharing the techniques too.

  8. I love it when you share pieces of your creative life.