Scraps and Pieces

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Well my RAK finally reached it's destination and from what I heard she loved it!  That made an otherwise long day a good day overall.  My other co-workers told me I could not have chosen a more deserving person, and I was rather pleased with myself.  So if you get a chance to contribute to a RAK, go for it and bring a smile to someone's heart.
Nothing unusual to share with you and for me that alone is a miracle.  My life is always full of something strange but thats what makes life living...think on that for a minute.  Anyway I will not disappoint you, I do have another card to share with you, but before I do I would like to remind you once again that there is still time to create a scrapbook page and join my challenge...currently there is only one entry so the odds of winning are great! A gift card to "Make it Crafty" is up for grabs.
Oh well, moving right along.  My card is indeed a pieced together "scrap card" and I'll tell you why as I go along.
 Above is the front of my card.  I noticed I had small sheets of black paper laying around but when measuring them they wouldn't work as a first layer therefore I decided I would use them as smaller mats perhaps, but did you know that all black paper is NOT compatible...go figure that one out.  Now when I think about it no color holds true across all spectrums.  It depends on the parent from which it was created.  Kinda like kids, huh?

Anyway I ran across a challenge (actually two of them) that said piece it together, or use scraps, and put something broken back together.  Well I thought the paper had broken from its parent 12x12 sheet and was now an odd piece so I could use that.

I got the idea to use little squares from a mosaic scrapbook layout I had created so I began to punch any black scrap of paper I could find starting with the smallest of pieces.  I ended up with way more than I needed and then I thought to do the same with my leftover white, red and green.  All scraps from making Christmas cards all week.

Here is a side view so you can get a glimpse of the inside. I used the negative side of one of the black scraps I had punched to decorate the inside. 
This worked because the background was white and I was able to layer a piece of black on the card base.  Then lastly I added a white oval shaped piece of paper for a personal message.  This allowed me to carry the theme from the front of the card onto the inside. Doing this seemed to work well with this card.

I do tend to give a big yipee to myself when things go well on the first attempt.  Doesn't happen often so I savor every moment when it does (heh he). 
I liked how this card turned out and I'm almost finished creating a red and black one with the other scraps I have.  This card is a 5x7 turned horizontal but the next one I hope to make it so it can stand vertically.
I want to enter this card in the following challenges:
Lady Anne's - Anything Goes Challenge

Word Art Wednesday - #54 Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - Memories
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - #36 Anything Goes
Stampin Sisters in Christ - #165 Put it Back Together
Shelley's Images - Oh Scrap
Perfect Sentiment - #56 Piece it Together
Penny's Paper Crafty - #102 Anything Goes

Lady Anne's Sentiment Friday - Anything Goes
Well thats all for I am going to go and tackle a tri-shutter card. My first go at it failed and my second try turned out pretty good but now for the real deal.  Keeping my fingers crossed...if it goes well I will share but if not then....well you'll figure it out.


Karen Letchworth said...

This is so cool - I love the colors and the dimension to this. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday.
Karen L

Glenda Atkins said...

Very striking, love the colours, the yellow makes the sentiment really pop. Wonderful!

Caroline said...

This is fabulous I love the black and white it really looks effective. Caroline xxx

MaxineD said...

Lesia this is so elegant and really striking with the black and white and the pop of yellow!

Sheila H said...

Very clever, Leisa! And quite pretty also.

Paula Bee said...

So very pretty! I just love the black, white, yellow color combo! Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

You have indeed made excellent use of your scraps, and your talent. Black and white my favorite colors. The inside is very striking as well. Thank you for sharing with us.
Psalm 103 Blessings
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful card!!!

Papercrafting Princess said...

Great use of scraps! It's beautiful

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

This is a very nice card. I love how you used foam tape to make the pieces pop. I love black and white cards. They always look so elegant.

Thanks for joining us at Tammy’s Scrapin Corner this week. Remember to be chosen for a prize, you must be a follower of this challenge blog. Hope to see you next week. Have a fantastic day!! Hugs, Gloria DT

ahlers5 said...

Love the 3D on this, wonderful! Thanks so much for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner this week.

Tammy's Scrapin' Corner DT

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful colours. Great design and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tammys Scrapin Corner. Good luck. Hugs Desíre {Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Miesje said...

You rocked this challenge - love it!
Thanks for playing along on SSiC!

Penny said...

Wow, this card just pops! Love the b/w with the yellow accent! So creative! Love the design, the sentiment, and all the die cuts, too! Thank you for sharing this with us at Lady Anne's this month! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Laine Kammeraad said...

Wow - absolutely wonderful. Love how you used the scraps. Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrappin Corner this week and we hope you will join us again.

Hugs and smiles


DT - Tammy's Scrappin Corner

KC Inspired said...

Love your "scrap usage"! Great color scheme.

Thanks for playing with us @ The Perfect Sentiments.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW! This is FABULOUS and what a great way to use up those scraps! I know ... who would have guessed there was more than ONE shade of BLACK! Frustrating! Anyways ... Thanks so much for joining our "SCRAPS" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT

Cheryl said...

FANTASTIC! Love the simple color scheme and wonderful texture. Those pearls are absolutely perfect! Thanks for joining us this week at The Perfect Sentiment!

Desire Fourie said...

This is so beautifully designed. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Lady Anne’s Paper Crafts DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Berni Cuttino said...

Beautifully design. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Cards By Lady Anne. We look forward to seeing you again.

CraftySue52 said...

This is awesome...I love yellow and black together.

Bunny said...

This is lovely..Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty..And good luck.


Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

It's lovely.Thanks so much for joining at Shelly’s Images.

Jennipher said...

Very nice take on our piece it together challenge. Thanks for playing at The Perfect Sentiment.

Rosie Guiher said...

Great card design. Love the use of the black like this. Nice sentiment.Thanks for joining us at Lady Anne's.
Rosie DT

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