Monday, 29 October 2012

From Bits and Pieces on my desk...

Hello everyone and a very warm welcome to my new followers, you are all so very much appreciated!

I don't know about you but I always seem to collect an awful lot of bits and pieces on my work desk. Usually bits left over from other projects or bits I changed my mind about in the last minute. I pop them in a little empty container and promise myself to use them in a next project, and then more often than not, I don't.

Well, this weekend I set myself the challenge to use all the bits and pieces and nothing else to create something. The result is a couple of tags.


This is the first one. After completing it I decided to turn it into a Christmas card. (Yes I know it's two days away from Halloween so what am I doing making Christmas cards....)

Here is the second, after completing it I also turned it into a card.


Not exactly traditional Christmas colours but then hey, these were just bits and pieces on my desk and tell you what, there are still many more left, - I can feel a journal page coming on....
Have a good week everyone!

26 comments:

Jennie Atkinson said...

Wow!!! Fantastic use of your bits and pieces Astrid. I love the colour themes - it is always nice to see something different from the traditional. Look forward to seeing your journal page!

Tracie Dean said...

Astrid, they are so beautiful!! The first tag reminds me of the 12 Tags of Christmas Challenge. Not sure what week.

Your talent is as always awe inspiring.

Buttons said...

Oh boy, the bits on your desk are just as beautiful as the bits you put on your 'main' projects!! LOVE the colours on each of these. So vintage Christmas. Hugs, Buttons x

Sarah said...

You even have a magical touch with bits and pieces! Beautiful.

Paula Whittaker said...

a great challenge with fab results....will have to try this myself (mind you, I dont have quite as nice items laying about on my desk!)

Lucy Edmondson said...

Absolutely beautiful! You must have quality scraps on your desk!

Lucy x

Netty said...

Such a fab way to use your tags Astrid, love them all and thank you for the idea, xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh! If only my used up scraps ended up looking like this....sigh!...! Look forward to seeing your journal page!

anna Sonata said...

Very nice, thanks for sharing.
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PeggyR said...

I love your artwork!

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful creations ... and I love the quote!

Bärbel said...

So wunderbare Werke, Astrid, die vielen liebevollen Details darau, das macht jedes Stück zu einem echten Highlight!

marda said...

You create amazing art work with your bits and pieces. I doubt if my scraps and bits would make such a beauty!! You seem to have the magic touch.

Dorthe said...

Dear Astrid, how beautiful they are ,with the distressed dyed ribbons, the lovely flowers, and glitter here and there. I think they are wonderful christmas tags, also if the colours are not traditional.
xo,Dorthe

Robin said...

Your tags are gorgeous Astrid! I never would have guessed that you used bits and pieces to create them. Have a great day.

Hugs,
Robin

butterfly said...

The result is two absolutely gorgeous tags... amazing use of the leftovers (though the leftovers must have been pretty amazing in themselves!) - gorgeous ribbons and flowers on both - and your usual vintage deliciousness!
Alison x

Terri said...

Hello Astrid, your blog is beautiful! And your art here is fab as well. I love this challenge, it is one I give myself a lot lately. You have done really well with your two pieces. I love both, but I am really interested in the colors you used in your Christmas card. They are in a really attractive tone, and give a unique feel. Great job!
Hugs,
Terri

Sandy said...

Wow Astrid your work is a dream.
Love the old design. Great vintage.
Gorgeous details. Love them all.
xoxo

maria's knutselplezier said...

Your tags are wonderful!!

Greetings
Maria

Ephemera said...

Hi Astrid, fabulous tags, using your bits and bobs, absolutely beautiful. xx

sharon said...

You have a way of working magic with everything! I adore your Christmas creations, and the shabby flowers are my fav! The fact that you used non traditional colors makes it even better...they are unique and perfect!

craftimamma said...

Astrid, these a stunning and the colours a dream! Well done on making such beautiful art from bits and pieces. I have boxes of bits I can't bear to throw away but never use. I must try harder!!!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Marisa Job said...

Wow!!! Your talent is amazing!!! Love every single tag!!

Sandie Edwards said...

I love the fact you didn't use traditional christmas colours Astrid. Each one is gorgeous, with its own character.... so adore your flowers, the design and embellishments you used. Amazingly vintage and stunning..

Pat Beaumont said...

Fabulous tags - and just shows how talented you are

Izzwizz said...

Two fab creations there. Just goes to show you don't need to spend a lot to come up with great work. I'm just as guilty at not using my scraps usually. Maddy x

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