Hoarding- a disease that has come to the attention of TV viewers everywhere. We crafters thought we had a well guarded secret with our stashes but apparently the word is out and we have been found to be hoarders. But I am sure we will have the last laugh -after all, if there was a catastrophe tomorrow - my safe room would be stocked full of canned goods, bottled water and craft supplies (only kidding folks - I am not one to plan ahead so don't show up here to take refuge! you would be sadly sorry...).
Suzanne over at Other Lovelies challenges us this week to use something from our hoarded stash. This challenge was a bit tough for me because I had so much to choose from! But trudge on I did and with some thought, I selected some coveted stash to work with. My first selection was a piece of this fab salt paper - that's right folks-salt. It was an experiment gone bad a couple of years ago and yet I loved the effect so hung on to this piece. And yes, the texture you see on the paper is grains of salt - it wasn't supposed to stick to the paper but as usual I was experimenting without directions and this was the result. Anyway, the paper is cool and very textural. And, it looked perfect for this skating pix-thoughts of snow and ice... The other hoarded piece in this card is the vintage purple and lace trim. I only have a small piece of this so it was hard to cut (I have no idea why, I have boxes and boxes of other trims!).
The digi on this piece is from Phindy's Place, the ice skates are a sizzix die, the scalloped punch, SU, and the stamped sentiment is Hero Arts.
Now a couple of thoughts to leave you with- see the wrinkle at the top of the card (the pink paper)? that is there for two reasons, the first is that I need to glue the pieces to the salt paper with crystal effects because apparently nothing else sticks to salt. This in turn, created a wave in the paper 'cause it was very wet. The little wave appeared on the top because I was cheap and hoarding and the pink paper is actually a scrap left from cutting a large sizzix die out and there was hardly any edge left on it. When the paper waved from the saturation, that tiny edge decided to wave too. Such is life! Now, did I really need to use scrap, could I not have possible used a complete piece? Of course I could have, but I am cheap and hate to throw out even the scraps. Someone help me!!!
Now to leave you with a tip to stop hoarding - go read my post here- it has helped me - no really it has, I am not afraid to cut the 6x6 pieces so I am doing less hoarding....!!!