Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Ginspirational Labels

So I went into my craft room this morning to clean up, organize, declutter.  I came out with this.  Funny, but the craft room doesn't look much different.  Maybe a tad messier, LOL!

I couldn't help myself when I saw the labels sitting there, waiting to be used in yet another Once in a Blue Moon Ginspiration Challenge over at Gingersnap Creations.  This time it was Sharon Briss's gorgeous challenge piece that inspired me.  She stamped and colored on a sheet of regular old labels, then transferred them all to a card, which she has on her blog *HERE*. Love, love, love.

For my card, I used my new Beyond the Sea set from Artistic Outpost, colored with Distress Inks in Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Old Paper, Antique Linen, and Pumice Stone.  I backed the labels with some sanded Coordinations cardstock.  I added a little vintage sheet music and a little dyed cheesecloth attached with Tim's tiny attacher, all on a kraft base.  This was so fun, so easy, so quick - I had no idea it would take so little time.  One thing that made it easier for me was that in my case, I could cut away a bit of the label backing sheet at the top, stick the tops of the labels down onto the cardstock, then gently and carefully peel away the rest of the backing sheet - no need to line anything up!  Now I just wish I could find more of these labels... I think they came with some sort of scrapbooking kit at one time.  I definitely want to do this technique again!

P.S. Do check out Artistic Outpost's Referral Program if you haven't seen it.... you could win some incredibly gorgeous stamps, just for using the AO stamps you already have.  How sweet is that?

20 comments:

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

You did a beautiful job with this label piece. Great color too.

Netty said...

Beautiful work Jean and love your stamp and colouring. Annette x

PetraB said...

It already feels like summer holidays, I can even feel the breeze. Lovely card.

Linda R. said...

Beautiful.. I just love that stamp set.. Hope you are having a great start to your week!

Hugs, Linda

Carola Bartz said...

Oooh, I love this card. The labels is an interesting idea, I'm going to try that out.

Lori said...

This is an awesome card, Jean! Love the colors, the stamping is awesome, and those labels are very cool!

Dawn said...

Great job. these do look effectve

Love Dawn xx

Angelnorth said...

This looks great Jean, love that little scrap of cheesecloth, he perfect embellie with this image!

Terry said...

What a cool way to use the labels! Love this card!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

This is just FAB....luv the label look but can't keep them straight, but I'm sure that doesn't surprise you! lol

Shar said...

Love your label creation! So fab! What a great way to show off a seascape!

Thanks also for the kind words about my card.

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty, fab use of the label technique! Thanks for using Artistic Outpost images!

mustavcoffee said...

Gorgeous card, love the frame and know what you mean about the lack of impression on the mess but a new card, no contest I'm afraid, hate putting my crafting stuff away:0) xxx

2amscrapper said...

beautiful take on the GC challenge! Helene

Dezinaworld said...

Ohhh thats beautiful, very inspirational and some great stamping
hugs June x

Hellemor said...

That, a beautiful card. Love the summer feel. Great mix of stamps.

Thanks for your kind comment on my blog.

Susan Allan said...

This has the effect of making me want to escape to the coast and breathing in some refreshing sea air.
It is quite a haunting creation.
Sue xxx

Shelley said...

Oh, it is breath takingly beautiful!

Suzanne C said...

LOve what you did with the Beyond the Sea set! Very inspirational!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Gorgeous Jean, It makes me long for the Sea and warmer days!