Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday Mania Ephemera

Hello! Today we have the Monday Mani challenge at Club Anya and Friends and Rinne has challenged us all to use ephemera on our cards. You may ask "What is ephemera?" (I am really hoping I am not the only one who had to ask that!!) Amy tells me, "Ephemera is all those little bits and pieces of paper and what not that usually get thrown away as you go about your day, like: newspaper clippings, business cards, shopping bags, fabric and clothing tags, ticket stubs, candy wrappers, junk mail, even broken jewelry". So I added two tags to my card today - one came from a reusable grocery bag and the other from a basket I had just bought. My daughter was going to do this challenge with me and she was loving adding all of her findings to her card - she had some bubble wrap, candy wrapper bits and parts of a fruit chip package. Alas, she ran out of steam before she finished her card!

The Details:
Stamps: Wild Sprout Gigi's head and WS Ruby's body, sentiment from Spotlight (scrapbooking set) - The Greeting Farm
Paper: Basic Grey, Vintage Cream and WHite (Paper Trey Ink)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Walnut Distress Ink
Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
Clothes: YG03,YG05,YG17,G02,G05,G09,Y08,Y17,E25,E27,E29.E49
Misc: Corner Rounder (SU), Sakura Glaze Pen (Black)

Do you think it would be fun to use ephemera on your card? Check out the details for the challenge at Club Anya and Friends - you have the chance to win a CA&F stamp of your choice (that is in stock)!

I hope your day is wonderful!


Tasha said...

Traci this is fab! Loving the layout and the fab colours and i like how you altered the image. Your recycling is great fun too
love tasha xx

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE her Traci....such a cute card and great colors!!!

♥Rach♥ said...

Wow, those tags work together so well, love how it all came together!

Angela said...

This looks great!! So Eco Freindly!! Hope you are having a great Monday!!

Kim said...

This is wonderful, amazing what you did with throw away pieces! It is perfectly blended and coordinated!

angelwhispers said...

What a fab card love the design and colours!! Love Chanelle xx

Pam Varnell said...

This is so cute Traci and very creative. Gigi looks awesome "all green". Love the dashes around each panel. Gorgeous card sweetie!!!

Creepy Glowbugg said...

So cute and a nice use of your ephemera. Go Green!
Plus, I just love the use of the word, "alas".

Amy said...

This is such a cool card Traci! Love your altering and the way you incorporated those tags into the design is awesome! :)

Jessica Diedrich said...

What an awesome card, Traci! You totally capture this challenge-I'm in awe!

Unknown said...

This is just amazing Traci.. And NO you weren't the only one who didn't know what ephemera is... Well, I know now!! I Love this card you have totally rocked the challenge hun!! Xx

Sparkplug17 said...

Such a darling card!

RiNNE said...

Aaaack!!! This is just wonderful, Traci! You've captured exactly what I meant by ephemera! Incorporating 'everyday' things into a card and voilĂ ! Such a 'green' card through & through!