Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Use your left overs at TioT's

A super new challenge theme over at Try it on Tuesdays today

Use your left overs and scraps.

Please call over to TioT' s here to see what we all made with our left overs.
Read all the details for the theme,  as we would like you to tell us about the scraps you used

This is my pile of bits and pieces,

materials, papers, most were used, but I am still looking for a home for the skeleton leaf.

The earlier stages of sticking down,
 The base canvas was a total mess of colour, scrapes, spilt embossing powder that stuck to the original wet paint.

I added the clay left overs and began by covering  it with white acrylics, gesso didn't work . 
I had a bit of experiment with paler colours at this stage and decided that pink and pale were not me.

Hence the dark final colours you see in my first photo.
 I used own made spray paints.
Found the pen nib for  the butterfly,  in a packet containing yet more bits and pieces.

Now to the added words, it is really a note to myself.....
 that one day,  if I ever completely sort through my craft room, it could  happen, I often start the job and tidy the desk. Tidiness and order, would  prevail.
Go on laugh,, I know that this is a very distant dream.
Besides, I wouldn't know where to find anything.

Thank you for calling in to see me today
You are always very welcome.

If you have called to see me for TDay, please scroll down for today's earlier post


  1. Lovely project, a great and decorative use of your scraps. Hugs, Valerie

  2. A wonderful way to use up your scraps - it's fabulous.
    xxx Hazel.

  3. Wow, this is gorgeous Yvonne! It's like all those scraps were meant to be used together! Beautiful colours, and your texture looks so amazing! Wonderful recycle art piece! hugs :)

  4. A gorgeous project Yvonne and brilliant use of leftovers. (love the colours and the lovely quote)
    Sorting out - good if you then know where things, but tidiness never lasts does it...well not here anyway :)
    Gill xx

  5. A wonderful project dear Yvonne! Awesome!
    oxo Susi

  6. this turned out so beautifully Yvonne. I love the imagery and choice of colors!

  7. Wonderful project. Love it. What a great way to use up the scraps.
    Hugs Flo x

  8. Beautifully used leftovers! A great background as well.
    Hugs ♥

  9. This is a wonderful project Yvonne. Love the way you used your scraps to make this super piece.
    Mar xx

  10. Love the way you have used all these leftovers Yvonne! You have made great background and the choice of colours is beautiful.

  11. A fabulous project and a great way of using up leftovers. Love the colour - much better than the pale pink.
    Avril xx

  12. Love the use of your scrap bits. And I also like both color versions. I put stuff away too, then not know where to look for it!

  13. wow,georgus canvas,love the beautiful backround and all lovely deatils.
    happy week.

    hugs jenny

  14. The images and the colours are lush. Great use of your leftovers. Happy crafty week, Angela x

  15. This is beautiful Yvonne - gorgeous textures and colours! Hugs, Chrisx

  16. Wow Yvonne brilliant use of your leftovers, I love the textures and design xxx

  17. Great use of your bits & pieces Yvonne & I have to say that I love the words!


  18. Love it. Fabulous project. Love the goodies and papers used..xx

  19. Wowww, this is a very beautiful projekt. Great!!!
    Greetings Carola

  20. It's really true that color unifies everything. Although I liked the pink and white, I much preferred the final beauty you created. Had to laugh at the concept of a clean art studio, though. I think it's something all of us aspire to now and then.

  21. Fabulous left overs and I like you new header too.

  22. Love the texture on this piece Yvonne. It is absolutely gorgeous. Hugs-Erika

  23. A beautiful creation and a lovely way to use up those bits and pieces, gorgeous! J :-)

  24. You are never too old to dream a new dream. I am doing that right now with my artwork. I have taught school and sewn and knitted for years and years but that door was closed to me by arthritis and my back problems. But a wonderful new door opened and a wee dream came true....my artwork. Thanks for all of your encouragement. genie

  25. Really beautiful Yvonne and what a difference with the final colour added to it. Clever use of the leftoves

    Love Chrissie xx