The Scrap the Moments challenge this week is to scrap with something from around your house...a tag, a receipt, a ticket stub...you get the picture. I had lots of cool clothing tags from some of my teenagers' jeans that I thought I'd use but that didn't seem "interesting" enough to me. For a little while I was stumped and then it dawned on me that I could use paper towels. Yes, you read that right...paper towels. I don't remember where I recently saw this technique but I loved the way it looked and thought it was such a clever use of materials. I hurried to my kitchen and tore off a sheet and headed back to my craft room. Here are the results and my layout for the challenge.
Start with shite paper towels and tear them into strips.
Using Smooch Spritz in Spun Sugar and Gingersnap I misted the paper towel strip heavily on both sides then set them out to dry a bit. You can't let them dry completely as they need to be a bit damp and pliable when you twist them into flowers.
To make the flowers I rolled each strip the long way on the paper towel then I simply twisted and rolled until the flower shape was how I wanted it. I set them aside to dry a bit more then used my hot glue gun to smear glue all over the back of the flower to help it maintain its shape.
And here they are on my layout. All the elements on my layout, with the exception of the Thickers, the "ring" border strip and the paper towel flowers all came from the November Artful Delight kit that I won back in October. Enjoy and make sure to head on over to Scrap the Moments and enter this weeks challenge. Catch the Moments is sponsoring and they have a fabulous prize package lined up for the winner.