Sunday, March 26, 2017

Squirrly Sponge

it was play time in my craft space - My Fiber Bubble. I spent a little time at the sewing machine working on a quilt. All because I was looking for a seam ripper (yes - I needed my UN-SEWER).  sometimes spend more time unsewing than actually sewing!

While on the hunt for my seam ripper...I KNOW - you'd think with my deplorable sewing skills my seam ripper would be readily reachable - but for some reason - it was 'hiding'.

While pawing through the area that I was SURE my ripper would be holed up in I glanced around and what caught my eye? A round sponge! It still had the label and price tag on it. Unused. Sad little sponge. How many years ago did I buy that? WHY did I buy it?

So in true "squirrel" fashion. I quickly forgot about the seam ripper, grabbed the sponge, and ran for my acrylic paints! (Acrylic paints that were 'transferred' to me from my sista Gailey. Yes "transfer" is the correct verb. If you've read my blog posts in the past you may be familiar with ToC - Transfer of Crap.) It is a genetic affliction that is deeply embedded in several of my family members...

Forgotten. Forlorn. Forsaken. The Sponge AKA Porifera.

Since I had the paint out and was getting acquainted with my porous little sphere I made several backgrounds to be used at a later date. After I made four of these using random colors. I remembered a fan-folded butterfly set that I bought in the clearance aisle at Hobby Lobby. It had nearly identical colors to one of the backgrounds. Whooop! Whooop!

Butterfly Wishes
~White base card
~Sponge painted background using acrylic paints
~Coral cardstock die cut flourishes
~Party Butterflies by Pebbles
~Sentiment by Jen Long (Sizzix)
Challenges | Inspirations
Just Us Girls - photo inspiration (butterfly teapot)
Case This Sketch - sketch
Alphabet Challenge - anything with wings
Daring Cardmakers - up in the air
Southern Girls - use a die

Here's to discovering unused treasures, going with my inner squirrel, and using transfer of crap (ToC) items!

Thanks for clicking by!

Nancy in Iowa


  1. WOW! Nancy, this is sensational! I love the background with that sponge.....and guess I need to be on the hunt for one like it now. The butterfly is beautiful and those colors are great with it.
    Forget about the un-sewer!

  2. This is a brilliant card. I have lots of things hiding in my crafty space too and lots of unused things. I am glad to see you are making such good use of your forgotten stash. Thank you for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge.
    Crafty hugs

  3. What a fabulous butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Daring Cardmakers this week

  4. Fun folded bfly! Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

  5. Fab card - that background looks amazing and the butterfly is so cleverly done! Thanks for sharing it with the Daring Cardmakers!

  6. Oh my, who would have thought that the hunt for a lost seam ripper could create such beauty! I'm glad I'm not the only one that is disorganised! Happy Thursday my lovely friend xxx

  7. I just love your sponging! What a creative idea.


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