Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Button, Button, Who's Got the Button?
Good day everyone! Today starts another challenge at Inky Impressions. It is not my team's week to provide the DT cards, but I like to try to do a card anyway to keep my routine going. I wasn't sure that I'd get one done this week, however, as it has been a hectic two weeks around my house. There has been a lot of stress as we've been dealing with refurbishing what had been my Mother's house getting it ready to sell. We'd had renters in it since my Mother's death, and they badly abused the property, leaving us with a lot of work and expense. I also had two out of town trips (one day turn a rounds), and peas and beans had to be harvested from our garden, shelled and gotten into the freezer, so I've not been in my crafting room very much. In the end, I was able to get in there long enough yesterday to get this VERY simple card done for posting (although the more I look at it, the more I wonder if I should have skipped posting it).
This week, at Inky Impressions, the challenge is BUTTONS. We'd like to see any piece of paper crafting using buttons. One lucky random winner will win a $10 gift certificate to spend at the on line Inky Impressions store!!
As I said, my card is very plain and simple this week. I used yesterday's sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches, my adorable inky image, a couple sheets of patterned paper and some card stock. I am not totally happy with the results, but it is what it is. More than likely, knowing myself as I do, I will rework this card later when time permits.
I stamped the image (Chatterbox Lili LA11-CL07) onto X-Press It brand card and colored all of it except the blouse with Copic markers. I paper pieced the blouse by stamping just that portion onto red dotty paper and cutting it out (yes, even the tiny pieces under the phone cord and by her knee). I do like how my image turned out. I think Lili is rather pretty.
I then cut the image and matted it with black card. I matted the red dotty background paper, as well as the blue DP, with black . The sentiment is a clear stamp which I cut into an oval shape using a Nellie Snellen die (any oval shape die will work; I just happened to have the NS die out at the time). I tried matting the sentiment with black, but that made the piece a bit too big. I realize now that I probably should have inked around the edges with black to give it more definition. You know what they say about hindsight (smile). I added the buttons and the blue corner.
Now, don't let my lack of creativity deter you. This is a wonderfully "easy" challenge (who doesn't have buttons?), so we'd love for you to join our challenge. For better inspiration, hop over to the Inky Impressions Challenge blog and have a look at what this week's DT team has created. Some super lovely cards over there for you to see.