Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Smile




As it is not a competition week over at Basic Grey Challenge #25 I have combined this with Arty Girls weekly Challenge #76 which is 'Smile'. Arty Girls guest designer this week is Anna Koziarek.
I have really stepped outside my comfort zone with this as I ache to do artsy cards but have never had the courage although I have collected so many arty stamps. So as this is my first attempt you wonderful arty girls out there please be gentle with me and realise I haven't stepped that far out of my box. lol!!
The Basic Grey elements I have used are papers from the 'Two Scoops' range. Also a small piece of brown BG which was just the thing in my scraps. The stamps used were 'Live Life!' by Paperbag Studios and 'Smile....' by Clarity/Imagina. The ink used to stamp with was Versafine Antique Sepia and to swoosh around the papers was Tim Holtz Distress Ink 'Brushed Corduroy'. The metal corners are Scrapbook Basics. The round was cut out using largest Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circle, and the pink paper was scalloped using Fiskars Wide Scallop scissors. The lace,buttons and ribbon were from my stash.
I shed a tear doing this card, as I always do when I use buttons, because out comes 'The Button Tin' which I inherited from my dear mum who only passed away 2 years ago at the age of 95 and whenever I hear the buttons swishing about in the tin I am whisked back to my childhood when the best thing to play with were Mum's buttons. How some children miss out today.

12 comments:

Pascale said...

great card for both challenges Jenny! I love the image so cute, hugs Pascale :)

Roben-Marie said...

Very sweet! This stamp is one of my favorites!

Kristen Hermanny said...

Way to Rock both challenges!!! This is really a great image too.
It's fun to see everyone's different takes on these challenges.

xx

Silvia said...

Wonderful, love this image.

Faye said...

Gorgeous card, Jenny. I love your image. Looks like it may be a stamp. Anyway, it's lovely.

Amy said...

I like that image..nice work! I enjoyed coming by to see it! Hugs

RubyMay said...

this is gorgeous Jenny.
I know what you mean about swishing about in the button box...so many memories x

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful smile, gorgeous card!!

Ellen said...

nice card I loike the muted colours and a beautiful image

Chris said...

Stunning card Jenny and that's such a great image. Love how you interpreted the sketch and the gorgeous papers you used. Chris x

Crissi said...

Beautiful card Jenny

Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

crissi xx

Julie Allain said...

WOW Your creation is BEAUTIFUL Jenny

Thanks for joining in with the Smile challenge

Julie x