Tuesday, 10 March 2009
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.