Saturday, June 21, 2014

HIMCR #154 - Buttons 'n Bows

Hi, all my crafty friends and family!!!

It's that time again . . . time for a new challenge over at Hiding In My Craft Room.  The challenge this week is to use a button and a bow somewhere on your project . . . and our sponsor this week is:

The giveaway is 3 digital stamps!!!

This week I chose the digi image called "Timid Timothy" (which also comes with 4 sentiments) from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps because he is so darn cute . . . and I was so excited to get started on this card even though I knew it was going to be a challenge for me to use both buttons and a bow on my project.  I mean, I like buttons and I like bows, but I don't use them much on cards . . . or at least I don't think I do. And though I do think that buttons and bows (ribbon/twine/etc.) do add that extra special touch to any project, but I just don't find myself using either very often. . . . so as I said, I knew it would be a challenge for me. :)  Here's how my project turned out:

"Timid Timiothy" digi image from Sweet 'n Sassy
White Cryogen paper from PaperTemptress
"PB&J" 6x6 paper pad by Basic Grey
Marchino Cherry twine from The Tiwnery
misc. navy buttons from stash

I made this card a 6x6 card for two (2) main reasons - (1) so help showcase my image which was I printed at 3" . . . when I had printed much it smaller at 2" (so I could do a 5x5 card), it was hard to see the details of Timothy's flowers (at least for me - lol); and (2) so my buttons didn't overpower the card since the only navy blue ones I could find were 5/8" ones. :) With this image, I tried a different coloring technique with Timothy's fur . . . once I had colored him, I put some Copic Blending Solution on a cotton ball and gently dabbed his fur with it to give it a look of texture.  This was the first time I tried it on anything other than a teddy bear and was pretty happy with the way it turned out.

Remember, you have one week to get your projects in over at Hiding In My Craft Room . . . Hope to see you all join us this week!!!

Till the next time I'm up in the night.


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