Sunday, August 1, 2010

Buttons & A Bear

Greetings  to all my cyber visitors from a cool and wet and windy Antipodean Island.

I am still with family further north than 'home', so I know that it is not as cool as in other parts of the country - there is snow forecast in some areas to quite low levels. As I am not a fan of snow, I am quite happy to live where we do, and to be visiting further north at the moment, although I do miss DH, the cat, and my studio.

I thought I would share a card I made the week before I came away - I made it with a couple of challenges in mind, but never got it online in time. :-)

The challenges were to use buttons and something you had had/not used for over 12 months.  The stamp is one of my original ones, bought some 10 years ago... and I have not used it for years and subsequently it has languished at the back of a drawer.  

I stamped Winnie-the Pooh in black ink and embossed him, and then painted him using watercolour crayons, mounted the image to one side of an iridescent wrapping paper and then on the white card, which I distressed and sponged with red ink.

After fossicking  among my late mother-in-law's button collection, I found the five red buttons, and the sewed them on the border. This done I mounted it onto a bright blue card base.  

The greeting, from Kiwistamping, was stamped in red and embossed onto white card.  Then edges of this were distressed and sponged to match the other section, before filling in the font with a red pen to give the whole some balance.

I like the overall effect of this card and was happy with the outcome, although the layout fought me for a while.

Thank you for visiting, and may your day be blessed. 


coldwaters2 said...

Hi Maxine well this is not only beautiful but cute and colourful so love that image and the design great card.
Lorraine x

Melisa Waldorf said...

What a cute card and image!! It gave me the biggest smile. Just wanted you to know I seen your post and I"m adding you to the drawing. Have a blessed day my dear!

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

Such a cute card! I have a fond affection for Winnie the Pooh, as he was my childhood favorite. I still have the stuffed "Pooh" in the attic, a bit worn with love.

Sweet memories, thanks for that!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Maxine - owww - I nearly missed this adorable card - I am not sure why - I always look out for your posts, but must have done it with my eyes shut! LOL! What a cute image Maxine and beautifully paired with buttons - they seem to go hand in hand! Love it - thanks for sharing Maxine! {{{hugs}}}