I discoverd a BRAND NEW Challenge blog today called Penny's Challenges and couldn't wait to get involved! Penny's first challenge is to use "Buttons". It's nearly time for bed but I just had to create something.
While stamping with some friends out in Indiana a couple weeks ago, my new friend Joan Fricker (Joan's Gardens) was kind enough to let stamp off a few images from some of her sets. These little birds are from the Penny Black Enjoy Life set (aren't they cute). I've used Stampin' Up watercolor pencils & blender pens for the coloring.
I used Nestabilities (rectangles) to cut the opening in the front of my card and the next size down to cut the bird image. Summer Sun cardstock was placed inside my Not Quite Navy base card before popping up my main image. The sentiment is by Art Impressions and in case you can't read it, it says: "A little birdie told me it was your birthday!" I achieved my BUTTON requirement by making them the centers of my Prima flowers. It's late & I'm tired so I didn't actually sew these buttons ... instead, I cheated and used a permanent (Sharpie) marker and drew a line between holes to mimic stitching ... hey, I thought it was a clever idea ... LOL!!!
In case you couldn't see the way the front of the card was cut out ... I've supplied a photo from a different angle. Of course you can always click on any of my photos for a closer look!
OH ... Did I mention that Penny also has blog candy up for grabs??? (NOTE POST ON SIDEBAR) PLEASE pop over and check out Penny's new blog ... I think it going to be a lot of fun ... ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE??? Thanks for stopping by today! Hope to see you back here again real soon!!