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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Yadda, yadda, yadda...

Every once in awhile, inspiration strikes and I end up with something that tickles my bones.  Don't ask what it means or what it's for... I haven't a clue  - but it amuses me!  And someday the perfect occasion will arise!

Heather from Lacy Sunshine Stamps has provided this image for me to use.
Aud Sentiments' Thursday Challenge is "Cute + a Sentiment".  This is the 2nd week of the two week challenge - you have till June 2 to submit up to five entries for a chance at winning some of these wonderful images from Lacy Sunshine Stamps.  If you get a block on ideas - take the easy route and check out the inspiration projects from the DT.

  • For the focal image I used Paper Tole Technique to 3D this image. Printed 3 copies, colored them with Copics, fussy cut and 'paper sculpted' the image.  The layers were both glued & elevated with foam tape to achieve dimension.
  • "Definitions Background" rubber stamp by Rubber Stampede
  • Sentiment by Rubber Stampede
  • Image is "Reggie Sweet Urchin" from Lacy Sunshine Stamps.  The Hank Williams' song - "Little Paper Boy" makes me think of him.  If you like this image, you can purchase him HERE.

  • Neenah "Classic Crest Solar White" 80# Cover Wt. used for the image.
  • CS for base card and layers from stash.
  • McGill punch used for the tab
  • Die cut tag by Lil Inker Designs "Stitched Rectangles"
  • Cream colored waxed linen used for the stitching and the wrap for the tag.
  • Teeny metal brads used for scattered "cobblestones" from stash.
  • Tim Holtz Distressing Tool used on edges of image layer and tag
  • "Old Paper" Distress Ink used to ink all the edges 
  • Images were printed on an Epson WF-3520 printer 
  • Hand colored with Copics:
This card should be eligible for the following 
Robyn's Fetish #265 – ATG
That Craft Place – Shabby Chic
Sweet Stamps #223 – 3D Paper Piecing {Paper Tole}
Crafting from the Heart #61 – ATG
Scrapper's Delight #44 – ATG Always
Party Time Tuesday #198 – ATG
Through the Craft Room Door – ATG
Tuesday Throwdown #246 – ATG
Simon Says Wed – ATG
Open-Minded Crafting  #37 – Inspired by a Song [Hank Williams - Little Paper Boy ]
Lacy Sunshine #59 –Tic Tac Toe [Vertical middle row: Patterned Paper I created - Lacy Sunshine Image - Real Stitches]

Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny


  1. This is fabulous - love all the newsprint and that sentiment is fabulous too! Thanks for joining in the Lacy Sunshine Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    Lacy Sunshine DT

  2. I love the papers and the layout very original Ginny x

  3. Love it! The stitching on the side is a great accent to this card. Your coloring is perfect! Love his hat and big brown eyes!

  4. Awesome! Thanks for joining at Lacy Sunshine: Tic Tac Toe

  5. Oh my hunnie, I adore it!
    So very effective and just gorgeous, another idea I may have to 'borrow' lol
    Sandie x

  6. wooow awesome.. Thank you for joining our Anything Goes challenge # 32 at Art by Mi Ran challenge blog.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. Good luck.. ;)


  7. Love this! Adorable card!! Such a sweet image and wonderful coloring!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  8. What a fun card! I love the newsprint. Thanks for sharing at Crafting from the Heart!

  9. Brilliant card the print and fabulous colouring on your cute the stitching too.
    Thanks so much for joining in with us at Lacy Sunshine..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  10. This is just amazing! I love your coloring, the layout, and of course the stitching sends it right over the top!

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  11. Love the image and fab design! Thanks for sharing and joining us today at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again next week and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  12. Thank you so much for playing along with us in our "Song Inspired" challenge at Open Minded Crafting! Hope to see you playing, again, next time! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Open Minded Crafting

  13. So cute! Thanks so much for joining us at the Art by Mi Ran challenge blog.

  14. This is such an awesome card. First off, your coloring is perfect (Girl, you rule!), and then there are all those little details...the teeny brads, the vintage paper, the stitching and distressing...really, this is a true work of art!!!


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