Tuesday, April 24, 2012

i'm covered in "B"s"!!!!!*

because that's the challenge (#49, if you wanna be technical) at shopping our stash this week:  create a card or project that incorporates anything with a B - brads, boys, bugs, blue, banana, bicycle, bear, basket, etc... we're sponsored by bugaboo digital stamps, so if you have some of those, they'd also count! :)

in my case, "B" is for:
"be", blue, butterfly, (digital) brushes**, black background, and BIG***!!!

(digi-stuff: "tropic grunge" paper (recolored) by gretchen thomas, designer digitals; "more overlays" by vera lim designs; real-stuff: foreign text chipboard alpha from my etsy shop; paper: graphic45; ink: stewart superior; adhesives: tombow monorunner, hot glue, sewing machine; other: page from a thai magazine, 3m inkjet transparency, feather butterfly from michaels)

i really like this one! it turned out quite similar to the picture that was in my head, which is always nice, isn't it? and that happens to be one of my favorite quotes from mahatma gandhi, so i use it quite a bit, but always think it looks good. i made a quick digital collage (the black text, the flowers on the central panel, and the black grungy inner frame) and printed it on an inkjet transparency, which i layered over some glossy text paper from a thai magazine.**** then i mounted all of that on the distressed green panel, put the rest of the quote on using my own foreign text alphas, did a bit o'wonky sewing... et voila!

i hope you'll stop by SOS, see the DT's stellar work, and link up your own creation this week! ♥

*sorry, this is only funny if you're an eddie izzard fan! :) 
**ok, technically a digi paper and overlay, printed on a transparency 
***it's 7.25" square--and no, it's not the biggest one i ever made, lol; not even close!
****last year, every time my friends went somewhere exotic, i asked for a local magazine; my friends deborah and steve went to bangkok! 


  1. just stunning...love everything about it...those letters just pop!

  2. Love it...it's simply gorgeous and one of my fav quotes!!!

  3. STUNNING! ! One of my absolute FAVES of yours!!

  4. A fabulous creation! A lotta love and fun went into the making of this beauty!

  5. I think this is one of the coolest cards I've seen! Love the saying & the colours are amazing!

  6. Very nice, thanks for sharing.

    Anna @ sewa elf

  7. Totally awesome, love love love that background!

  8. OMGosh, I love those letters! Love this WHOLE CARD, missy! Well done!


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