Saturday, April 18, 2015

For a friend

I have several friends in need of a lift -this verse (Our Daily Bread birthday set) is a good encouragement for all of us.  I tend to forget how much I like the effect of sponging with chalk. This DP has been in my collection for a while, and the cover is separated so I am not sure of the origin.  I die cut buttons from one of the matching papers that has dots.  I backed them with Kraft cut from the next larger button - that is about as much sewing as I do!!!  All the mats are Kraft, and I added a bit of lace trim.  The buttons are popped up.  I used some shiny twine - I like it but it does not want to tie as it is quite stiff.  So I distressed it with scissors - just like I would use scissors to curl paper ribbon.  Worked like a charm!

Sewing (buttons):
Choose at least 3 (blue, lace, bow, twine):
Any (with chalk):


Unknown said...

The layout is lovely and I really like the buttons. Thank you so much for posting your very beautiful art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. We hope to see you again next week.
Blessings, Carole

Marsha said...

My chalks have been much neglected. Love what you did with them. I like the matching buttons - one of the fun things about making your own. Thank you for entering your lovely card in the Kraft Journal Challenge.

Olivia1 said...

Very pretty card! I love how you made the buttons. Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap. Linda dt :)

Anne Chilvers said...

I haven't used chalks for ages so it's good to see them being used here, I like the buttons, layout and lace trim. Thanks for joining in with the Sisters of Craft Challenge, good luck and best wishes, Anne DT.

Karen Letchworth said...

How perfectly sweet, Dorothy. Thank you so much for sharing your time and talents with us.
Bless you,
Word Art Wednesday

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a gorgeous take on the sketch!! I love the combo of colors and patterns!! Such a creative use of the sentiment panel within the sketch! Thanks so much for joining us at ODBD, Dorothy!

Alshandra said...

Lovely card Dorothy. I got my chalks out the other day too and realised how much I love using them :-) Love your take on the sketch - thanks so much for joining us at ODBD Shining the Light challenge. Elizabeth