Wednesday, February 24, 2010

ATS Challenge - Newspaper

Hello! Happy Wednesday! Since it is Wednesday, that means there is a new challenge at the All That Scraps Challenge blog. Today's challenge is to use newspaper or a book in your card. Now, I don't know about you, but I have a HUGE attachment to books. I love the idea of an electronic reader (like the Kindle or something) but I can't see it replacing the feel of a book in my hand, or the smell of a real book (is that weird?). Anyway, because of that I couldn't bear to tear out a page of a book, even one I didn't like so I went with newspaper! To dress it up a bit I sprayed it several times with Shimmerz Spritz, then inked the edges up, and finally sewed on it. I made the flower by cutting 4 different sized of circles from the Spritzed newpaper. I cut about halfway through the circle and then overlapped the cut edges, making a slight cone, then layered my "cones". A brad holds them together and to the page!

The Details:
Stamp: from CC Designs Spring Stamp Kit (All That Scraps), Sentiment - Amy R Thank You Sentiments (ATS)
Paper: Newspaper, Nautical Blue Medium and Dark (Prism), Birchtone Dark (Prism), Very Vanilla (SU), White (Paper Trey Ink)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain
Copics:
Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
Hair: E21,E25,E27,E29,E49
Clothes:E44,E47,E49,W0,W1,W3
Flowers: E50,E53,E55,B93,B95,B97
Misc: Shimmerz Spritz in Seafoam and Mudpie, Nestabilities Circles, Brad (Basic Grey
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Thank you for visiting me today! I'd love to see your newspaper creations, too!
:-)Traci

12 comments:

Pam Varnell said...

Love this Traci. What a fab guy card. Love your coloring of the image. I'm the same way as you about my books. I would have went with the newspaper too.

Shirley N said...

Wow, great job Traci--such a wonderful card!

Jenn Borjeson said...

That is really adorable and I totally agree - I couldn't bring myself to tear a page out of a book, either! And I also LOVE the smell and feel of books... :) So you're not alone!

Mag said...

Wow amazing card Traci, he's so elegant !!!
Hugs
Mag :)

Amy said...

What a creative treatment of the newspaper Traci! It looks fantastic and your punched flower is so cute! Fab card as always! :)

the whimsical butterfly said...

Awww isn't he dapper? LOVE your take on this challenge ,girl! Hey did you see the TgF Blog a few days ago, btw? ;)

Donna said...

This is just SO gorgeous Hun...I LOVE the fact that you couldn't rip a book and used a newspaper!! I absolutely LOVE this card! Xx

Pam S. said...

Hi Traci - this kid is a "heartbreaker"! what a handsome guy for sure in one of my favorite colors, brown! lol Awesome text background and text flower! Love how you colored him and aged the papers!
Pam Going Postal

mycardz said...

Wow! Your card is adorable!! I love how you colored this cutie, and awesome job with adding the text! I was so stumped for this challenge - never would have thought to do this! I love it!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Your Trevor is SO handsome! Fabulous coloring!

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

I love the richness of the blues and browns on this and that flower is perfect!

kadie said...

I saw this on the ATS blog and my jaw dropped. It's one of my absolute favorites EVER!! The shading and the coloring of this is OUTstanding! Perfection!