Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Nothing like an old pair of jeans to embellish a card



It is freezing in Sydney but  I have to admit that I am really enjoying the weather. I used to love the summer before so this sudden love of winter is all a bit strange to me.  I think its going to be a very cold winter but much better than stinking hot days which I can only tolerate now if I am at the beach.

Ok, I have to admit that this card turned out to be more of a challenge than what I had anticipated but I am happy that I stuck with it. As soon  as I saw the denim challenge over at CARDS I knew I had to play along. The denim on this card is from an old pair of jeans, I love it when I am able to re use an item that could  easily be thrown away. I drew the clothes line and the flower stems,printed the sentiment on my pc, added the peace, flower and smiley buttons to the stems and hand cut the blouse and jeans following a simple template. I used the reverse of the denim  on the background as it was lighter in colour, I didn't want the background to be too dark. I even managed to find some thin denim ribbon in my stash that I was able to add to this card.

The challenges I have included-
Make a scene-Some odd girl
Favourite embellishment-Craft us crazy
Anything goes-Truly scrumptious

I hope everyone is having a good week, thanks for visiting and happy crafting :)

This card was chosen to be part of the CARDS challenge gallery

11 comments:

cg said...

Wonderful card! Love the sentiment. What a super use of old jeans...

Emily Keaton said...

What an adorable use of denim!! Those clothes on the line are just the cutest. :)

Kristy said...

What a cute idea and so well done! :) Thanks for being Odd with us and thanks for stopping by my blog! :D

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, that's too cute. I just love your buttons. TFS.

Priyanka Bokdia said...

oh my goodness! loved it totallyyyyyyyyyy! wish to grab it! such a beautiful card! ur so so so creative minded! this is something unique and new and what a treat to my eyes! loved those buttons they are so cute! loved it so much!!!

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Susan this card is sooooooo cute! Thanks so much for sticking with it and submitting it to the CARDS challenge!

patti west said...

Love, love, love your denim card, Susan! I showed the denim gallery to the hubs and he likes your card the best! :) :) Fun stuff!!

Sarah Rice said...

adorable! love the denim!!

thanks for playing with us at some odd girl :)

E.T said...

oh I so wanna be there.. its tooooo hot here :(
Another adorable card sweetie! Thanks for the inspiration.

Leanne said...

WOW! Must save a pair of my kids jeans for projects now. Fabulous card!

Caz said...

Fab card, thanks for joining us on Some Odd Girl!
Caz
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