27 Feb 2010

Spring is in the air for Emma

At the ATS Challenge this week they want us to use newspaper or a book somewhere somehow in our creations ................well my sweet son Reid bought me a book for Christmas , a paper back novel "A Sovereign for a song" by Annie Wilkinson, now Annie may be a brilliant author and the book may be a great read but I don't much like love stories and I never have time to read as I'm always crafting, but not wanting to seem ungrateful or hurt Reid's feelings I popped it on the shelf with all intention of reading it one day.
Then today when I was looking for something to make this card for this challenge I remembered the book and checked with Reid if it was ok for me to use it to cut flowers he thought it was a great idea (he laughed at me ...but knows what a crafty wacky Mum I am !!)
So I die cut the flowers with a Sizzix die and used distress ink on the edges then spritz them with Glimmer mist scrunched them up , lightly unscrunched them and joined them together with a small pink Prima flower and a white glittered Doodlebug design brad and let them dry under the gentle heat from my desk lamp and I was very pleased with the result.
The stamps I used here are from CC Designs it's Emma which I masked to look like she is sitting on the tree stump both stamps are from the spring kit, I coloured them with Copic markers.
I distressed the edge of the image with Tim Holtz Distress ink and distressing tool then stitched them on my sewing machine , then I zig zag stitched the edge of the card without any cotton in the machine to give the edge a little detail
Hope you like it , have a great weekend

41 comments:

Claude said...

Oh my, that flower is gorgeous!!

sammie@paperlily cards said...

Wow susie the flower looks great you are so clever how do you think of these ideas?
gorgeous card as always :)

Margreet said...

great card Susie and your flower is stunning!
xxx Margreet

Dragonlady said...

Hi Susie

Gorgeous card and I really love the flower.

Hugs Ali x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sussie :-) oohh you are brave ,,, I could never do that ,,, cut into a book,, mind you ,, I have several design papers that are there just for looking at too :-)


Luv
Lols x x x

Mandi said...

FAB hun
the flower looks great, very arty farty lol

xx

scrappyjacky said...

Love it,Susie...and a very creative way to use the book!!
It does actually feel a little spring-like here today...spent it gardening.

Crystal_235 said...

Love the flower! I don't think I could cut up a book, though. Even if I never read it!

Jane said...

Love the flower what a great idea...I have a few books sitting around that I don't intend reading!

Biscuitlid said...

this is super fab Susie. Good on Reid letting Mum craft his pressie lol!

Love the stitching without cotton, nice touch.

Hugs
Victoria
x

Christine said...

Hi Susie great card lovley fresh looking..great flower too..

Hugs Christine xx

Katie-Louise Oakley said...

I love these CC designs stamps - I have them, and this beautiful card has inspired me to ink mine up!! xxx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Beautiful card Susie and love the flower :) I bought 'A Little Princess' specifically for using on projects. Not that that book would be any better than others it's just that it was one of the cheapest in the charity shop ;)
Anne xx

Mummylade said...

oh, I love it!

Ruthie said...

But I am a librarian!!!! Hee hee - you wanna see how we treat books in our house! And I dont mean we treat them well!
We have a rule - if it belongs to the library then you have to look after it, not crease corners etc. But, if its your own book then you can enjoy it anywhichway you want to - and if that means ripping out the pages and eating them (or making flowers from them)then its yours and you can go ahead and do it!!
Looks fab!

Rx

Lisa G. said...

Cute!!! Love the color combo!

Nikki said...

Love Handmade Flowers and what a prefect way to use a romance novel
I bought one by accident worked out great as a present for a GF that loves romance .. who puts romance in the Thriller area I ask you lol
hugs Nikki

Tracy said...

Awww Gasp Horror, you can't rip up a book, my books are my pride possessions, they even come above my crafting, I have hundreds and read a lot. But saying that your flower looks fab .....Mmmmmmmmmm I'm sure there must be at least one book I don't like?
Love the card and think it's great that your son didn't mind you using it.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Stressed Stamper said...

fab flower though I feel you have upset some bloggers by using a book!

Juls said...

gorgeous!! Fab colour combo and I love that handmade flower! Hugs Juls

Amy said...

This card is just beyond cute and that book page flower is so cool looking! Your story of how it came to be had me chuckling... oh what us crazy crafters will do for a project. ;)
Thanks for playing at the ATS challenge this week!

Sheng said...

This is so cute. What colors did you use for the skin?

Loz (Aus) said...

I'm glad you asked permission first!! love the vintage look, will have to try that out myself! I love your sweet CC designs stamp.. so cute sitting on the stump. enjoy the remainder of your weekend x

Tammy said...

This is adorable Susie! She is a cutie and I just LOVE your flower!
Hugs, Tammy

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a lovely card Susie! A cute image and I love the flower.
Hugs Jacqueline

Anne said...

Love your card Susie, especially the flower. Hugs x

Rainmac said...

Ooohhh that flower is gorgeous as is the card x

JulyeB said...

Hi Susie, you make me laugh, it's the kind of thing I'd do and my son is always telling me I'm nuts and definitely too happy looking for the positive in everything, I like your style girl, and agree it's a much better use for a love story than reading it, and so kind of your son to give his approval, but I have a feeling you would have done it anyway?
Love the little Emma she is so cute and looks so innocent sat there too good luck with the challenge Julye

rinat said...

gorgeous card,i love the flower.

Jessie said...

What a pretty card!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love that cute imgae. Your flower looks just great but I just know I couldn't bear to tear up a book. Mind you I don't like reading love stories either. Marianne x

Sue said...

Hi Susie
gorgeous card hun she looks beautiful, luv the flower, did ya get me breakie piccie? lol.sue,x

Annelies said...

Gorgeous card! I really love that stamp! Very original flower, must remember this idea!

kaz_za's crafty corner said...

great card... i keep lookin at some of the books i have that i have read and thinkin of doin just this to the books...lol..!!! i love the image you have used....
kaz_za

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

ha what a fab idea...I'll have to remember that one!!

Magda said...

What a colours, I love your card. Great details. The stitching is perfect.
Magda x

Gail said...

I love the stitching on your card,I seem to put it on all of mine these days.Love the newspaper flowers.I used newspaper and stamped butterflies a few weeks ago.

Fran said...

Oh, I LOVE that stamp, she is gorgeous!!

Nicola said...

Your flower IS gorgeous but oh what a waste of a book ... guess you now know I am an avid reader rofl and I would have to be desperate to do this. Emma looks fabulous and coloured to perfection.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

craft_princess said...

Really like the flower using pages!

Pam S. said...

love this image - she's so adorable! Great card! thanks for joining the create w/text challenge at ATS Weekly Wed. blog!
Pam Going Postal