Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Note To My Younger Self

Good morning. Today I'm mixing things up a bit by showing you an altered card I made for a swap that Ethel is hosting, entitled, "Notes To My Younger Self." The rules were simple: Create a 4 x 6 card with a note to our younger self, detailing the wisdom that was gained over the years. Ethel certainly did have me thinking. Wanting to keep this light and fun, I decided to add the following: 1) Be who you are, 2) Live fully, laugh freely, Love always, 3) Dance like no one is watching. Words to live by, don't you think? The other rules were to add a childhood photo, and to use rubber stamps. There is stamping on the back side of the card as well as the front (Beth). Unfortunately, the camera did not capture the beauty of the card. There is lots of glitter on the wings, dress, hat, and name tag. Thanks for stopping by. Tutorial Tuesday will commence next week.


Details: 4 x 6 card. Decorative paper, by Magnolia. Name tag stamped with black ink on pink cardstock, and mounted on Magnolia paper as well as Cool Carribean (my fav!). Butterfly wings were decorated with Stickles. Image was photocopied and cut out with exacto knife, and glued onto card front. Second image was cut out and the dress was traced onto watercolour paper. Dress was watercoloured and mounted with pop up dots for dimension. Stickles were added to the dress. Party hat was cut from watercolour paper, coloured with Tombow markers, and decorated with Stickles. CK flowers were mounted with glue dots, and buttons were added to the centres.




15 comments:

Mary said...

Very cute. I love your wisdom.

Mary (toao)

Renée Storch said...

Beth that is soooo cute! You did an awesome job!

Kim- hutchink :) said...

I love it! Great words to live bye! The childhood picture of you is wonderful! Love all the glitter too!I have been thinking of breaking down and getting some German glass glitter??!!!???

Maria said...

Oh I can see the beauty of the card. It's great! I love the colors that you used. Is that a picture of you? If it is, well you were a cutie as a child.

Maria

My Paper World said...

This is so very cute! I love the colours that you have used!

Marlou said...

this is cute :)

Scrappy Moments said...

What a Pretty ATC, I love the colors. Wonderful Work ...


Angie

GrammaStamper (Barb) said...

Beth, I love this and can't wait to get one for my very own. It was a good swap, wasn't it?

malieta said...

This card is very cute and you did a great job with it!
Malieta:)

rebecca said...

I love the altered art and would like to see more of it. What a wonderful treasure!

carole said...

Hi Beth:
The words and meanings are super. Love how you put it all together!!!
Peace
carole

Ila said...

This is Adorable!!..and very wise words.....cute picure of yourself too!!

Marieke Vermeulen said...

OOOHHHH, I LOVE this card. I love everything about it, the colors, the embellishments and the way you used the picture. VERY, VERY creative!!

xxxMarieke

spredbirds said...

Beth this is absolutely adorable and love what you did with it! You blog and creations continuously inspire me to try new things!

-Chelsea

Helen & Co. said...

Oh my goodness, this is SO cute!!