Monday, March 8, 2010

Wilson

March is Women’s History Month, and to commemorate women’s achievements Raise the Bar Challenge #8 is to use an image that includes a book. Wilson_Mar 2010I thought I was out on this one until I remembered a stamp I have had since back in the day when I thought rubber stamps were decorative and looked cute in a shadow box hanging on one of my dining room walls. From Uptown Rubber Stamps, “Wilson … Love Sonnets” is/was part of The Boyd’s Collection. While most of my stamps from 15-plus years ago are long gone, I haven’t had the heart to part with Wilson and one other stamp from the Boyd’s Collection.

Speaking of old, I didn’t realize the ribbon I was using was from the retired Twilight Ribbon Rounds collection until after the fact. Thankfully, it coordinates with the Indian Corn Blue paper I used on my card. The image was colored with Prismacolor pencils and OMS and mounted to the card with foam tape.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White and Indian Corn Blue paper packet; Sweet Home paper packet; Black, Garnet, and Bamboo ink pads; Uptown Rubber Stamps Wilson… Love Sonnets rubber stamp and CTMH Say it with Style stamp set; Retired Twilight Ribbon Rounds; Antiqued Copper mini brads; Antiqued Copper Mini Medley Accents; Prismacolor colored pencils; Gamsol odorless mineral spirits; Blending stumps; Piercing tool; Stampin’ Up Piercing Guide and Mat; Sponge dauber; Sanding block; 3M foam mounting tape.

All things considered, today was a fine day. I was just a little tired. It seems, once again, I didn’t want the weekend to end with sleep eluding me until somewhere between 3 and 4 am. Do I need therapy or what? LOL. Anyway, I’ll be attempting to make up/catch up tonight.

I hope your day was awesome. With that, I’m off to clean up my corner and maybe get a little jumpstart on tomorrow’s card. Take care, friends. Later…

11 comments:

Sharli said...

Oh, I just LOVE Wilson! Especially how you've colored him - he's wonderful! I laughed at your thought about stamps - I used to be baffled by the color image that was adhered to the top of the wood block - when I used it, it was just one color? Huh?

Man, those were the days - when I still had spending money and did things outside . . . (wink)

Sleep well, my friend!

Laurel said...

Wow that paper is perfect for that image!

cardcrazy said...

What a great image, I love it!

Lori said...

He is so cute. And, yes rubber stamps do look cute in a shadow box in the dining room. You should see mine. lol. My dining room is my scrap room and I have shelves with rubber stamps on them. Believe it or not, I get compliments on how cute they look.

Sparkle said...

Such a darling card! I love that paper pack!

Alanna said...

This is so darling Kathi. I remember my mom used to collect Boyd's Bears. Never stamps but figurines.

I love how you shaded around the bear. I hope you got some good sleep last night.

Sarah said...

I read Sharli's comment....lol me too!!! ha ha.
AWESOME card...the image is perfect and colored beautifully!
Hope you get some ZZZs

Leslie said...

Darling card. That ribbon matches the paper so well. Hope you catch some zzzzzzzz's tonight.

Deborah Young said...

I love his little sweater! It's all good.

Jeanne said...

Wilson is wonderful, Kathi! You've showcased him gorgeously!

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Oh isn't Wilson adorable, no wonder you've kept him, he's such a handsome teddy. Love you choice of paper, and your colouring is beautiful :)

Thank you so much for joining us at Raise the Bar, hope to see you again next week :)

Suzi
xxx