Monday, April 29, 2013

CYP #160 ~ Good Books

Good Monday to all of you! There's a new challenge at Craft Your Passion and the theme is Well Read. We'd like to see you add book text, images about reading, anything book or reading related to your project this week. I chose to colour this adorable digital stamp image from Nicecrane Designs. It's part of a sheet called Vintage Adorable Readers...and they are. This is the first time I have shopped at Nicecrane...beautiful images and just the nicest customer service! Mary Ellen, my young reader, was coloured with Prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut. A little gold gel pen was used to line the book's covers.

The background papers, including the library pocket and card, come from Graphic 45's ABC Primer collection. Not only do I love these papers but they seemed very appropos for the topic and  (bonus) the little girl from Nicecrane is similar to the one in some of the papers except that I can size it and colour it as I wish.. The light kraft coloured layer was cut using the Spellbinders Office Supplies die. All other papers were matted with black cardstock.

The sentiment was computer generated and printed on regular kraft cardstock before having its edges inked with Vintage Photo and matted on black cardstock. A tiny flat pearl was used to fill in the period. The library pocket element was given two Tim Holtz paperclips on the side and adhered overlapping the background stack. Mary Ellen and the sentiment were popped up with foam tape for added dimension.

The corner flower is a Prima flower inked with Vintage Photo and stacked with a punched flower from a scrap of one of the layers. It was sculpted a little so that it resembled the larger flower. A button tied with cream embroidery floss was glued on top of the two flower layers. I love the vintage image with these sweet papers. The library card and sentiment really take me back to when I was a beginning reader in an activity that would become a passion and give me lifelong joy.

Thanks for visiting today. Mary Ellen and I both appreciate the time and support that you give us. She would tell you that herself but she just wants to finish this chapter :) It's always fun to have you stop by.  Be sure to check out the rest of the projects from the DT at Craft Your Passion Challenges. They've provided some wonderful inspiration for this Well Read challenge.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create ~ #17 Anything Goes
Challenges For Everybody ~ #19 Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog ~ #157 Stripes or Dots
My Time to Craft ~ #219 Using Kraft (sentiment piece)

Life is good; so is art.


Redanne said...

Hi Bonnie, so nice to see you using a Nicecrane image, they have so many beautiful ones to choose from and Mary Ellen is just adorable. You have coloured her so beautifully, her hair is gorgeous and I love the little library card which sits so well with her. Gorgeous backing papers too! Hugs, Anne x

Janis Lewis said...

Oh my goodness, Bonnie! I saw your card at Craft Your Passion and it is gorgeous! I absolutely want this in my home framed. LOL I just ordered some vintage stamps from HSN last week with a reading theme. I hope they are in soon, because I really want to try my best to recreate this precious card you've made. Love it!! P.S. I love your name. Our youngest child is named Bonnie. What a great name you have! :) Janis

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowwww Bonnie,,,,,love your coloring and the vintage effect in your card , my friend,,,,,,you are so creative,,,,,,,Love your quote and all over the gold touch,,,,,,,,,I am sending you a very nice gift,,,,,I hoe you enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

Oh,Bonnie,this is a true delight.Everything you've teamed with that sweet little girl works a treat.Beautiful work.
Lisa x

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

Bonnie, this is beautiful. I love the colors and perfect sentiment.
DT Sister

Angelique said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colourcombo and such a lovely image.
Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create


ParkNSlide said...

Mary Ellen is the cutest and your red and cream patterned paper frames her beautifully.

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

Thank you so much for joining us at MTTC!

Tracy said...

Super cute! I have some Nicecrane stuff, but have never taken the time to play with it. I love the vintage images. Another wonderfully constructed project. Love the font you used. Let me know where you got it. Hugs!

Bonnie Irvine said...

Hey Tracy...thanks for the kind words. The font I use is from 2Peas and is called RF Jaya Bean. A lot of my fonts come from 2Peas. Hugs right back,GF!

Words and Pictures said...

Oh, this is enchanting, Bonnie - that image is adorable (hadn't spotted the Readers before, but I'm off hunting), and she works perfectly with the ABC Primer papers... a really lovely make. So glad you enjoyed "meeting" Ignacio - he's a hoot, isn't he!?
Alison xx

valou250809 said...

Wonderful vintage card! thanks for playing with "Robyn's Fetish" this week.

Chana Malkah said...

Loe what you have done with this image! This is the perfect presentation. The color palette is "cool" and adds to the vintage motif! I love Nicecrane images and I will have to add this to my collection! Thanks for playing on our street at 613 Avenue Create!

Michelle said...

This card is so precious. I love the papers you used and the great sentiment.
xxx Michelle