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Hello everyone! I hope your week is going well! I was excited to be able to play in several challenges with this card! I used the Midnight Madness Sketch #41, and Our Daily Bread Designs Stamping in Time#3 , as well as Corrosive Challenge (sew it up), Sophisticat (sewing), OCC (something old from your stash) and this week's Cuttlebug Challenge (loads of sewing).
Betty challenged us to use ODBD Footprints in the Sand set and the challenge was to find a way to use buttons with it. I started out with the Midnight Madness Sketch reversed, using elements of the Footprints background stamp for the panels on either side of the sentiment. I stamped them with River Rock onto Papertrey Vintage Cream CS, and then sponged heavily with T Holtz Scattered Straw, Color Box Creamy Brown Chalk Ink, and True Thyme. I stamped the poem with True Thyme and tore my edges, sponging lightly around the edges. I tried to use regular buttons as the sketch and Betty's challenge both called for, and they just did not look right, so I made buttons out of shells and sewed them on with hemp twine. My base is True Thyme,( the something old in my stash), then a unknown yellow marbled cs, also old from my stash. I added fancy birds feet stitching up the two sides as well as I used my Cuttlebug edge ef in the upper left and lower right corners. Inside I stamped lightly the background stamp and left room for writing my message. I struggled with finding buttons for this, but once I poked holes in my shells and used the shell beads I had in my stash... I finally felt like it flowed.
Thanks for looking.... and be blessed as you read the words of this wonderful poem. Remember, He loves you and will carry you through the difficult times... giving you just what you need when you need it if you will allow Him to! Be blessed by that knowledge!