Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Typewriter Note

Before I begin the fun post, I would like to give you wonderful ladies who sent me such encouraging comments a great big cyber hug.  My Mom is being sent to a rehab facility tomorrow after spending the afternoon and evening in the emergency room with all kinds of tests before they will check her into rehab. Rules, Rules, Rules, but she will start to improve much more quickly once they get her situated. Thank you so much for all your thoughts and prayers.
Now onto the fun stuff--My 3rd week as Visiting Artist at Gingersnap Creations. I have had so much fun stretching my creative wings. The Design Team here is phenomenal and all the participants in the challenges are just as creative.
This weeks challenge is GC 95: Typewriters, and don't forget to try out some doodling, I bet you can fit that in somewhere on your project.
One of the reasons I like to participate here at Gingersnap is you have plenty of time to mull over your projects and enter something fantastic. With all our busy lives these staggered challenges are great for me.
Well, you might want to know a little about my card--
I got the main image from Google images, there is lots of free clip art there. It started out as an 8 1/2 X 11 sheet-I cut out the 2 images I wanted with my Spellbinder die, sponged the edges with Sepia ink and did some stitching with copper thread. I created my little Just A note in Open Office, and cut the slit to tuck it into the typewriter.
The hand was just a straight sleeve, but I had an arrow stamp with the curve I wanted so I cut the point off the arrow and pieced it onto the hand, then did the zentangling.
Of course, you recognize the dyed, crumpled seam binding bow-kind of reminded me of old typewriter ribbon. Come on and join in the fun, get those creative juices flowing.

Supplies: Ivory Card Blank 5 1/2" X 6" Halcraft, Papers: Stampin Up-Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, DCWV-The Old World Mat Stack, Stamps: Melissa Frances-Arrows, Rubber Stamp Tapestry-small heart, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Sepia, Stampin Up-Old Olive, re-inker, Mother Rubber Art Stamps-Moon shadow Mist-Buccaneer Bay blue, CTMH marker-Brown Bag, Spellbinders Nestabilities-Labels Four, Stampin Up-Build A Brad-1/2" circle punch, Fiskars decorative corner punch, Stampin Up-Very Vanilla Seam Binding, The robins Nest -dew drops, Sewing Machine, copper sewing thread, Stampin Up dimensionals, glue dot.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥


2amscrapper said...

This is a wonderful project with so many details to admire. I hope your mom has a speedy recovery from her stroke. Take care! Helene

Netty said...

Terrific news about your mother Beverly. Great fun take on the challenge. Annette x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Very cool - love the vintage images and I didn't know about Google, so thanks for that valuable tidbit! Wonderful how you changed the direction of the pointing arm.

So glad to hear about your mom! That is such welcome news. When you get a chance, check out the winners from last week's Our Creative Corner.


Shar B said...

Absolutely stunning piece!

Glad to hear that your mom is going to get to move to the rehab facility so quickly.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's really fabulous.