Friday, 12 September 2008

ABOUT A BOY

NOW TRADED
I made this for the Wednesday Stamper's challenge which was to use caps (hats to us Brits). This little chap from Digital Collage Sheets just makes me laugh so much - doesn't he look sick as a parrot at having his picture taken? This whole outfit with the ruff and the hat and all those huge buttons just made me think the whole time "do I have to wear this"? I was hoping to include the words "my mother made me do it" but there wasn't room, so I settled for "boy" instead.

The background is a greeny textured paper over which I stamped text from a Paper Artsy stamp, then added a torn strip of striped paper. The scalloped lace is also paper and the black strips are a rub on, with the final addition of a little brass tag.

I enjoyed making this - the picture still makes me smile and I can hear a running commentary in my head from this little boy .... "I hate you for making me wear this, I'm not going to smile and you can't make me, how soon can I get this gear off"..... well, invent your own!!

7 comments:

herminesplace said...

its gorgeous!!!! What a cute image.

Femmy said...

it's beautiful!! and i love the image!!!

Manja said...

that is really cute, love it

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is such a lovely Boy.
Amazing card.

Gillian said...

It's gorgeous, love everything about it.injcr

Barbara Hagerty said...

Another great card, Rosie!

Jaqi said...

Oh bless him he looks so fed up ! its a great atc though, Jaqi x