This card reminds me of one of my favorite children’s books. The Scrap Doll by Liz Rosenberg is a delightful story of a little girl who wants a glitzy shiny doll on TV but the family can’t afford it. The mother gives her daughter her old doll and says the girl can do anything with her she wants.
Daughter isn’t impressed. She secretly dubs the doll the “Ugly Old Thing.”
That’s about how I felt about this card a couple of days ago. I kept trying to work on it and it kept getting uglier. I finally walked away from it. Then, just like the little girl in the story, I started again. I added more of that sea blue-green, removed the leafy greens, and put a buttery yellow on it. Suddenly, the “Ugly Old Thing” started to look a lot prettier.
Ok, it might never be my absolute favorite card ever, but it is probably my favorite “save.” I’m so happy with it!
Tip: When you use shank buttons, take an old pair of household scissors and cut off the shank. If you CAN, push the shank through the button, put a glue dot on it, and push it back. That’ll keep it in place. Just sayin’.
Stamps- Unity KOM
Paper- Scraps from SU, and some obscure DP
Ink- SU Sahara sand and SU Markers
Tools- Fiskars “Sunburst” border
Accessories: SU Kraft seam binding, buttons
Adhesive- Thin glue dots, ATG tape, SU Dimensionals