This card has inspiration from the One Stop Craft Challenge and their sketch for the week. A lovely simple design but made me think about colour as well. ( http://onestopcraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2010/02/challenge-67-sketch-challenge.html )
I also found Totally Papercrafts challenge of 'Buttons and Bows' and think it will fit in nicely with that too.
( http://totallypapercrafts.blogspot.com/2010/02/challenge-3-buttons-bows-and-wags.html )
I used a 6x6 scrapbook paper by 'Papercraft 4 You' and distressed it with Adirondack Denim ink and then edged it with Waterfall Stickles. The stamp is from Personal Impressions and the first time I have used it. I used the Denim ink to stamp it but I only have a limited number of Promarkers for colouring (must invest in some more but spent so much money on bits and pieces lately, perhaps I could ask for some for my birthday he he) I used chalk pencils for the skin tones and for some of the shading in the coats and gloves. I then distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen and edged again with Holly Stickles. On the border at the bottom I used a Martha Stewart punch, distressed it with Shabby Shutters and Denim and added a bit of bling. I have a reel of the blue and green ribbon and I cut down the edges and frayed it to give it a more distressed look, I also added the green and blue cotton knitting wool, which is great for some different texture. The buttons and thread are from my stash and I punched three flowers using a MS punch, used the Shabby Shutters and a glazing pen to finish them off. The sentiment is from a set of six I acquired from Ebay and on this one I used Peeled Paint with the Denim and edged using a Sakura clear sparkle pen. Hope you like it. Have a good day. Love Bxx