Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Inspired by a childhood favorite

This card was made for a recent VSN challenge to take inspiration from your first love - that stuffed toy or doll that you cherished as a young child. When I was about 18 months old, my favorite aunt gave birth to her first baby, my cousin, whose name was Buffy. About a month later, I received a doll for Christmas, that soon became known as my Buffy doll. The doll was named for the baby cousin I just adored, and I carried that doll everywhere! It got so filthy and worn, I actually got a second Buffy doll to replace the first. The one in the picture is the second. The first is 10 times more gross than that one! I still have it, too, but that picture would've needed a scary doll warning. Maybe this one does, too!
One of the challenges of VSN is the 45-minute time limit. After coloring and paper-piecing my card, I ran out of time to do the last bit of embellishing. This second version is the final card, after I blinged it up a bit!
Stamps: MFT Pure Innocence Hello Cupcake
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copic markers
Paper: Melon mambo, certainly celery, pink pirouette, choice white, GCD Studios patterned paper
Accessories: ribbon, button, nestabilities, kaisercraft pearls, stickles


Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Just as absolutely SWEET as can be!!

Rene said...

I think it's neat that you photographed the doll in with the card!