I love vintage children's books, and have a motley collection. Some are in pristine condition, but the vast majority are tattered tomes, covers scratched and bindings baring their stitches. I like the tattered ones best. They often have such lovely fabric covers, and the pages are heavier, a little yellowed. But the illustrations are so vibrant and fabulous! It is still thrilling to pick up a dusty, faded book and open a page to find bright and whimsical pictures on aged paper.
I made sets of these little altered playing cards, and have used them in other altered art. Now that I am obsessed (in a good way, of course) with cardmaking, I realized that they would make great embellishments for cards!
This card I created using a lovely sketch from Sketch Saturday. I have to say, Saturday mornings, even before my coffee is ready, I sneak up to the computer to see if the sketch for that Saturday is ready so I can print it and dream of nap time and cardmaking... Anyway, back to the challenge :) Once again, my love of buttons is prominent here, and I found some fab trim in my stash that went perfectly with the papers I picked out.
Papers: MyMindsEye, K&Co
Embellishments: vintage trim, my altered playing card
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink