April 5, 2013

Extra! Extra!

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Suzz here back to share another fun project using the Paperboy Plate.  I think this card would be fun to use to announce something or for a momentous birthday. 

When I first received the Paperboy plate I ran into the family room and dug through the newspaper trying to find pieces of the paper to use with the plate.  I had a hard time finding paper that didn't have images, ads or other things to distract from my sweet little boy.  When I found a few different pages from the paper that met my criteria, I tore pieces to fit the center of the card.  I crumpled up the newspaper and layered the torn pieces in the center of the card.  I distressed around the edges and the background with a brown dye ink.  I painted the center of the main piece with white acrylic paint and stamped the paperboy using brown ink.  I highlighted his image with watercolor pencils and a waterbrush. I stamped the Extra word on two more pieces of newspaper which were torn and distressed to match.  I finished off the card with a little twine and a button.

Have a great Friday!



Terry said...

Such a great touch with all the newspaper layers! Love the painted center and the way you made the little lad a focal point! Lovely!

MichelleZ said...

This is fantastic! I love the papers in the background. You are so creative!

I remember when people used to stack their old newspapers bundled in twine in their gargage.
Dang, I'm old.

PetraB said...

such a clever design, love the newspaper layers!

monique said...

splendid"e bravo

butterfly said...

Glorious layers of shabby papers - the perfect background for the little paperboy!
Alison x