Thank you so much for all the fabulous suggestions for sentiments for my previous card! I love all of them and have saved them for future use. I always have a Word document with all the quotes and sentiments I love found in my internet travels, and have added them to my collection. I should've thought about asking all of you for suggestions, with so many clever thinkers out there!
I love the image of this little boy fishing, such a sweet, peaceful scene. The little boy's clothes immediately made me think of tweed, hounds tooth, herringbone, etc. So I used a lot of textures and patterns for this card. I used the textural background patterns from several Waltzingmouse Stamps sets, Faux Fun for the little guy's sweater and Offbeat Backgrounds for the zig-zag striped hat and BG paper. The hat and sweater were paper pieced.
Then of course I had to use my Herringbone embossing folder to tie in with the theme, some stitching around the layers and stitched ribbon. I love the different 'fabric' textures! I was browsing for an appropriate sentiment and came across this quote, which I thought was absolutely darling, so I printed it out and used it on the card. Even though it's a little boy card, I can think of a few grown 'little boys' that this card would be perfect for!
Thanks again for your input, and have a great day!
Stamps: Lili of the Valley, Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: Memento, Distress, SU
Paper: PTI, Coredinations, SU, Bristol vellum
Accessories: Cuttlebug EF, PTI ribbon/button/twine, colored pencils, OMS, Copics