After working on this Edwin all day I finally posted him without the button embellishment. I went shopping for some buttons and found these and they are almost an exact match in color. I used Crafter's Floss, which I bought at the same time, to tie the buttons with. Here is a link to the Sketch Blog - lots of beautiful samples to feast your eyes on. Friday Sketcher's Challenge
NEW EDWIN! I WENT SHOPPING FOR SOME BUTTONS AND CRAFTER'S FLOSS AND HERE IS THE NEW UPDATED EDWIN:
While I was in San Antonio over the weekend I visited a couple of neat shops with my daughter. I purchased these tiny eye glasses, which were actually a 3-D charm, and thought they would look so cute on an Edwin. I don't have the image of Edwin with the eye glasses, so I cut off the arms of this pair and glued the rims to his face.
I find it so hard to embellish "guy" cards and had a hard time with this little guy.
I didn't want to color his pants denim, so I was thinking brown corduroy! Lots of blending on this pair. I had first picked out the dsp scrap from my stash and the matching brown circle dsp and the teal color also. That's where I got my "inspiration" for my Edwin. I was trying to find the exact sentiment to go on this card, the alphabet being a hard theme to accessorize, but I have the SU Defining Alhabet and Define You Life sets, so, light bulb moment! I also had the little charm which reads "inspire" so I attached it to the sentiment.
Here is a close up of Edwin in his sporty eye wear!
I used Stickles on his wings, and ran my tracing wheel around the edges of the Alphabet DSP twice. It's almost impossible to see in the photo.
I was inspired and I hope you are too!