Saturday, July 17, 2010

Crazy4Challenges#46 - It's all about the buttons!

Today's challenge over on the Crazy4Challenges blog is to show your buttons! This image looks amazing IRL but unfortunately it's difficult to capture the image well in a photograph. I used an ATC from the Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby Idea-ology paper stack that has a beautiful bird swooping in on the top right. It's a beautiful print all by itself, but I stamped some flowers from the SU! Echoes of Kindness in Close to Cocoa on the side and bottom for extra interest. After stamping, I embossed the whole panel with the SU! square lattice embossing folder (I told you I can't put this folder down!) and mounted it on a panel of soft suede. I layered the image with Pink Pirouette and Rose Red and stamped the white card base with the linen backgrounder using Close to Cocoa Ink. Sadly, I have no more Close to Cocoa card stock which is why I had to use Soft Suede, but it's close enough in color to work well. I added some Soft Suede ribbon, and tied a little pink button to the ribbon with tan hemp. I used the word window and fancy label punches to create the sentiment from SU!'s So Many Sayings. For the final touch, I sponged all the edges with Close to Cocoa ink.
Thanks for stopping by today and I wish you a great weekend!

Carol

13 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is gorgeous! The funny thing is, it looks like gauze or paper towel. Really interesting texture! Keep cool.

Angelwood said...

Very pretty! Wonderful texture on your card! Thanks for joining us this week at Crazy 4 Challenges! hugs, Angela

Sue from Oregon said...

oh this looks like a cross stitching creation...so so pretty!

Nancy Keller said...

I really love how that button is attached!

Joanne (jojot) said...

so gorgeous....and thanks for playing with the Crazies this week

Diane Jaquay said...

This almost looks like counted cross stitch fabric, very cool effect!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awesome texture!

Anke said...

Wonderful card Carol.

*CAFE said...

Stunning! I'm in awe!!

JD said...

Lovely card, Carol...

Collette said...

O.M.Gosh - this is STUNNING!

Collette said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Elise said...

Wow, girl! This looks like needlepoint - It's exquisite! I'm starting to see why you + that folder REALLY are magic together.. Now I'm feeling a little guilty I've only used mine once! Tee Hee!