Friday, September 23, 2011

Button, Button Whose Got A Button...

Hi scrappers! Today is my first post on the Paper Craft Weekend Challenge blog. If you have visited my blog before you probably know that one of my favorite embellishments is buttons... I love buttons! I use them on cards, layouts and even home decor projects. When I was asked to create a challenge I thought it would be fun to use buttons in a way I had never tried before and share it with you, in hopes it may inspire you to create a project including buttons. Before I show you my new scrapbook page I'd like to share a couple of ways I have used buttons in the past (some of you may have seen these before).

First up is a home decor project:

I purchased this plain black frame and decided to spruce it up a little. As you can see I adhered buttons to the center of some of my flowers. I love the additional depth and texture they added to a "plain jane" frame.

Next up, a scrapbook page:

Here you can see I used buttons for wheels on my die cut car. I have done this several times and love how is spices up an other wise ordinary car.

For my project today I used buttons to create a border for my scrapbook page. This is the first time I've tried this, but I think the result is REALLY fun. I kept the rest of the page very simple, as always when I create a page I want the focus to be on my picture/s.

To adhere buttons I like to use glue dots, although on this page I sewed some of the buttons straight to the paper. What I love about buttons is that they're so diverse, and you can utilize them in countless ways.

  • Kraft cardstock: Bazzil
  • Pattern Paper: My Mind's Eye 'Stella and Rose'
  • Buttons: Papertrey Ink
  • White embroidery floss
  • Labels: October Afternoon
  • Stamps: Technique Tuesday 'A Date With Ali' and 'The Observant Traveler'
  • Ink: Jenni Bowlin 'Chicken Feed' and 'Cough Syrup', Memento 'Tuxedo Black'
  • Color Mist: October Afternoon 'Paper Doily'
  • Brad: My Mind's Eye
So what is your challenge?! Buttons!!! Use buttons on a card, layout or altered item. To participate in this challenge head over to the Paper Craft Weekend Challenge and link your project. I can't wait to see what you come up with! Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend.

1 comment:

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Wow look at all those buttons! They sure do add to a project. Love all of them, I am partial to scrap book pages though! TFS