Saturday, September 22, 2012

Polka Dots & Buttons

Ok, this is late.  sorry.  If I said life has been busy, or that life with 3 children and a dog can get crazy, you'd know why I've been preoccupied.  But, don't let my tardiness discourage you from playing along with us @ Our Creative Corner.  Christina, is our hostess this week.  And she has a clever challenge for you to play along with!
Using the photo as inspiration, make a paper craft item which includes at least two "buttons" - they can be real buttons, fabric buttons, covered buttons, die cut buttons or any sort of buttons you can think of!  Also use polka dots somewhere on your creation.


Here is what I created:



I didn't really have a sketch to start with, so it's an original.  I started with some pattern paper from Melissa Frances.  (One of my favorite shabby chic paper crafting companies.)  I used a doily die from Stampin' Up! to create the decorative edged circle.  The floral pattern paper circle is actually a digital download.  Prima, makes these adorable tiles to add to your paper crafts, and I love the image of the two girls sitting together.  Don't they look like they are sharing a few secrets?  Next, I added a multi-loop bow made from some retired crochet trim by Stampin' Up!  I added a little scrap piece of crumb cake taffeta ribbon.  The buttons are from Close To My Heart and Paper Trey Ink.  I used some cream twine to tie the buttons.

I purchased a new sentiment stamp set from Paper Trey Ink.  I just love the words.  I stamped the sentiment right onto the pattern paper in a dark gray ink.  I thought black would look too stark, and a dark brown didn't look 'right'.
I distress all the edges of the paper.  I also added some faux stitching along the top and right edge of the card.
I hope that you get a chance to play along with us over @ Our Creative Corner! We'd love to see what you create with the photo, two buttons and polka dots!

6 comments:

Sue said...

Hello Sharon
You may not have had a sketch to work with but I love your design and your papers, you have taken the palette down a couple of notches and produced a soft quality to your card.
Smiles:)
Sue

Lisa M said...

Hi Sharon :)
Goodness sakes, that sentiment made me smile too! I just love that. All of your shabby chic embellishments look amazing together. The doily edging, those precious girls together, the tags, faux stitching...amazing together. You've done a wonderful job of depicting what inspired you from the photo inspiration. Your card is so beautiful!
Hugs,
Lisa xx

Meihsia Liu said...

Hi, Sharon, your choice of dp is awesome. The ribbon, flower and sentiment are gorgeous, too. This is such a fabulous card! ... :)

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Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

I love how airy and feminine this is, Sharon! Beautiful colors and patterns on your paper and that lace bow is to die for! Just a beautiful piece of shabby art and that sentiment is to die for!

Hope you are having a great week.

Hugs,
Linda

Lili said...

Such an elegant and feminine card, Sharon! Your pattern papers are gorgeous, love the combination of all the embellishments. Great card!
Hugs ;)