Saturday, April 14, 2012

Crazy 4 Challenges is asking you to Button up!

See this vintage distressy card in all it's frou was all designed around that pearl button in the top left corner. Yep. That's how I roll. may have also had to do with the new scrumptious paper from Prima that features vintage fairy ballerinas...maybe. It is soo new at SGD that when I went to link it up it isn't even showing online yet. Lots in the store though...unless I need to go back and buy it all. And I am considering it...would that be rude? hee hee

So back to the beginning..this card all came about because of a button and some pretty paper. The button because this week's challenge over at Crazy 4 Challenges is to add buttons to your project. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy! I have been hoarding this oyster pearl button for about a year. I bought it as part of a set of Tessa Ann Designs on Etsy and a button challenge is a good reason to let go of the ones you have hoarded me thinks. 

After ripping apart my craft room to find what would best compliment my much loved button I found the paper I am nuts over currently. NUTS!!! So with a design as pretty as this you need to let the paper show through. But I still needed a stamp and I went with the VERY FIRST UNITY STAMP I EVER BOUGHT.  Considering I own close to a thousand of their stamps now this one holds mucho sentimental value :). Nothing like a nice big quote stamp to make this girl happy.   Add a frou frou feather, some twine and a shiny ribbon and voila! Done! I had to walk away and resist the urge to add more pretties like rhinestones, pearls, etc. 

So what can you create around a button for inspiration? Doesn't have to be just one as seen by the rocking cards by the Crazies for this challenge. Love!!!! Seriously- check out the bird out of a button card...brilliant!! So click here to go to the C4C challenge site and button your creation up to play along with us!

Cheers, Andi


Barbara said...

This is beautiful, Andrea!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a vintage beauty...and I can see where that button and that fabulous dp could control the creative