Tuesday, August 3, 2010

EBKS20 - buttons


At Everything But the Kitchen Sink, we are to use buttons, preferably those that have been found around the house.  I got these big ones in a mix from DeNami Design , and pulled them out, thinking I would never use anything so huge, and put them in my mother-in-law's button jar, which contains old household buttons.  Amazingly, they almost exactly match the colors in this October Afternoon Farm Fresh Farmhouse paper, and that's where this whole card evolved from.  I added small brown buttons to their centers, to simulate the design paper.   Just like when I make a quilt, I chose this paper and then found other items that pull out the colors and design in that paper.  The stamp is from Stampendous, called Sunflower Stem, and because it has a sentiment incorporated along the stem, I didn't think this card needed anything else.

21 comments:

Dawn said...

Wow... the background paper is awesome. Just love it. The buttons match perfectly. Isn't great when everything just falls into place!

..::Paulina::.. said...

This card is truly darling! I can never get enough button flowers!

I hope you'll be able to join us in a DeNami challenge one of these days... Our next one starts on Thursday! :)

Anne said...

Such perfect buttons for the great paper- lovely card Lin!

Barb said...

Lin, I love the buttons on the buttons! Fabulous job coordinating everything! The flowers look so pretty on that lovely patterned paper!

Rachel Schumacher said...

This is such a cute card - I love it!

Virginia L. said...

SOOOO Sweet! Love these buttons and you used them so beautifully!! So glad you played the buttons, too ;)

Caryl W said...

Lin..you are an amazing designer!! I love coming to your blog to see all of your wonderful creations and I make sure to check every single one you do!!!

78thistles said...

Such a cute card Lin!

Alice Wertz said...

your button flowers are so cute, Lin!! such a sweet and delightful card!! love it!!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Perfectly coordinated! I love those big ol' buttons and your flowers! And yes, what a great patterned paper to match:)

You have a great artist's eye!

Kathy said...

Ahh ha sista...this is just so beautiful..fun and fresh ..thinking of you always
hugs,Kathy

Anonymous said...

Love your card and those large buttons go great with the background paper. The colors and perfect. Thanks for sharing

Tiffany said...

Super cute use of the buttons, I really love the OA paper!

donna mikasa said...

Love the buttony flowers! The OA papers are a perfect match!

Heather Maria said...

This is so cute and pretty Lin! The pp is so beautiful and the button flowers go perfectly with it!

Sarah said...

Wow! Love this, Lin! The button centers are a wonderful touch!

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous button flowers. Adorable card!

Ange Kelly said...

A gorgeous card!

In Love With Scrap said...

Is perfect!! beautiful combination, lovely! I like a lot.

Winter said...

Adorable! I love it! Thanks for playing with us in the EBTKS challenge! :)

Ann said...

I love the colors and how you used your buttons! Thanks for playing the EBTKS challenge!