Thursday, February 24, 2011

Buttons and Bows

The challenge this week at the Shabby Tea Room is "Buttons and Bows".  Here is the inspiration picture:


Here is my submission:


The silhouette stamp called Dancing with Flowers was stamped and white embossed on white cardstock, then I sponged in the background with 4 distress inks.  Anywhere that there was a flower, I added a tiny pastel button.  The bottom edge was scalloped with a punch and I added a dyed seam binding ribbon centered with a felt flower button.

supplies: white, pink cardstock, Hero Arts CG255 Dancing with Flowers, CL497 Find Joy, versamark ink and white embossing powder, spun sugar, scattered straw, tumbled glass, and shabby shutters distress inks, seam binding dyed with spun sugar, Hero Arts felt flower button, Martha Stewart double loop edge punch, tiny pastel buttons

28 comments:

Ineke Original said...

Wow! Just love this!

slbt17 said...

this is beautiful - love the colors!
Sandra ltb

Sarah J Moerman said...

Beautiful!

joy said...

So playful and cute!

debbie said...

Lin this is Fabulous!!! Love every detail!

Barb said...

Love these beautiful pastels, Lin! I knew you'd do wonderful things with that stamp!

Vicky said...

Gorgeous! Just gorgeous! I love those pastel colors you used. The ribbon and the buttons are the perfect touch.

Sharyn said...

Soft and pretty. Love the rainbow effect with the pastel buttons really setting it off.

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Lin, This is very pretty--love all the soft pastel colors. Great take on the inspirational picture.

Pia said...

This is simply beautiful Lin! Wonderful soft pastels!

Sue McRae said...

So soft and pretty Lin and love the sprinkling of buttons!

Nancy said...

Such inspiring colors, Lin and you've used the buttons and bows brilliantly!
blessings~

Robin K. said...

Love these pretty pastels! You are creating such wonderful cards with this silhouette stamp :)

diana said...

Lovely, lovely card ... and I really like the new blog design/wallpaper. ;-)

Suzanne C said...

Lin this is such a happy card! Love the beautiful colors on the background and the buttons that coordinate! Very pretty card!

Tiffany Ervin said...

I LOVE how light and airy the pastel colors make the background feel! Perfect pairing with the silhouette stamp!

Dawn T said...

Lin, what a simply gorgeous card. Love the soft colours you chose for your background. Love the ribbon and buttons.

Kathy Martin said...

Oh Lin! This is fabulous! Love all those cute little buttons!

stampingandstitching said...

Gorgeous card, Lin! The colours and design are so pretty! I love way you added the cute buttons for the flowers!

Judy1223 said...

Lin, could you hear me sigh when I first saw your card? Oh MY heavens, Lin! It is a breath of fresh air! It is so soft and pretty and PERFECT for the buttons and bows challenge!

Nat said...

beautiful, the added buttons are such a fun element and I love how you used the colours for the challenge! :)

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Lin! What a terrific card! Love the cheerful colors! You did an excellent job incorporating buttons and bows! So sweet! :-)

Joy said...

Love these soft pastel colours Lin, so beautiful and spring like, love it!

Anne said...

love the soft "Springy" colors here Lin- just gorgeous!

Pattie said...

Very pretty and perfect for our buttons and bows challenge! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room this week!

Karina Beck said...

So beautiful work!

Maria said...

Just gorgeous with those silhouettes and buttons...very pretty!!!

Ann said...

Oh such a pretty card Lin - that stamp looks absolutely gorgeous! And I just love the sponged background in those delightful colours.