Friday 22 October 2010

Buttons, Lovely Buttons

This week, Charlene's Button Box is sponsoring Tellen's Place's "Let's See Some Buttons" challenge.

A little info about our sponsor, Charlene: "I live in Illinois with my wonderful husband and our three children. I've been creative most of my life. I'm an avid scrap booker and in my quest for the perfect embellishment I came across clay buttons. I had too many ideas in my head for just myself so I started selling them. Now I'm here to offer them to everyone I can." You can check out more information about Charlene on her blog. The winner of this challenge will get to go to Charlene's Etsy store and choose 5 sets of her beautifully crafted buttons for FREE! How cool is that?

The Divas were all lucky to recieve a sample to work with, all different and pot luck who got what I think. I got these amazing leaf ones - gorgeous autumnal colours. The image I chose to work with is one of the newest ones to be available in the shop - PERA.

The buttons are knotted with some embroidery silk and Pera is coloured using promarkers with a touch of silver gelpen to highlight her dress and gold gelpen to give some shine to the bangles she wears. The wings had a mixture of gold glitter and stickles to aid in the definition. To show both the buttons and the image to their best advantage, I went with a black background onto which I had stamped (masking some) some leaves in glittery very pale yellow, pink and orange. Unfortunately the colours are so pale I couldn't get them to come out in a pic - look so much better in real life. The leafy ribbon was (part of a fantastic RAK from a dear friend) then added before attaching to a pale mushroom shade card. This in turn was attached to a leafy patterned paper and some more of that mushroom cardstock. The bottom ribbon is a shiny raffia type twisted with bronze organza ribbon. Then all onto a black cardstock base. I do like my black, hehe.
Hope you enjoyed looking as much as I enjoyed making this.
Now get on over to Tellen's Place and show us what you can do.
"Let's see some buttons"
There's a gorgeous freebie there for you as well and we would love to see it being used this week. Make it pretty, make it glittery, or make it dark and mysterious ..... your choice.

I'm entering this into a few challenges
One Stitch at a Time - Embellish It - ribbons and buttons
The Corrosive Challenge - No White - They are pale colours - but no white here
Pear Tree Designs - Free for all
Riley and Co - Autumn Colours
The new monthly challenge site Karber - they have a fantasy challenge running this month
Flutter By Wednesday's challenge - this week is an open challenge


  1. Oh!! It's Gorgeous. Your buttons are FAB. LOve your colours too... Thank you sooooo much for joining us at OSAAT.

  2. great card! thanks for playing in the corrosive challenge!

  3. This is stunning wow
    Beautiful project and great work Thank you for playing along with our theme at OSAAT Please pop back along play our prize winning game Very bottom of our blog post under girls cards Its fun and easy Two prizes to win and Good luck with our prize draw on Sunday too for more goodies with J sheen

  4. Great card Helen, my dear, Mistress of the Dark and so versatile! you with a beautiful fairy all decked out in those wonderful colors. I love how you coordinated the buttons into your craft but then you are one crafty sweetie! I love that background stamping - so creative - if only I could be as creative! Beautiful job! I'm so glad you're such a sharp Diva and on the team - it's such a pleasure working with you! YOU always help out and I appreciate you Helen!

  5. Terrific colors! nice work on the challenges

  6. Ohh these are all so GORGEOUS!!!

  7. Great card, the leaf imprints look great and those buttons are awesome. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

  8. I love your buttons, they are supper. Thank you for playing with us at OSAAT. Hugs, Nataliya.

  9. Thanks for joining our 'free for all' @ PTD this week. Good Luck. x

  10. Those buttons are gorgeous, as is your card.

    Thankyou for sharing with us at OSAAT for our embellish it challenge. Good Luck !

    Choccy x

  11. So nice card! Thank you for playing the Karber Monthly Challenge :)

  12. Great card!
    Thanks for joining in with our “Embellish it” challenge at OSAAT.

    Crafty Creations by AJ

  13. Wonderful card! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!