Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Flowers w/ Buttons, Quilled Leaves Orange For You Card

Hello! We welcome you to another week and a new challenge at Tuesday Alchemy. How about some buttons

I rarely throw out old clothes as I donate them, so I don't normally get my buttons from that. Instead, I try to save the extra buttons I get with new shirts and pants to use. The larger button on the yellow flower center was from a shirt that I bought a while ago. The other 2 small, colorful ones are from an embellishment set I bought a few years ago. This challenge has brought to my attention that in all the years I've been crafting, I have not used one button! Isn't that weird? Well here it is ladies...my first card with buttons. :D 
For this card I used buttons on the centers of the flowers. "For you" was handwritten with orange colored pencil. Leaves were quilled using a mixture of yellows and oranges. 
Here is some extra button inspiration that I found from this lovely blog called It's Written On the Walls. They've compiled a list of button art on the web for you to consider. Check out this one for example:
Isn't it great? :)

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  1. Both lovely cards but 1st one is my fave. xxx

  2. Lovely card with quilling...so elegant:)
    The cupcake with buttons is fantastic:)
    Big hug,

  3. Your card is just lovely, Eileen - So sweet & CAS! And what a fantastic extra that you shared for inspiration - It's fabulous :)


    PS - If you'd like to be challenged, I invite you to join us at {PIN}spirational Challenges http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com

  4. lovely card, beautiful flowers, and the buttons are great for the centers!!!

  5. how super fab!!!The colours are so lovely and thank you for sharing that added inspiration :D
    Hugs Shell x

  6. I really admire your quilling! Your card is pure style and beautiful! I also tend to collect extra buttons on my clothes. You never know when you'll need them!

  7. This is such a beautiful card Eileen and just love the wonderful bright colours
    x catherine

  8. Wow, what amazing creations! Just love,love all the details and colors!! Have a wonderful day! Hugs anad sunshine

  9. Great creation Eileen!! I love the colors and the button fits your quilling perfectly! I too am like you I've never really used buttons in any projects until I did my tutorial in the blog hop. That's why being in this DT makes me really challenge myself and I'm loving it!


  10. Wow Eileen, these are GORGEOUS. Using buttons as flowers is a great idea. You are so clever. Have a great weekend.

  11. Gorgeous as always Eileen. Buttons are good - really good!!!

    Hugs and smiles


  12. As I use buttons in nearly every project I do, I'm stunned that you've never used them before =)) Great start!

  13. This is such a pretty card! I love the colors of the flowers and the quilled leaves are so decorative. A really beautiful, clean design!

  14. beautifully, laconically and glad pleasant colors!!!

  15. I love those summer colours and the card is sooooooooooo beautiful!
    Is like it is alive! And the picture makes me look at it time and time again!
    hugs and love!

  16. The buttons so fit to the centers of the card...pleasant colors for Gift Card envelopes.


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