Friday, March 12, 2010

Button Up! Friday Challenge


Today's Friday challenge for Sugar Creek Hollow is to use buttons. No problemo! So, technically, it looks like I used a button - it's sewn already, no less! - but it's actually a brad! I love the way it centers the embossing.

I used a new digital stamp set that Tracy has put together as an Easter Special right on the home page. There are 5 images that are available together for $5. What a bargain!!! It is a beautiful set.

Now, I've done something that I was impressed that I actually thought of it all by myself - sort of. I've seen a lot of dimensional paper flowers around, and I really love what Linda Duke does to 3-D up her flowers. LOVE IT! So, in miniature, I've done something similar here. And, in fact, I'm going to do it much bigger shortly, just to prove to myself that I can. I selected the dogwood blossom, and put the image on paper 4 times. With one image I enlarged it for the bottom petals. One image I left the original size, and I made the last 2 images smaller. I coloured them with prismacolours, cut them out and gave them a little texture a la Linda Duke. This is something I've only seen done with nestabilities dies, and they look wonderful, but I wanted to see if it could be done with an actual image. LOVE IT! I mounted the layers on pop dots for a little extra dimension, but the larger I go, the less likely I think I will need the pop dots.

Right, then. The rest of the SCH DT has some wonderful projects qued up, so have a boo and celebrate the weekend is almost here!!!

Tracy, Joseline, Linda, Donna, Marsha, Kristina, Nancy, Stephanie, Cheri, Sarah, Joan, Dani, Cassie, Kelli

8 comments:

Stephanie said...

This is lovely, I love the embossing along the side, great job!

Donna Moore said...

Ah, another Linda Duke watcher! Your card is gorgeous, the embossing and the button (brad) really give it elegance! I love what you did with the blossom, hope you don't mind, think I will give this a go too! Great card girl!

Primitive Paper said...

I have came back over and looked at this card several times. Just loevly!

Velta said...

What a lovely, clean card this is Julia...It ends up being down right elegant!!!

Cheri Howard said...

Very pretty! I love how you dressed up the embossed flourish with the rhinestones, and the single button gorgeous!

Martha said...

its beautiful!

Nancy said...

You have done simple and elegant to perfection! Love it!!

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