Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Pink Elephant Surprise..


Wowie! Yesterday(it's now almost 2 am)I received word that the great designers over at The Pink Elephant felt that my card brought delight, thank you for saying so it made my day!

Speaking of The Pink Elephant they have a terrific new challenge for the week to incorporate buttons onto your card and who doesn't love buttons, except maybe the postal service. Then again ,they should especially find delight in these embellishments as it brings reason to charge more for postage! I opted to do a mixer by pulling Stamp Something into the challenge by creating a green theme and even thought St. Patrick's Day came and went like the wind green is where its at! I noticed some hints of green out in the gardens and in some of the fields and needless to say I am thrilled! I love flowers, the more the merrier, and I love getting dirt under my fingernails and this is about to take hold.
For this card I used an amazing stamp set by Close To My Heart called Blooming Flourishes, isn't it grand! I dug out any green marker I could find to color in the images and utilized paper piecing for the raised flowers. Paper Studio several years ago put out their own line of Bag 'O Buttons, I picked out the green ones plus found a few others and tried stamping on a few with Stazon just for fun. Why not right? Oh yes, I also popped a few bity brads into some of the button holes, I've seen this done before, not my idea. Well I'm excited to see what the rest of the crafty world has come up with so with that, I leave you my example. Remember creation diverts destruction...



Close up of stamped button

17 comments:

Ann said...

Hi I came over to congratulate you on your winning card using pink,green and brown and got a fantastic surprise to see this work of art using buttons.

Wow this is so special - I love your stamping on them - oh my I really must give this ago. Your style on your cards is so cool.

Ann xxx
http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/

Siri Fjørtoft, Fjørtoft Design said...

This is just gorgeous! Love the stamping on the buttons :-)

Wendy said...

i love your card its beatifull with all the stampings on it.

Sorry my englisch is not verry well but i tried to leave a commant in my best englisch.

Wendy

Kimberley said...

Gorgeous!

Sarah said...

Wow...Gorgeous!

Chris said...

Congrats on winning last week - honestly, this is another winner! Just love it. :)

Jess said...

I love all the stamping and amazing details! The stamped button is so cute. I could see doing that to a few just to have them on hand. Great work!

Robin said...

Fabulous card! I love the stamped buttons!! Congrats on winning last week's challenge!!! Thanks for joining us again this week at TPE!
Robin
http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com

Butternut Sage Designs said...

THIS is absolutely GLORIOUS...so beautiful...I am loving all of it! ~Donna

Sandra said...

Wow, what an amazing card! I love it.
And congrats to your winning card :-)

Karen said...

Congrats on your win!! This is so fab! Love the colors and how you used and stamped on the buttons! :>

The Pink Elephant said...

LOVE-LY!!! Again!! You are so talented!!
Thanks so much for joining us this week at TPE!!

Happy Stamping,
LORi BOYD

http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com

Viv said...

This pops out at you as soon as you see it! It's very fresh and I'm a total sucker for swirls.
Love how you've coloured it without going OTT. It's perfect.
Viv xx

Chris said...

A stunning card! I love the fresh colours and the stamped buttons are a wonderful idea, I would never have thought of that. Chris :)

Robin Gibson said...

Absolutely Beautiful! And congrats on your winning card!! WTG!! I just SO LOVE your style! Very original, and unique:)

Stamp and Smile said...

{{{LOVE}}} the buttons... such a springy card!! TFS!! :)

Carol said...

Great card again! love the idea of stamping on the buttons....fabulous!!
thanks for joining us at TPE again this week...

Hugs
carol x