Another week has rushed by, and now it is Friday, which means it is time
for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland. Our theme this week is
'BUTTON IT UP'
We want to see buttons somewhere on your creation, and please
remember your creation must be a Christmas one.
Our lovely sponsor this week is Digi Stamp Boutique, and they are
offering a ₤10 voucher as the prize.
Some people seem to have a talent for placing buttons on their creations,
thereby enhancing their work, but when I saw that our DT brief this week at
W.W. was to use buttons, I wanted to 'head for the hills' and hide. Usually, I
am never happy with my use of buttons, but in this case I quite like how I
have used them...I think it is because they are clear crystal, and therefore
rather subtle additions to my card.
I haven't made an easel card for ages, so rather enjoyed making this one.
The Bazzil cardstock I used is a lovely soft green, but for some
reason it looks grey in the photos.
This is the first time I have inked up this gorgeous Lili of the Valley
stamp, and it was such good fun to colour. In addition to the crystal
buttons I used, there are buttons on both these cuties' coats.
A side-on view of my card, showing how 3 of my buttons act as the
'stoppers' to support the easel element of my card.
This view shows the inside of my card when fully opened.
The largest snowflake with its crystal button centre. I tied the silver cord
through the buttons, so they would be slightly more visible.
The cluster of mini pinecones, berries, and foliage, all 'smudged' with
gesso. I learned to make the 2 pine branches from a tutorial by
my super-creative blogging friend, Pamellia. A visit to her
lovely blog is well worth the time.
Challenges I would like to enter
Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - 'Cute Christmas'
Christmas Cards All Year Round - 'Vintage'
Crimbo Crackers #80 - 'Die-cuts'
Inky Impressions #209 - 'More Than One Fold' WINNER
Penny's Paper Crafty #227 - 'More Than One Fold'
Try It On Tuesday - 'Sewing and/or Buttons'
Image - Lili of the Valley Festive Post
Colouring - Promarkers
Dies - Spellbinders Classic and Scalloped Rectangles; Joy Crafts 6002/2019; Impression Obsession Mini Snowflakes; Cheery Lynn Cutie Fringe 2, Wreath Strip
Punch - Martha Stewart Branch
Paper - Kaisercraft Wish Upon - Twinkle
Sentiment - Craft Creations Ltd Mixed Christmas Greetings
Gesso - Atelier Traditional Primer
Glitter - Kindyglitz Crystallina
Pinecones from my garden
Buttons, Berries, Silver Cord from my
For a chance to win a lovely prize, pop over to Winter Wonderland and be inspired by my teamies beautiful creations, then enter your own Christmas 'Button It Up' creation.
Thank you for your visit, and until next time I wish you all "happy crafting".