Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Timeless Tuesday challenge

This week's Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge is to use buttons. Wellll, not so much a challenge -LOL!

Seriously, my button addiction is truly out of control. Not only do I have hundreds of vintage buttons from my granny, I have a ton from Tres Jolie, Basic Grey and of course from Heidi, week's Pinkhedgehog Papercrafts! I just love to look at them, set them all out... it can take me an hour just to pick out a single button for a card! I am thinking I HAVE to use buttons more on cards! P.S. I do use buttons on my scrap pages.

This card uses the main flower image from Flourishes Siberian Iris set. I embossed it with Copper EP and watercolored it. OK, don't laugh -I am NO Jerri Kay or Christine, but I tried. After I watercolored it, I painted the entire flower with Angel Wings, Shimmerz. To continue with a copper theme, I used some copper paper I have been hording (from The Paper Zone) and I used some copper pearls (from Kaiser Craft). I also embossed the edges of the top note piece to break up the solid white feel of it. Here is a close up of the button.

Here is a picture of the inside of the card.

I really wanted to use some tan colored buttons with flower detailing on the card -which REALLY matched the copper paper, but just couldn't make it work! But, I put them in the "supplies" picture so you could see how lovely they are (click on the picture to enlarge for the details). They just don't make buttons like that anymore! I settled on a lovely pale plum colored button and used SU Pale Plum paper to match. The striped organdy ribbon is from Pinkhedgehog Papercrafts.

This card will go to Bill's mom for Mother's Day -he already put "dibs" on it!!

Thanks for stopping by. I am off to have a girls afternoon with Heidi (pinkhedgehog) and Shirley (squirrelly shirley) for some stamping and to see He's Just Not That In To You!!

Card Deets:
Stamps: siberian iris
Paper: white, pale plum, copper
Ink: versamark, pale and perfect plum, celery and wasabi
Accessories: copper EP, niji watercolor brush, organdy, top note die cut, swiss dots EF, button, copper pearls



  1. What a beautiful card! Love the soft color you chose and your button/ribbon treatment is awesome!

  2. Very pretty Michelle! I like the colors and great job on the TT challenge.

  3. Stunning card, Michelle! Superb coloring!

  4. Fantastic card - Michelle!!! I love the Siberian Iris!!! Your beautiful button is the perfect addition!!!

  5. Wow Michelle your card is stunning, and sooooooooo elegant.


  6. Fabulous card Michelle, so beautifully painted!

  7. Your card is gorgeous. I don't blame your hubby for putting dibs on it for his mother. TFS

  8. I love this! I absolutely love this inside and out. It is such a beautiful flower, and your coloring is perfection! Wow Michelle!!

  9. Absolutely gorgeous, Michelle...I love that beautiful flower and what an awesome design!!! I hear ya about the buttons...takes me forever to find the right one, too!!!

  10. WOW, gorgeous coloring and details!!! Love it!! tfs