I love buttons and there was a time when I used buttons on almost every project. I was lucky to pick up a huge pile of vintage buttons for almost nothing quite a few years ago, and still have many of those left. They did need a good wash, I had buttons drying on paper towels all over the floor.
Autumn Leaves Foof-a-la Clear Bag-O-Buttons and I decided to showcase them in a wall-hanging, using a photo of my mom as a little girl. I tinted the photo lightly with Distress Inks (Tattered Rose, Antique Linen). The base was made by covering a 6 x 6 piece of mat board with Tim Holtz French Industrial papers, using one of the 6 x 6 papers in the pad. It was inked with Gathered Twigs and misted with Biscotti Perfect Pearls spray. The butterfly comes from Tim's Tiny Things set.
Rock Candy Glitter was sprinkled on top to fill in the gaps, and form a kind of grout. I put it aside to dry, as it dried the Glossy Accents and buttons made the frame more dimensional, but making it buckle slightly, almost looking like a padded frame. I loved the effect. Another Cameo Frame was die cut from grungeboard as a base, the photo was placed on top and I sandwiched a piece of acetate between the photo and the frame.
I hope you have time to use some buttons this week. As every week, our sponsor Simon Says Stamp gives a $50 gift voucher to one random participant. The team also enjoys picking out our favourite projects every week.
Thank you for looking! Have a good week!
Dies: Sizzix: Cameo Frame, Sized Ovals Movers & Shapers, Tattered Pinecone, Mini Flourish
Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz: Tiny Things, Classics #9
Surfaces: Tim Holtz Idea-Ology French Industrial paper stash, Grungeboard; Tim Holtz Core'dinations kraft-core cardstock; Sizzix Little Sizzles mat board white 13 x 6
Ink: Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs, Tattered Rose, Antique Linen; Ranger Archival Jet Black
Stain: Ranger Distress Stain Tattered Rose, Antique Linen
Paint: Ranger Distress Paint Tarnished Brass, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Mist: Ranger Perfect Pearls Biscotti
Glitter: Ranger Distress Stickles Rock Candy Dry Glitter
Embellishments: Autumn Leaves Foof-a-la Clear Bag-O-Buttons; Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Chit Chat stickers, Corked Vials, Crinkle Ribbon, Hinge Clips; Stampendous: Pearlized Mica Fragments
Adhesive: Glossy Accents