Sunday 25 January 2015

Buttons Galore!

It's my little niece's first birthday soon and I wanted to share with you a Button Initial Name Picture that I've made for her new bedroom using an inexpensive photoframe and lots of buttons!

Project Recipe:
Paper and Card: Textured, DCWV, Vellum
Tools: Tonic Studios Layering Butterflies and Scallop Layering Squares, Grand Calibur, Silhouette Cameo
Embellishments: buttons, flatback pearls and crystals
Apologies for the quality of the images, photographing glass without glare is very difficult. Anyway, here's the close up of LUCIA's name.  To make this, I cut out Lucia's initials on my Silhouette Cameo from pink textured cardstock.  

I stitched all the buttons with embroidery thread, as I felt it would have looked unfinished without this step. I also used my Layering Butterfly dies to cut butterflies from pink vellum which I accented with gems and flatback pearls.

I then die cut scalloped squares using my oh-so-useful scalloped layering squares from a pretty patterned cardstock from DCWV (Nursery Tales).

Here's one final look at this project, please do leave a comment and let me know what you think of it.
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  1. This is so pretty Dips, what a lovely keepsake and clever idea. Tinaxx

  2. Dips this is so pretty, a beautiful keepsake.

  3. Wow I love that it is so pretty and what a wonderful idea.......sadly I have been so busy this week I havent entered any challenges still scares me as I am not very computer literate !!! I need to take it one step at a time...but I will ..... I promise :-) xxx

  4. Hi Dips...O my...this is stunning...beautiful keepsake...Joolsx

  5. A lovely decorative piece. Sometimes it is nice not to make a card but a lovely keepsake that will be treasured for a long time.
    Heike xx

  6. Stunning, Love the idea, may have to make one for my little boys room. Just hopping by.

  7. Beautiful creation and a lovely idea for a keepsake, love the colours
    Lorna xx

  8. Very pretty. I just need to find somebody I can make one for that hasn't got too many letters in their name!

  9. Absolutely beautiful love all the pretty buttons an ideal keepsake
    Carol x

  10. this is absolutely gorgeous, love the colours, what a lucky little girl xxx


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