Buttons and Bows

This week the challenge at Tilda and Friends is to use buttons on your ATCs. I’ve kept mine fairly simple this time.  I used the Magnolia hearts stamp, which I coloured with Prisma pencils, with Sansodor and paper stumps to blend, and then tied a vintage mother of pearl button to the centre of the hearts with embroidery floss.  The background is a gorgeous K & Co paper, and the embossed buttons are made with one of the new Cuttlebug border embossing folders. I edged the card with a chalk ink pad, and ran this lightly over the embossed buttons to emphasise their shapes.  I attached the hearts to the ATC with some 1mm foam pads for a little  extra dimension, and added three more vintage buttons to embellish the ATC further.  The words were made on the computer, shaded with a browny-pink ink pad, and placed on the card.  To finish, I drew faux stitches on the edges of the ATC.

Why don’t you raid your button box, and come join us in making some beautiful ATCs? There’s a special prize for the under 16’s this week, full of goodies to keep little hands busy during the summer holidays!


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Andrea
    Jul 23, 2008 @ 08:25:01

    Fab ATC Maria, I love the heart stamp and all the buttons


  2. annie
    Jul 23, 2008 @ 08:26:27

    this is so pretty Maria! love the little bundle of hearts with the button in the middle. I’ve given you an award, so please stop by my blog to pick it up. annie x


  3. Dawn
    Jul 23, 2008 @ 14:05:08

    Beautiful ATC ,realy gorgeous ,xxxx


  4. Debbie
    Jul 23, 2008 @ 15:13:47

    Gorgeous ATC Maria i love it.


  5. Shary
    Jul 23, 2008 @ 19:40:48

    Gorgeous ATC Maria. I thought about using the button paper but changed my mind at the last minute.


  6. Donalda Cox
    Jul 23, 2008 @ 21:03:58

    Oh that is so pretty dear. I love it.


  7. Frances
    Jul 24, 2008 @ 12:42:30

    this is brialliant Maria, love that button paper. x


  8. leann
    Jul 24, 2008 @ 18:23:57

    So beautiful Maria, I love it 🙂


  9. Kate T
    Jul 28, 2008 @ 10:10:32

    wow love this button paper and the hart!
    fab! 🙂
    Kate x


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