Linda @ CCCB is hosting the challenge this week and it is buttons, buttons... and she wants at least 5 buttons on the project. I fell in love with the inspiration photo and her gorgeous work. It reminded me that years ago I was browsing wih my mom at a notions store when we stumbled upon some mother of pearl buttons. They were on sale and I figured I needed the whole lot, LOL. Well the thing is they have been sitting there in their cute little cartons and been used as needed. So I decided to alter me a holder and just show them off
This is what I came up with, the "B" for buttons tag was created by recycling the carton. And you can tell how my shelf keeps looking better and better!
see what I mean about the lot...
So I enlisted my handy helper who gracefully went through all the packaging and help me put them on the glass jar!
This is the top view, I stamped the canvas with some archival ink and then sew the required 5 buttons! I painted and distressed the lid to a pretty cream.
People know me as a flower lover, they are in almost anything I do, cards, LO's, they are planted in my house and admired by my lens. So I have decided to challenge myself and sit them out of this one. I wanted to create a girly piece without any blooms, (WHAT???) ME!!!! no way. Well I did it , I scrapped with details instead, no bling either, crazy, huhhh? well some pearls but hey, a girl needs something...
so here's the scoop, punch border, buttons, washi tape for the translucent effect, monogram
I decided to top it off with some Epiphany Crafts epoxy sticker and then added a circle by Graphic 45 and on top of that I layered some glossy accents (and it was popped) . A pearl on my C.
Here is a close up of my fuzzy work
the complete look, sans fleurs
I just read this morning on Audrey's blog that Christine was going to do a summer tutorial on Mapping Happiness
Just love that logo... and can't wait to start playing so here's my map, a 12x12 version of her 2'x3'!
And here is the famous "caimito" fruit
I was happy to see they used the photo I shared!
This fruit bearing tree is from the Major Antilles, it can also be found in Central America. It can grow to a 100 feet and it is famous for its golden leaves, well green on one side , golden on the reverse and it is so beautiful when hit by the wind. You can also use the leaves for teas, they seem to help with diabetes. The round gorgeous fruit is deliciously sweet
and when you open it crosswise it has a star pattern!
I do hope you have enjoyed this botanical journey with me!
And if you have lasted this long you DESERVE a prize, you heard me right! I reserved a pack of the Mother of Pearl buttons (10 in a carton) and I will give it to one lucky reader, regardless of where in the world, I will ship it to whoever wins. Just leave me a comment and I will put your names on a jar and have my handy helper pick a name. Good luck and thanks again!