Monday, December 14, 2009

Challenge 56 Cute as a Button

Buttons, buttons, buttons! I love buttons! You guessed it right...I challenge you to use buttons on your layout. Wait, there is a twist. I want you to use your buttons creatively. You can alter or dress-up your buttons first before using it on your layouts. You have until December 27 to post a link to your layout on the comments section of this post. Come back next Monday to see the RAK that I will be giving out to the most creative button.

Here are the layouts created by our wonderful design team:

Helga

I stitched the buttons differently.

Ike' s Toys 001

Here is another layout this time I used alcohol inks to alter the buttons.

Kimmy-
I decorated these plain buttons with a white opaque pen before adding them to my Christmas goodie box. :) Easy peasy & adorable.

This is another altered button project I've done. I crushed buttons and used them to cover a chipboard shape. There's a tutorial on my blog if you want more info!




Michelle--



I love using buttons on my layouts. They give that little extra bit of homemade goodness and added texture to a page. For this layout, I stitched buttons as a frame around the patterned paper--cute as a button!


paloma--


When dotting my i’s, I decided to give myself a little more leeway: in the word ‘kisses’, I dotted my i underneath and instead of the usual dot, I chose a button in the shape of a star. To complete the special note I wanted for that particular dot, I added a rub-on on the starry button. There are also many ways of crossing your t’s. Two square buttons can do just the trick. Add to that a large round button, and you’ve got an easy ‘o’. I sewed my buttons like I normally would and there it was!



Deborah--

I also used alcohol ink to alter my buttons, then stamped on them with black archival ink. To make the colors really show up I layered one button on top of a lighter colored sticker.


Miwako


I made big snow flake by white small bottons. The bones made wire at first, please see my blog if you want to know more details. Also I used glitter on some bottns. I think this way is nice for using a lots of botton was left over.




7 comments:

Steph said...

These layouts are all fabulous! I'm not sure if my project is valid for your challenge, I created a card. You can see my card below.

Holiday Greetings

KarenB said...

Here is mine (it's the second card in the post). Unwrap your heart

IRIT SHALOM said...

GREAT DT JOB!!
i ONLY HAVE 1 BUTTON ON MY LO- BUT IT'S HUGE AND ALTERED- IT WAS CLEAR SO I USED GOLD LEAF FLAKES AND WHITE GLITTER GLUE ON THE BACK SIDE OF IT
HERE IS MY LO

IRIT SHALOM said...

And just before I leave for long vacation- here is the second one for the challenge
HERE IT IS

mica said...

I had no idea you could do so much with buttons. Here is my entry.
http://scrapbookedmoments.blogspot.com/2009/12/silly-sweet-girls.html

Anna-Karin said...

I love buttons so this was a fun challenge. I coloured some buttons with alcohol inks and used them as baubles on my layout. I also dressed up a tree with buttons. Here's my layout:

http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=1562109

Thanks so much for the challenge!

Issa Virtucio-Lucido said...

I hope I still make it on time... here's my page! http://scrapaholicissa.blogspot.com/2009/12/boys-and-buttons.html