Sunday, August 23, 2009

Button Flowers


This week, over at StampTV, Lynn has given us a potluck Friday challenge to use buttons on cards. Woo Hoo, this is right up my ally. You will see that many of my cards posted have vintage and antique buttons used as embellishments. My Mom, who has passed, Was very involved in the collecting, research and sale of antique buttons. I won't go into details except to say what was her private collection was photographed for the book that is known as the bible to collectors. What I use on my creations, are her castoffs. Things that were of no use to her. Do I thank her for leaving me a closet full, sometimes, LOL!
Anyway, the buttons I decided to use as flowers, on this card, are crocheted. They have no shanks like normal buttons, but pads of fabric that were stitched through to attach to clothing. They came in so many pretty patterns, mostly in the colors of ivory, black, brown and navy. The set I decided to use is Gina K.'s "Tropical Flowers". It was used to create all the different leaves for my image. My base is made from Gina K.'s Pure Luxury, soft sand cardstock. I also used a deep purple from an unknown source. A wee bit of ribbon and some piercing conclude the details.
I hope you have a peaceful Sunday doing something that you love!

6 comments:

Patti said...

This is gorgeous! How awesome to use a touch of your mom on your card! Hope you got some sleep! LOL! Have a good day....Patti

Betty Benton said...

Your mom's rejects are great -- I've love to sit down and look through all your "castoffs"! Did you say I could come next weekend?????

Payne Holler Cards said...

This is so peaceful and pretty! gotta love those buttons...how awesome that your Mom's collection is recorded in a collector's book. Is this collection something that will be passed down to each generation? pretty nice thing to have, lol
Linda

Lynn Mercurio said...

What beautiful buttons and they make spectacular flowers!

Donna said...

what a beautiful card! thanks for sharing about your vintage button collection from your mom, I was admiring the sunflower button you sent to Theresa on her blog the other day!

Selma said...

I love this card Mary Anne. Thanks for sharing the story about your mom's buttons.