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!