4 June 2012

An unexpected twist!

Good evening all. Thank you for your fantastic comments which are so lovely to read and make me feel like I'm getting somewhere (not sure where as sometimes it seems to be in circles!) For those of you who read yesterday's post you will know I got in a bit of a pickle and missed the last MMM challenge deadline. Well today you could have knocked me down with a feather when I saw this week's theme - Make My Monday 'Birthday Card with Pearls'. Guess what I'd made!! Well I'll show you...


Bit of a story to this one (apart from the fact I took too long on it). I follow the blog of a particularly talented lady called Julia who recently created a stunning tag (go see here). It included instructions about how to create gorgeous metal flowers and methinks "gotta have a go at that".


My recipe/version - metal insulating tape on card; cut using SB Rose Creations and a Sissix embossing folder; coloured using White Mixative and Shell Pink alcohol inks; curled and embossed further with CS pink UTEE on the tips and Ranger Snowflake Tinsel in the centre; and white pearl beads from a charity shop purchase completed the look.


So the next bit of luck is that the background for this card enables me to enter a second challenge - the Simon Says Stamp and Show 'Some Texture' challenge. It includes: pink pearlescent card embossed with a Creative Expressions flower folder; white card embossed and faux letterpressed with a Creative Expressions brick folder; corrugated card (formally a milk container) painted in white gesso, white acrylic paint and inked in sage; white lace stems (formally part of a net curtain); and finally a sprinkling of pearlescent sequins. The sentiment was stamped on two layers of Whitewash Coredinations cardstock.

So there we have it - turned out alright in the end (breathes a sigh of relief). I'm now sat here with the Jubilee Concert on the box and a large glass of Baileys, seeing a myriad of stars entertain us all in honour of Her Majesty The Queen. Doesn't it make you feel good to be British - we do it so well, even in the rain! Thanks to everyone for stopping by. Hopefully see you all again soon (with some very patriotic offerings).
Hugs, Buttons x

15 comments:

  1. ...wow...this card is simply stunning...great use of embossing folders, I adore corrugated card too & those flowers! well what can I say, smashing an absolute delight, well done...Mel :)

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  2. Another absolute STUNNER from you my dear! LOVE those amazing flowers--and the textures you've used are OUTSTANDING! So glad to see you again this week at MMM! :)

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  3. I have just finished singing myself hoarse at the Jubilee concert (on TV) and now I am here to see this wonderful creation! I am not surprised it took you a long time, there is so much texture, which I love and those flowers are absolutely brilliant. You should feel proud, you did an amazing job. Anne x

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  4. Oh my goodness those flowers are amazing Buttons and I love the way the shape is echoed by the embossing! Vicky x

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  5. Wow this is beautiful and I just love those flowers - thanks for the link. Lots of interestng textures going on here too. Great stuff

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  6. This is an amazing creation thanks so much for joining in with us this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

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  7. Hi Buttons, just responding to your message on my WOYWW post - I found TH's June tag incredibly hard, not sure why as I had most of the things required - I think it is because I try to copy his and maybe should go back to 'doing my own thing'. Look forward to seeing yours. Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  8. Love this...love all your metal work on your blog! Thank you for following me and I am following super talented you as well!

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  9. Wow on this card! Love those flowers and I will have to go check it out! Gorgeous!

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  10. Hi Buttons! Thanks so much for the link to my blog here - how lovely is that for someone to do!! I have only just found time to get here and guess what? I've entered the same challenge with metal flowers too! I love how you've included more layers in your flowers - makes me look very lazy!! I also love the colour as it's so feminine. Really like the use of the corrugated card too - must dig mine out!
    Gorgeous work and thanks for being such a lovely follower. Juliaxxx

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  11. Hi Buttons! Great work, LOVE LOVE the idea of the metal insulating tape on card for the flowers - deffo going to use that one. Great work and I liked how you incorporated the corrugated board. In fact just send the card TO ME!!!! Cx

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  12. I love those metal flowers, the delicate pink and texture...! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Sarah.

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  13. Wow! Buttons love this the metal flowers are amazing!
    Thank you for joining us at MMM.
    suzi b :)

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  14. So glad you got to show this stunner buttons. The flowers are absolutely gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining in again over at Make My Monday and sorry for a somewhat late comment - still catching up!
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  15. Wow - your flowers are stunning! I really like how you used the pearl beads - very clever idea (and cheap too which is always good for embelishments as the shop bought ones are so expensive!)
    Thanks for joining the challenge this week at Make My Monday.
    Tara (aka Craftilicious - Guest DT)

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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