Viva la Buttons!

Happy Friday! It's time for another Viva la Verve! sketch with a {twist}! This week starts the March series of sketches and the twist is buttons. Use one or a hundred, just use 'em! :) Check out --> this thread <-- on the Verve forum for the sketch and challenge details.


In the past, buttons have been one of those embellishments I collect because they look pretty in a jar and on other people's cards, but I never know what to do with them. Just in the last few weeks I've been inspired to actually take them out of their pretty jars, dump them on my desk and actually use them on my projects! Amazing, huh? I'm doing the same thing with my primas, and it feels great to actually be using some of them up!

I just received the Porcelain BasicGrey pad from Jacksonbelle and took my color combination from the papers. I stamped the big blossom from Thankful Blossoms on white cardstock with Always Artichoke, then stamped the flower again with Rose Red. I colored each with primas, then cut out just the inner pieces and paper pieced them onto the Artichoke flower. For a little sparkle, I outlined the pink parts with a Stardust gel pen and then blended with my blender pen. Check out the close-up to really see the sparkle. Next I stamped the You're Amazing sentiment in Rose Red and then sponged both panels with first Mellow Moss, then Certainly Celery, then Always Artichoke ink.

My Janome is still dropping stitches, so I pulled out a sewing machine my mom gave me, but I just can't seem to figure it out. So, just don't look too closely at my stitches - it's SUPPOSED to be shabby, you know! LOL Anyhow, I threw on some Regal Rose grosgrain and button embellishments. The center button is from the Button Latte collection and I added a Kaiser Craft Pearl to the center. And for the finishing touch, I added some liquid pearls to the end of each swirl.

Okay, one last thing. Today's the release of three fabulous new sets at The Cat's Pajamas. I just received mine, and they are A-DORABLE! Alma's got them in a Kitty Kat pack for a special price, so go say hi to Alma and snag some of these cute, swanky stamps!

24 comments

  1. Beautiful, Julee! I love that DP!!!

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  2. Just gorgeous Julee!! I love the dp, buttons, stitching, sparkle.... shall I go on? EVERYTHING about it!

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  3. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL CARD jULEE.

    HAVE A NICEWEEKEND.
    HUGS rIET.XX

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  4. Wow, the colors and sketch are wonderful! I love all the buttons!

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  5. Wow what a wonderful card. So well done. Gr Marja

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  6. This is one GORGEOUS card, Julee! I love it!

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  7. Oh my word Julee! This is phenomenal! I am also in love with that dp! I picked it up at my local LS as soon as they had it in stock! :D Thanks for the inspiration on the sketch. I was a little stumped by it at first!

    ((Hugs))

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  8. Oh my goodness, this is soooo pretty! I was at my LSS today but they were out of the Porcelain, so I had to settle for Marekesh! I also have a ton of new buttons so I really need to play along on this one; thanks for sharing; I LOVE your work!

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  9. WOW,this is soooo very pretty!!! I love everything about it!!

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  10. Gorgeous Julee!! Love the soft colours and your buttons are fabulous!

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  11. Julee, this is amazing! I love those colours together, haven't seen that combo lately!

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  12. Beautiful card Julee! Love all of the details and that porcelain dp is gorgeous!

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  13. Wow this is such a great card. I love everything about it.

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  14. Beautiful card, I just got those papers and this is a wonderful idea for using them. Gorgeous!!

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  15. I really like everything about your card-so pretty. tfs

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  16. I'm not a button person, but this card is really nice.

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  17. Beautiful card Julee, WOW! LOVE the pretty panels and your stunning layout!

    Jennifer :)

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  18. Fantastic!! I so love that DP that you used!!

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