Friday, July 18, 2014

A Button Challenge

There's a new challenge on the Scraptastic blog...buttons! Below are two examples that I created for (yesterday's) Thursday Challenge blog post. Both pages are created with products from Scraptastic's Either Way kit and add-on for July.

On Beach or Bust, several buttons are sewn onto the page, adding to the embellishment cluster at the bottom of the layered papers. Ooops...ignore that rogue "a" letter sticker; where the heck did that come from?! Journaling recounts how frustrating it is to travel to the Florida beaches on a Saturday in summer. The photo was taken at the start of our journey...before everyone's nerves had been frayed!

For the buttons on this page, I threaded a needle with floss and ran it all the way through the layout. Another method would be to tied the floss through the centers and then use adhesive to anchor the buttons to the page. Whatever floats your boat!

My next example is a page titled Springtime in Paris. No, we've never been, but we HAVE been to Epcot's France pavilion! I love how the fleur-de-lis turned out, cut with my die-cutting machine from the gold glitter paper in Scraptastic's Either Way add-on kit

Here I used a trio of buttons to compliment the die-cut flowers clustered along the bottom. And in this case, I wasn't compelled to add centers to my buttons. A little dab of liquid adhesive and they weren't going anywhere.

For a chance to win a future kit, enter a project in the challenge on the Scraptastic blog, where you will find more ways to use buttons by my friend, Susan Stringfellow.

Some people always like to finish off their buttons with thread, but I like the plain look just as well! What about you...any preferences?


Vanessa said...

Love both layouts!

Elise (lil gik) said...

Such lovely layouts, Madeline, I definitely need to use buttons more! :)

Nancy Thomas said...

Gorgeous layouts - just full of "Madeline" style.

Tanya Ham said...

So pretty!!

Anonymous said...

Love these all your paper layers and cute, cute buttons!!! :) Evie

TL Marzewski said...

You have such cute titles! So awesome to see the buttons!