Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Buttons and Twine...

...are definately my new addiction!! I just love them combined on a layout. So I couldn't wait to use them on the fabulous sketch for the first ever Purple Pumpkin Sketch Challenge. Here is my take on the sketch...



...and a couple of close-ups...





...This next one is about my son's wish to join the CFS when he grows up and become a firefighter. The Firefighting Teddy buttons could not have been more perfect for this theme!! I have combined them with a red spotty button, some green doilies and some fabulous green and white twine. I simply wrapped the twine around my glue bottle and tied the ends. Then I carefully slipped it off the bottle and glued into position around the buttons using Helmar 450 for a strong quick drying bond...



...and some close-ups...







...and finally this layout called "Creature of Habit". No twine on this layout but plenty of gorgeous buttons, beautiful red doilies and one stunning satin flower with spotty button centre. I inked the edges of each of the buttons with Antique Linen Distress Ink and then gave a light spray with Sand Glimmermist to vintage them up a bit. I even altered the satin flower with some Black Soot Distress Ink and Sand Glimmermist.



Here are some close-ups...







That's all from me today. I'll be back soon with some pretty girly shares. In the meantime I hope you can come back tomorrow for some more amazing Design Team creations. And don't forget to get your entries in for the fabulous May Sketch Challenge.

Have a great day.
Belinda

12 comments:

Samantha Hauzer said...

Gorgeous work Belinda! Love how you alter the buttons for an aged look too, they look fantastic!

Lori Apgar said...

Beautiful layouts! You should join us at Frosted Designs for our Ribbon and/or Twine challenge this week!!

www.frosteddesigns.blogspot.com

Sar said...

Beautiful pages Belinda, I LOVE the twine wrapped around the buttons!!

Anne P said...

Wow Belinda, totally beautiful. Love em.

Alanna said...

Gorgeous LOs Belinda!

Jasmine S said...

They are all just fabulous. You have used the PP products perfectly. Your work is just so so amazing. Love it.

Nati Tristan said...

I really need some twine and some of those pretty buttons!

shirley said...

Gorgeous LOs Belinda!

Melinda said...

Very gorgeous and creative layouts Belinda!

Hayles said...

WOW you have been busy Belinda!! They all look fab and love your use of the twine

Monica said...

Gorgeous layouts and so much inspiration here!!

Roxy said...

Love 'em all, and I looooove that idea of the twine around the glue bottle!!! Hope you don't mind if I steal that for my next LO!