Sunday, July 24, 2011

LIM26 - Buttons and Ribbons

This week's challenge at the LIM blog is a "recipe" challenge...meaning...we've been asked to create a card using either ribbon or buttons.  Well, I chose to do a card with buttons and a card with a ribbon. Can't say that these two cards are fabulous...but I'm content with the finished product.


This first card is super simple. A piece of green and a piece of red card stock scraps layered behind a stamped image.  I used the SU Silhouette stamp and the sentiment is from a PTI collection.  The buttons are actually card stock buttons that I cut with the button dies from PTI.  I cut about die shapes for each button, so that I could glue them together and get a feeling of depth to the buttons.  I like my buttons to look "sewn" on, so I ran a little floss through the button holes.


The second card was made with another piece of red card stock scraps.  The bottom edge was punched with a Martha Stewart punch (I trimmed off the partial loop on either end).  The image was done by sponging the "ground" and the sky (with clouds), and then stamping several different plants...the red and green plants are from PTI and the little brown one is one of the SU Silhouette.  I'm never satisfied with my stamping when I over-stamp images....must be that part of me that's (_ _ _ _) retentive! LOL!  Made the image on white card stock, then adhered it to the red card stock backing.  The ribbon is a piece I found in my stash and seemed to match it perfectly...in real life...not so sure about the photo of the ribbon...hmmmm....

Sharing another layout I finished this weekend.  This is a photo of two of my grandsons during a rare quiet moment at the park.


I used My Mind's Eye papers for this layout.  It's a combination of So Sophie, Stella and Rose, and Bohemia.    I basically follow a sketch found at the MME blog and is by Anam Stubbington.  I was planning to enter it into the monthly challenge...then I read that the layout needed to be about a "celebration".  Does it count that we celebrate every quiet moment we have when these two are together? LOL!  Anyway..I do love MME papers...and I think the fact that you can mix and match so many of the different collections make MME one of the BEST!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Your comments are truly appreciated!  Until next time...

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36 comments:

Chrissie said...

Two lovely cards Susan but I love the clean lines of the first one best!
Super job!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Mrs.B said...

2 totally different cards, and both stunning.
Avril

Faith A said...

BOTH beautiful cards Susan and I love your "Our Story"

Loli said...

Hola Susan, fab cards, the second is a great job, the sky it's beautiful, good job.
A hug from Palma de Mallorca

Mandi said...

Well I think they are fabulous Susan
Love the layout of the first, my kinda card! think inking technique of the second is wonderful

Thanks so much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

craftattack said...

Great work again! Valerie

Valerie said...

Lovely cards Susan and I think the 1st one is perhaps my favourite! Love to see your scrapbooking as well the boys look so cute! I just scrolled down to your zentangling and it took my breath away, how clever are you!!! Love the fairy toadstool:)
Val x

June Houck said...

Your cards are so beautiful as usual, and your LO totally ROCKS! I love the pics of the boys and your title is awesome :)

fatmonica said...

I love the cards,particularly the first one,the colours really grab me!Love the layout too.

Rosemary said...

as always your LIM cards are fantastic, susan! love the layout, too!

Cheryl said...

oh just love,these hun those cards are just gorgeous,especially love the first one,that is classy and great layout too and adore your scarpbook page hugs cheryl xxxx

Judy1223 said...

Susan, two great cards but MY personal favorite is the second! The stamping is gorgeous...LOVE the sky! Beautiful layout, too...you are so talented!

Beryl K said...

Fabulous LIM cards as always Susan, great lo too
Beryl x

Sandra said...

Both cards are gorgeous:) Sandra H

Carol said...

Two great cards Susan, love the image on the second. Fab layout too. Carol x

Suze Bain said...

Love the colours and layout of the first one and the second is so cheerful. Great photos in your layout. xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Susan
Two Fabulous cards....love the first one ....my Fave
hugs sylvie xx

Vicky Hayes said...

Both lovely cards Susan and your overstamping is very effective! Your layouts are always an inspiration.

Debgem said...

Two totally different cards - both lovely. Super fun layout too!

debby4000 said...

Wonderful creations Susan especially love the layout.
luv
Debby

Jan said...

Gorgeous cards Susan & layout. My favourite is the first one, simple elegance! xx Jan

Craftilicious said...

2 great cards and an amazing layout - I love the nauty feel to it goes so well with the photos. Great way to create buttons - I've got a button die but don't like it as they look too fake so will try the layered look - thanks for sharing :-D
Tara x

Jenni's Jems said...

Really great cards but my favourite is the first also.The colours and layout are just superb. x

Cheryl Nelson said...

Gorgeous cards and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that lo!

Sasha said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous! But if I had to choose a favourite, it would definitely be the first one...So clean and classy!

Shobana said...

Lovely cards Susan! Great simple layout in the first and super sponging in the second! :)

Jenny said...

Fantastic cards Susan, love the bold colour blocking on the first and what a gorgeous scene on the second :)
I love your LO's, such a cute title to this page :)
Jenny x

Hazel said...

Both beautiful but my favourite has to be number 1 - that is extra special. Hazel x

Maja said...

Both cards are fabolous!

Aileen said...

Two super cards. Love the first one, the crisp colour blocking makes it stand out and your faux buttons are fab. The scene on your second card is lovely and the over stamping looks great. Another fab scrapbooking page too. x

Hello From Texas said...

Oh Susan both cards are great; I have to admit, the first one is my favorite. I just love the super clean lines ... a perfect CAS card.

Hope you are well,
Carole

Kathyk said...

Lovely projects from you, I particularly like the rust panel in the first card as I think it really (REALLY) gives it such a lift - fab

Kathyk

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Susan, Two gorgeous cards, love your colour choice too, hope you're having a great week, hugs Gay xxx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

I love your pretty CAS cards for LiM, especially the first one.

Hugs, Sandra

Theresa said...

Hello Susan, your first card is simply striking. I never thought CAS cards could say so much with so little. Your second card - I am in love!! It's amazing. Love the inking you've done. It's just amazing. I adore the layout. I just love photos of little ones when they don't know you're there. The sentiment is perfect!!

Great job on all your projects.

Bonnie said...

These cards are both so perfect for the challenge and yet so different! I especially love the sponged and stamped scene! Delightful! And what a special moment saved on a page! Your grandsons look like they are real buddies!

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