Saturday, October 24, 2009

Button Wreath ~ Raspberry Suite Colour Challenge #18

Good morning! It's time for another colour challenge from Dawn. I was a bit happy with the break she took from them to focus on the PTI release. It gave me a chance to clear my mind. I really try hard to make something unique for her challenges as she has so many talented followers. I've been so inspired by her non traditional Christmas colours that I thought I would try to make a Christmas card for the challenge. I could've gone the button bouquet route again (miss those!), but decided against it. I don't have much in the New Leaf green colour except for buttons :) and some left over Wild Wasabi from 2 years ago. A green wreath vision came to me Wednesday and I tossed it around my head at the gym again. When I got home, I made the base of the wreath with 2 nestabilities blossom dies. Then I played around with various sizes of buttons. I desperately wanted to use my new retro background basics and Dawn's Signature Christmas sets as well. The background is stamped in versamark so it didn't over power the sentiment. I'm really pleased with the result :) I love the shimmery hot pink ribbon and the scalloped sides. Not too much struggle this time, except the thinking on the treadmill and finding the perfect buttons. Oh, and tying and fiddling with the bow to make it just right :) Enjoy your Saturday and thanks for visiting :)






What's in it?
Stamps: PTI background basics retro, signature christmas
Ink: versamark, SU choc chip
Paper: PTI cream, raspberry fizz; SU kraft, choc chip, wild wasabi
Accessories: EK success border punch, nestabilities blossom die, sheer ribbon, PTI new leaf buttons

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very pretty! Great idea to use the blossom dies to make a wreath! A fun background set... Gotta love those buttons. I can't wait until the Christmas button bits arrives!

ttys,

Melisa

Quirky said...

Love your card! Very creative :) Love how you made the wreath with buttons!! :D

Thanks for dropping by my blog :)

Marisa said...

Great idea for your wreath base! Love the assorted buttons and the bow is fabulous. Lovely strips of pink down the sides with the retro BG giving it just enough texture. Wonderfully done, Maureen :D

Winter said...

Oh, Maureen! This is sooo cute, I love it! Perfect Christmas card! Top pick for sure! :)

Laural-Lee said...

This is Great! Love the buttons!!! Wonderful idea!

Maile Belles said...
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Maile Belles said...

Wow Maureen, this is gorgeous! What a great idea, love it! This is definitely a winner in my book. So are you loving your new BB:Retro set?

Randee E said...

This is awesome!! So perfect for this color challenge! Top pick for me :0)

Aimes said...

OK - so how long did it take you to pick these buttons? I've spent the past couple of hours trying to pick 3 for my work-in-progress card and have had to step away! LOL!
I LOVE what you've done with the challenge - you've totally rocked it with that wreath! So clever - and to think when I'm on a treadmill all I can think about is getting off it! ;D
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Chris said...

What a wow card! I just love those buttons - so pretty!

Sharron said...

Really stunning! Love how you did the wreath with the buttons--they look perfect! And don't you love that background set--great choice for this card!

Elise said...

Oh, my heavens! Maureen! This is AMAZING! Oh, um, YEAH! My guess is that this will REALLY catch Dawn's eye! This is just so sweet and absolute perfection in giving those buttons a very happy home and a most inspirational crafty discovery!!! Wahooo! I'm delighted that you've shared this "with the class!" tee hee {I know what you mean about trying to anticipate what Dawn will like... but that's what gets us, well, where YOU got!:o) }

Kimberly's Krafts said...

Perfect card Maureen! That wreath is amazing!! Nicely done!!:)

Melissa said...

What a super cute card... I just love the wreath from buttons. How creative!

Taheerah said...

That button wreath is fantastic and so is the stamped background! Great card!!

Andrea M said...

WOW Maureen! This is stunning! I love the button wreath. Great job. Thanks for sharing!

Scrapping Julie said...

this turned out soooo nice!

Sue Lelli said...

Pretty pretty wreath! love ALL THE BUTTONS!

Jenna Wunderlich said...

love the button wreath! Inspired!

Catherine said...

I love the way you have used the colours in this challenge and I especially love the wreath of buttons, they look great.

Cammie said...

Congratulations on making the spotlight! This card is so deserving. How great that you think so creatively while on the treadmill.

Karen said...

Fabulous card; congratulations on being in the spotlight.

Winter said...

Congrats on miaking the spotlight! I love your card! :)

Maile Belles said...

Yep, still love it!!! Congrats on making the spotlight!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the spotlight pick! What a great card!

Melisa

Kathleen said...

Really great card! Congrats on the spotlight---LOVE, love, love buttons!

Jessica said...

Lovely card!!! That button wreath is too cute. Congrats!!! Well done!!

Paula Pascual said...

Love it!

Marie B. said...

Very pretty! :)

Dana said...

How adorable is that button wreath? Love it. Congrats on the spotlight!

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