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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Be the Change YOU Want to SEE in the World...

The Drunken Stampers are doing Challenge #140 - Buttons this week and Chromatic Craze's Challenge provided my color pallet and gave me the germ of an idea for a background.  I know it's not my turn in the Drunken Stampers Lounge this week but I wanted in on the action (grin)

Here's the Chromatic Craze Color Challenge

I ended up with this card that I made for a friend using some of the new arty techniques I learned this spring.  I haven't shared any ARTY Stuff with you for a while so I am excited about this card I made with watercolors, some Twinkling H2O's and dylusions sprays.

Believe it or not I have a tough time with buttons - even though I seem to have a Whole Lot of Them saved up - so I did what I do these days when I am stuck - I went to Pinterest and did a search for cards using buttons... and Holy Smokes - what a bunch of creative people we have out there!  After that little meander through Pinterest the creative juices started flowing and I just love what evolved.  Now, just in case you too have a button HOARD that you want to use up I am including the link to all that Pinterest awesomeness but BE WARNED... This site may cause you to lose time (Big GIANT Smile!) CARDS USING BUTTONS - PINTEREST

To create my background I used 120lbs watercolor paper, wet it down and splashed a whole lot of watercolor paint all over it.  Then, while it was still wet, I sprinkled the paper with salt and let it dry, when I brushed off the salt I had this amazing textured look.  To create the button tree I stamped an image of a tree and filled it in with buttons, and then I drew in some leaves along the outside edges and painted them with my Twinkling H20's - It only took about 15 minutes to make the tree, mostly because I kept changing around my buttons.
Because I just couldn't find the right sized letters or right styled letters for my card I ended up just doodling in my sentiment using a black waterproof ink pen and because it seemed just too plain I painted over my lettering using my Dylusion sprays - yup Dylusions as paint - Now THAT'S Cool!


You can see how the ink bled across the watercolor paper but I really liked the effect.  So why not drop by and see what everyone else created?
CHEERS!
Lynne

I am linking up this card to the following Challenges:

Drunken Stampers Challenge #140 - Buttons, 
Chromatic Craze Monthly Challenge #2


12 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love the background you created, and a button tree is such a cool idea.:) Thanks for playing along with us at Chromatic Craze!

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  2. The mind is the first thing to go.....but awesome tree, love the background. I was two weeks ahead on one dt card for another blog. so I'm all set for next week so been there done that. I love my twinkling H20s but don't use them often enough. TFS.

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  3. Wow! Such an art journal-y look. Beautiful, Lynne!

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  4. Gorgeous work of art! All of your buttons are so cool- and your painting and doodling- fantastic! so very glad you joined the Hoooters for this challenge- and shared your talent filled card with everyone!!!

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  5. Oh, Lynne, this is stunning! The watercolour effect is awesome, and those doodled letters, and the fabulous, fabulous saying....LOVE IT!!
    And now I'm going to have to follow your Pinterest link. Someone come get me in time for supper, mmkay? (it's 8 AM) :D

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  6. Love your card! The colors are amazing! I love getting out the inks and mists!

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  7. That's a lovely sentiment, and a fabulous use of buttons. The overall card is very stylish.

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    1. Thank you Lucy! I LOVE that you think I am stylish! I'm calling my grown up daughter right now to share this with her - since she only rolls her eyes at my "style".. Grin THANKS for visiting and come back again!

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  8. Your card is wonderful! I love buttons and I have jars and jars of them (what is the collective noun for buttons I wonder? A Hole of Buttons maybe?!) I will check out your pinterest link x

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    1. Oh I'm so glad I could share Natalie ... thanks for dropping by and Please come again... smile!

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  9. Thats awesome!! Love the button tree!!! Thank you so much for playing with us at Chromatic Craze!

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  10. Very well done...thanks for joining the tropical hooters this week.

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