We have a new challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges this week. The theme is Buttons Galore and it's a great opportunity to do a little stash busting. I don't know about you but I have tons of buttons, some new and some inherited. Love them all. I can remember as a little kid, emptying my Mom's button jar on the floor and sorting, sorting, sorting :) Some things never change although it seems to take a bit longer to get up from that floor these days...LOL. Anyway, I digress...we want to see you use some of those buttons you've been stashing on your project this week.
I was able to play with this hilarious QKR Stampede image called Happy Tummy. QKR has some of the best characters! I coloured him with Prismacolor pencils and fussy cut him. One little trick I used in colouring the apple was to apply white pencil to the apple skin which is black on the image. This allowed my red to show up better and created depth and shading as well. Happy was popped up on foam tape over a die cut circle embossed with a basket weave design. The circle was also popped up on foam tape. I doodled around a computer generated "burp" (excuse him!) and cut out the speech bubble using white half pearls for the dots. To me, he looks like people do after a huge Thanksgiving meal.
The background papers are a mix of patterns from MME pads. The striped paper was cut into four and adhered with a space between the sections. An MFT banner die was used to cut the flag border pieces at the top and white paint pen dots were added to the left side of them.
The seven buttons were threaded onto three lengths of black embroidery floss and adhered to the background with glue dots. Molly, my cat, was particularly helpful at this stage.The floss was then taped to the back of the black matting. The sentiment was computer generated, cut, and faux stitched before being popped up on foam dots for added dimension.
Thanks for joining Happy and me today. I hope he gave you a smile... like he did for me. Actually, you did, too, because I enjoy your visits. If you get a minute, pop over to the Craft Your Passion Challenges blog to see the other fun QKR Stampede images my talented teamies chose. Check out the Buttons Galore over there...maybe you'll be inspired to play along.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create ~ #46 Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody ~ #33 Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time ~ #190 Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge ~ #187 Fur and Feathers
Brown Sugar Challenge ~ #68 Thanksgiving
Eureka Stamps Challenge #66 Thanksgiving
Life is good; so is art.