Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tuesday Trigger: Button, Button

I didn't make it very long in my new office before I went back to the main building to get some work done. I knew I had to pick up some faxes and turn some documents in, so I camped out in my old office the hour before it was time to go home, and people walked by and stopped by to comment. "Tina, is that really you? Was it that bad across the street?" Hardy-har-har. We got meeting leftovers in my new digs, so hey, can't complain!

While walking to the 8K race last Sunday, I saw a couple that go to my spin class. I caught up with the husband after class tonight and asked how his race went. I think he wanted to do better, but apparently, his wife placed in her age range. She's very athletic, so I wasn't super shocked. Good for her!

This wasn't the card I thought I'd have at the end of tonight's crafty session, but I'm happy with it. I didn't have many ideas of my own when I saw the trigger picture. I liked the buttons, but I think I was challenged by the color scheme. I do better with brighter colors. Anyway, I used this opportunity to use the other Nestabilities set that I got on Sunday...this time a circle one. I used the smallest circle for the flower, stamped a background stamp on it and put a button in the center to go along with this week's Tuesday Trigger: Button, Button. I thought I was done when I put the ribbon on the bottom of the card and adhered everything to the card base, but something wasn't right. I didn't like how the card looked too...serious (?), so I added some cute bee stickers that were from a set that Julie gave me for my birthday.
Card Specs:
Ink: Colorbox chalk ink in Dark Brown, Warm Green. StazOn in Teal Blue.
Paper: American Crafts- City Park
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large
Stamp: K.I. Memories- Patterns, Fiskars- Friendship Gardens (leaves, flower pot), Autumn Leaves- Build-a-Flower (line), Inkadinkado (sentiment)
Other: Brown Sharpie Ultra Fine Point marker
Button: Bucket White from Michaels
Sticker: EK Success- Animals
Foam adhesive: Thermoweb


Caroline Hallett said...

very pretty card - great idea to use the buttons as flowers

onecraftymama said...

I love the bees! They are the perfect touch - and I love the buttons as flowers too :)

Beate said...

Super cute card! Great take on the challenge.
Hugs and smiles

Amy said...

SO SO CUTE!!! Those button flowers are just fabulous!! And I love how the colors are so rich but are still similar to the trigger photo!!

Cath said...

Hey Tina! What a sweet approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

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