Feb 26, 2009

TCT - Button Mouse

Are you ready? - Yep it's time for Three Clover Thursday Challenge and this week was a color/embellishment combo (Blue, Brown and Buttons).

I knew right away that I wanted to use a particular (button) on my card.  I received 3 buttons as part of a surprise package and wondered at the time, "What on Earth" was I going to use these huge buttons for but I kept them and low and behold I finally had a reason to use one as they fit the color combo perfectly.

Normally I am not a "button" type person as I find it difficult to use buttons but here on this card you will see 3 different button patterns but only 1 actual real button. 

I started with a card base of Chocolate Chip and layered it with designer paper (DCWV) and some Close to Cocoa card stock. I embossed some "faux" buttons with my Cuttlebug and distressed the other side.  Next up I colored my sweet little party mouse, (Whiff of Joy - Party Animals) with Prisma Color Pencils blended with Gamsol.  I highlighted a few of the dots with Saddlebag Glitter (Art Institute) for some sparkle.  I layered this to a Nestabilitie Die of Chocolate Chip and raised the bow of the party hat up with foam mounting tape. 

I wanted my sentiment to stand out on the dark card stock and tried a couple of blue pigment ink pads but they just weren't working out and then I remembered that in my stash of Embossing Powders I had one called, Breezy Blue (Embossing Arts Company - which is no longer in business) - I've had this powder for years but it still embossed quite well and matched the Turquoise Blue in my DP perfectly.  I love it when a plan comes together, don't you?  -  Lastly I added my cool button which I added dark brown thread to and used large glue dots to adhere it to the card.  Oops I almost forgot those 3 cute little "button" brads (yep those are brads) that I added to the focal image. 

Be sure to check out the other Design Team members blogs and leave them some comment lovin!  Also get out your browns, blues and buttons and get to creating then post your creation in the Mr. Linky section on Kerry's blog and you might just win something fun!

10 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Cute image, love the buttons!

Elena said...

Your card is absolutely adorable, Ida! I love this button!!! It is perfect here!!! And of course I love the little cuttie mouse!!!

Elena said...

Love your new look at the blog too!

Denise said...

So, so Cute!! What an adorable image. Like the brown & blue together.

Sharon Caudle said...

Sooooo CUTE, Ida!!! I love that mouse with that big hat and your big button is fantastic! That blue embossing powder looks amazing on that chocolate brown! WONDERFUL card!!

Kristen said...

great card ida!

MJ said...

Love those button brads. This card is too cute. I have those same big buttons, probably would have used them too if I remembered I had them. BTW, I just found my images from Pat-they were temp. lost so I will get that card done tomorrow. Sorry for the delay.

Shelly Koskinen said...

Your card is adorable!

Sue from Oregon said...

I just love this card...you know I have a thing for little meeces LOL! Like how you snuck in the embossed buttons too...I didn't see that the first time I saw it...great card!

Allison said...

Oh my...what fun! Love the stamp and the button!