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Friday, 30 July 2010

A Hint of Green


This week's Play Date Cafe Challenge is one of my favourites. Black and white with a hint of colour. This time around it's green. A colour combo I must admit to having never thought of trying before. When I think black and white, I immediately go for red, pink or blue, so it's good to expand my range.

I've also been playing around making button flowers after seeing this tutorial. I've been trying out different glues which are supposed to work with hard plastic but which have proved to be useless. So after spending a good deal of time and money on a variety of glues for glass, beads and plastic, I realised I already had the perfect bonding solution already in my stash. Glossy Accents! Duh, I've used it before, many, many times to stick heavy hardware together but it completely slipped my mind. Worked like a dream. A great way to use up some of the ridiculous quantity of buttons I own.

Speaking of which, check out this button wreath by the same blogger from the flower tutorial link above - now THAT would use up your button collection easily.

19 comments:

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, excellent, Paul. I was just thinking about this before I was rudely interrupted by texts from son number 2, lol. Love the design - that's my kind of card - and the splash of bright green is perfect.

scrapperjulia said...

Love the button flower! Very elegant card, Paul!

Dotpat said...

Lovely card Paul and love the way you have made your flower with buttons.

Michele said...

Beautiful card - expertly crafted! I really love the button flower - what a great idea! x

Tammy said...

I love your button flower! Very classy!

Anne Jagger said...

Great card Paul. Your design is perfect and the button flower looks fab. X

Suzanne C said...

Lovely clean design and the flower button is beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us again at the PDCC!

Sarah Anderson said...

Gorgeous button flower - adds a bit of pizzazz to the card - love it. Beautiful design :)

Lisa Somerville said...

Lovely card, clever us of buttons! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Neet said...

Love your use of buttons - great card paul

Jaqi said...

Lovely card Paul, the button is fab . I love the elegant feel to the whole card its brill :-)

Lesley said...

Beautifully designed card. Love the colour combo and the button flower.

Hellemor said...

Such a lovely and elegant card. Love the button flower.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH Paul--this is FAB! I never think of b/w and green!! I rush to red or pink too! Or possibly yellow:) This is a great card for this color combo! Your splash is just the right amount of green! LOVE IT! Love the button flower too:) Thanks for joining in the fun at the PDCC!

Monika Reeck said...

This is fabulous Paul....great using the color combo....Wonderfully done...I am just joining the PDCC too my card is number 127, would you mind to see my blog?Many thanks before, hugs, Monika

alexa said...

Love it with the green - really fresh and bright. What a wealth of buttons on that wreath!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Love how clean and crisp this is.. with a touch of elegance, Paul! LOVE the button flower! Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

Ruby said...

Love your card Paul, great button flower too! I see what you mean about the wreath, that's a serious amount of button usage! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC this week!

Sharli said...

Oh Paul, I love this card! The button flower is very different - and the small touch of green is perfect with all the black and white. Nice work!