Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Books are Friends too!

Books are friends too! - Today starts the new challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio. What are we doing this week? Buttons! Buttons are a fun embellishment. I have been know to look through clothes that were being taken to Goodwill for buttons. Sometimes you can find really interesting ones. However today I made my own buttons. I punched them out of cardstock and coated them with Matte Accents. My baker's twine was also homemade. It is nice to make them this way I can use the same Copic that I colored the image with.

My DP is Al Fresco Tapestry by CR Gibson and was a gift from my daughter for Mother's day. Don't I have a great daughter? I used a MS punch.

The image is Stella by Michelle Perkett. I love this image. I love how studious Stella looks and how all the flowers and even the bee and butterfly have come to hear the story. What book do you think she is reading?

Stella was Colored with Copics and I used some fine glitter by the Rubber Cafe.

Alphabet Challenge Blog J= Just one word Friends
Sketch Saturday #163 sketch
Totally Gorjuss #88 Summertime
Crazy 4 Challenges #95 Summer Themed
Just Us Girls Challenge #92 Make Your Own Buttons
Paper Playtime #50 Summer


  1. Hi!
    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!
    Thanks for joining us at ALPHABET CHALLENGE BLOG.
    Good Luck

  2. Wow a gorgeous card!! Thank you for joining us at Alphabet this week

  3. This is wonderful - I'm a huge fan of "books" and this is a gorgeous image!!!! LOL I am just like you Mari - I'm always cutting off buttons before giving things away - they are so handy to have on hand!

  4. Such a cute card! The image is so sweet! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

  5. Ooooohhhh, THIS is ca-ute! Love, love, love your use of paper buttons to accent this DARLING image! Such FUN! Thanks for sharing this with Just Us Girls!

  6. Such a sweet card!! Love the shimmer and, of course, the lovely buttons :) Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls!

  7. I do so like your card. Smooth shading and lovely colors. I would love to get this card from a friend.

    Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime
    Krista, guest designer

  8. Oh this is adorable, sweet image and pretty colours.

  9. What an adorable focal image! Love how you made it even girlier with a little sparkle :] Your handmade buttons are LOVELY!!!

    Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!!

  10. Mari, great use of pastel colors, lovely and unique layout design. Coloring superb as always.

  11. Love it - this is such a cute image!!!! Love the buttons!

  12. Beautiful card Mari! Such a clever idea to color your own baker's twine. You colored the Stella image perfectly and all of the details on your card are lovely!

  13. Awww, this is so bright and cheerful, what a great image!
    Thanks for joining in the fun with us this week over at Sketch Saturday :o)

  14. This is gorgeous, Mari! I love your color scheme and all the glitter and especially your buttons and sentiment! Thank you for joining in the fun with our Cute as a Button Challenge this week, Mari!:)