Thursday, June 21, 2012

Buttons 'n Burlap ...

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Deb Neerman 
Hello crafty-stampers, hope you're enjoying a fabulous week!  

Today's card was created for Our Creative Corner's "Buttons 'n Burlap or Bows" challenge using the [flipped] sketch from the current Mojo Monday challenge.  To participate in the OCC challenge, I used wooden Prima buttons, jute burlap ribbon, and tied l'il bows in the buttonholes.  Quick and dirty ...

This card also qualifies for a number of fabulous challenges; for a complete list, please see the bottom of this post.  And for the down-low on all of the exciting product used to create this card, check out the Card Recipe, below.

Sooooo, on Tuesday Sheila, her DH, Reid The-Wild-Child, and I attended a funeral service for Sheila's elderly neighbor.  The service was lovely ... a true celebration of her life ... and was attended by many neighbors, friends, and family members.

During the memorial service, the Minister called for a moment of silence to remember the faithful dead.  As the Church grew quiet, Reid turned to his Dad and loudly exclaimed, "Hey, Dad, you have some of their CD's!"

Thanks so much for spending part of your busy day with me!

Today's Challenges:
Card Recipe:
  • Card Stock:  Kraft Card Stock by PTI; Manila Card Stock by Ranger
  • Designer Paper:  "Crowded Attic" Paper Stash by Tim Holtz
  • Stamp:  Sentiment from "Words for Thought" Stamp Set by Tim Holtz
  • Ink:  Aged Mahogany, Gathered Twigs, and Vintage Photo Distress Inks by Tim Holtz
  • Other Color Medium:  Walnut Ink Crystals
  • Accessories:  Cheesecloth; Cotton String; Burlap Jute Ribbon by The Funkie Junkie Boutique; Wooden Buttons by Prima;  Memo Pin by Tim Holtz
  • Tools:  Glossy Accents, Mini Mister by Ranger; Foam Dimensionals
  • Finished Size:  5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

32 comments:

Deborah said...

Love all the different textures on this, Deb.

TannyP said...

This is gorgeous! I love all the textiles additions...that sentiment is lovely. Such dimension...fabulous work of art. Thanks so much for playing along with our Going in Circles Challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is AWESOME Deb and I love the sentiment!! Wonderful inspiration ... thanks!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘GOING IN CIRCLES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Yvonne Garner said...

So well done. Love the sentiment! Best wishes, Yvonne

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card, I always think buttons and burlap work beautifully together and this card just shows that. Love the sentiment too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Rita said...

Wonderful Debs, all in one word. The sentiment is great, and the colours add to the charm of the card. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

Candy C said...

Your buttons and burlap piece is so cool! Don't they make for such an interesting textural piece? :) I also love your Tim sentiment that you've used and how you introduced the red tones. Thanks for sharing your always wonderful work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Annie said...

Wow Debs! I love this make. It looks so earthy with the cheesecloth, burlap and wooden buttons. The sentiment and DI really pull it together. Good luck in the challenges. Think I have one of those cd's too ! Xx

Chris said...

Great card I love all the textures. The you for joining us at LEJ Designs Challenge and good luck. Chris xx

rachel said...

grea idea - I love the sentiment - brilliant - thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs challenge this week and good luck! Hugs Rachel xx

Anita Houston said...

Deb...this is so fabulous! The sentiment hit me first...love the duo tone, especially that dark deep purplish red. Love all your texture and earthiness here. Thank you so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this week!!!

Dee's Craft Room said...

I love all the different textures you have used for this project and the sentiment is lovely.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

AnnMarie said...

Absolutely love, love, love your card! Thank you for playing along with us over at Twisted Tuesdays! :)

Marjie Kemper said...

You've taken one of my favorite stamps and made such a beauty here! Love the red with the brown, even down to the detail on the buttons. Gorgeous, Deb!

Sandra said...

Love the card you made! It looks amazing with the burlap and that stunning stamp!

Chris said...

this is incredible!! i adore the burlap on this!! ok i would love burlap on just about anything...lol

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a fabulous card. Love the layers and different texture. The buttons and sentiments are all so fantastic!! Thank you so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner... :)

Terry said...

Oh I just love that sentiment! What a wonderful creation and I love the fabric touches!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Super cool, Deb. Love the rustic feel to this piece with the burlap, cheesecloth and the distressing. The wonderful prima wooden buttons go perfect with the burlap. I was so pleased to see your entry with us this week for Our Creative Corner. Glad you joined in the fun with us this week!

Hugs,
Linda

paperfun said...

Great creation. I love al the texture.

Such a cute story about Reid.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.

Mari

Patty Gorka said...

Love all the different elements and textures on your card, super job! Thanks for playing along this week at Twisted Tuesday Challenge!

clare said...

gorgeous project, love the textures and wonderful quote. x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really stunning, I love the sentiment, thank you for joining in with the LEJ Designs challenge
Lindsay xx

Melina said...

I love the layout of your card! Great recycling! Thanks for playing at Twisted Tuesdays :)

Becky B. said...

HEE! HEE! "The Faithful Dead"...so funny!!

Great card...love the burlap, which is my new favorite go-to medium/embellishment. :)

Joanne said...

Your card is fabulous! I love it! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
Joanne xo

crafty amy said...

What a great creation and I LOVE the sentiment :D Thank you for joining us at Crafts and Me and good luck.
Hugs

Amy xx

Sharon said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card! I love how you kept the whole look Tim Holtz-y! I love the added texture and the great attention to detail! Just beautifully stunning!
Thank you sooo much for playing along with us @ OCC. This is truly a treasure!
I'd love to see this on the front of an art journal.

butterfly said...

Oh, beautiful. Love the textures and the colours. Thanks so much for dropping by at Words and Pictures - it really means a lot!

CuddlyBunny said...

The Faithful Dead ... Hilarious!

And your card ... OUF! Wonderful! I love your layered text!

anna christensen crafts said...

Wow! this is totally gorgeous, love it xx

janine stegman said...

Love it. Your work is always inspiring. Love when there is something about Reid.