Saturday, 14 April 2012

Week 150 - Buttons and Thread

Hello Everyone,

Well that was a short week wasnt it, where did it go.  I hope that you all enjoyed a lovely Easter break and the weather didnt spoil everything for you.

The lovely Fleur has chosen this weeks Allsorts Challenge and it is entitled Buttons and Thread and I had the perfect set of stamps that I felt would create the focus for my offering.

As you can see I have used the Vivienne and Jasper set of stamps from Kanban.  I just think this set is so cool!  (not sure if a woman of my age can say that!! )
I stamped the image with Archival black and then coloured it with Pine Needles DI.  This isnt one that I use often, apart from Christmas, but it really suited the project. I have also used Broken China in the Distress Markers to highlight the pleated areas.  We have just had them delivered into the shop and they are just fabulous! If you have a chance to try them out do. 
I used the Button mask from a Special Touch of Masks for the background and embossed this onto some of the Kanban core cardstock which again is a fantastic addition in the shop.  I embossed it and lightly sanded it back to reveal the stunning alternative colour.  I used bakers twine to thread through a few of the buttons for effect.  (I didnt have just the right colour so I distressed it a little with the Pine Needles.)
As you can see I cut the image out using a Spellbinder label to frame it.  Vintage ribbon, a zipper rose and swirls finish the project off.  I had a fab time creating this and I hope that you like it.  Please pop over to the Allsorts Challenge Blog to see all the other projects that the DT ladies have done. 
I would love you to pop a comment in, let me know what you think to the project. Let me know if you have had a go with the Distress Markers too.

Hope that you all enjoy a fabulous weekend and don't forget to pop onto the Allsorts Blog.
Bye for now
Jo xx 


  1. Wonderful card Jo, I love the image and all the embellishments. Have a lovely day. Pami x

  2. Morning Jo,

    The colours are stunning and your image is coloured to perfection.

    Have a lovely weekend and I see no reason at all why we can't be cool !

    B x

  3. MOrning Jo!

    Great card so creative I love the threaded embossed buttons and the zip flower is so clever!

    Em xxx

  4. Lovely card yet again Jo. I just love the idear's you have but more than anything i really enjoy your craft classes xx The Box Lady

  5. A stunning and very 'cool' card! I say 'cool' all the time and I am 54. You are never to old to say or be 'cool'! xx

  6. Hi Jo, your card is so elegant.Loving the jade colour theme.Fantastic.Hope you're okay.Hugs Debbie x

  7. Gorgeous card Jo, love the colours.

    Clare x

  8. Colour, embossed buttons, fantastic image, black feather, zipper rose - this card has style - definitely!

  9. Oh love this one Jo, but I always love your cards. I'm liking that button's mask, super use with the twine. Ummm distress ink pens, now don't you start enable me in my purchases!!!! lol No they sound super not tried them YET.
    Fi xx

  10. Super card Jo. Love that image a fave of mine. Thanks for the lovely comment on my tag. I wasn't sure about it at first but then I was proud for having a go. I just love my distress pens as well.
    Craft room gone now and just boxes.Will be back soon though. Hope everyone is ok
    x catherine

  11. Stunning!
    (and it looks even better in real life).
    You are so creative, and have inspired me many times.
    Shellie xx

  12. Great image and such a lovely project too

  13. Such a stunning card, I love the colour and the image feathers and button background all look fantastic
    Lindsay xx

  14. Hi Jo, this is such a beautiful and elegant card, gorgeous added detail especially the feathers! :) Donna x

    PS: Thank you for the lovely comments you left over at mine!

  15. Love it Jo! Thank you for doing such a beautiful card with my artwork and of course you can say it's cool because you can!!!
    Big Hugs
    Wend x

    1. Oh! Thankyou Sooooo much, pleased you like it. All your stamps are so easy to work with. Great to have a comment from Bendy Wendy!! Do you have a blog? xx

  16. Ooh I'm so very glad I found you!! SMILES!!
    I have admired your work on Create and Craft so often Jo - and I saw your add in my Paper Craft Essentials mag.. and thought So Cool! She has a blog I can follow!
    But alas, each time I tried it in my web address bar, it kept telling me you didn't exist... so I googled your blog instead, and here I am.. smiles!

    Stunning creation - the stamp is wonderful and you've brought it to life beautifully.
    Love what you have done with this - so creative. And in my favourite colours too.

    1. Hi Karen
      Thankyou so much for your fabulous comment. I am so pleased that you found me. I love doing my blog but only get to it once a week so keep an eye out! Do you have one? Thx again Jo x

  17. What a fabulous card! I love that stamp. Big Hug
    Sylvie A x

  18. Wow Jo this is gorgeous. I love my distress markers too, but on this image they have worked so well. Look forward to our get together on Wednesday (hope to be bit better then), and will bring something in to show you. Take care. Xxx

  19. Just catching up after a weekend this is a gorgeous card the stamp and the colours you have chosen are fabulous, Carole Z X

  20. Oh Jo - you have done it again - an absolutely stunning card - and I just love the colours! The finishing touches - the feathers, twine and swirls just add that bit of Steampunk glamour!! The stamp is just great - I can feel a shopping spree coming on - maybe just in time for Wednesday!
    Take care!

  21. What a gorgeous design!!!! The dress image is really pretty...sooo beautifully colored and I looove the zipper flower!!!!! I'll have to give that a try!!!

  22. wow another super card Jo saw you on c/c today two more great cards you made on there
    love and hugs
    Pauline B

  23. Hi Jo
    What can i say that others havent. This is a beautiful, elegant fabulous card especially in real life. As you know green isnt my fav colour however there is always an exception and this is it.
    Maria xx