Friday, 8 November 2013

Mother of Pearl Welcome Wreath


I enjoyed making the background for yesterday's card so much, I had another go.  Mainly because I saw this inspiration photo on City Crafter Challenge blog:



See those shabby shutters?  Just crying out for some Tim Holtz Shabby Shutters Distress ink.  See those plates on the wall?  They look like mother of pearl buttons to me.  So I made a mother of pearl wreath by threading buttons onto baker's twine.  The square buttons were rescued from a roller blind that I was replacing.  I knew they'd come in for something!

The trend watch challenge at Paper Smooches SPARKS this week is to use STRIPES.  Hope my planks count as stripes!


And I had to enter it into Curtain Call Welcome Home challenge (my second entry, but what an inspiration photo!):


And I'm also entering it into CAS-ual Fridays embossing challenge, again my second entry:

CFC119: Use dry or heat embossing on your Clean And Simple project.

And last but not least, Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Keep It Clean and Simple.  I can do that!


KEEP IT CLEAN AND SIMPLE


Stamp: Paper Smooches Simply Said

27 comments:

  1. Oh wow Shirley, this looks fabulous! Jo x

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  2. Your wreath is so simple and lovely with the mother of pearl square buttons!

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  3. Shirley, you absolutely nailed each of these challenges with your gorgeous wreath! Pairing the mother of pearl 'rescued' buttons and the twine looks soooooo cool! Love the weathered wood planks (and heck yeah...they're stipes!)

    Fabulous combo of texture, sheen, depth, dimension & design!

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  4. I simply adore the mother of pearl button wreath, Shirley ... it is simply so simple and so outstanding! Anita :)

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  5. Wow! Love that background - stunning! And your mother-of-pearl buttons make a gorgeous wreath. So creative and unique! Loll xx

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  6. I love your gorgeous wreath made of buttons shirley - it looks amazing! hugs xx

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  7. beautiful use of buttons! thanks for playing along at the Curtain Call!

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  8. This card is beautiful! I love the distressed panel and the gorgeous wreath of buttons! Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog!

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  9. Love, love, love this wreath!!!! Fabulous!

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  10. BEAUTIFUL card! LOVE your very creative wreath!!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge!!!

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  11. This is simply beautiful!! So glad you could play along with us at CCCB!!

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  12. OMG!! What an AMAZING Card!! I LOVE the Design and your take on the challenge!! THANKS for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

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  13. Totally fun, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

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  14. Gor. Gee. Us. And now I know what to do with those square, curvy buttons...

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  15. Love the background on this card, and wow, one challenge happy card!

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  16. Wow! I love this composition and that background is fantastic!! Thanks for playing along with the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!! :)

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  17. Stunning! Thank you for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  18. This is stunning. The sheen of the buttons on top of the woodgrain look that you have created is just perfect!

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  19. Here's one win that I've seen so far! Congratulations on the well-deserved recognition from Curtain Call!! Hugs, Darnell

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  20. Love, love, love this!! What a great contrast between the pearl buttons and the weathered background. So glad you joined the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

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  21. And here's another!! Congratulations again, Shirley Girlie!! Hugs, Darnell

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  22. What a beautiful button wreath! LOVE your card:) Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!

    ps... super sorry I'm so behind in leaving a comment!!!

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