Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Anything but a card

Morning all.
My how the weeks are flying by, almost August and as its Tuesday another challenge at Cardz4Guyz.
Now this really was a challenge to me as I didn't have a clue at first, as to this weeks challenge:-

ANYTHING BUT A CARD

Scrapbook page, tag, 3D project, gift wrapper, altered art, you've got it, but what to do with so many options and  keep it male orientated? Well as my daughter and family are buying a new house I thought I would make something for Ben's new bedroom. I'd seen some button pictures at a craft fair at Christmas time, so went down that route after a mess up with my first try!


I picked up the frame at my local Sainsbugs, complete with double mount so all I needed to do was make the image, ah, slight problem. I printed off a B from the computer then set about sticking blue buttons from my stash onto it. Mistake, big mistake, as as it dried the paper was too thin and dried wrinkly, arrgh.
So I had to soak off the buttons in a water bath and start again. This time I traced through the letter onto card then stuck the buttons on. I did end up with extra buttons left over though! 
OK, now its your turn. Check out the rest of the DT over at the  main site and then have a go, you never know unless you try!

I shall also join in the challenges at:-

The Male Room:- Geometric (buttons are circles after all)
Simply Create Too -For a child
Hobbybook Designer Challenge - Lots of circles

7 comments:

  1. This is really cute! My daughter did three really large ones of these for my grandson's initials and put them over his crib. I love the double mat. It gives such a classy look. Wonderful!

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  2. Glad your second plan worked mum. It is lovely and will look great in his new room once we get in!

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  3. What a great idea Julie and the end result is brilliant xx

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  4. Love your button art!! Loll xx

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  5. Thanks so much for playing along this week at in TMR - your button creation is lovely - Jacqueline xx

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  6. very cool project

    Thanks for joining us at Hobbybook Designers today
    Tracey DT

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  7. I like your take on the geometric challenge - your buttons are most certainly circles! Love the button B - a great picture for Ben's room. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!

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