Friday, April 6, 2012

Ornate Tag Using Old Buttons - Scrap For Help

This months challenge theme for Scrap For Help is 'Buttons'.  I have collected old buttons for many years- with a fascination for all the older intricate details.  We don't see buttons like this anymore!

Scrap for Help is a community blog - promoting friendship and the use of recycled products around the globe.  Each month there is a challenge, with the theme's each being related to using something that is able to be recycled.  There are a number of wonderful sponsors who support in generous prizes, so please call on over and check the challenge out, grab some inspiration from the International design team members, and perhaps take the time to participate.

You can find all the current challenge details 'HERE'
 I adore vintage, so I created this tag with a vintage element, with the picture being the main focal point, and opulent button flowers, and roses to decorate.  The button flowers were created by making pinwheels from vintage lace.  All I did was gather the lace with a needle and thread and carefully sewed the ends together - forming the pinwheel.  A vintage button highlights the lace pinwheel.  So simple! 
 Products Used:
Antique/Vintage Buttons and Lace
I am Roses, Roses
Cheery Lynn Designs die 'Olive Branches'
Bazill Cardstock
Vintage Picture
Ranger - Distress Ink 'Walnut Stain'
Spellbinders Die - 'Labels Two'
MPress - Die 'Peaked Frame'


Adriana B said...

Lovely tag Sandie, love the buttons with the lace around it :)

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Sande, love your lace and button flowers. Carol x

Colleen Dietrich said...

Sandie, this is so beautiful! I gasped when I saw the ways you used those vintage buttons. I too have some vintage ones from my grandmother, and am unsure how to put them to use. I'm afraid to secure them onto anything permanent, as with glue.

THanks so much for sharing this creation with us!

Lean said...

wonderful tag and great work with the buttons.

Jodi said...

absolutely stunning!!!

Astrid Maclean said...

Soooo gorgeous, don't know how I missed this, love it!

Eila Sandberg said...

Beautiful tag and those button blooms really are absolutely gorgeous, simple as they may be to create but oh what pretties they are! xxx

joyce said...

Lovely idea for those beautiful vintage buttons.

Cathy said...

Gorgeous vintage tag Sandie... love the lace and button elements!! ADORE your Book of Memories too.. stunning work!! Happy Easter to you and your family :))

Barb said...

OMG Sandie, this is truly a work of art - luv it!
Happy Easter,

Jona Panesa said...

its so gorgeous!!!

Barbara Jean said...

This is adorable!!!
Great idea!

barbara jean

crazyQstitcher said...

Beautiful work as usual Sandie.