Friday, 21 November 2008

Button Frame

Today my layout features a simple but effective use of buttons, giving a nice embellished finish to the page.
It is also quite a quick and simple way to put a page together- it took me about 2 hours to complete- as I'm such a slow scrapper that probably means most people could do it in an hour.

I started off with some cardstock, and the Hope die cut sheet of paper from the Crate Paper Prudence range. I only wanted to use the shape down one side of the page, so trimmed off one edge and stuck that on the left side of the card.

I love my layers, so cut some pieces of the papers I used on a previous layout- and fixed these to my page.

I then cut a third layer, and stuck this down as a mat for my photo.

I had one glittered border from the Prudence range left, so stuck this down to the left of the photo, then cut another border strip from some paper, and punched a pretty edge using the Fiskars Treading water border punch.
The number strip is another offcut from the Scenic Route Surprise papers I used on my layout on Monday.

My title is made using American Crafts Thickers Jewelry Box alphas; and Making memories Tiny Alpha stickers in black.
I then stuck a small bling circle on the number paper strip to highlight the number 3.
Lastly the fun part- using leftover buttons from the Scenic route Surprise button pack; assorted Epoxy Stickers from the Prudence buttons pack; and some assorted clear buttons, I laid them around the photo to create a frame.

As I said, a very simple, but I think effective technique- and a good way of using up some bits and pieces leftover at the end of packs.

Here are a couple more detailed photos...

And the finished page...

I hope you have enjoyed my buttony creations this week and feel inspired to get out that forgotten button stash again.... if you do remember to share your creations with us by leaving a link in the comments box.


Sandra MacLean said...

Fabulous layout!! I'm feeling VERY inspired to get home tonight and create! Thanks!

Sheryl said...

That is so pretty - I love the way you used those epoxy buttons.

Anonymous said...

Anither cracking oage, that button frame is sooo effective!

Anonymous said...

OOops, sorry, I meant another cracking page!

Vibeke said...

Thanks for all your inspiration. You have a great blog!! Love your layouts:)

Best regards from norway:)