Saturday, March 17, 2012

Mo's Challenge #126 - Buttons & Bows

Hello again.  Another post for me?  Wow!  Two posts in two days....I must be on a roll!  lol  Anyway, I have a card for Mo's challenge this week which is Buttons and Bows.  I used a great image called Strawberry Girl.  She is so cute.  She's enjoying the spring air I think (I know I am, the weather where I am is amazing today!)
I colored her with my Prismacolor pencils.  I picked my color scheme to go with the challenge at Truly Scrumptious this time which is lilac, lemon and cream.  And it goes well with what the ladies at Pixie Cottage want this week which is pastel colors (I think I achieved that).  I also used their great sketch.
I'm so glad that Mother's Day in the UK comes before Mother's Day in America because I now have a card ready well in advance!  YAY!!  Some challenges are looking for Spring also.  I think this image and the colors are very springy.
I added some buttons in a different sort of way.  I used seam binding from Wild Orchid for my bow.  I have a lot of tiny baby buttons in my stash.  I glued them to the ribbon, but I also threaded them on some wire cut from the flowers and stuck them in behind the flowers.  It's a little different, but I like it.  I may use them again.
The inside is a little plainer than I have been doing lately.  I felt a little uninspired I guess.  But it does look pretty good I guess.  Oh, and the challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room is Spring and Dry Embossing.  It's hard to see in the picture but the lemon colored paper is embossed with flowers.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Mo's Digital Challenge Blog - Button's and Bows
Pixie Cottage - Sketch and Pastels
The Shabby Tea Room - Spring & Dry Embossing
Digital Tuesday - Think Spring
Top Tip Tuesday - Mother's
Papertake - For Girls or Mom
Creative Inspirations - Something for Mom
Truly Scrumptious - Lilac, Lemon and Cream

That's about it.  Thanks for taking a peek today!

Blessings & Hugs



  1. So pretty, inside and out! Love the way you've colored this sweet image! Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

  2. Oh, this is too cute!!! ADORE the way you colored the strawberries--adorable! :)

  3. What a beautiful card! Love the purple and yellow together!!
    Marissa Isabel

  4. WOW you really did a fantastic job on this card, from the inside out!! Your coloring is excellent!!!Thank you for sharing your adorable card this week in The Shabby Tea Room :-)

  5. Bellissima card!! Mi piace molto che hai lavorato anche l'interno!! Brava!!!
    Ah..... Piacere di conoscerti!
    Hugs Betta

  6. Beautiful card, Michelle! I love the color combo and pretty papers and details! Great coloring and design! Thanks for joining us for Mo's Challenge this week!

  7. A wonderful creation hun! Thanks for playing at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog! xxx

  8. Hi Michelle...what a beautiful card! I love this Mo image...and such pretty coloring!! Love how you've draped the ribbon and arranged the cute little buttons! So glad you've joined us this week at Mo's for our fun "Buttons 'n Bows" challenge! Hugs. Pat Frank

  9. Beautiful card,lovely details and papers....Thanks for sharing with us at Truly Scrumptious,hope to see you next time...
    Mandy x

  10. This is such a gorgeous card. I love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x

  11. Lovely card, beautiful colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
    Chris x

  12. Beautiful card!
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations Wedensdays Challenge.