Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Beads, Buttons, and Bows

Well, no beads on this one (I was going to give her pearls), but I did get buttons and a bow incorporated.  I got hooked on making paper buttons one weekend and was so happy to use them. The button card was made with stamps from Oxford Impressions and the fashionista stamp is from Pink Persimmon.  The background dots are Stampin' Up. I was so excited about this theme, and this is not quite what I had in mind, but I guess you can't perfectly plan everything you create or you would never make anything, huh?  I need to loosen up and just "go for it" a little bit more.
                                                                                                                                              Laura

17 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Love the red/turq combo!

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  2. Lovely tag in Fifties style! Valerie

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  3. Love the paper buttons they look real. Great tag.

    Chrissie x

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  4. this is a classy, stylish tag. beautiful use of the challenge elements and wonderful color scheme. xo

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  5. Wow Laura - this is stunning! Love the fifties image and the colour combo! Carolyn xx

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  6. Great retro tag, the images are great as are the colours! x

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  7. This is a great retro tag. The colors work perfectly and the image is great.

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  8. Love the whole look of this, the colours are awesome :o)

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  9. Not sure why you would need to 'loosen up' here! I think your tag is a fab with a wonderful retro feel to it.
    Juliax

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  10. Gorgeous tag, Love that image & fantastic background... Hugs May x x x

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  11. Fab tag, Laura. I agree with the above comments and particularly like your paper buttons, they are so realistic.
    Jane x

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  12. Great vintage/retro look to your tag.

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  13. So stylish - and the colours are perfect for the period.

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  14. I love it! It reminds me of the sewing notions my mom kept in her sewing kit when I was a little boy. Blessings!

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  15. Turquoise and red together make me giddy! Love the stamped images you use and how you collage everything together. Your tag is perfect, but I know what you mean about feeling the need to loosen up. I tend to always go with a symmetrical, layered, controlled composition, and wish I could more easily do the free-er, more expressive stuff. Hey, this week's theme is "tattered and torn"...it may be the perfect chance to 'just go for it'!!

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  16. Turquoise and red make me giddy as well--isn't that funny???? I never wear those colors and don't have them in my house. You expressed so perfectly what I was trying to say about my process, Maggie--kindred spirits! I am also looking forward to freeing myself from "controlled" composition with this week's challenge.

    Laura

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  17. I'm in love with the colors!

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