Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Beads, Buttons and Bows

Hi Everyone!
It is warm and sunny here in Berkshire and signs of Autumn are just beginning . 
I thought the Egypt tags were great, and we were all very inspired by the subject.
I liked the subject Beads, Buttons and Bows, but couldn't decide how to make my tag, so I spent a lot of time thinking about it! What came to mind was my mother's button box and how much I loved to play with it. I used to take out the buttons and sort them, looking at the shapes and colours and running them through my fingers. This is what I have tried to capture in my tag.


I took a photo of part of my button collection and attached some buttons to the print. to finish I added a bow. I photographed it on a lacy cardigan as it seemed to set it off well.

Off to look at your tags now! Sorry I haven't had chance to comment on them all. Thanks for all your positive comments.

13 comments:

  1. Great idea to add buttons to a printed button background.

    Chrissie x

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  2. buttons galore! love this! xo

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  3. Your tag brought back wonderful memories of my mother's button box! She was a collector, and I have many of her buttons in jars and framed. Great idea to photograph and then mount buttons on top. Really captures that first glance into a tin of buttons!

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  4. This really brought back memories for me too! I used to love looking through my Mum's button box and now I often just rummage through mine - just for the sheer pleasure of it!! Great tag and great idea. Carolyn xx

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  5. My Mum had a button jar which is where I now keep my buttons, so a great tag here with lovely memories! x

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  6. Jane, I love this. I remember my Grandmother having a huge tin of buttons and the feel of all of those cool, smooth buttons running through my fingers as I dug into it. I think you captured the dimension/depth well by using the background and placing real buttons on the top.

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  7. I love the colours you've used Jane. This is so pretty :o)

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  8. More memories for me here too!I like your clever idea of taking the photo of your own buttons as a background.
    Juliax

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  9. Fabulous idea... Love it!! Hugs May x x x

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  10. Lovely idea, those buttons are wonderful.

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  11. Great tag, Jane. The button background enhanced by the real buttons is brilliant.

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  12. Looks like I'm peering right into your button stash! So clever to have both real and photo'd buttons...hard to tell which is which!

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