zondag 17 juni 2012

Dag 302 LIM 72 Something shiny

Zoals elke zaterdag, kijk ik smorgens naar de LIM challenge. Deze week was de uitdaging leuk, en eigenlijk makkelijk. Alleen, een uitdaging zou geen uitdaging zijn als het ook zo makkelijk ging..
Ik wist gelijk dat ik knopen wilde stansen, en liefst uit een blikje, en die dan met alcohol inkt bewerken.
Ik had zelfs vaag idee over hoe ik het kaartje zou afwerken. En toen was het ineens half 11 savonds voor ik zelfs maar kon bedenken dat ik eea zou kunnen gaan maken.
Terwijl ik besloot dat ik vandaag dan maar niets zou maken, viel me een tekst binnen. Een tekst die ik dan zelf op stempel zou moeten zetten, met mijn JustRite stempels.
Eigenlijk moest ik naar bed, en slapen, maar als er een kaartje in het hoofd zit gaat dat natuurlijk niet.
Dus toch maar de Cuttlebug op tafel gezet, en gestanst. Eerst uit karton, en met goudpapier bewerkt, maar dat werd, helaas, niet zoals ik wilde.
Toen een blikje gepakt, met alcohol inkt bewerkt, en daar uit gestanst.
Daarna de tekst met versamark gestempeld, en ge-embossed met Glitter embossingpoeder.
En daarna de knopen opgeplakt.
Denkend aan knopen, herinnerde ik me hoe ik als kind met de knopen uit mijn grootmoeders knopendoos speelde, en hoe geweldig dat was.

As every Saturday, I look at the Lim Challenge as soon as it is online. This weeks challenge is fun, and quite easy.
But a challenge, wouldn't be a challenge, when it goes easy, is it?
I instandly knew I wanted to use buttons, and diecut them from a sodacan, which I would colour with Alcohol inks. I even had a vague idea about how to finish the card.
But it was 10.30 PM before I even could think about making a card. And just when I desided not to make anything today, there was this line in my head. A line which I would make myself with my JustRite stamps.
It was bedtime, but whit a card in my head, I couldn't sleep anyway.
So I got my cuttlebug, and die-cut buttons. I tried something else first, with goldleave but that didn't turn out the way I wanted. I used a soda can, coloured it with alcohol ink,and cut some buttons.
I stamped the sentiment, stamped it with Versamark, and heat embossed it with glitter.
I arranged the buttons around it.
The sentiment says: 'Happiness is: Grandmothers buttonbox'
Thinking about the buttons, I remembered how I used to play with the buttons which my grandmother had in a box. I sorted them, made piles of them, and we played games with them.

20 opmerkingen:

Chrissie zei

This is terrific Marrigje and the sentiment is SO nostalgic.. I used to love to play with the buttons in my mother's button box when I was a child!
I didn't realise that this die would cut soda cans! The buttons look brilliant!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Loli zei

Hola Marrigje we are given to staying up late :D:D:D.
Fantastic design for your card, great use of alcohol inks...i remember the button box of my grandmother and my mother, in fact i have the button box what is was of my grandmother...very nostalgic memories.
A hug from Palma

Skye zei

A lovely original idea. The buttons are wonderful. Love the sentiment. My mother had a button box, we used to have playing them too.

Carole zei

Another awesome card Marrigje, your work is fantastic!

Vicky Hayes zei

What a fabulous card Marrigje! My daughter collected buttons when she was little and used to give each one a name!

Marijke zei

wat een geweldige kaart, super die knoopjes en wat een leuke tekst, kan me daar helemaal in vinden, lol

Mandi zei

WOW those buttons looks superb
I think everyone had a button tin, back in the day I used to play with them too
Superb card Marrigje

M zei

Awww, I love the sentiment! Really sweet! The buttons look great too - that alcohol ink has given a great effect. M x

M zei

Awww, I love the sentiment! Really sweet! The buttons look great too - that alcohol ink has given a great effect. M x

Lucille K zei

Wow!! Buttons from a soda can, must try this. Love everything about this "shiny" card, the sentiment is perfect :)

TAM zei

Fabulous card, love the button die cuts and the sentiment is just perfect - I can't think there will be many people who hasn't played with a button box when they were little.

Susan zei

Well...first I never would have thought to cut the buttons from a soda can...very clever...and adding the alcohol ink was genius!! I think it turned out beautiful!!

Susan zei

Who makes the button dies you used to cut the buttons?

Suze Bain zei

Fab buttons! A super card. xx

KatzElbows zei

Those buttons are so gorgeous. You could totally sell them and make a small fortune! Fabulous card.

rachel #51 (on the linky thing)

GinaA zei

I have those dies and will have to try this out. Like you I used to play with the button box when I was young, lots of happy memories just like your card says.

Sarah's Little Snippets zei

A fab card Marrigje! I'll definitely be trying out my die on a soda can. Love the sentiment too :) Sarah x

Maggie J zei

What a novel interpretation of something shiny the buttons look fabulous

Unknown zei

Fabulous Marrigje - brilliant concept which turned out amazingly well.

Unknown zei

Congrats, your card is superb