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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Autumn Leaves

Hello. Blessed Sunday. Today's card is my Design Team Member entry for this weeks Magnolia Down Under Challenge. The challenge this week was to use buttons on your card.

Since I took the class in brayering at my local stamp store, I thought I would try a Tilda using this method (Michelle Zindorf's signature method of stamping). I stamped Tilda with the leaves swirling around her. I colored her using Copic and Tombow markers. I then used an embossing pen and went over all the coloring then used clear embossing powder to seal the color. Now comes the brayer part. I did the ground and the sky with the brayer. I stamped the tree in black and sponged in the horizon lines . The three maple leaf buttons on the left are actual buttons that I strung gold cord through. The four faux leaves on the right were made from punches! Yep, this technique was highlighted on Split Coast Stampers last week. You just punch 5 or 6 shapes from cardstock. Glue them together. Make your button holes. I used my crop-a-dile (thanks Sis) and it went through all the layers. Put one coat of diamond glass on the top layer to make them shiny. You can also make round buttons and stamp something on them. This is a really clever idea because you can make any shape that you have a punch for!

Stop over to the MDU Challenge site, and check out the other gal's cards, a wonderful assortment of takes on this button challenge. There is also a sponsor this week, Scrapbook Boutique.

Have a great Sunday. Thanks for stopping by. Until tomorrow..............

11 comments:

stephanne said...

Time for my wild Saturday Night With Sue adventure!! Love your creation. This is my favorite season, and with the help of a Claritin or two, I'd love to be right out there with Tilda. All of the techniques you've incorporated look fantastic and love your buttons, real and faux.

Kristy Young said...

This card is sooo beautiful Sue, love it.
Kristy xx

Debra James said...

WOW- This is soooo good. U have the definetly mastered the brayering background. The colours you used look great and the Button idea, saw that but havent tried it but wiil now after seeing how great your buttons came out.Love the whole effect that you created. Love it!!!!!Cheers and Hugs

Kellie Winnell said...

I agree with Debra I think you really have mastered the braying background it looks absolutely amazing! and I love that you made your own buttons, such an inspiration for all playing along Sue xx

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card Sue, I love the vibrant colours and a fab background

Debbie Pamment said...

THANX soooo much for sharing the button tip - LOVE it - what a great thing to try!!! And of course your card is stunning - you always do such fab work - wish I could brayer like that!!!
xXx

scrapperjulia said...

This is an awesome card! Love the brayering that you did on it! I also love the leaf buttons that you mad. Great card!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is wonderful! I love this card Sue!



More More More!!!

hugs Susi

Norma said...

Sue, this is really terrific. First of all I love autumn colours. This Tilda is so adorable and you've coloured her beautifully. I simply love how you set up the scene. Great job with the brayer. Making your own buttons? WOW, thanks for the tip. They look fabulous. Super job ln the card. Thanks for the inspirations.

Hugs.
Norma

theneon said...

Great job and lots of work to show off this adorable card. The design team is lucky to have you.

Sue from Oregon said...

Wowser!