Wednesday, 21 February 2018

WIPW - Buttons

Work In Progress Wednesday - I've got two reports:

Greeting Cards
I made two simple greeting cards.
One with buttons

and the other with silk thread


Crazy for Crazy



I added a plain button in a corner, and anchored it with Woven Picots. It is surrounded with Colonial Knots.

I made a spray of flowers with stems of Thorns Stitch and floral sequins, seed and bugle beads for the flowers.
 In another corner I fixed a heart of felt with Whipped Buttonhole Stitch and three Rambling Roses.

 More work next week.



20 comments:

  1. Wow, super cards! I would never have thought of using buttons in such a fancy way.

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    1. I'm taking some plain buttons from my stash and trying to make them pretty!

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  2. Great ideas! I have so many buttons, I should try using them like this.

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    1. Sharon Boggon of Pintangle makes the most fantastic stitched buttons! Go and have a look.

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  3. Great cards and I love the woven picots on your 'crazy' button.

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    1. Buttons are fun to work with, as you well know!

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    2. I do, but they are quite fiddly.

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  4. Beautiful stitches on your cards!
    And fun arrangement of stitches in your 'crazy for crazy'.
    Delightful.

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    1. Thank you. The cards were quick and fun, the cq details really enjoyable to do.

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  5. Supetb cards queenie. You have used the buttons beads and sequins in a clever way. Well done.

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    1. Thank you. I love making greeting cards - small enough projects to finish quickly and use up stash!

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  6. What luxuriously detailed stitching!

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  7. Your designing and stitches are delightful. The Picot covering the button is the prettiest way I've ever seen both used.
    Everything is my favourite today.

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    1. I learned a lot from Sharon Boggon's 'Sumptuous Surface Embroidery' course. She is a great matchmaker of buttons and beads to embroidery stitches.

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  8. Your crazy project is growing nicely, love the woven stitches on the button!

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    1. They are hallmarked Sharon Boggon! I learned that technique from her Sumptuous Surface course.

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  9. Beautiful! I love the way you added your buttons.

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    1. I think there are many ways to play with buttons. I will experiment on each and every cq block!

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  10. Very striking cards, Queenie!
    Lovely to see all your beautiful stitches, my favourite has to be the woven stitches on the button, but at the same time the thorn stitch looks so effective too!
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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