Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sugar Creek Hollow - Buttons and Bows

Happy Saturday bloggers and creators! It's another Sugar Creek Hollow challenge today and I hope you'll join us in the fun this week.  Our challenge is "Buttons and Bows" which are my favorite elements to add to a card.

We'd love it if you create a card and play along in our challenge this week. We will choose one random winner, who will receive a free digi of their choice from the Sugar Creek Hollow Shoppe and a badge to display on your blog. If you use a Sugar Creek Hollow image you will get two entries in the random draw. Just follow the instructions at the Sugar Creek Hollow blog and join us in the weekly fun!

For my card design this week, I've followed Priscilla's wonderful sketch at Midnight Madness MMSC91. I'm entering this card in their challenge this week.

I thought this sketch was a perfect way to show off the new image Tracy created as part of her "Springtime in Paris" collection. You can find that collection HERE in the Sugar Creek Hollow Shoppe.

And it's obvious I thought it was a perfect sketch to incorporate the challenge theme of buttons and bows!

I paper pieced this wonderful vintage frock with digital designer papers from Sheri K Designs. I selected the papers based on their classic and vintage feel and a pattern you might have actually seen on a gown like this years ago. This image is perfect for paper piecing and using digital papers is an easy way to do that technique with digi stamps.

I also had to show a closeup of this wonderful flower button that I placed on the image - I thought it looks like it is a wonderful embellishment on the dress itself - as thought you would have seen this kind of details on dresses of yesteryear.

Now take a moment and visit the Sugar Creek Hollow blog to see all the buttons and bows that the design team is sharing this week. You'll find some incredible inspiration there in creating your Sugar Creek Hollow challenge entry!

Thanks for stopping by today! 



KarinsArtScrap said...

what a great card sharon, love the little bottuns.
and the color is great too.

greetings karin

Donna Moore said...

Perfectly balanced, perfectly executed and gorgeous beyond perfect! I love your colors and that paper piecing is outstanding, it does indeed remind me of something I might have seen in an old journal or old publication. Your buttons are outstanding, especially the one you elected to place on the dress! All in all this is a real show stopper!!

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

This is so sweet! I love the delicate pattern on the dress. I'm not sure why but when I saw this the book/movie The Age of Innocence popped into my head. I love all of the buttons across the top and as an accent on the dress. This is so pretty! Great job with the Sugar Creek Hollow Buttons & Bows challenge as well as the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Emma F said...

Sharon, the colour is wonderful ~ love the dress and that fabulous button. Gorgeous as always.

Berenice R. said...

So beautiful card! :)

marsha said...

This is just gorgeous Sharon! I love the beautiful pattern you paper pieced your dress with and the gorgeous patterned panel - very vintage! The buttons and lace you used are just scrumptious!

Dora said...

O wow this is gorgeous, what a lovely stamp. Love the paper piecing, its beautiful and those buttons are simply fantastic xxx

Primitive Paper said...

Very, very, pretty!!! Your colors and DP are so lovely and elegant...and have a girly touch to them. You have certainly raised the bar for the rest of us in this challenge.

Julie said...

Just lovely Sharon. I love your paper piecing and your colors are so pretty.


Kristine said...

WOW, what a gorgeous blog you have!! *Ü* I love your beautiful card too--so elegant with a vintage touch, just gorgeous!

marsha said...

Sharon, Back again! So glad to see you entered this gorgeous card in this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, this is a fabulous take on this week's sketch! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's sketch, I always enjoy seeing your entries!

Jen Leeflang said...

I love that image and that paper piecing is beautiful!Thanks for entering your fabulous creation into the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week.

Dawn Edwards said...

Sharon This card is Gorgeous! I love the colors and your paper piecing is just divine. I will have to used the idea of the button border how cute! thanks for all the inspiration you provide week after week.

Mary Duffek said...

Love the row of buttons! So very pretty...amazing job.

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Sharon!
How are you doing?
Your card is stunning as always. You always amaze me with your creations and this is no exception! It is gorgeous! Love the dress image!

Thank you for sharing with us at Midnight Madness. I hope you will play with us again next week!

Midnight Madness Design Team

Heide said...

Your papers are always perfect and they look divine with this image. great button row and lovely lace bow.

Guro said...

Hi Sharon! Your card is gorgeous!!! Love the colors and all your details. Great dress and adorable DP papers. Well done with all the buttons, they give such stunning effect :-)
Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Hope to see you again soon. Hugs Guro

Valerie said...

This is just such a pretty card! Thank you for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.
Valerie PSDT
PriscillaStyles Design Team