Buttons and Bows (and a lovely photo challenge!)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Melissa Phillips has started up her photo challenges again with photos from A Creative Mint. This challenge is all "hearty", and in soft pinks, which I I had to play. There were three photos to challenge us this time...The buttons spoke to me. (And they were something I had plently of on hand!) So I created this little heart collage/focal point with my smallest Papertrey buttons, pearls, and some pale pink gems...The papers are somewhat of a collage, also...from The Paper Studio, Pink Paislee, and another scrap that no longer has a name :(
Anyway...there she is. I've added a Thickers chipboard piece (painted), some Etsy seam binding, doilies, burlap, vintage trim, tiny flowers, lovely leaves and a trinket pin. She's kinda soft and sweet! Can't wait to see the next challenge!

Thanks, Melissa, for making time for these fun and inspiring challenges!

Have a lovely day!!



  1. So many gorgeous details and I love the way you paired up the buttons, pearls and!
    G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S card and a terrific take on this challenge!
    Enjoy your day!

  2. Wow Geri!!! This is breath taking!! It is so pretty, soft and femenine!! I love it!

  3. So beautiful! I looove your button, peal and gem heart, gorgeous!!

  4. Oh Geri! The closeup of your little heart cluster actually had me gasping out loud...just like all your work does! Then when I saw the full card...well, I just sighed. Yes, I did! It's so much loveliness! What more can a girl do but gasp and sigh!...Nancy :o)

  5. A beautiful wake up call. coffee's not ready yet, but true beauty before me eyes. All the elements are just displayed perfectly. Enjoy the weekend.

  6. Geri: This isn't just a card this is a CREATION!!! So pretty, it needs to be framed and hung in a special place. It is definitely a work of "love."

  7. This is so pretty Geri, love the button heart, and all of the little details, Judith xx

  8. Yeeuumm! What a gorgeous card. That button/gem heart is to die for beautiful. Love the chipboard frame and the lovely flower spray. Hugs!

  9. this... this... this sent tingles up my spine. it is SO lovely a. Geri :) you've outdone yourself again. I can't believe what my eyes are seeing! I think I'm going to stare at it the rest of the night!! :) so very beautiful.

  10. WOW! This card is breathtaking! I love the heart, and the bow full of pretty flowers and the stick pin (this list could go ON and ON) Thanks for the inspiration! Do you mind me asking where you got the leaves?