Monday, May 9, 2011

Swap Buttons Arrived!

This morning's mail brought me the buttons from the Embellished Button Swap we had at CQI and I love them!  I had sent seven buttons in so received these seven beautiful buttons back.  Below I'm adding an extreme closeup of each one along with the information on who made it - I want to give credit where credit is due.

 This first button was made by Lorrie Ramsay in Canada and can you believe this gorgeous thing was made with.... wait for it...... shrink art!  How cool is that?  I have a bunch of that stuff still kicking around from when the kids were using it for crafts so now I am going to have to dig it out and do some experimenting.
 This red and white button was embellished by Maria Silva in Portugal.  The little red lace motif is fussy cut and attached to a red button and then adorned with a bit of tatting and red and pearl seed beads.  Very creative!
 Carol Davis of Alabama made this beautiful ribbon flower button - I know just the block that is calling out for this one!
 Beth Pile of New York made this button - I think it must be from some kind of polymer clay and it is perfect to be added to the cushion I am working on for dd.
 Darlene Doerscher of Michigan did this beautiful beaded button.  This is definitely another technique I am going to have to find time to experiment with - I love the way it looks and I think it will be a wonderful addition to any cq project.
 This button is another made by Carol Davis.  I have no idea how she did this but I just love it!
Last, but certainly not least, another beaded button - this time from Pam Pincha-Wagener in Washington state.  I am totally blown away by the work and creativity in all these buttons and totally inspired to get to work on some of my own using these techniques.  Another great CQI swap!!

1 comment:

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

Those are delightful!