Monday, 14 April 2014

New technique (to me) with Dutch Doobadoo ...

The challenge this fortnight over on the We Do Doobadoo challenge blog is "buttons and bows" and I decided to make a further card for the challenge with the focus being on the Dutch Doobadoo laser art buttons.

I had a loose idea in my head and it revolved around embossing powder, pan pastels and laser art buttons. Now I might be preaching to those of you that already know but I didn't .... you can tint your clear embossing powder with pan pastels ... oh I was so happy. You must make sure that you really mix it well or it can look patchy.

Here is my first attempt and although the embossing does look patchy and the colour is not properly mixed, I actually rather like it as makes the buttons appear aged. I embossed all the buttons with perfect medium and then put them in my little bag of detail embossing powder mixed with turquoise pan pastel. I found this worked much better coverage wise especially on the smaller buttons. I have added some "real" buttons in there too.

Papers are from Crate paper, Little Boy Blue and I have had them a wee while. Must admit, I had forgotten how much I adore the vintage images on the little toppers. I hand cut a heart shape and layered everything on to it.

A little bit off a lace off cut, twill ribbon and some extra laser art buttons, real buttons and flowers.

Now there is one glaring mistake ...... I made a tie with my ribbon and not a bow .... rolls eyes and sighs. Too late now to make any changes, so please pretend my tie is actually a bow.

Will still have blue skies here and hoping that it lasts for a little longer but with Bank holiday looming, we know that won't happen,

x x x

Products I have used:
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat
SU punch
Twill ribbon, lace, buttons and flowers from stash.

I am entering my card in to the following challenges:

Hobbycutz - BINGO (lace, flowers and pearls)
We Do Doobadoo - buttons and bows
Simply Create - no digi or stamped images
Feeling crafty - anything for a child
Reasonable Ribbon - flowers or buttons and bows


Sari Jokinen said...

Another gorgeous card from you! Love the soft colors and wonderful details! Thanks fór joining us over at It's All About The Vintage & Beauty Challenge! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

Claire Boelema said...

Beautiful and if you hadn't mentioned the bow, I'm sure no one would've noticed!! x

Anjie said...

Lou this is adorable, love it!

Deborah said...

Beautiful card and I love the buttons. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Little Fairies.

Deborah A

caroline said...

beautiful card, so pretty, thanks for joining us at sentimental sundays, good luck
caroline dt

Liz's creative corner said...

This is gorgeous, loving the shades and layout, thanks for sharing with us at Dutch Doobadoo UK challenge, hugs Liz xx

Andree said...

This is wonderful. I love how you've coloured the buttons and the tie looks fabulous.
Thank you for joining in with the Feeling Crafty challenge this month and good luck x

Rose said...

sweet!!!! So glad you joined us on Sentimental Sundays this week.

Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

Lou, We're thrilled you joined our Simply Create Too "No Digi or Stamped Image" Challenge #59. Your card is beautiful.

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Cornelia W said...

Just amazing your card! I actually really like the tie, this does not need a bow. Thanks for joining my blog. I have a little welcome for you on my blog, hop on over, if you have time - Happy Easter! Cornelia

Merkkublogi said...

Awww! What a cutie!
Thank you for taking part at It's all About the Vintage & Beauty!
Hugs Merkku

Asha said...

Oh my word, Lou!!!! This is just too cute! It's Baby Chic!

Meggi Bischoff said...

it´s so beautiful.

thanks for sharing with us it´s all abaout the vintage and good luck

gr. meggi

Shirley said...

How really beautiful, Lou! Saw it last night and knew I had to get back today! Love the DP, colors, that wonderful heart, the button and flowers, and that lace! Perfect keeper for a baby book too!

Rosebuds n Ribbons said...

Such a Beautiful card Lou. Thanks for joining us in our Buttons and Bows Challenge at
Hugs and good luck Susan x

Tina said...

Beautiful card thank you for entering feeling crafty challenge
and good luck xx

Jaanuska said...

Waw! It's so cute... this is such a wonderful card!
Thanks for joining us at It's all about the vintage and beauty! :)