Kelly Noel | As soon as I saw the button challenge, I knew for sure this was the one I wanted to participate in. I have a TON of buttons. More than I could ever use in a lifetime for sure. I love how using a small item, like a button, in excess can make a big statement on my projects. For this layout, just grouping together several colors of buttons with the new Atlantic Cork Stickers and some enamel dots really adds something interesting to my layout.
Celeste Vermeend | Button on layouts is almost essential for my style! You will find buttons scattered on almost all my layouts. Any type of button looks effective on a scrapbooking page. My preference is too essentially create a scattered look with my button placement.
But each button is decisively placed on my page before I stick them down permanently. In this way, I can achieve the messy but balanced look I am after. Buttons of various colours and size work well - especially when paired with circles.
I find a button placed inside circles pleasing to my eye. The addition of buttons to my work is often one of the last steps. I find placing them in the white space helps balance and complete my page. I also like to have them in a row at times. You will often find buttons along an edge of my photo. The line of them will help the eye travel to the image.
Dana Fleckenstein | Let's face it, my buttons stash will last me forever and a day. While they still look cute, sequins and enamel dots have pushed them down on my list of favorite embellishments. I usually used single buttons on my projects, e.g. as flower centers on my cards but wanted to try something different for this challenge. So what I did here was to treat them as a regular layer on my card, just like I would use a strip of paper or washi tape.
Lisa Truesdell | Once upon a time, I couldn't finish ANY project without buttons. Time went on, and decorative brads, enamel dots and sequins came into my life, and my poor button stash has spent a lot of time on a shelf in a jar (where it looks super cute, so at least it has that going for it!). As I worked on this PL spread, I realized that buttons fit right in with my beloved enamel dots, and I really like the two of them mixed together! They're also not too bulky in the pocket pages. Maybe I'd better move that button jar a little closer to my desk...
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