This month's challenge over at Papertrey Ink is to use their new Vintage Buttons on a project.
Yes, it is a scrapbook page.... even though there are no photos. Sometimes you just have words and no photos and that's ok! They said to use buttons, and yep, I used buttons... a lot of them in fact! I have seen this idea done before and have always wanted to do something like this... so this is my take on the button tree. I cut a trunk from the Bitty Dot Basics paper and then used my white poster paint pen to freehand the tree shape onto the cardstock. Then I grabbed a bunch of green buttons and started adhering them all over! It was pretty random - just placed them wherever they seemed to fit! The best way that I have found to adhere buttons is glue dots. There are quite a few brands out there and they all work great! I know that a lot of people like to hand stitch their buttons down but I just don't have the patience (or the time for that matter)! :)
Then I used some Papertrey stamps to create a place for my journaling to go. I used the "fresh snow" ink and embossed with white powder to make it pop more. I added the title and a hand drawn border around the edge and I finished it off with a few embellishments. Pretty simple actually! And it was a lot of fun!
As a sidenote: The idea came from the fact that my grandparents had a huge tree in the middle of their backyard. I remember running around out there for hours on end playing under that tree. Since I have been married, we have lived in new homes and we haven't stayed in any of them long enough to see the trees get very big... so I dream of someday having a big tree like this.
The journaling reads: Someday...
We will have a big shade tree to sit under with the kids.