Saturday, July 9, 2011

3 Words, 3 Papers and 3 Buttons or Biological Clock II

So, I wanted to enter this challenge at Gingersnap Creations because I have several very elegant and beautiful buttons that I wanted to use in my crafting.  That’s not what happened. 

To read about the birth of Bridesmaid check my other post today for the Octopodes Challenge.  What I love about challenges is that I would have never thought to put together these papers, these buttons these gears and this stunning beauty.  First, the beauty was born from an Octopode Collage.  I followed the original colors and just loved the results.  Then I started thinking about 3 words.  Here’s some I tossed around, not necessarily in order of preference:

1.     Ready Mr. DeMille
2.     Maybelline Of Course
3.     He Was Late
4.     Actually I Don’t

I decided on “Always The Bridesmade” and moved forward.  I pulled 3 wedding looking papers in the same colors as her gown, ripped and inked the edges.  Gears were of course required, but in an elegant tarnished silver with bling.  The buttons are plain white shirt type buttons, colored with TH eggplant alcohol ink, strung on silver wire and used to hook the word tag.

Fabulous challenge.  Please check out Bridemaid’s sister Hardly Alice in my other post today


  1. Lol what fun pieces you have created, just love the mix of images you have used
    Von x

  2. I LOVE this piece! Your Octopode embellishing is stupendous and it is, you're correct, absolutely amazing and wonderful how each of these elements are complimenting each other!

  3. OMG, I LOVE this!! Congratulations on being a Ginger Gem-you deserve it!!

  4. Wow, this is amazing !! I love it...

  5. This is great! Congrats on being a Gem!