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« on: July 03, 2009 08:35:44 AM »

I thought long and hard about this challenge before I finally decided that I wanted to enter.  Then it took me forever to think of what to create.  I looked through my stash and decided that I have a HUGE amount of big plastic play buttons that I ordered on EBay, because you never know, you may think of something to do with them someday! ;-)  So I took this picture of one of my many flowers we have planted around our patio.

I drew a *very* rough sketch of the flower on stretched canvas so I had some sort of guidance, I sorted my buttons out by color (am I the only person who loves sorting things?), and started laying them out on the board.

It took me awhile to decide whether I wanted to follow the photo exactly or change it a little bit.  I decided changing it would make it flow a lot better, so I did this:

As you can see, there are lots of fun shapes in the buttons, which is why I bought them in the first place.  Next I gathered up all my collections of pretty plastic beads and started sorting again (yay).  I strategically placed them where I thought they would fill in white spaces... And the finished product is this!!

Here's a picture of my entry with the flowers that inspired it.  The one I took the picture of is long gone :-( but there are plenty others in its place!

I put small beads inside the ring buttons because there was too much white showing behind them.
And I don't know what posessed me, but I put seed beads in each hole in the read and green buttons.

Well there you have it!  I don't even know how much super glue I went through.  Thank you Dollar store!!  Thanks for taking the time to read my ramblings!  I had a lot of fun doing this challenge.  It really got my creative juices flowing.  I give inspiration credit to all the pixelated and reproduced pictures here on Craftster.  Thanks again!
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2009 12:09:31 PM »

This is amazing. I can tell it took a lot of work (and buttons!) I love the closeups where you can see all the different colorful buttons. Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2009 08:29:15 AM »

neato!  that must ahve taken alot of patience!

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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2009 08:19:35 AM »

This is terrific, I love the colors  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2009 03:43:01 PM »

Button-holey moley, Batman!  That's frikkin' great!

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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2009 06:02:22 AM »

Thanks for the comments.  I really appriciate them!! :-)
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2009 09:40:38 PM »

Pretty! I've always wanted to do something like that with the buttons I have collected. This shows how cool it can look!
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