(vintage: buttons + lace; patterned paper: dcwv + a bit of tim holtz packaging and some torn cardboard from a discarded mailing box; cardstock: core'dinations; brackets: pink paislee; chipboard sticker: my mind's eye; pearls: kaiser; ink: colorbox; adhesives: tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape, hot glue, sewing machine)
the idea of the button-encrusted heart came serendipitously from this awesome button animal tutorial that was in miss stephanie's "link love" post last thursday; the focus on textures (particularly the corrugated cardboard) and neutral colors with little pops of steely blue came from miss laurel's "rustic wreath" inspired by challenge (#28) for which this was the photo prompt, you can see i've not used it very literally, but i most definitely *WAS* inspired by it, so i hope that counts!
as it happened, that photo coincidentally chimed in rather well with this week's color throwdown palette, #196:
i hope whatever ♥YOUR♥ destination is this monday morning, you arrive there happily and in good health, with plenty of energy and excitement for this brand new week! (or, alternately, with plenty of coffee to get you moving!) :) :) :)