Thursday, February 4, 2010

Buttons and babushkas


My friend Jane is one talented lady. Besides being a gifted artist, she makes buttons out of Fimo! She has plans to sell them on Etsy but the demand is greater than her supply.

A few months back, she generously gave her buttons to the first 10 buyers of her Squigglefly digital images. Mine arrived last week--all the way from Croatia! They are so gorgeous and perfectly crafted.


Her latest digital stamps are a pair of babushka dolls--Olga and Sasha.

These are the Russian nesting Matryoshka dolls, but I just colored one Olga and made this quick card.

I know I'm supposed to use Jane's buttons but they are too precious to part with. For now, I'll keep them in a ceramic bowl on my desk and just admire their beauty. Thanks, Jane--I love them!

Stamps: Squigglefly digital stamp, Hero Arts
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Stampin Up
Ink: Versamark
Other: Copic markers, Nestabilities square and scallop dies,
white embossing powder, sheer dot ribbon

27 comments:

  1. Aw, such a cute card, love her on the black background! And isn't babushkas one of those 'happy' words...makes me smile every time! :)
    Very cool buttons, they're so perfect!

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  2. You are so SWEET!!! And I LOVE LOVE your card! I always do!!!
    xo

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  3. Love your card i adore the different shapes for a card.....awesome...tfs

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  4. So Cute....I hoard those Buttons too....so Hard to Part With!!!
    Love your card.....

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  5. I love Jane's buttons.. only have a few left.. I'm "saving" them :)

    Love your Babushka card looks so great against the black

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  6. Love you card and fab colouring and also the gorgeous buttons. I was lucky enough to win the valentine buttons and they arrived in the post today. Like you say they are very precious and I shall use them sparingly.

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  7. I love the black background,too--it makes your beautifully colored image pop. Can't wait to see what you do with those pretty buttons!

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  8. Precious card Donna! Your Baushka doll is awesome paired with the polka dots!

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  9. This is gorgeous, Donna! Love the colorful doll against the black polka dot background!! Love it!! I can see way it's hard for you to part with Jane's buttons, they are totally beautiful!!

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  10. What a great post! I have some of Jane's buttons coming, too, and I can't wait! And I love this adorable card using her beautiful image.

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  11. Gorgeous card Donna - aren't these dolls fun! Those buttons are dazzling, I wouldn't want to part with them either, Jo x

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  12. This is beautiful Donna! I love these dolls! :-)
    I agree, those buttons look too pretty to use! What wonderful,vibrant colours!

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  13. Really love your work and would LOVE to have you play along with us at The Play Date Cafe Challenge....your style is fabulous!

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  14. Ahhh....totally love how bright the doll is set against your black card base, so beautiful Donna!

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  15. Aw.... aren't you and Jane are the SWEETIE PIES!? This Russian doll card rocks!

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  16. I love that you can't part with those lovely buttons, they are quite extraordinary! Your card is absolute perfection, you've colored little Olga so beautifully and she just pops on the black background. As a collector of Matryoshka's, I'm completely charmed by this wonderful little card. (gotta get that digi image for myself!)

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  17. wow! your babushka doll is just the sweetest, Donna! beautiful coloring on her! love it!

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  18. Love the bright colors with the black background! So striking!

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  19. I can't believe those are made of fimo . . . they look so real! You lucky ducky to receive these! :)

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  20. How sweet of her to send the buttons. Beautiful card Donna!

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  21. LOL - I know what it is like to have something so lovely you just can't make yourself use it... these buttons certainly fit the picture...

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  22. Love your card,Donna! So cute!!!
    I loooove Jane buttons and love Jane's image too! I'm fans of her ;)

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  23. Adore your card Donna - stunning. I love Jane's buttons too... aren't they just delightful rays of yumminess!

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  24. Jane is so talented to make buttons....GREAT!! nice to share about her , Donna!!

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  25. Lovely card and great background. Jane's buttons and images are fantastic. Lucky you to recieve some of the buttons.

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  26. those buttons do look yummy---i don't blame you for NOT using them! i love the bright green, blue and pink ones!
    super cute card!

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  27. Great journey and experience!

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