Friday, March 25, 2011

Worn Treasures

Treasures come in all shapes and sizes, in a variety of forms and colors.

This week's treasure looks like this:

Cost: 25 cents

I purchased this shirt at a yard sale last summer. It was quite ragged in places, not suitable for wearing, but it had interesting buttons and I thought surely I could find a use for them. They are those vintage sorts of buttons that are creamy on one side and almost metallic on the other. I always called them mother of pearl, but I'm not sure what their official name is. Unfortunately, I removed them before I remembered to take the picture, so the buttons aren't on the shirt in the picture. Silly me!

Here's the card I created with this treasure:

You probably noticed the tab at the bottom of the card. YES! That was from the shirt. You know the kind... the sleeves roll up and can be held in place with the tab and button. Well, I took a pair of scissors and clipped that tab right off the shirt and adhered it to my card.

Here's a closer look:

I did something VERY unusual with this card! I didn't use any designer paper! I looked and looked in my stash, but all the designer papers I had seemed to overpower that cloth tab... and I didn't want that to happen. So instead I used a piece of Metallic Jade paper.

You probably also noticed that I didn't use my Copic markers. EEK!!! There's actually a very good reason for that. The image was given to me quite some time ago, and I didn't think it was stamped with Memento ink, so I was afraid to use Copics on it for fear it would smear. Therefore, I used my Prismacolor Colored Pencils instead.

I hope you enjoyed my Treasure Hunt creation! I had fun making it!

And soon, it will be time for the hunt to begin again. Spring is just around the corner. But for now, I will still be using things I found in last year's hunt.

Image: Magnolia girl
Colored with: Prismacolor Colored Pencils
Cardstock: Paper Reflections Rouge and The Paper Co. cool Metallic Jade
Treasure: fabric tab and buttons from a woman's shirt
Additional Embellishment: crochet thread


Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

OK. so I love your treasure hunt days!!! I totally remember those shirts with the sleeve holder thingies! HAHAHA!!! Great idea to cut it and use it on a card!!! How thrifty cool are you? You go girl!!! Now I know I will be looking at clothing in a whole new way!


kadie said...

Oh, wow! What a cool idea and SUCH a great find for 25 cents! Awesome, Awesome, Jeanette! Hope you and the fam have a great weekend!

Lola said...

Just wonderful! And I think they ARE called mother of pearl. They were all the rage once.

Lauren said...

Great card Jeanette, I love your treasure hunt cards, so thrifty, so imaginative. Love the layout and the tab is brilliant. Was it scary not to use DP. I am the opposite, it is scary for me to use it!! I will be looking at yard (garage) sales in a whole new light from now on!!

April said...

I love this! It is a wonderful creation from a great treasure hunt item! I can't wait to start the hunt this season!!

MiamiKel said...

Woot, woot! My favorite post! Love this idea - how you turn something old into something new again :) Such a joy to see this - and wtg on using the pencils! Super sweet - just as you are! Happy travels and here's to getting home safe! x0x0

:: BlueInks :: said...

Pretty! I just love Magnolia stamps. Very clever use of the tab. I call those buttons mother of pearl as well. Great job!