This was done for a challenge where I was given a layout as inspiration. The person who chose a layout found out pretty quickly that I don't like white space on my pages. It's not that I don't like it, I'm just not very good at leaving white space. I LOVE filling the area around photos with designer papers and/or embellishments..... clear to the edge of the layout. Hence my challenge!! Make a page with white space.
My twist was to use buttons, well let me tell you that wasn't hard, I have button and more buttons some (like the dark green) are probably 50 years old while others only two or three years.
I started with a sheet of white (yes it is white) card stock, I cut a large square in the center then adhered pieces of pink and white checked patterned paper. So it would all lay nicely I added another sheet of card stock behind those two layers. Then I dug around in my scrap files to find papers that would coordinate with the colors in the photo and cut them into 2 inch squares, from those squares I cut off the corners at a 45 degree angle. There is probably a much faster way of getting my octagons but I was watching a movie at the time so doing the fussy cutting was not big deal.
Once I got all the pieces cut I adhered them to the checked square then sewed through the center of each row of octagons with the last row a zigzag pattern for another challenge.
Then it was time to pick out buttons. Again I went with colors that coordinated with the photos.
The sentiment strips are from MME heirloom alpha & word stickers. The title was cut with a Cricut and pieced together with the flower and butterfly added.