Sunday, 26 December 2010

Celebrity Button Art Book Launch Party – 12th November 2010.
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A little while ago my lovely friend Stephanie (that’s her with the lovely long red hair and cream sweater) invited me to the launch party of the Celebrity Button Art Book. Karen Gammon the artist and author was one of Stephanie’s teachers at school and does the most fantastic things with buttons.  It was a brilliant night, that gave me a lot of ideas, as well as a chance to mix with the stars of DIY SOS, Deborah Drew and Chris Frediani.
Karen sent a button attached to a card and asked celebrities to “do” a design around it.
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I bought the book, but was fascinated to see all the celebrity contributions in the “Flesh”
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Some were quite simple ….
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Some must now be worth a small fortune ….
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And some were stunning, miniature works of art.
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It’s so hard to say which one was my favourite ……
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But, I as I adore insect jewellery, it has got to be these two spiders by James Opasik.
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Karen also exhibited several stunning pieces of work, that just blew my mind!
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And the attention to detail on the guests table was not wasted on me.
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I couldn’t bear to eat my tiny cake, so it’s now rock hard and on my treasure shelf in my craft room.
Buttons in a Frame
There were a couple of ideas that I would like to try in the New Year,  like these framed collections of buttons, so simple, but so effective.
Framed buttons
I just need to find a good framer …..
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And finally, I love this ………..
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Needless to say I came home buzzing …. with as many little bits and pieces as I could manage to secrete in my party bag….!!!
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Angie said...

Wow what a fascinating post all the stars stuff but had to say that i found the heads etc alittle scarey ...but I have to agree she is very talented

misteejay said...

How lucky were you - what a fab event to attend. Looks & sounds like you had a wonderful time.

Toni :o)

qwiksave said...

Wow! What a fab evening for a button lover such as yourself. I love buttons too and my most favourite xmas gift this year was a necklace made entirely of buttons. Look forward to seeing your creations next year.

marc said...

fab works of art and so good that peps sent things back to her love the cup cakes as you say its all in the detail big love marc

PepPop said...

Oh WOW what incredible work and those sculptures and just amazing!!! And how cool were the cakes - no wonder you kept yours for your treasure shelf. What a fantastic show. Jaqui x

SallyC said...

Hello – Sorry for posting on an outdated blog however I’ve only just found it and I just had to say a big ‘thank you’ for your wonderful comments re my button cakes. I can’t believe you still have yours! :-)

I haven’t had time to read through your posts just yet, but your cards, fabric badges and other projects look amazing! Sally – aka Sally Cooks Cakes