Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Haiku Tuesday

Welcome to Haiku Tuesday, as I posted last week I have awakened my passion for Haiku and have decided to share every Tuesday some of my meanderings.

In review: Haiku is a form of Japanese prose. The name Haiku is rather new, from the late 19th Century. Haiku is meant to evoke the pondering of an idea, an object or place. It is generally 3 lines with a total of 17 syllables. There is no punctuation, an ellipsis or dash is sometimes used for English Haiku to indicate to the reader to stop and reflect. There is often a picture or painting accompanying the prose. For more depth on the subject Google "Haiku History".

Pearl wood seashell thread
button button who made the button
was it function or decor

Another of my minor obsessions are buttons. I have them all over my studio in glass jars, sorted by color, I love how they shadow each other and look all tossed together. I generally research my obsessions and buttons have a long long history, click on this link if you are interested in one of the pieces I found recently, it will answer the question of function or decor.

This card is 6"X6", for the background I scanned in all my clear buttons and then laid a piece of colored cardstock on top for the scan, (if you are going to scan in anything that would scratch your scanner be sure to lay down a piece of clear acetate first). I love how the buttons look as if they are tinkling down the paper. I then used one of my strips embossed with the Cuttlebug Button Boarder embossing folder and then printed my Haiku under the buttons. I hope you enjoy todays wanderings. Happy Tuesday, Hgus

14 comments:

1CardCreator said...

Wow Sandi, this is so beautiful and how original! The button paper looks awesome! I love the look of them on the paper. ~Diane

eiyiyi said...

Inventive, creative, and beautiful .... just like the cardmaker herself! hugs,eileen

Crayola58 said...

Holy Moly, this is so simple and elegant and wonderful in the design. Great process. It's a pure Sandi.
Hugs.
Carole

Angelwood said...

That was very interesting! I love the way the buttons photographed and the purple behind the clear buttons looks so pretty. Beautiful card art that you could frame and hang in your house.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Sandi, you are always so inspiring.. love it.

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh this is beautiful Sandi! Now will you have me dusting off my scanner? Love the look of the clear buttons with that colored background. Very interesting piece on the history too. Fabulous! xxD

Enfys said...

How beautiful, I gasped when I opened your blog and saw this, did you put some 'real' buttons on top of the scan? It looks so dimensional.
big hugs
En xx

Martha Lever said...

It's really nice!!!! I will have to try some Haiku. It's always nice to put a little three line ditty on a card!!

Kelly said...

What can I say but WOW...so creative!

Sandy said...

I love this...buttons are one of my fav and your Haiku is fab...the kids are so excited...I will be in touch with the info...thanx again for being so sweet and sharing all you talent with us!

Ann Kranitz said...

Sandi, I cannot believe you created that scan!!! I thought it was designer paper you used. You are so very clever my friend. Great work!!!

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh my gosh! Sandi, this is so fantastic, I can't even tell you!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that paper you created!!! Awesome verse too! You just constantly amaze me! hugs!

Julie Ranae said...

Ya know, I am so glad for you that the holiday rush is over because seeing you be crazy creative is so wonderful!

This is so cool!

alittlelessuseless said...

WOW i have to say this is so awesome, I am so impressed. what a great effect