Over the past few years, I have been combining real buttons with my illustrations. I have been exploring this combination ever since I created my first button piece called Identical for Illustration Friday topic back in 2012. (I will share this button girl illustration with you next.) I then start to play around with real buttons,and have to say that I love it! I am fond of buttons,especially antique buttons. However, Antique buttons cost a fortune and hard to get. So, I stick with the buttons that I can purchase and always look out for some unique ones. Anyway, I thought that it would be fun to combine my love for real buttons and my own illustration. Then, I spent the past year and half exploring this technique and combination. I have so much to share,and I will start with the first greeting card design that I did with real button. It is called ” Cupcake Love”. (Second Image above) I am having fun,and will continue to introduce more button illustration with you all. This is another idea of mine to combine what I love into my creative process. It has been a fun journey for me using real buttons! I am going to share all my button illustrations and a series called “Ni Carnahan Button Girls” in the near future. Please follow me or stop by anytime to see my little cute button girls.