Hello, Friends! There’s a new challenge up on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. This time around the fine folks at Altered Pages have sponsored the challenge, so we’ve paired up for a fun Craft Hoarders & Altered Pages Blog Hop. The theme of the challenge is “Button it Up!”
Challenge #14 Button it Up!
Crafters of every stripe are button hoarders! Buttons are pretty, inexpensive, and extremely versatile. If you are a card maker, quilter, layout artist, or anything in between, you probably have a button hoard! Buttons come in many sizes, styles, shapes, and colors, plus they are easy to store…usually in cute containers! Pull out those bins of buttons and use some of them for your challenge project!
One talented participant will receive a $15 gift certificate, donated by Altered Pages!
ALTERING YOUR CREATIVITY, that’s what we believe in at AlteredPages.com. Our job is to supply you with inspiration and the tools to make it happen. We enjoy the creative process of all skill levels and mediums, so dive in and have fun with this challenge. Both Design Teams are creating inspiring works to spark you into creating too! Grab those bins and boxes, drag out your stash and let’s GO.
French Seamstress Altered Canvas with Buttons
Here’s the 8″ x 10″ canvas I altered with the goodies I received from Altered Pages. I used texture paste to add a flourish stencil to my canvas, then spritzed with Tattered Angels Glimmer mist. Once it was dry, I stamped over the background with Rose Madder Archival ink and a crackle background stamp to age everything. I treated the Altered Pages French Seamstress with UTEE to make it look like an old photo, and then added a tissue paper flower made with burlap and a pattern piece sent to me in the DT package I rummaged around in my Closet of Shame and found some old lace that I fussy cut and added, spools, feathers, mini scissors, some of my mom’s old sewing bobbins and lots of other sewing ephemera that I assembled into a collage. I used one of the mini canvases that Canvas Corp sent me to make the little mini button canvas, which might be my favorite part of the collage. I know you are all going to want to know where I found the scissors, so I will tell you here: the Funkie Junkie Boutique.
I used Tim’s Tattered Florals die to make the big fabric flower on the left, and Spellbinder’s rolled roses on the right. The sewing machine is fussy cut from the Altered Pages Antique Sewing sheet and was also treated with UTEE to make it look like an epoxy embellishment.
You can really see all the yummy texture up in the left hand corner.
Ooh-la-la! Buttons, feathers, fabric flower, lace scissors and vintage spools and bobbins, courtesy of Mom
I love all these vintage buttons clustered together on this mini canvas. I also stamped randomly with the Kept in Stitches stamp plate.
Now it’s time for you to hop off and leave some love for the rest of the Craft Hoarders Anonymous designers:
Glenda Brooks is unable to join us this month.
Here are the links to the awesome designers at Altered Pages
Go get inspired, then dig into your crafty hoard and create a new project featuring buttons. Then link it up at Craft Hoarders Anonymous before midnight Pacific time on August 31st. I’ll be stopping by to take a peek!
Thanks for playing along!