Crafter Hoarders & Altered Pages Challenge Blog Hop

Today the Altered Pages team is joining with the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Team for one of their fabulously fun blog hops - #14 Button it Up!



Crafters of every type 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!  You can participate in the Craft Hoarders Challenge and win a prize from the blog sponsor... Altered Pages!




What better than to team with buttons then some Vintage Sewing Collage Images and I couldn't stop at just one project.  I made two canvases like the one below, by layering grunge paste onto the surface and then stamping (to leave an impression and add texture) as well as adding my buttons. Once dry I used inks to stamp over my impressions and add the background color before finishing with some Dew Drops.



Supplies Used
4 x 4 Canvas Board, PaperArtsy Grunge Paste, Various Buttons, Kept in Stitches Stamp Set by Altered Pages/Mailbox Muse, Vintage Sewing Collage Image, Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Staz On Ink - , Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Ink - Peanut Brittle, Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Marker - Peanut Brittle, Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Delicata Ink - Gold, Robin's Nest Dew Drops


I do hope you will join the fun, hop along and play along in the challenge too!  Be sure to leave a comment on each blog you visit.

Danie  May (That's me - You are here)


We have joined the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Design Team to find the links to their posts visit the Craft Hoarders blog here


Don't forget that leaving comments during the AlteredPages and Craft Hoarders blog hop allows you to be entered into a random drawing for an AlteredPages Blog Gift - a Set of Japanese Oil Pastels and a huge Ephemera package.





37 comments:

Julie Short said...

Danie what a lovely piece you have created. Did you enjoy the Grunge Paste?

Lizzyc said...

This looks amazing.. buttons look good grunged up.. and yes .. i have 1000's of them too!

Robin Horasanian said...

I love this technique! Will have to try this. Thanks for the inspiration!

Consuela Gomez said...

GM.Wonderful project. The link on the previous blog is not working, I almost missed your wonderful inspiration piece. TFS!

Lynn McAuley said...

What an amazing piece, Danie! The frame you have created for this wonderful vintage image is beyond awesome!! Masterful work!

trisha too said...

Very sweet button piece, Danie!

Yep, the linky in the blog roll doesn't work . . .

stamping sue said...

sweet child in your frame. the buttons around the frame makes for great dimension on your project.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Irish Cherokee said...

Excellent vintage card Danielle. Just love that image. - Jim

Tonya said...

Wonderfully done Danie! Love the grungy vintage feel of your project! <3

Noreen said...

The buttons go so well with the sewing theme you've used.

Christy Butters said...

Love the buttons combined with the paste. Grungy vintage all at once. Thanks for hopping with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Barbara Rankin said...

Love your grungy, buttoned up canvas. TFS the paste technique, too. Very clever!

Gloria Stengel said...

So sweet and gungy at the same time! I love that image! Thanks so much for hopping with the Craft Hoarders Anonymous team this week!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

love the way you've incorporated printed images with "real" buttons in the piece - it's just delightful.

job well done! it's a lovely embellishment for a sewing room shelf!

Diana said...

Oh, she is a cutie . Set perfect in buttons and thread.
Will have to try grunge paste.

lost coast scrapper said...

Amazing piece, love it!! Thanks for hopping along with our team at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

What wonderful dimension and texture you have achieved on your piece! Thanks for hopping with our design team at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Ink Stained Roni said...

Such a fun canvas! That image is just darling. I love the stamping and buttons as well.

Thanks for your sharing your art!

Pammejo said...

Fabulous Canvas, thanks for joining us on the hop

Tammy said...

Great work with all of the buttons and the super adorable vintage image! Fabulous creation!

Nancy said...

Beautiful layout and I love those colors. Great use of all the buttons. I just bought some more buttons!

Michele said...

I adore this -- particularly the rich coloring! so beautiful. xo

Lyneen said...

Danie I love your canvas with texture, great image!!! Love the buttons you are used.

Christi Stapay said...

Definitely my favorite project along the hop! I'm new to the world of texture paste and really love seeing how you have used it! Thank you for the inspiration & lovely lovely project!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a stunning beauty on canvas. At first I thought it was a frame, the way you used the buttons. Love the use of grunge paste. I've never tried it, but this looks great.

TangledBlueRose said...

Wonderful vintage canvas! Love the overall color. Amazing hop too and such fun discoveries along the way!~kim

Tamizhmuhil Prakasam said...

Lovely work with buttons on a canvas. Gives the feel of a nice photo frame.

Danie May said...

Thank you everyone for your kind comments about my canvas, I really had fun participating with my AP teammates as part of this hop. :)

Jackie said...

Beautiful collage with the sweet picture and the buttons♥

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oh, I love the primitive effect you achieved by stamping into the grunge paste! How creative and beautiful. Thanks for hopping with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Sara Barker said...

Love all the grunge! I've never worked with Grunge Paste before--I wonder if it has the qualities of the Liquitex modeling paste I've tried. Great piece!

Donna Idlet said...

Just a beautiful frame. Love how you placed the buttons on the frame. Thanks so much for joining Craft Hoarders Anonymous on this blog hop.

sue k said...

Stunning, love everything about this canvas.

Sue
http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

Becky said...

wow, this is awesome Danie, Love the image and love this frame.

EarthMagick said...

Very cute... I like the little easel too

Cristina Criscolores said...

Love Mixed media!!! and yours is very cute!!!!!

Jan Marie said...

Stunning! Love the texture and overall look of this beauty . . the carmel coloring and monochromatic frame just cause the colors in the main image to pop, especially those blue eyes! Great job! It was nice hopping with you (I'm just a little behind on the hop) Jan Marie, CHACB DT