Sunday, June 9, 2013

Button Up And Dream In Color!

Monday Monday (ba-da ba-da-da-da)!...sorry couldn't help it! I am still so happy from all the wonderful comments from last weeks post! Thank you truly for being so kind to me everyone! You all mean so much, and your words have a huge impact on me. 
It's time for another challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show! From wood to paper, sparkly to plain, or just one to a whole handful, this week we challenge you to "Use a Button" on your next project.
I have soooo many buttons, and jars of them! I actually poured them all out searching for matching sets to use on this project. It was actually therapeutic and I even gathered a few new ideas along the way looking at buttons I hadn't seen or noticed in so long. I love the way buttons can become makeshift flowers or whatever else you want them to be. The ideas are limitless!
Using the new Burlap Panels from Tim's District Market collection, I gave it a coat of Claudine's Black Gesso.
I stamped a Wendy flower border from Stamper's Anonymous using Picket Fence Distress Paint from Ranger.
Then I stamped Tim's Butterflies using a rainbow of Distress Paints, as well as his Dream sentiment. The spinners from Idea-ology were painted with Mustard Seed and adhered, then came the American Crafts Metallic Glittery Buttons. I had vintage crystal knobs in my stash that came from my husband's grandmother's house. I added another button to the inside of the top knob, that I painted with Picked Raspberry.
 
 
So many of us have jars of buttons just waiting to be used in our projects. If you have buttons lying around, make a project with them, and then enter it into our challenge. You just might be the lucky winner of a $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp. You can also be named as one of the "Top Three Picks" for this challenge. Good luck, and don't forget to push the other buttons on your keyboard to go and look at the other Design Team Member's projects this week. They have made projects worthy of a shout out and certainly should not be buttoned up about! ;0)
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I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

41 comments:

  1. I love your treatment of the burlap panel Anita, particularly the way you have used the buttons as flowers, they look so beautiful in that border. It's great to see the dark contrast of the background with the lovely colours of the distress paints and those knobs are such a cool addition.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  2. Lovely creation & those crystal knobs really rock!

    Sally

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  3. Love your DREAM canvas, Anita! The black just sets it off.

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  4. What a great make and I just love that stamping with the Distress Paints. Great use of the buttons too!

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  5. You have such a wonderfully creative mind Anita! This is fabulous, the butterflies and 'dream' look delicious in their coat of many colours and the button flower heads are brilliant. I especially love the little button on the top of the crystal knob. You never cease to amaze..... Hugs, Anne x

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  6. Absolutely Stunning Anita. I love the colour combo you have used on this. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxxxx

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  7. loving your canvas Anita, fab choice of colourings and design. Hugs Annette x

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  8. Oh, I so love the bright colors against the textured burlap. The buttons are the perfect accent for the flowers! You always come up with such creative compositions. Love it, Anita.
    Kate

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  9. Wow it is wonderful!!! Beautiful colors and fun and interesting used buttons as flowers I love it :) Oh, and butterflies are just brilliant with these arrows. Greetings Asia :)

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  10. Love your piece! The fun texture and flower buttons are adorable! Buttons are bountiful in my stash, I will have to dig some out this week and play!

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  11. This really is so creative Anita...great!!

    kind regards, Alie :-)

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  12. Hi Anita, great idea with the buttons. I have been using mine on my CQ ing but never thought about like this. Have a great week. xo

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  13. Ahhh, love this. The black gesso makes it truly unique.

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  14. Anita...very cool project! Love what you've done with the canvas panel. That black gesso as a background looks really neat. Love the bright Distress Paints that you've used to stamp "DREAM" and the butterflies! Your use of the buttons is also a really creative idea! <3 Candy

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  15. Beautiful project Anita! I love those button flowers. Gorgeous colours.

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  16. Gorgeous canvas, Anita! Just love the multi-colored design and button flowers!


    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  17. I love it!!! I haven't tried painting/stamping on burlap yet, looks like great fun!

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  18. Fab button flowers - and I love the white on black stamping... very cool!
    Alison x

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  19. Rally awesome Anita, loving the colorful "dream". I also love the way your used the black gesso as a background and white distress paint for the flower bore on the bottom. Really nice piece!!!

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  20. Lovely rainbow piece Anita, love your button flowers. The buttons add wonderful dimension too. A real cheery piece. Tracy x

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  21. Awesome canvas Anita! The texture of the burlap is just fantastic for this piece!

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  22. LOVE the gorgeous colors, Anita. Such beautiful bright splashes of color. And the crystal knobs are fabulous too!

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  23. Anita ! Now I want Burlap Panle!!!! Fab piece, love stamp and use of buttons! BArbarayaya

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  24. Oh I love this. Usually I'm not much a button lover but on your stunning project they look precious :-) Love every detail of it. Suzanne x

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  25. THe burlap causes such a cool effect! Love the texture behind the fun scene!

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  26. Gorgeous burlap panel !!! gotta get me one of those, I love the way the stamping shows on the black, it reminds me of that technique when you scratch through black wax crayon to reveal the colours beneath, lovely x

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  27. I absolutely love the way you used the burlap, its a stunning creation, thanks for sharing your creativity and have a wonderful day..

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  28. I'm a button junkie, too. I have my grandmother's button tin, filled with buttons old and new. I use them often, and my grands love to play with them. So far, no one has stuffed one up her nose. LOL Ilove the texture in this piece. Your imagination is unrivaled. It's like a dreamscape...filled with color, texture and whimsy. Love it! Love you! xoxo

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  29. I'm always inspired by your creative use of materials, as well as by your strong sense of color and design. I have tons of buttons too, especially since I inherited a tub of them from my wife's grandmother. Blessings!

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  30. I love looking at my buttons...I'm quite the button miser at times :). Love your gorgeous canvas with the rainbow distress paint, game spinner butterflies, button flowers and knob feet! I had that burlap canvas in hand at Jo-Ann's last night...why I didn't buy it Ill never know. Back to the store I go!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Amy*

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  31. WOW what a sensational art work, I'm really fascinated of the contrasted colors.

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  32. Wow, this is glorious Anita! Love the texture of the Timmy burlap, love all those distress paint colours, love the diamond knobs, but most of all love the BUTTON FLOWERS!!! Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog too, it is much appreciated :-) Maddy xxx

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  33. How cool, such a gorgeous piece of art.

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  34. Absolutly awesome. Love the look of the rustic burlap and your unique mix of colours.

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  35. Love your project Anita and I also love looking through my button jars and find it relaxing! Also, I entered in the challenge with a mixed media button of sorts included on a layout! Wish me luck :):) Evie

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  36. such gorgeous texture on this!!!

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  37. Love the details on this Anita - the multi-coloured threads used to attach those beautiful buttons and the paint soaked spinners. You are always so inspiring. Hugs, Jenny x

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  38. Really fun little burlap canvas! Love the multiple color stamping! So pretty! Hugs, Sandra

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  39. A wonderful project Anita and I love the look of your technique on the burlap! Chris :-)

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  40. Thnks for the tutorial !
    Your canvas is very beautiful, love this white flowers stamped !

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