Monday, August 18, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop

Altered Pages Design Team 
has joined the
Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog 
Design Team for Challenge #14 
 
 

Hello and welcome to my stop on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous blog hop.  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!  You can participate in the Craft Hoarders Challenge and win a prize from the blog sponsor... Altered Pages!

I am proud to be a member of the Altered Pages design team.  My project today features gold shank buttons and one of the lovely ladies on the Feeling Mysterious collage sheet from Altered Pages.  I enlarged the photo to 4x6 to fit the canvas and printed it in sepia tones instead of the standard black and white.


I began by spreading a layer of Vintage Photo Creative Medium on a 5x7 canvas board with a craft sponge.  After tearing the edges all around the photo it was glued to the canvas with gel medium.  Once it was dry two more layers of the Creative Medium were sponged onto the canvas and photo to deepen the golden color.  Brown acrylic paint was added to the outer borders to pull it all together.



I found a button cover in my stash of gold buttons that goes so well with the headpiece this lovely lady is wearing that I knew it had to be included on the project.  It looked like a mini picture frame so that's what I did with it.  I found a small collage image on the Beauty in Red sheet and after it was coated with Creative Medium it was cut down to fit the frame.  Then came the fun of adding the buttons!  I was very lucky to have my husband cut the shanks off for me before the start of my project.

 
 


The buttons give this canvas just the right amount of shine to really enhance the photo.  I love how it turned out and I hope you like it, too!  Below is a list with links for the rest of the hops along the way and see all the wonderful ideas we have for how you can use your own button hoard!

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Thanks for visiting with me.  I hope you'll visit the rest of the hops along the way.  Everyone has such different projects...something for every taste!!  Leaving comments during the Altered Pages and Craft Hoarders Blog Hop allows you to be entered into a random drawing for an Altered Pages Blog Gift - a Set of Japanese Oil Pastels and a huge Ephemera package.




Robin Horasanian (You are here)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


We have joined the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Design Team to find the links to their posts visit Craft Hoarders blog !  (Psst...they have a prize to give away, too!)
 

34 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful button canvas Robin, I really love how you turned your ornate button cover into a picture frame too! xx

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  2. Simply gorgeous canvas and design!! I love how you used those buttons- brilliant!

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  3. Lots of lovely buttons--great canvas, Robin!

    :)

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  4. what a great face you used on your project.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  5. I love how you used your buttons it is just beautiful!

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  6. Fabulous canvas Robin! The buttons you selected gives your canvas a vintage feel. Love!

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  7. What a great way to frame the photo! And I like the button in her headpiece, as well.

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  8. The buttons are perfect for this. What a classy bit. Thanks for hopping with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

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  9. LOVELY, the cabochon image is great!

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  10. Your canvas is absolutely gorgeous, Robin, and I love how you integrated all those buttons so beautifully.

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  11. Great tutorial! That canvas is so pretty! I love how it has depth and texture! Thanks so much for hopping with the Craft Hoarders Anonymous team this week!

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  12. wow - bling bling bling! really beautiful lady, beautifully embellished!

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  13. WOW.... Fab picture. Just shows y we hoard. LOL.

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  14. Wow, love this project! Thanks for joining our team at Craft Hoarders Anonymous for this hop!!

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  15. Love your canvas! Thanks for hopping with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  16. Such a beautiful canvas. I love the main image you used...it is one of my favorites! The gold buttons are a perfect accent for her.

    TFS!!

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  17. I love this image and the way you used the beautiful buttons is so inspiring! xx

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  18. Lovely the buttons work well with the photo

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  19. Wow I love fabulous buttons you used on your canvas...it is amazing.

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  20. this is truly stunning! what a work of art! xo

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  21. Wonderful! I love your canvas... the buttons are awesome!!!!!

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  22. What a great project! I gives me a strong Aztec/Mayan vibe. Love it!

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  23. Wow, this is beautiful. I really like this. It is good that you have a hubby to cut the shanks. It's definitely something I struggle with.

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  24. Just gorgeous! I love how you shared how to blend the photo into the background. The buttons are stunning! Thanks so much!~kim

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  25. Loved the way you have used the button on canvas...

    Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Very creative! I love the image surrounded by the buttons♥

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  27. I love this wonderful array of metal buttons! They make a fantastic frame for your image and lend a wonderful vintage vibe to this beautiful canvas. Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  28. What an amazing project. Love how you used the creative medium. And the embellishments looks so elegant! Thanks for a great blog hop and prize!

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  29. Robin, love your project, the buttons are beautiful. Thanks so much for joining Craft Hoarders Anonymous on this blog hop.

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  30. WOW!!! Totally stunning, I love your technique, buttons and finished canvas.

    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  31. LOVE IT... that picture is beautiful!

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  32. This turned out beautifully! Love how the buttons accentuate the image and even though there are many, they do not overwhelm! Lovely work!! It was nice hopping with you (I'm just a little behind on the hop) Jan Marie, CHACB DT

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