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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Buttons & Bows @ the Craft Room

Hello ....a great new challenge over at the Craft Room challenge blog and this fortnight it is the turn of my DT friend, Debi to provide the theme and a great theme it is too......................:-

"Buttons & Bows"

and to go with this challenge we are again kindly sponsored by 


My contribution to the design team this fortnight is an altered 12x12 canvas (which I made for the Cubby Hole, Crewe exhibition). After gessoing I covered it in tissue paper leaving lots of ridges and bumps.  When dry I painted with "Burnt Sienna" and stamped my images (my gorgeous new stamps from Marianne Design CS 0857 & CS 0860 - right up my street!) onto more tissue paper.

I have also used stamps from the Creative Expressions vintage sewing plate, and various embellishments.  My fabric flowers were cut from calico cotton by using Marianne-Design English Roses LR0162 and Ribbon-Flower-3-LR0110 - I love how they have frayed.  My Scissors also Marianne Design (LR0194) were cut using copper metal and then aged with black Stazon ink.


My heart of buttons was inspired by a shopping bag I recently purchased whilst on holiday in York from an intriguing shop called Duttons for Buttons....Lace was added to the three focal buttons!  My bows are little more discreet but they are stamped and can be found on the dress and and placed near the flowers.


Please play along with this great challenge at the Craft Room and in the meantime I would like to enter my 12x12 canvas into the following challenges:-

Come & Get It Challenges - "Bingo" 
I have used the diagonal row of "buttons, free and flowers"


CupCake Craft Room - "lots of layers"

Phindy's Place Challenge - "Buttons"


Thank you..........have a good day!  Suzanne ~x~

13 comments:

Suzi B said...

Having seen it for real I know how fabulous this is!
suzi b xx

Caroline said...

This is fabulous love the layout and the colours are fantastic. Loving the buttons. Caroline xxx

hazel said...

A fabulous canvas Suzanne. I love the background and your button heart is a great idea.
xxx Hazel.

Aquarius said...

This canvas is gorgeous - so much lovely detail and I bet it looks even better for real. You've used a few dies which I might NEED!!

Maria said...

What a huge canvas Suzanne! It's stunning and I love all those details you've added. The button heart is lovely.

Maria x

Zoe Sanderson said...

Lucky Suzi B to have seen this for real, fabulous canvas every time I look at it I discover something new. XOXO Zoe

Debi said...

Suzanne, this is just lovely, I love all the touches and the button heart :-) Debi x

travel shaving brush said...

Thanks for the post. I had been looking for something related and found your web site in the process.I will definitely be back for more.

craft-roomjulia said...

Hi Suzanne, I love your canvas, it's so imaginative, your layout is just perfect. Love how you have arranged the buttons. Julia xxx

Shell~AK Stamper said...

Wonderful work on your canvas....love the special button heart!

Glad you joined us this week for the Bingo challenge at Come And Get It!

Shell~Alaska♥

Buttons said...

Just LOVE that heart. Gonna have to think of other shapes to make with buttons as that is a superb idea. Your tissue paper background looks lovely too. Thanks for your kind comment. Hugs, Buttons x

butterfly said...

What a fabulous canvas. The button heart is simply wonderful, and all your textures and embellishments are great. Thank you for the tremendous inspiration!
Alison x

Cazro said...

An amazing piece of art. Congratulations on your prize winning entry. Caz

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