Button It in a UP Blog Hop!
Hello and welcome! Today I am honored to be part of a fun blog hop with my Altered Pages Design Team as well as Craft Hoarders Anonymous. The theme of this hop is BUTTONS! Most of us crafters and artists have at least a few buttons in our stash...a few hundred in some cases. So, take a look at what I have made for you and be sure to check out what at all the bloggers have created as well (listed at end of this post). Leave a comment letting us all know you were here. We all love to hear from you...and your name might just be drawn to win an amazing stash of goodies from Altered Pages, including Japanese Oil Pastels and oodles of ephemera!
For this project I gathered up my buttons and put my thinking cap on. After deciding on the general idea I knew I needed a large surface because I wanted to make a big old set of lips out of buttons along with the saying "Button that lip!" So, the large Dylusions journal would be perfect. I love playing in my journal anyway. lol!In the two pictures above you can see how I started my background using the Dylusions inks letting all that drippy goodness do its thing. The next picture shows how I created the lips out of buttons. I started with a rough sketch for the shape and then I filled it in with buttons in pale pink, fuchsia and reds, all typical lip stick colors. I then filled it all the empty space with black and added a white outline.
To give the background more interest I added texture by using a stencil and gel medium. I love the result of how it gives background colors an extra pop. I also added some stamped images and gave the entire page a border. I added a few more buttons along the border.
Next, I chose a vintage text page and ran it through the printer with the saying "Button that lip!" in a sassy font. I then added a coating of clear embossing powder. This was a very thin piece of text page and I didn't want it getting damaged. I love the effect.
Finally, I added a bow that I customized using white seam binding that I dyed with my Grape Crush Dylusions ink. I also included a little scraps of pink lace and a few more buttons along the border.
Some detail with my white Uniball pen and it was finished.
I hope you enjoyed my nod to buttons.
Thanks for stopping by.
Dylusions inks - in Funky Fuchsia, Grape Crush, Vibrant Turquoise and White
Here are links to take you right to the other Altered Pages Design Team blogs. You are sure to see many great works.
Make sure to stop by the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Design Team pages. To find the links to their posts visit Craft Hoarders blog http://gloriadesignschallenge.blogspot.com/
Jan Marie Ennenga