Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Paint with Me Thursday ~ Buttons

My cousin Lisa from Boondock Ramblings joined a weekly link up challenge that involves ART! I'm in love, y'all! Heather from Simply Feather is the genius behind the Paint with Me challenge and she graciously invites all artists to join in the creative fun...no matter their preferred medium or skill level. I love that. Thanks Heather!



This week's challenge was about buttons. I heart buttons. I have a stash of vintage buttons left over from my great-grandmother's sewing business years ago. I had visions of doing something more elaborate than what I came up with, but sometimes you gotta do whatcha gotta do when you're a mom...and your Hubby just had shoulder surgery! Besides, I kinda dig the results...



















This piece is made up of odds-n-ends from around my little studio....


  • old hard back book cover - painted

  • painted vintage sheet music heart - fixed on the cover with heavy matte medium

  • faux pearl beads from a local thrift store sewn on the heart

  • "imagine" embellishment from my leftover scrapbook stash

  • vintage button also sewn on the heart

  • scrap of ribbon

  • straw (yes, a straw!) taped to the back to string the ribbon through for a hanger

Now I just have to find it a home in the house...maybe the mantle in our kitchen?



7 comments:

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

So glad you got involved! Don't forget to link up! Love this!

Jen said...

That is gorgeous! I love the green, the button, the music paper... just everything! Can't wait to see more!

Lindsay said...

Thank you for your sweet comments.:)
I love all of the materials you used....beautiful! I am VERY inspired by your work and your blog.

Beverley Baird said...

Lovely creation! I love hearts as well.

Nicole Jensen said...

I am definitely in love with your piece..it's so cute!

blue china studio said...

This turned out great! The button accent is perfect.

Petie said...

Very cool....and how clever r u with the straw hanger?! Sounds like a fun link party.