Monday, August 18, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge 14…and a blog hop with Altered Pages!

It's time for another challenge at

Challenge 14:
                                                                       Button it Up!
     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!

One talented participant will receive this prize, donated by Altered Pages!

ALTERING YOUR CREATIVITY, that's what we believe in at Our job is to supply you with inspiration and the tools to make it happen. We enjoy the creative process of all skill levels and mediums, so dive in and have fun with this challenge. Both Design Teams are creating inspiring works to spark you into creating too! Grab those bins and boxes, drag out your stash and let's GO.

This is my creation.
An art journal page created on a base of canvas cloth.
The images, stamps, tag and sewing tissue paper are all from Altered Pages.

Glimmer mist and burlap are from Canvas Corp.
I love how the Glimmer mist from Tattered Angels covers the Modeling Paste.

Buttons from my very large stash.

Close up of some of the paste colored with the mist and the top of the tag that I cut off and then sewed onto the bottom or the page.
Love the combination of fabric, paper, paste and buttons.

Some of the collage images used
all from Altered Pages.

Pattern paper, collage images, tag and stamps: Altered Pages
Burlap, Glimmer Mist: Canvas Corp
Gesso, Modeling Paste: Liquitex
Ink: Ranger

This is a special week at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.
Not only do I get to share what the other DT members have created with you, but we are also hopping with the fabulous team over at Altered Pages.
There is a ton of absolutely amazing projects for you to check out.
Once you are done hopping make sure to head back over to the Craft Hoarders Anonymous blog and link up your Button project.
You have 2 weeks!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Tonya said...

Gorgeous art journal page! I love all the little details, textures and colors used on your page! <3

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Christy, this is so fabulous. I love the way you aged/distressed the images. Using the pattern piece as a layer along with the laser dress form die cut is just perfect. You put so many wonderful details and embellies in this page. I just love it!

Noreen said...

You did a great job combining the vintage images with the wonderful old colors and the great texture! I love this.

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Unknown said...

You've inspired me to check out altered pages! Those images are just incredible! And I'm new to using texture paste. So I just love looking at other crafters, such as yourself, that make it look so lovely!

Barbara Rankin said...

Your journal page is awesome, Christy! Love all the textures combined with the beautiful colors, so cool! So glad to be able to hop along with you!

Gloria Stengel said...

I am in awe of all the texture and layering on this project. I am such a huge fan!!!

DIYDesignStudio said...

The textures and depth of the piece knock me out! GREAT work!

1CardCreator said...

Wow, wow, wow, what a knockout piece this is! Love all the layering and textures, and the tiny buttons scattered so beautifully about. Really stunning piece! ~Diane

Glenda said...

Such great texture on your piece! Love it!

lost coast scrapper said...

Christy, this is an awesome mixed media project! I love the aging and details..just beautifully done!! xo

Robin Horasanian said...

Love all the textures you got on this journal page. The sewing theme is adorable! Thanks for sharing.

ddazzled71 said...

I am loving all those grungy looking layers and your wonderful use of the burlap for this piece. Beautifully done!

ddazzled71 said...

I am loving all those grungy looking layers and your wonderful use of the burlap for this piece. Beautifully done!

Ina Good said...

your journal page is inspiring!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is simply stunning. I love the burlap and the way you colored the modeling paste. And of course, I love buttons!

TangledBlueRose said...

I love the imagery and all those yummy texture syou made! So beautiful and warm! Thanks for being part of this wonderful hop!~kim

Papercrafting Princess said...

Love all the details!

sarascloset said...

This is jaw-dropping! There are so many yummy details. I love the imagery from Altered Pages, and am definitely going to be a huge fan of them. You did a great job of putting all this together. Pinning this for future drooling.

Sue's Paper Crafts said...

Fantastic, love the vintage images, colors and of course your buttons.


Pammejo said...

Gorgeous journal page, love how all the textures work so fabulously together. You always amaze me Christy with all your fabulous projects.

Jackie said...

I am in love with your journal page!
It is so creative and I like using buttons♥

criscolores said...

Amazing!!!!!!!! love the mixed media, thanks for share!