Thursday, October 15, 2015

Buttons Galore for Dreamweaver Thursday!


All of this week, the Stampendous team have been playing in the "button box" of wonderful, colorful, Buttons Galore & More! As today is also Dreamweaver Thursday, the team is also showing unique ways to incorporate these fun additions into our stencil and paste projects as well. But before I share my project for today, let's cover all the hop and prize info that you need. 

To be eligible, you must be a US resident, comment on our blog, and that of each Stampendous designer’s blog posts each day of the hop and tell us in what state you live. Stampendous Official Contest Rules apply. Deadline to comment for our prizes is Sunday, October 18, 2015. Winners will be selected by and we’ll announce sometime on Monday, October 19th. Wait! There is even more! Be sure to comment and tell us where you’re from, because our Australian Distributor The Stencil Specialists are sponsoring a prize for one friend “down under” to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise goodie from their terrific stock of Stampendous merchandise!

Now, check it out...

 My wonderful mix of buttons (Key Lime, Teal Ice, and Berrylicious) that were sent to me had so many great retro colors, that I decided to to go all-out retro. I used a 7Gypsies small shadowbox tray, painted with a mix of aqua acrylic and DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish paint, and stamped with Andy Skinner's crackle image from his Cling Industrial set by Stampendous. The large section was the perfect space to feature the
Dreamweaver Oval Ornament, paste-embossed in a mix of Glossy Black with red acrylic added. This became the outline and fixative for a mosaic of Buttons Galore, over an appropriately themed paper from American Crafts' Holiday collection. These same papers were  cut to fit inside the other three openings, with a bit of ink-distressing around the edges in Peanut Crunch Memento ink by Tsukineko. Three stockings were die-cut from the same paper pad, using the Dreamweaver Nested Stockings Dies. Each were popped up in their respective squares, and decorated with more cute little buttons. The Joyeux Noel sentiment was paste-embossed on a strip of Vertigo by Imagine Crafts®, and adhered with Glue Dots clear dots. The final addition was a cute Chevron-striped ribbon bow from May Arts.

To button up this hop day, be sure to visit my other teammates' blogs...

Pam Bray (DW)


TracyM #6773 said...

CUTE & CHEERY shadowbox Pam!!!
LOVE your colour combo & crackled frame, LOVE your button-filled ornament too!!!
THANK YOU for sharing :)
Tracy from Down Under in Victoria, Australia

P Beatty said...

Very novel idea! Florida

Diane said...

Love this and love the trendy and spot on!!!

Mary Holshouser said...

this is fantastic.
Love the ornament filled in with the buttons.
the little stockings in the small compartments are darling.
Wonderful project. Have to remember this one.
thanks for sharing.

Viki Banaszak said...

This is adorable!!!! I love the way you did the ornament with the buttons and the adorable stocking dies. These are definitely going on my shopping list.

Stampendous said...

Love RETRO Christmas and buttons, OH MY! This is fantastic with so much detail and patterns to enjoy! Thank you for sharing today!

Becca Yahrling said...

This is awesome! I just bought a 7Gypsies shadow box ... thanks for the inspiration!

Becca Yahrling said...

Forgot to say I am Becca from Florida.

Sue D said...

This is fabulous--love the retro colors.
Sue in OHio