Friday, 14 June 2013

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #91...Button Up

I was really stuck for inspiration with this one and then by chance I saw a post by a dear friend who had done some 'Button Art' to raise money for charity. I researched Button Art on Google and You tube and found it was very popular, this is what I came up with:

there are many tutorials on You Tube to get you started, I found a canvas board amongst my crafty stash and lightly sketched in the letters L,O,V,E, thinking of them as 4 equal squares. Then I started placing buttons over my sketch, I found using bigger buttons for the base and layering up with smaller ones to fill the gaps was most effective. I used a hot glue gun to stick my buttons on, a bit messy, but the cobwebs of glue were easy to remove.

 When it came to frame it I bought a cheap frame with plenty of depth in it, I added thin pieces of wood painted white to set the backboard a bit further away from the glass forming a shadowbox. As I dismanteled the frame I saw the large piece of backing paper, turned it over and using Ali's Stampaway Button mask I stencilled through with red, blue, green & purple distress inks. As the frame was still very large for my canvas board I used the mount that was included with the frame to finish it off.

This was a fun project to do and I am sure one of my three granddaughters will take it off my hands to hang in their girly bedroom.
Hope you have as much fun as I did with this challenge, I look forward to seeing what you come up with and Good Luck .... Bye Annie xxx


  1. Annie I'm speechless!!!! Your frame is gorgeous and so inspirational, I'm sure your granddaughters will be fighting over it. You may have to make one for all of them! This truly takes the challenge theme right to the letter doesn't it? Well done you :-)

    xx Sazzle xx

  2. That's gorgeous Annie. I love the colours you've used, the buttons all coordinate so well. I agree with Sazzle, you're going to have to make two more so each granddaughter can have one. x

  3. Love this project Annie, so clever...wish I had thought of it...never mind your granddaughters, I would love to have one hanging in my bedroom. X