Tuesday, September 27, 2016

September Inspiration by Judy

Happy Monday!
It's Judy here
sharing my inspiration project for this month.

I created a mixed media canvas using

I started by coloring the image with pencils and fussy cutting.
I pulled out a 12"x12" canvas,
a 12"x12" piece of DP from K &Company
and some mixed media gel.

I adhered the DP to the canvas with the gel.
Next I pulled out some metallic acrylic paints,
a Heid Swaps stencil and gold texture pasted 
and some wood and chipboard pieces.

I took the metallic paints and randomly painted the canvas,
just to give a little interest to the background.
I applied the texture paste through the stencil.

While I left the paint and texture paste to dry,
I primed the wood and chip board pieces with white gesso.
When these pieces were dry Painted with gold paint.
I painted the sides of the canvas with gold paint also.

Once everything was dry, I added all my pieces to the canvas.
I ended up adding a fan I made with card stock,
some paper flowers and some seed beads.

This is what I ended up with!

I love doing these mixed media canvases
because there's no right or wrong
and I think they make great gifts!

I hope I've inspired you to give it a try!
You'll have fun and want to do more!

Until next time
Happy Crafting!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Dianne's Inspiration for September 'Broken Spirit'


It's my turn today Dianne to show you my inspiration 
using one of the many gorgeous images 


On my card today i have used the wonderful image 

You can find this over on 


First i printed the image of and then coloured and did 
some fancy cutting 

I coloured the image using my promaker's 

SKIN-Coral-Sunkissed Pink-Blush-Baby Pink 
DRESS+SHOES-Salmon Pink-Cocktail Pink-Baby Pink 
White Gel Pen

Then i choose which card stock to use and paper's 
and them embossed them with my embossing folder's 

Choose which dies to use and embellishments and added 
a sentiment 

Put everything together and this is my card 

Hope you like what i have made if you would like 
to know more about what i have used please pop over 
to my blog and say Hello -HERE
See you next time 

Dianne xx 


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Victoria's Septemeber Inspiration Post

Hello everyone! I hope that your having a lovely day/evening. I'm Victoria and I'm here to share my very first inspiration post for Cute As A Button. I've used the new Force Be With You digital stamp. I totally love him. There are several more new digital stamps you can find them at the Cute As A Button Store.

I've coloured them with Spectrum Noir Markers and Pencils. To create the background I've used distress inks and white Acrylic paint. Then I used homemade textured paste and distress inks for the planet and moon to make them 3D. I've finished of with the sentiments and pearls.

There is currently a challenge going on at the Cute As A Button Challenge Blog and a Progressive Challenge on the Cute As A Button Facebook Group. We'd love to see you come and join in the fun with us.

I hope you like my card. I had so much fun making it. Thank you for taking the time to read my post today.

Happy crafting everyone.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Cute as a Button inspiration by Margaret

It is my turn to do an inspiration post for Cute as a Button

I coloured a white card with chalks.  Drew a tree trunk and branches.  Stamped leaves, grass, flowers and butterflies with stamps from Posh Impressions Stamp a Scene set.
Printed Cute as a Button digi stamp Daisy Mae onto white card, coloured with Prismacolor pencils and gel pen, cut out and layered on top.

Don't forget to go to the challenge blog and join in the September challenge

We also invite you to join our facebook group.

Here are some links for you

Have a good day and don't forget to follow this blog so that you will see all the inspirations posts by the design team.

Monday, September 5, 2016

School Is In!

Hiya, everybody! I've got some crafty cuteness from Cute as a Button to share with you today!
I've been big lately about using scraps and things I don't normally use. For example, lots and lots of REAL stamps! So, lately, I've been combining the two and I think these are coming out too cute! lol Let me show you what I mean!
 Click on the images for a closer look!
This is School Is In and what a perfect time to be working on back to school cards! lol I've a heap of nephews and nieces going back to school or starting college. This came in super handy for me. 
I colored the image with Copic markers and a silver gel pen. The notebook paper is from my stash. I made the little 'school books' from scraps and hand wrote the 'titles' of the books on the 'spines'. The apples are from a stamp set in my massive collection. Button is from a jar of buttons I found at Hobby Lobby. The twine is from Whiskers Graphics.
Be sure to stop by the challenge blog and join in on this month's fun! You can also check out CAAB on Facebook and see more inspiration on Pinterest! Don't forget to stop by the store and have a look at all the other cute images available! 
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to come back to see more cool stuff my teammies are sharing!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Get Your Game On

Hello, this is Karen C.  This card was made for my inspiration creation over at Cute As A Button.  I used IceBox IMG00243. The football and sentiment are from Create With TLC.  The papers are from Happy Heart Studios.  I colored the image with ink, chalk and gel pen.  I added a couple ribbons, some gems and a BSU badge.

Hope you enjoyed!!