Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #34-Buttons!

Hi friends! It's March 1st (what?!) and today I'm super excited to share my project for our brand new Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #34-Buttons!! Just a little tid bit about me: when I was a young girl, I started a button collection. I didn't sew or use them for anything, I simply loved to look at them and collect all kinds of them. I bet my Mom still has that old button collection stored away somewhere in her house. I had forgotten how much fun it is to play with buttons and to incorporate them into projects! Well, I can surely tell you that I have re-discovered my love for buttons!!
Here's my mixed media canvas with lots of buttons--20 to be exact! I used a resin sacred heart from Sandra Everston's Relics & Artifacts line and I also had a chance to use my beautiful Swarovski crystal "woman" symbol, which I placed in the center of the heart. I'm calling it "The Heart and Soul of a Woman". This is why. I've found that life is a continuous journey. It's been a long road for me to discover that my heart and soul completely belong to God, thanks to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He has stuck by me through thick, thin and everywhere in between. When I'm the most lost, confused and disoriented--when I'm drowning in shark infested waters--He keeps me afloat. What a great comfort it is to know without a shadow of a doubt that, though it all, God has my back. He has captured my heart and my soul belongs to Him alone. This canvas wasn't planned, it just sort of happened and all those feelings and emotions came with it. So this piece kinda means a lot to me.
After covering everything with gesso, I added color with a variety of shimmer paints and gelatos. I also added some rub-on words, stamping, stenciling and microbeads for more texture and interest.
I hope that you've been inspired to create something beautiful with buttons! And I hope that you'll join in our Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #34-Buttons this month too!! We have an awesome sponsor and prize for 1 lucky artist so stop by the blog for details on how to play!  Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful, creative and blessed day!

14 comments:

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Your piece is stunning!! Gorgeous layers and colors!! Love what you wrote about your heart and so agree!!

Migdalia said...

WOW! Stunning job!! It is absolutely beautiful!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
Crafting with Creative M

Hazel Agnew said...

This piece truly spoke to me Lindsey. The heart as the core of the piece and all the rivulets of life connected to it with the buttons, flowers and beads.
The colours are so soothing, I could look at it forever. Thankyou for the inspiration. X

Stampsnob. said...

Gorgeous creation you made here ......Lis

Gitte said...

Beautiful.

Nora said...

Stunning project!

MarielaPapeletas said...

Hermoso proyecto!, me encantaron los colores y las texturas! Bello!

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful canvas Linsey and so powerfully meaningful for you! Wonderful textures and colors on this! Julia xx

Sara Barker said...

Linsey, this is just GORGEOUS! You have inspired me to perhaps have another go with the buttons! Your colors and design are just lovely!

Susie Bentz said...

Gorgeous! So much texture and dimension - totally love the colors. Thank you for sharing your inspiration.

Becca Cruger said...

Absolutely gorgeous! When you have such a personal connection to a piece there is no way it can't shine. Beautiful work!

KarenB said...

This is stunning, and I found it to be a very uplifting piece that drew me in straight away. Absolutely beautiful.

Nora said...

This is absolutely stunning!!!

Tee said...

What a smooth and comforting journey! Thanks for letting me in.