Sunday, April 1, 2012

"Scrap for Help" April Challenge

This month of April at Scrap for Help, the challenge all month is to make something with buttons! I design for Scrap for Help and Shabby Cottage Studio. So, I made this piece with Shabby Cottage items!

First, I took a piece of corrugated board~

Then, I painted it with gesso....

I embellished the board with an image from Shabby Cottage Studio. I also used pieces from this fabulous collection of chipboard pieces, seam binding, coffee-stained cheesecloth, and faux flowers.

Here is the finished piece. (Yes, it probably looks familiar as it is on the front of my book Women: Blogging Can Give You Wings.)

If you need any art supplies, be sure to check out Shabby Cottage Studio and if you would like to join the challenge for the month of April over at Scrap for Help, just make sure that you create a project with buttons! The challenge will open in a couple of days.

I have included direct links to some of the items used in the piece down below.

Also, if you are looking for more FUN creative ideas, my ebook Mixed Media Art: Living Your Passion is filled with them and it is only $2.99. (If you click the flashing button on my sidebar, you will be taken right to it.)




  1. ...stunning piece of work cindy...your choice of elements & colour bring together a delight for the eyes...loVe it...Melx :)

  2. Hello Cin,
    Here Iam as promised, I think this piece of mixed media you have created is wonderful. I like how you added the colour of the image to the muted Bg, most people would stay within the same palette, I love a bit of daring!
    Great Shabby-chic work.

  3. Dear Cindy, OH it is beautiful, I love the blue tones with the creams, and your sweet added ribbons,and paper pieces--so WONDERFUL, dear.
    I hope you are doing well- and wishes you a lovely week-

  4. HI Cindy. It's lovely to come over and see you creating beautiful art still. I have now (at last) retired from work and I am looking forward to having time back to create, make and blog. I shall keep an eye on what you are doing and how well your books are selling. Thanks for all your inspiration, you are one very talented lady.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  5. Love this piece and the Shabby cottage studio too! They have the most exquisite papers over there too!

  6. A beautiful piece!! The image fothe little girl is sooooo sweet, I love it!
    Have a great day and blessed Holy Week.
    Always, Queenie

  7. So pretty!!!
    Hope you have a Happy Easter!!
    Suzann ~xoxo~

  8. Hi Cindy,
    I love the book! So pretty. I'll check out the challenge. Buttons are so fun!
    xo, Karen

  9. Dear Cindy, love your art work with buttons, Sooo-o pretty!!!
    Hope you are feeling all well now and able to enjoy our early springtime.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment.
    Wishing you a wonderful week-end!!
    xoxo, Maki

  10. Beautiful art work, my dear friend. Hope you're not working too hard. Enjoy your week!
    Good- Night, xo, maki

  11. So beautiful Cindy:) Hope you are doing well.
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  12. Que lindo...cheio da beleza de Cindy!! Abraços!

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