Friday, 8 July 2016

Collect Beautiful Moments and a 28 Lilac Lane Blog Hop...

Hello friends!

If you're looking for some beautiful inspiration for this weekend, then you have come to the right place as today, we are having a 28 Lilac Lane blog hop! If you love buttons and embellishments then you will adore May Flaum's beautiful range and I am so proud to be a part of this hop sharing my love for my favourite kit!

At the end of this hop Buttons Galore and More will be giving away some 28 Lilac Lane kits. Each blogger participating today is picking a favourite kit to work with and to giveaway, and one winner per blog will be selected. To be entered for your chance to win, leave a comment by July 11th and for more chance to win be sure to leave comments on all the blogs of the talented ladies participating toad. A list of winners will be posted to May's blog on July 12th with instructions on how to claim your prize! So what are you waiting for...let's start hopping!!

Order of blog hop:
Emma Williams (that's me and you're already here!!)

So, for my project I chose to create a project with the beautiful Minty Fresh Embellishment Bottle Kit. I absolutely adore the colour palette of this kit and the quality of these buttons, pearls, sequins and beads are just stunning...you can't beat them! I hope you love the panel I've created and enjoy the hop...

I started this project with a piece of watercolour card and because I was using Tim Holtz's Tea Time die, I wanted to create a background that would look like a cup of tea had been spilt all over it. I began by spritzing the card with Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress Spray Stains and just letting the colour run to create drips and spills.

Once happy with my background, I added some randomly torn strips of Tissue Tape and some texture paste using the Tim Holtz Tile Layering Stencil and the Splatters stencil. Another spritz of Tea Dye over the top, before adding a touch of colour using Picked Raspberry Distress Crayon.

To complete the background, I added some ink around the edge, some gold foil highlights and a few paint flicked and scratched lines before matting and layering the background onto copper metallic card stock, followed by a layer of black card.

The teacups are die cut from chipboard and painted with various shades of pink Distress Paints. I then flicked some Picket Fence Distress Paint over the top and shaded the edges with the Black Soot Distress Crayon. Once the teacups were stacked, I then die cut some gold metallic kraft core card using the Shattered die from the Mixed Media 3 Thinlit set , attached the die cut to the background before and mounting the cups over the top. Now, I can start adding those gorgeous Minty Fresh embellishments.
I began by adding a small piece of cheesecloth, tucking it into the top section of the teacup and then added and stuck each individual button, sequin, pearl and bead over the top, using Tim's Collage Medium to attach them.
I kept going until I had this wonderful cascade of buttons, pouring out of the teacup!
I also attached one of Tim Holtz's spoons from the Silverware Adornments set and added a few beads and pearls to it, again using the Collage Medium to attach them. The Figures stamp I used next to this is by Tim Holtz.
As a finishing touch, I dyed some Crinkle Ribbon with Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet Distress Spray Stains and tied the ribbon into a scruffy bow. I attached this to a strip of the ribbon across my panel and placed a button and heart charm from the Attic Findings kit onto the centre of the bow.
 Finally, I added a Small Talk Sticker to complete the panel.
I really hope you love this project and adore the 28 Lilac Lane embellishments as much as I do...they are perfect for using on cards, scrapbook pages or home decor and all come in the most beautiful colour palettes!

28 Lilac Lane is available in stores now, including Simon Says Stamp and also, directly from www.buttonsgaloreandmore.com.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and hope you enjoyed the hop!
Have a great weekend...love Emma x

43 comments:

  1. Lovely Emma and great way to use the buttons and embellishments too. Lovely colourway. Have a lovely weekend. Tracy x

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  2. wow, wow, wow! What a stunning project. Just love the buttons pouring out of the cup

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  3. Always inspirational, your artwork is! Love this so much. Mine would be coffee instead of tea. Love the buttons spilling out. Clever!

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  4. Wow, what an awesome and beautiful canvas. Just think it's so great how the cup is tipped over with the embellishments. Thank you for sharing this piece, and for a chance to win. Michelle t

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  5. Oh, MY GOODNESS GOLLY!!!! This is amazingly stunning and beautiful and I am just in AWE at the cool way you created this!! It is gorgeous and it feels perfect - like every single detail is in EXACTLY the RIGHT place!!! You totally aced this and this is one of a kind beautiful and wonderfully made!!!

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  6. Gorgeous! I was just thinking the other day, that i need to start using buttons again, I always love how they look on projects. You have totally inspired me to do so! Beautiful work, as always!

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  7. So beautiful. Love the beads in the teaspoon and the overflowing cups. x

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  8. my goodness your work is stunning, so beautiful!

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  9. OMG ... this is beautiful; those buttons, the background details, the composition ... just takes me to my Happy place :)

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  10. Thanks for the invite to the hop it was fun... you girls all had such great inspiring projects. My , my ,my those 28 Lilac Lane kits are amazing ( you girls got me I had to check them out) !!

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  11. OH HOW INVENTIVE & CLEVER, EMMA! I'm working on a teatime journal page myself and your piece inspires me, and I'm grateful and thankful to you for that. :-)

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  12. Fantastic, Emma! Your genius and May's kits combine to make the perfect project. Now if you'd only think about a giveaway of this panel....

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  13. This is really, really cool! This is how I would like to be able to do mixed media, where it's loose and free, but also cohesive and purposeful. The mint embellishments are yummy.

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  14. Emma, everything you make is gorgeous but this is in a league of its own - I love it. You are so talented x

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  15. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!! Thank you soooooo much for the tutorial and the inspiration. Also thanks for the chance to win. :o) I love 28 Lilac Lane.

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  16. I absolutely LOVE your project. So, so cute! Love the Minty Fresh bottle kit that you used. Love the turquoise...and I'm seeing a beach them with that color that I would like to do! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  17. Gorgeous panel!
    I love all the
    texture you made
    on it and the
    buttons and
    goodies look
    adorable.
    Carla from Utah

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  18. Love the teacups with "tea" pouring out!

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  19. Oh wow! I love your project!!!

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  20. This is such a cute card and great inspiration with the buttons falling out of the cup. Thanks for the ideas.

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  21. This is REALLY lovely!! The colours coordinate so beautifully, amazed at how your mind works. Thanks so much

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  22. An absolutely gorgeous card! I love the mixed media elements and the way the buttons are spilling over from the cup!

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  23. So many layers in this gorgeous card! I love it!

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  24. This is whimsical and beautiful!

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  25. Wow! This is exquisite-I love everything about it. The spoon embellishment is perfect and the depth the button "coffee" gives to your card is amazing. Wow- again.

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  26. Oh my gosh!!! i'm in love with this card! so so well done and i love everything you used to pull it all together to make a gorgeous creation. i love tea and i love these colors and i love 28 lilac lane embellishments! (i'm addicted to the 28 lilac lane lol) I cant get over how wonderful this is. thanks so so much for telling us all the details! hugs, treen

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  27. Oh Emma, this is gorgeous. I love ♥ it. xx

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  28. Absolutely Gorgeous! Emma. As with every piece you create your ideas, design and execution is ALWAYS on point! The placement of each and every button to create such a perfectly flowing cascade is a true sign of your artistic talent. Not forgetting of course your fabulous arty background , the perfectly tied and positioned scruffy bow and your delightful bead filled spoon! Thank you for giving us so many beautiful moments to collect- this definitely being one of them .
    Have a lovely weekend
    hugs x

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  29. Emma, your project is beautiful and the colors you've used are gorgeous!

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  30. I love buttons but would never have thought to have them pour out of the tea cups. Thx. 💜

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  31. WOW, AMAZING card !!! I have to copy this please. My mom loves her tea in the morning, she would go crazy for this, I love those spoons, I have them and I LOVE how you used May's collection on the card, Beautiful. Tracey Magner

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  32. I'm new to crafting and your blog is a great inspiration!
    I love everything.

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  33. Emma, this is GORGEOUS! Your colors are beautiful and soothing, and I love how the buttons are pouring out of the cups. Every detail and little touch is perfect!!

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  34. Fantastic panel you created, Emma. I love everything about this, from the wonderful textured layer background, the colorful embellishments falling from the tea cups, in the spoon and the little heart dangling from the button atop the ribbon...

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  35. So beautiful. I have the tea cup die but didn't think of this! The colors are gorgeous together and I love your background.

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  36. Oh my goodness! Look at all that minty goodness spilling out. love your color combination and oh, the layers. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  37. Really adorable and innovative project! Love the buttons pouring out of the cup. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

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  38. I absolutely love this project! I want it on my wall. The buttons, pearls, and beads spilling out and some in the spoon is genius. Beautiful!

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  39. Amazing Emma, where do you get your ideas from xxx

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  40. Oh wow! Such amazing card! I love how you used buttons and pearls on it! I would love to try it!!!!

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  41. Wow! I am blown away by your creativity! Fabulous project showcasing these great kits!

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  42. incredible, as always....so creative! :)

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Thank you for all your comments and messages, they are all appreciated.
Please come back and visit again soon...
Emma ~xx

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