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Creative Fun – Mini Canvas Art – Button Love

Sometimes it’s nice to create something for no other reason than an impulsive urge and just for fun!

As you know, I love buttons and incorporate them (usually as embellishments) into my creative endeavours wherever I can. But here I decided to show them even more love and let them take centre stage.
I’ve painted a mini canvas and given it a bit of a grungy antiqued look with paint and walnut ink, a scrap of lace and floral paper, wording Love, rose themed ribbon trim and at the centrepiece are two buttons – one wooden concaved yellow and a luscious red heart. A coat of protective gloss medium was applied to the canvas after painting.
There you go!  Next time you get a creative urge, please do follow that impulse – you don’t need to be a formally trained artist or creative, just relax, go dig out your paints, magazine cuttings, buttons, fabric or whatever and let yourself just go with the flow……and have fun! 

I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

I do like to be beside the sea!
I do like to stroll upon the Prom, Prom, Prom!
Where the brass bands play:
So just let me be beside the seaside
I’ll be beside myself with glee….

Written and Composed by John A. Glover-Kind (1907)


Yes, I do like to be beside the seaside, so that is where I was, in Brighton with my DB at the weekend for my birthday.

We went down on the Friday…..it rained.  It was also cold and windy!

Yay! the sun came out on Saturday 🙂  and yes, we did stroll along the prom….although….there was no brass band playing.

Fish n chips? Of course we had some...at Harry Ramsden's

Others enjoyed the sun too!!

Our hotel

Former Royal Residence (The Royal Pavillion) next time I'm in Brighton I must find time to go inside and have a look around

Time for coffee

...and yummy homemade organic carrot cake

and explore the Lanes

How could I not treat myself to some fabric, buttons and beads!


It is recorded that early buttons (as far back as the Bronze Age, if not before) were used and worn for decorative purposes and not to fasten things with, as is their most common purpose today. We do seem to have come full circle as everywhere you look, buttons are being used to decorate all manner of things. They are even being used in jewellery making. A trend that seems to be gaining in popularity as people become more eco conscious and recycle/upcycle/reuse old buttons along with their more modern counterparts, or because they love buttons and want to experiment with something other than just beads, and, oh….lots of other reasons.

I love buttons….old and new and am constantly adding to my existing stash and thinking of things I can do with them or what I can add them to!