Sunday, 22 April 2012

A Little Shabby Chic

Hell folks, hope you're all having a lovely weekend despite the rather iffy weather - April showers in the UK that is!
The last fortnight has just flown by and it's time for a new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges which you're going to love as much as I did I'm sure. The theme this time is Heat Or Dry Embossing and I've actually used both on my wall hanging made from a piece of recycled greyboard.

I've used the acrylic paint resist technique (tutorial link on my side bar) on the piece of greyboard to make a background. The under layer is dusky rose acrylic with a little periwinkle blue sponged randomly on.
I then stamped the flourish design (B Line Designs curley floral) with Versamark ink and embossed with clear powder. I painted over the whole thing with cream acrylic paint and when dry wiped the paint off the embossed areas with a baby wipe. I obtained the shabby chic look by wiping off more cream paint until the underneath layer showed through and am very pleased with the result.
I next made the fan embellishment by creating a paper using my Millefiori Stamping Technique (link on side bar) using pink and blue inks and Rubber Stamp Tapestry flowers. I stamped the fan (Stampington) on the paper with Archival Coffee ink and cut it out.
The tag is from the Artistic Outpost Whimsical Melange set and I stamped this with the coffee ink and stamped the girl image (Prima) on the tag as it's happily just the right size. I coloured this with a mix of Distress inks, pencils and Promarkers and cut it out.
I next made the bunting (image from the AO set) repeat stamping the larger bunting element with the coffee ink and adding the text from a Hero Arts alphabet. I cut them out, punched holes with a paper piercer and threaded them onto brown linen thread with a button at each end.
I used the Cuttlebug Victoria folder to make a central border and swiped the raised areas with Spun Sugar Distress ink. I made a lacy central strip with the Martha Stewart double edge punch using parchment card (Southfield Stationers) coloured with Stormy Sky Distress ink.
I finished off with a doily aged with Antique Linen Distress Stain, a feather recycled from packaging on a present my daughter brought back from South Africa, a metal butterfly charm and a flower made with a flower loom using recycled yarn and a button. I pierced holes at the top and added bakers twine as a hanger.
Sorry about the long explanation but I did quite a lot here!

The Fashionettes have some stunning inspiration lined up on the catwalk for your delight and our sponsor is once again the lovely Marina of Cottage Crafts.

Challenges for my wall hanging:
The Stamp Man - Shabby Chic/Distressed
Charisma Cardz - Shabby Chic
Crafts & Me - Vintage
Divas By Design - Anything But A Card
Sisterhood Of Crafters - Recycle, Re-use, Renew (Greyboard, feather from packaging)

Have a great Sunday.
Fliss xx


Terry said...

Stunning wall hanging, Fliss! Love all the pretty layers and the banner is such a great topper! That button is fabulous! Happy Sunday!

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi all the inking and stamping!!! The background is amazing, and looks fantastic! The feather is a great touch and just softens everything beautifully.
Dot x

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Fliss! Your card is just amazing. I love that shared all the details in creating this beautiful vision. So many different stamp images and so beautifully orchestrated. Have a great week! Best, Yvonne

craftattack said...

Beautiful hanging, love all the details and the colours! Valerie

Cheryl said...

oh gosh this is brilliant hun,just adore all the super detail you have added on this hun,hugs Cherylxxxxx

Daniele said...

just loving this Fliss lots of inky details

Claire said...

Wow Fliss this is gorgeous, I love the background it looks stunning. The bunting is a perfect finishing touch. Hope you're having a good weekend
Claire xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Your wall hanging looks fabulous, great color scheme.

May said...

Fabulous wall hanging... fab inking and stamping and great colour choice, love it... Hugs May x x x

Pauline said...

Stunning image!
Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

Brenda Brown said...

Oh what a fabulous hanging Fliss, such lovely colours and elements come together here to make this gorgeous shabby creation.
Thanks for linking it to The Stamp Man challenge.
Have a great Sunday.
hugs {brenda} xox

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Beautiful wall hanging Fliss ;). Loooove the soft tones and the shabby chic look! The banner is super cute, too! Have a nice Sunday, hugs Joanna xx

brenda said...

A lovely fusion of soft vintage colours and elements Fliss.

Going to take a look at your acrylic tutorial, we can always learn something new or different ways of doing things.

Hope you have a lovely Sunday.

B x

Ephemera said...

Hi Fliss, this is a beauty, that background is stunning and so effective, the whole hanging is vintage gorgeousness. Have a lovely Sunday. xx

Lisa B said...

This came out fabulous. You for sure put a lot of work into it. Thank you for sharing it with us over at the Ssiterhood of Crafters.

Anonymous said...

Hi Fliss
The colours are wonderful, the stamping is wonderful and the detail.
I am sure it will have pride of place on one of your walls.
Hope Sunday is being good to you.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW! Awesome wall hanging! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘RECYCLE, REUSE, RENEW’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'

Wendy said...

Fabulous wall hanging, so many beautiful details....Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week
Wendy xx

clare brown said...

fabulous card,goodluck at charisma this week

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous, love the layers, the bunting realy sets it off.

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous hanging Fliss, Love the soft colours for the background.
Gorgeous embellishments for this image.
Avril xx

Mina said...

fabulous project Fliss, I love the colours you used...thanks for joining in with the Crafts and Me challenge
Mina xxx
p.s. I have candy on my blog if you would like to join in...the link is at the top of the sidebar

Sue C said...

Gorgeous wall hanging Fliss, love the colours and the bunting is fab ! Sue C x

TannyP said...

Truly beautiful =) Those colors are so lovely and your wall hanging came together fabulously! Thanks for joining in the Recycling fun at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

Gram's Treasures said... the papers and the colours you have used. Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma. Good Luck!

Carrie said...

Love this!

Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week! x

Shirl said...

Hi Fliss so much going on but all balances perfectly gorgeous creation.

Hugs Shirley x x

Ellie said...

A fantastic card with great details.
xxx Ellie xxx