Sunday, 5 May 2013

Flight Of Fancy

Hello there, I'm back with my second post today because as you may remember, I won the Stamping Sensations March challenge (and a lot of gorgeous Crafty Individuals stamps too - happy dance followed!) and Brenda invited me to be the Guest Designer for May. To my complete delight, the theme is Embossing and Texture and I'm sure you know how much I love that!
I decided to make a little wall hanging piece for my project as whilst rummaging for something else just over a week ago, I found some decorated paper I made a few years ago on the one day workshop with Kim Thittichai (of Hot Textiles fame) where we made papers using painted bondaweb and other things. This particular paper was begging to be featured on something a little more permanent than a card so this is how my wall hanging came about.

There are several pics so that you can see the detail. As you see, the background paper is quite strongly coloured. It has a painted background with added mulberry papers, scraps of iridescent fabric, stamping and gold leafing pen. The overall effect is more textured than you can see in the photos but you can probably get a good idea. I glued the panel to a square of recycled packaging grey board.
I decided on pastel colours for contrast and pale pink seemed to work best. I die cut the Tim Holtz Sissix Alterations bird cage from strong card and embossed with a mix of Ranger Weathered White and Fran-tage Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel and then rubbed the edges with Bronze Gilding Wax.
I stamped the bird (Kanban) with black ink and painted him with Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers Distress Stains, then cut him out.
I die cut some flowers (Memory Box Petal Party) and some leafy sprigs (a very old Sizzix die) and coloured these with Distress inks and Versacolor inks. I layered the flowers up and added embroidered flowers to the centres.
I added these to my background as you see, finishing off with a stamped and inked sentiment (Inkylicious) and some more embroidered flowers (I cut these from some trim I bought from Paper Artsy a while back).

Thanks again to Brenda and the girls for picking my Tales of the Riverbank card as the winner - I was so thrilled to receive all those lovely stamps and will be making something with them very soon.
Fliss xx

Some challenges for my wall hanging:
Stampin' for the Weekend - Die Cuts And/Or Punches
Die Cuttin' Divas - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Shabby Chic


brenda said...

The fusion of colours you have used is fabulous Fliss and I can imagine what the lovely texture is like in real life. And of course my favourite Timmy die makes it perfect.

Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month and for creating such a stunning piece of artwork.

Hope you have a lovely Sunday with some sunshine.

B x

Deborah said...

So much to see in this - it's wonderful. And I'd forgotten all about bondaweb.

pinky said...

Fliss your project is absolutely amazing, such a stunning piece of art. It really catches the eye. Lovely to have you as a guest on our team. Hugs

Valerie-Jael said...

Congrats on being chosen, and your work is really beautiful! Valerie

Sally H said...

great to have you with us this month. A stunning creation! Gorgeous colours and amazing texture too! LOVE it!

Suzi B said...

Congratulations Fliss, this wall hanging is gorgeous!
Suzi B xx

butterfly said...

What a glorious canvas, Fliss... amazing textures, and perfect inspiration for this challenge. Congratulations on your win, and fabulous GDT piece, and enjoy the stamps!!
Alison xx

Claire Phillips said...

Superb project Fliss - the colours are just wonderful - I love it! Cheers Claire x

Fandhmum said...

What a great hanging, I bet it was lots of fun to make,
Rosie x

Gerda said...

What a fabulous wall hanging!! I love the colors you used! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

Netty said...

congratulations on your wins Fliss. I love your gorgeous hanging, so beautiful. Hugs Annette x

Brenda Brown said...

Great wins and such a beautiful and colourful hanging.
Hugs Brenda xox

Claire said...

Wow Fliss, this is a real beauty! gorgeous colours and texture, love it
Claire xx

Tracy said...

Hi Fliss
Wow gorgeous design on this card, such a wonderful inspirational piece. Thanks for being our GD
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Buttons said...

WOW Fliss this is spectacular! Love the colours and textures. Hugs, Jenny x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A breathtaking hanging, the colors are fabulous, love all the details.

Jenn Bedient said...

Beautiful wall hanging! Love the background paper you made and all the details. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stampin' for the Weekend. Hope you have a fabulous day!

- Jenn DT

Ephemera said...

Having a catch up on your lovely blog, this is delicious, just so love the colours, it is exquisite. xx

AnyOldCraft said...

This is beautiful.
The colours and textures merge perfectly.