Saturday, 11 May 2013

La Belle Femme

Hello folks, hope you're all having a lovely weekend so far. I'm here today as I finally manged to finish off another wall hanging started a while back and just found the necessary time to assemble all the pieces.
It's a very feminine creation showcasing my love of all things French and one of my favourite B Line Designs stamps, Le Brun, that I've had for many years and could never part with.
Without further ado, here's what I made and I hope you like it.


My wall hanging started life as one of those ever useful shaped chipboard book pages by Papermania and I covered it with a piece of paper from my serendipity box which was made by sponging parchment paper with VersaMagic inks in Persimmon and Mango Madness and I then stamped on my beloved Tim Holtz flourish stamp with Pink Grapefruit.
Next, I stamped the Le Brun image on to white card with Memories Artprint Brown ink and coloured her with various Distress Stains. I cut her out around the top. left side and base of the images and added her to the side before trimming round the shaped edge of the chipboard shape.
I die cut my new Marianne Design Eiffel Tower die from cartridge paper, painted with Tea Dye Distress Stain and then swiped the raised portions with Vintage Photo Distress ink. I attached this to the panel with Ranger Glue 'n' Seal (I can recommend this as you can brush it of the back and then brush a little over the top after sticking on to make sure it's secure).
I stamped some of the flowers from Crafty Individuals CI - 206 Flower Heads Elements set with the brown ink and painted these with Distress Stains before cutting them out.
I added some lace and pearls to the panel and then attached the flowers with foam tape. I finished off with the stamped text (Kanban) and a gold foil butterfly. I then added some twisted pink ribbon through the holes at the top.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some challenges for my wall hanging:
Crafty Creations - Something Old, Something New (My image stamp is the old and Eiffel Tower the new)
Happy Campers - Use Lace (Thanks so much for picking my butterfly canvas for the Crafty Camper award - mwah!)
Our Creative Corner - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - Feminine and Fancy

18 comments:

  1. LOL! You caught me :) Just trying to do some social media catching up as always!
    Love your hanger. Love how it just pops and the yum colours. Hope you have a nice rest of your Saturday! Kx

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  2. Very chic Fliss.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend.

    B x

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  3. Beautiful, stylish hanging, love the colours, and of course, the French connection! Thanks for playing along at TIOT. Hugs, Valerie

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  4. Absolutely lovely, Fliss. I was going to say apricot but mango is close - all very fruity anyway.

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  5. Hi Fliss, absolutely beautiful and I can see why you love this stamp, it is gorgeous, B line are one of my favourite stamp companies. Have a lovely day. xx

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  6. Fabulous creation, and what a great idea to use those Papermania book pages as hangings! I think I have some of those somewhere, thanks for the inspiration. maddy x

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  7. Oooh la la! What a lovely hanging Fliss. Great colours. Hugs, Jenny x

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  8. Fabulicious wall hanging Fliss! Beautiful stamping and the colours are lovely. Very chic my friend! xxx

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  9. This has such a lovely floaty carefree air to it Fliss. Gorgeous work and love the way you trimmed her stamp to shape. Nicola x

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  10. lovely wall hanging Fliss, love the pink and orange colour combo
    hugs and best wishes

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  11. Lovely warm, sunshiny colours - a real holiday feel! Great tinting on la Belle Femme too...
    Alison x

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  12. Hi Fliss, love this project, the colours are fab. Hope you had a good weekend, I'm just playing catch up before work
    Claire xx

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  13. Beautiful hanging and that is a fantastic stamp, no wonder you could never part with it.
    Thanks for joining us at TioT, Cindy

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  14. Hi Fliss, yes, I like it very much,
    Rosie x

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  15. A lovely wall hanging Fliss and that Le Brun image is fab. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Margie x

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  16. I love that stamp Fliss! Gorgeous creation in wonderful summery colours - could do with some of 's' word here today. Lovely little hanging.
    Hope you are well.
    Juliaxx
    oops:Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time.

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  17. Gorgeous little hanging Fliss, Love the images you've used.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril xx

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  18. What a gorgeous hanging! This is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. Your thoughts mean a great deal to me.
Fliss xx