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


Kim Dellow said...

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

brenda said...

Very chic Fliss.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

B x

Valerie-Jael said...

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

Deborah said...

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

Ephemera said...

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

Izzwizz said...

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

Buttons said...

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

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

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

Paper Profusion said...

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

Daniele said...

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

butterfly said...

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

Claire said...

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

My name is Cindy said...

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

Fandhmum said...

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

Margie said...

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

Julia S-W said...

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.
oops:Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time.

Mrs.B said...

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

Laurart said...

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