Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Time To Fly

Hello everyone on a very soggy and windy day. I hope it's better where you are although it is rather good crafting weather!
I'm here today with a little wall hanging I've made for my younger daughter and sent it off to her today along with some fabulous chunky hand carved wooden toggles that her friend's husband made for one of her creations. You may not know that she's currently making her final collection for the end of her fashion degree and only has just over a week to go. She's under the most terrible pressure at the moment and has a bad cold to cope with as well due to working too hard.
It makes us feel very helpless as we can't do much to help her out (apart from sending out now alarming handouts of money!). I made the little piece of artwork to hopefully cheer her up using  one of my favourite dies, the Tim Holtz dress form.
There are several pics so that you can see the detail on my stamped background.

I made the base with a piece of recycled greyboard which I painted with 2 coats of Golden Titan Buff fluid acrylic and I then stamped the floral flourish from the Artistic Outpost Serenity plate with Palette Lavender Sachet permanent ink (necessary to dry on the acrylic paint which has a slight sheen).
I die cut the dress form from kraft card and embossed it with the Cuttlebug textile folder. I made the lace skirt by dyeing some frilled lace trim with Seedless Preserves Distress Stain and added 2 layers to the dress form with tape at the back.
I made the wings with the B Line Designs large butterfly, stamped with Memories Art Print brown and painted with the Seedless Preserves stain. I cut this out, cut it in half and added to the dress form.
I trimmed the base of the wall hanging with pinking sheers and added a couple of layers of lace and ribbon (the pinkish trim is linen ribbon from The Range and is a steal at £1 for a roll - they have lots of styles and colours too!).
I added a die cut lace corners (Anja by Marianne Design) cut from beige parchment card and stamped the text with Hero Arts alphabet stamps and Memento Sweet Plum ink. I cut the words out and inked the edges. I attached the dress form with foam tape and glue.
I added some of the linen trim at the top to create a hanger, taping it to the back and covering it with lilac felt trimmed to size.

Enjoy the rest of your day.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some challenges for my wall hanging:
The Craft Room Challenge - Stamp Your Own Background
Fashionista Challenge - Shabby or Vintage - mine is vintage
Get Inky - Die Cuts
Pretty Little Ribbon - Lace


Zoe Sanderson said...

Beautiful hanging, so apt for your daughter. Finals are so stressful and when the subject is subjective even more stressful I suspect. Tough on mothers as well. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous hanger, so creative and I'm sure will be gratefully received by your daughter in wishing her luck. Thanks for joining fashionista . Carolxx

Patty Curtis said...

This is so sweet and what a day to craft you are so right.

Miria said...

Hi, Fliss. Your hanger is gorgeous and so inspirational! I do love how you used the wings :) Best wishes to your daughter, hugs, Miria xx

brenda said...

The weather is just the same here Fliss, 7/8" rain overnight - hubby records it religiously !

Love the colours, the lilacs look Devine against the cream lace and embossed panel.

B x

brenda said...

Oooops, forgot to thank you for joining in at Pretty Little Ribbons challenge.

B x

Rose said...

This is gorgeous Fliss, I bet your daughter will love it, I love the lace and the embossing on the dress form.

The weather is horrible here too, wet and windy but a good excuse to stay indoors and craft!

Rose xx

Netty said...

Loving your pretty hanging Fliss.
Hugs Annette x

Astrid Maclean said...

This is stunning Fliss, love how you have first embossed and then dressed the dressform, - makes for a stunning hanger, bet your daughter will love it!

Sally H said...

So beautiful, Fliss! I love it!

Ephemera said...

Hi Fliss, an absolute beauty, stunning colours, your daughter will love it, such a thoughtful gift. xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful tag, love the use of the lace.

Maria said...

This is gorgeous Fliss, I love this dressform, and your stamped background is beautiful. Your daughter will love this thoughtful wall hanging. Thanks for joining in with our "Stamp Your Own Background" challenge at the Craft-Room.

Maria x

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Hi Fliss,
Lovely token for your daughter. My daughter is doing Fashion and I made her a mannequin...great minds! Yours is a stunner, the background is so delicate. Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room this fortnight. Wishes, Suzanne

hazel said...

I love your hanging Fliss - it's beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Craft Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.