Thursday 8 September 2011

More Home Decor - Wall Hanging

Hello everyone!  As the theme over at Craft-Room Challenge is Home Decor, I thought I'd keep with this theme and make a couple more pieces - nothing whatsoever to do with the fact that I love wall hangings, lol.  This is the first (of probably a few!) - I will upload the others in a couple of days:

I used a blank canvas panel measuring 10 x 14in, and sponged 4 or 5 coats of walnut ink (the crystals dissolved in warm water) onto it with a make-up wedge - I've never used this stuff before but absolutely love how it turned out.  All of the images (Crafty Individuals) are stamped onto chipboard in Timber Brown Stazon and coloured with neat distress re-inkers (Craft-Room), the backgrounds are coloured with distress ink pads and the receipt has been stamped. masked, and  then re-stamped at an angle, and a memo pin with some charms (they tooks me AGES to attach, lol) pushed through it.  The chandeliers (Kanban) are stamped directly onto the inked canvas with brown stazon, as are the flourishes (CI), with a bit of perfect pearls on the two bottom corner ones.  The two blue roses are made of twisted seam binding (Craft-Room) which I've dyed with weathered wood and added some small pearls, and the little knobs are glued onto the corners (think these were meant for a dolls house, lol) and a curtain trim attached to the back of the bottom.  Some tissue tape round the edge, with Fresco Finish rubbed in, and some broderie anglaise on the larger image.  Some close ups of the images:

I must be getting old - had to do these under a magnifier!!!

Stamped on card, then fixed to small square of chipboard, then canvas.

This one is for meeeeee, and I've put it on my living room wall :-)

For the very first time, I am going to enter Just For Fun's latest challenge of Timeless Vintage with this wall hanging, as I've just read Zoe's post for today  :-), as well as the Crafty Individuals' September Challenge - Hanging About, as there's a few CI stamps on here!

I'm also entering it into:

Paper Play Challenges - Use 2 or more stamped images
Anything Goes Challenge - Vintage/Shabby Chic
Paper Creations Ink - Vintage or Distressed Look
Just Some Lines - Anything But A Card
Wags'n'Whiskers - Anything But A Card
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Ribbon or Lace (or both)

Hope you like it.

Maria x


Von said...

Wow what a well balanced and fun hanging for your home :)
Thank you for joining us at Just for Fun and do come and play again :)
Von x

Debi said...

Just completely GORGEOUS Maria- love it all- it looks truly vintage- Debi x

Jaqi said...

Oh how beautiful, what a lovely piece bet you had fun making this

Jean Hardy said...

Loving this hanging Maria, and so beautifully made too! Thank you for joining in the CI Challenge. Jean

Siobhan Fyffe said...

What a lovely hanging, Maria. So much detail to look at. I love how you have coloured the two ladies!!

Neet said...

I could sit and look at this for ages. What a delightful hanging you have made and what fantastic images you have chosen. Each time you look you find something else you missed previously.
Thanks for joining our challenge at JFF - Hugs, Neet

Darlene said...

WOW this is an awesome wall hanging! I love vintage so this one really caught my eye! Great job of balance and design! Thanks for joining our 'Anything but a Card' challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers. Hope you'll come back again next challenge.



Wow Maria, this is a fabulous vintage work of art. The detail is amazing - LOVE it!
Sylvia xx

hazel said...

Oh Maria, this is so beautiful. I love everything about it.
xxx Hazel.

chrissie said...

Fantastic wall hanging and such wonderful images on it


Jenn Borjeson said...

This is so beautiful! Thanks so much for joining our Anything But a Card challenge at Just Some Lines! :)

Zoechaos said...

Beautiful wall hanging wonderful images and features. Wonderful thank you for making and sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

Esther said...

Stunning Maria - I'd love this on my living room wall too ! Esther xx

Ephemera said...

Beautiful hanging, lovely and vintagy, gorgeous colour palette too. XX

Steph said...

Wow, what a gorgeous creation!! I love all the little details you've used. I might have to do one of these myself, you've inspired me!! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week. Hope to see you again soon! x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Maria, This is super dooper !! What a stunning creation, so much beautiful work it must have taken forever, love the fabulous stamping on this and all the wonderful details. Well done you.


Janet said...

Totally stunning wall hanging Marie

Anonymous said...

I adore this so much. The CI stamps (favourites of mine) the colours, the detail.
Simply fabulous.
Thank you for joining Fashionable Stamping Challenge.

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous wall-hanging! Love the colors!

Thanks for sharing at the Fashionable Stamping challenges!

Terry said...

Absolutely an amazing wall hanging! Love every little detail! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Miranda said...

this is fabulous Maria, it looks awesome
I'm glad you joined our challenge this week
Miranda PCI DT

Gaynor Greaves said...

What a fabulous layout, thanks for sharing with us at Anything goes Challenge, good luck and hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such a gorgeous creation- I love the dangling elements the best
Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V

Sandra's Spot said...

It is simply stunning and great techniques used. Hugs Sandra XX

Anonymous said...

Hi Marie. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. This is so lovely and beautifully made.
Regards Florence x

Pat said...

This picture screams vintage and I love every detail that you put into it. The time and effort you put into it shows how much you care about your craft. Beautiful work. Thank you for joining us at Paper Creations Ink - Pat

Julie M said...

Ooh that is lovely, Maria - love the vintage fashion plates and the lovely colours.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Anonymous said...

What a stunning piece, wow! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!

Jan Hennings said...

So beautiful!