Tuesday 20 September 2011

Vintage Christmas Hanging - Craft-Room Challenge "Anything Christmas"

Hello again, it's time for another Craft-Room Challenge - the weeks are flying by and it will soon be Christmas!  The Home Decor entries were stunning - it will so tough picking a top 3!  This time, the challenge has been chosen by the lovely Julia, and the theme is "Anything Christmas" -  I'm sure that you're all ready to start (if you haven't already!) on your Christmas cards & projects so this is a perfect time for this theme.  There's a £10 voucher to be won in the random draw, and a top 3 will be picked - check out the "Pesky Rules" here and above all, have fun!!!

My DT project for this challenge is a little wall hanging (yes, another wall hanging, lol!) "Counting the Days to Christmas":

The idea is to simply tick off the days to Christmas.

I've used some chipboard, cut to size with a craft knife, for the two pieces and covered them with paper from Papermania "Silent Night" collection.  I've inked the edges with some Old Paper and a little Pumice Stone DI, and some gold metallic rub on.   The background to the image, sentiment and calendar part are also inked in Old Paper as a base colour - on the main image, I've also used Weathered Wood for the sky.  The Crafty Individuals (CI-254) image is stamped in black Stazon and the buildings are coloured in neat Distress Reinkers Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Weathered Wood.  I've used a little Jones Tones glitter on the stars, then matted the image onto some cream cotton which I've frayed around the edges, then the image, sentiment and calendar are matted onto black, finely corrugated paper/card.  The calendar is attached to the main piece with black ribbon, and I've used the same ribbon to hang it, and a little metal snowflake to finish.

All inks and chipboard are available from Craft-Room Online shop.  Sentiment and calendar are done on pc.

I hope you like it.

I'm also entering this into the following challenges:

Bows and Berries - Glitter
Gingerloft Challenge - Vintage or Distressed

Maria x


Unknown said...

Utterly gorgeous x

Debi said...

so pretty maria- just stunning - Debi x

craft-roomjulia said...

Simply stunning Maria, just perfect in every way. Hugs Julia xxx

Mervi said...

Hi Maria,
Just lovely wall hanging,
perfect for waiting christmas time to come;-))m

Zoechaos said...

Lovely wall hanging Maria beautifully made something that could easily become a family treasure. XOXO Zoe

hazel said...

This is a stunning wall hanging Maria, I love it.
xxx Hazel.

craftytrog said...

A stunning calendar Maria! x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi there Maria, I love your wall hangings I could look at them every day ! Another stunner such beautiful work. Love the CI stamps and how you have used them well done !

Lynn said...

Hi Maria,
This is stunning! It makes me feel like Christmas when I look at the gorgeous scene! Love the distressing too:)
Thanks for joining us GingerLoft Challenges:)
Lynn DT xx

Robin said...

Super pretty and love all those vintage-y details! Thanks so much for playing with Bows and Berries!