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Friday, 25 November 2011

Ribbons & Lace Wall Hanging

Hi, Friday at last!!!  I always think that Friday is the best evening of the week, because there's a full weekend to look forward to!  I decided a few days ago, that I'd like to enter The Stampsmith's current challenge of Ribbons & Lace, so I've made this 6 x 4 wall hanging, using one of my extremely limited collection of Stampsmith stamps:



Stunning 1940s pin-up model, actress, and icon Veronica Lake has been stamped on cream cotton/linen (with Archival Ink), which has first been sprayed with a home-made mixture of Perfect Pearls (Biscuit) and water, to give the fabric a subtle glimmer.  I've attached to a piece of cut-to-size chipboard (with strong glue at the back) then added a little netting underneath, to one side, then mounted onto some torn white lacy-patterned vellum, which has been inked lightly with DI Old Paper (unfortunately, the pattern doesn't show up very well in the photo).  The main mountboard base is inked with DI Old Paper and sprayed with the same PP mix, and stamped with Old Letter background stamp (from Craft-Room) by Hero Arts in Versafine Smokey Gray. Offcuts of blue ribbon and lace added, and cream broderie anglaise which I've frayed along the bottom.  The blue flower is made of twisted ribbon with a few tiny pearls added, and the letter tiles spelling the word "Veronica" have been threaded onto narrow sheer ribbon and tied at each end, before securing in place with a little strong glue.  I've added pale blue ribbon across the hanging and tied in a bow to one side, and used some of the same ribbon to hang.  An odd earring pushed through for decoration, and a star - because she was one!

In addition to The Stampsmith challenge, I'd also like to enter this into:

Crafts and Me - Shabby Chic/Vintage
Addicted to Stamps - Pearls and Lace
Gingerloft Challenge - Lace, Fabric or Felt
Moving Along With The Times - Ribbons & Bows

Ok, now I'm off to finish another couple of projects.... thanks for visiting, and have a lovely weekend!

Maria x

11 comments:

Linda said...

I love the blue you used and of course I adore Veronica. Lovely card.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Just lovely, so elegant
Lindsay xx

Sherry said...

Lovely card!! Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft. Hope to see you next week.

Sherry - DT

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is super, thanks for playing our ribbons and bows challenge on MAWTT this week, Love Hazelxo

Diamond Doll said...

Beautiful wallhanging Maria.Thanx for joining us at Crafts and Me this week.
(hugs)
Trish (-:

Karen McAlpine said...

Love the results that you achieved stamping on the fabric and your beautiful layers of lace. Thank you for joining us at the Stampsmith Challenge blog. Don't forget to do the blog hop for an extra chance to win. Just visit the Designers' blogs and leave an comment.

lynne said...

Bravo for stamping onto fabric and showing so beautifully that photo stamps can be stamped onto as many surfaces as regular stamps.
Gorgeous, dreamy nature to your hanging.
Thank you so much for joining us at TSC. Good Luck with the Prize Draw and hope to see you return for our next theme, announced on 1st December.
Wishes
Lynne

Debbie said...

This is gorgeous! I must try stamping on fabric! Beautiful colours and design! Love the layers of lace and all your details! Thank you for joining us at The Stampsmith Challenge! Good luck in the draw!

Debbie
^..^

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful elegant card - love the lace. I had to chuckle though as my mum used to say my daughter looked like Veronica Lake .. she is 17 she isnt impressed lol
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

arjette said...

Wwooww what a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at ATSC!!

gr. Arjette.

Vicky Hayes said...

This is a great use of lace Maria and I love the addition of the earring. I always wanted to be Veronica Lake when I was small... oh dear! Vx