Saturday 5 November 2011

"Thru the Window" in Coffee & Cream, with a hint of dark chocolate!

Hi, thankfully the weekend's here at last!  Friday evenings are the best, when you've got the whole weekend to look forward to!  I'd like to share a door hanger with you, which I've made over the last couple of nights and would like enter it into the Fashionable Stamping Challenge before it closes, as I love the theme of their challenge at the moment.

I wanted to try out some Mica Tiles which were a bargain buy many moons ago, but I really didn't have a clue what to do with them, so I decided to have a play and see what I could create, and this is what I came up with:

The door hanger was painted in brown acrylic then swiped over with cream acrylic.  I stamped the text in Timber Brown Stazon, sealed with Ranger Glue & Seal Matte, then added a little of various distress inks with Cut n Dry.

For the image, I covered white cardstock with Antique Linen Distress Ink and stamped the image using Timber Brown Stazon.  I coloured it with neat distress re-inkers (I sooo love colouring with these!) in various brown & cream shades.  I wanted to try and create an illusion of "night time outside" and depth so I added a very small amount of distress ink in the window area with a cotton bud, then placed a piece of Mica Tile over the image and went around the area I wanted the tile to fit into with a pokey tool, to gently break it in the right place.  Once this was done, I adhered it using glossy accents.  It's finished off with a silver star charm alcohol inked in shades of brown, some lace, and various bits n bobs in different shades of brown or cream.
Rubber Stamp from Crafty Individuals, Distress Inks & Alcohol Inks from Craft-Room, Door Hanger from Wilkinsons

I would like to enter my door hanger into the following challenges:-

The Fashionable Stamping Challenge - Coffee & Cream with a Hint of Dark Chocolate
Addicted To Stamps - Shabby, Shabby Chic, or Vintage
Come and Get It - Anything Goes
Stamps and Fun = Creativity - Vintage
Bearly Mine Challenges - Anything But A Card
Creatalicious Challenges: Distress Your Edges
Whimsy Inspirations Challenge - Monochromatic
Crafty Individuals Challenge - Winter Wonderland

Thanks for visiting, and have a lovely weekend!

Maria x


Debi said...

Wow Maria, this is gorgeous!! what an amazing vintage feel you've created, just this morning i thought it would be cool to make some christmas door hangers :-) Debi x

Zoechaos said...

Glorious door hanger Maria love the little piece of lace peeping through the door handle hole. Stunning work XOXO Zoe

Nannieflash said...

Wow what a fabulous hoorhanger and that image is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Mrs.B said...

Oh Maria this is gorgeous. A beautiful image beautifully coloured and a great effect on the window.
Thanks for your support at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You've created a wonderful door hanger. Just a fabulous eye catcher for every door. Thanks for joining us at FSC.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Goodness me Maria I got all dizzy just reading how you did it !!! So beautiful so many techniques and all perfectly done > I have to say I am in love with this


Meggymay said...

A wonderful doorhanger, love the window you created. Thankyou for joining us at FSC this time.

Cards By MI said...

Such lovely creation. Looks smashing. Thanks for playing with us over at BMC this time.
Love n hugs

Anonymous said...

This is stunning Maria, Really beautiful, love everything about it
Lindsay xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful use of the CI stamp to create a lovely card.
Thanks for sharing with us at FSC.

Anonymous said...

Me Again!!
Wanted to draw your attention to CI Challenge which is Winter Wonderland.
This stamp would definitely suit the challenge!

craft-roomjulia said...

This is a gorgeous creation Maria, that stamp is adorable and the Mica tile looks amazing in the window. You are very clever and imaginative, I love this so much. Julia xxx

hazel said...

A wonderful door hanger Maria, I love the scene that you've created.
xxx Hazel.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful use of the CI stamp. You created a beautiful nostalgic feel to your door hanging.
Thanks for joining us at the CI Challenge.

Jean Hardy said...

I am loving the door hanger Maria - great idea and lovely stamping. Thanks for joining in the CI Challenge this month. Jean

Claire said...

Wow what a fab project, love the mica window! Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping challenges and good luck
Claire xx

Louise said...

Fabulous door hanger, thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge

Margreet said...

Gorgeous doorhanger Maria....thanks for playing with Whimsy Stamps and good luck!
xxx Margreet

Sarah said...

This is absolutely beautiful Maria, such a gorgeous image. Thank you for sharing with us at Whimsy Stamps this week, good luck in the draw x

Unknown said...

Fabulous, love the colouring - I like to colour with distress inks too, but yours is much better!

Sue Abbott said...

I LOVE THIS!!!!!! Great idea to do a door hanger and I think the colours work so well! Really lovely..... Sue x

Mervi said...

Hi Maria, gorgeous projects, so pretty;-))m

Dolly Daydreams said...

Maria good morning, please pop over to the get creative blog for a little surprise !


Maggie said...

Lovely door hanging with lots of lovely details - I made a door hanging too for the CI challenge