Tuesday 6 March 2012

Shabby Vintage - Craft-Room Challenge DT Project

Hi, it's not only time for another challenge now over at the Craft-Room, it's also time for a few changes as well!  First of all though, I'd just like to say what fabulous and inspiring entries we had into our Colour challenge!  This week, it was the lovely Mervi's turn to choose the theme, and she chose Shabby Vintage -  please check out her blog as it's full of wonderful creations to inspire.

Before I go any further, I just need to let you know about a couple of changes. As you probably know already,  the Craft-Room Online Shop is closing very soon (now 50% off for the last couple of weeks!), therefore will no longer be sponsoring our challenges.  However, we do have some fabulous sponsors lined up for the next 12 months, thanks to our leader Zoe, with this challenge being the first of those (there are a few changes to our rules, so please check out the main blog for full details).  For this challenge, we are sponsored by:
Crafty Individuals!
Check out the challenge for full details of the prize!

This is my Shabby Vintage creation - in fabric:
I wanted to give this quite a soft look, so I decided use fabric as much as possible throughout.  The floral fabric is by Laura Ashley and was something I purchased from Ebay about three years ago, with the intention of making curtains, however I didn't get round to them and, as we are now looking to move house, I will wait until we're there - I do hope our new house has smaller windows as I've lopped a big piece off the bottom now!  I glued it to a piece of mountboard with fabric glue.  

For the next panel on top, I've used some double sided canvas and sanded the dark side (this softened it up lovely), then stamped a CI crackle background (CI-116) using Archival Ink in Coffee, distressed the edges and and attached using a glue gun: 

For the image panel (I used CI-277 for the image and sentiments), I was tempted to try Paula's technique which she uses for her bags & purses (thank you Paula!), so I primed a small piece of bare canvas with gesso (tinted with acrylic) and stamped the image, again using Coffee Archival Ink.  I then coloured the image using a little ink from inktense blocks picked up with a damp brush,  and dabbed a little Frayed Burlap DI around the edge.  I matted it onto some torn and scrunched Glassine paper and fixed it through the canvas and mountboard with long fasteners:

I've stamped two of the quotes from the same plate as the image, inked the edges, and mounted onto glassine again.  The roses have been made by cutting strips of the same fabric and twisting and rolling, using a glue gun to hold in place, and also to attach. 
Some cream fabric lace trim across the bottom, and twine to hang (yes, it hangs as well!), using two little pearls as stoppers, and it's finished: 
Please head over and check out the gorgeous creations by the rest of the DT, and I hope you will find time to join us!

I'd like to enter my Shabby Vintage creation into the following challenges:

PanPastel - Use A Stamped Image
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes

Have a great week, bye for now

Maria x


hazel said...

This is such a beautiful fabric hanging Maria. I love everything about it.
xxx Hazel.

Vicky Hayes said...

There are just no boundaries to your crafting Maria - you seem perfectly at home with all sorts of materials! I love the soft look of your hanging with those fabulous flowers and the frayed edges of the stamped image. Vicky x

marion said...

This is sooo cute and adorable !. Hugs, Marion

Srapvaldulac said...

What a beautiful creation ! Adorable, bravo, bisous, Val

Mervi said...

Thanks Maria for your kind words, blushing!
OMG what creation you've made,
stunning technique, it's gorgeous!!!

Debi said...

so pretty, and I love the softness you've created, perfect pressie for friend or daughter or sister... Debi x

Michelle said...

Nice. Like the way you made it.
Thank you for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
Lg Michelle

Zoechaos said...

Wonderful piece love all fabric and texture beautiful work XOXO Zoe

Jean said...

Such a beautiful hanging Maria. I love the CI images and the way you have mounted them so prettily.Jean x

Unknown said...

Wow this is superb I love your use of fabric.Thanks for joining us at Panpastel uk this week.

Kerry DT Leader

Eileen said...

Fabulous work ... so soft and pretty. Such a lovely image as well. Takes me back to my childhood! Thank you for joining us in this weeks PanPastel UK challenge. Eileen xxx

Nikki Byrne said...



Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really lovely card, love the crackle background and the vintage look. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

craft-roomjulia said...

As usual a stunning piece Maria. I love how you have used the fabric and canvas. Your new house will have lots of lovely wall hangings. Speak soon Julia xxxxx

Gio said...

Love your piece! And you know how much I fond of fabric!

Teresa said...

This is beautiful and what a sweet image. xx

Unknown said...

Gorgeous hanging, love the lace and flowers, and a great sentiment to go with the image. Fabulous! Maddy x

D said...

What a gorgeous piece of artwork!!! I think working with fabric is so hard, and yours looks amazing!!! Thanks for the really really sweet comments on my blog. (Both kids got antibiotics today :))

scrap joanny said...

so cute - thank so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna

Ephemera said...

Hi Maria, what a gorgeous design piece. It is beautiful created. The fabric, flowers and stamping are stunning. Thank you for mentioning me on your blog too. xx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Sorry am late commenting, no internet, blogger being a bugger !!! gorgeous, gorgeous work you are such a dab hand ( what does that mean ) at hangings. Love the pretty image and the lovely lace trim.