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:
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:
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