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Saturday, 21 April 2012

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Hi, I hope you're enjoying your weekend and hopefully having some crafting time.  Things are still hectic at the moment but I'd like to share with you a little wall hanging I made a couple of weeks ago but didn't get a chance to upload, what with packing for the move going on and my Jack (the dog) being very poorly indeed:

The mdf base has been undercoated with Gesso and painted with Parlour Cream chalk emulsion, then stamped with a letter stamp by Hero Arts.  A piece of music paper, with the edges inked, has been attached in the middle but this is only visible in small places.  Versamark has been dabbed on the side edges then embossed with Ancient Gold embossing enamel.

The lovely vintage image on vellum of a woman playing the harp has been mounted onto some dp by Melissa Frances and again onto some Kraft Glassine and corners added, then an On The Edge die cut attached under one side of the image, with a TH ticket slipped underneath.  The three pale pink trims are by MME and the flower is an old earring.  I've threaded some jute twine through the holes to hang.  Distress Ink used was mainly Vintage Photo.

I'd like to enter my hanging into some challenges:  The Stampman's current challenge is Show Us Your Shabby Chic Or Distressed, Charisma Cardz would also like to see Shabby Chic, Divas By Design have a theme of Anything But A Card, and Bunny Zoe's Crafts would like us to use Ribbon or Twine.

I hope you like it.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend :-), Monday comes round way to quickly!

Maria x




18 comments:

Yvonne Garner said...

Maria, this is just lovely! A very special piece indeed. My hope is your packing goes well and that Jack feels better soon. Thanks for dropping by my blog today! Best, Yvonne

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

What a beautiful wall hanging Maria. The gold embossed borders give a touch of opulence, and
the vintage image is adorable.

Thanking you so much for visiting my blog tonight - Sylvia x

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Maria, that Ancient Gold EP is sooo gorgeous, and it makes the perfect frame for this hanging! This is such a beautiful hanging...
Dot x

hazel said...

A beautiful hanging Maria, I love the gold embossed borders.
xxx Hazel.

Pauline said...

Beautiful vintage card.
Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

May said...

Gorgeous wall hanging..I hope Jack is doing better, Happy Sunday, Hugs May x x x

marion said...

Awesome !! What unique card ! Love the golden borders. hugs, Marion

Jean Straw said...

What a lovely hanging Maria. I love the vintage image and all the pretty layers.That lovely flower make s a beautiful embellishment too. Jean x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, love the picture & the layers looks fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at Divas this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

baileyrosy.com said...

Maria, no one does hangings like you ! This is sensational ! Love the embossing that awesome flower and of course that fab image. Hope all is going well with the packing and cant wait to meet you next week.

Marie

Allison said...

lovely wall hanging
thanks for joining us at Charisma
AllisonX

lynne said...

Maria
This is a dream. Definitely my style and would suit one of my rooms in particular - very special.
I hope Jack is feeling better.
Wishes
Lynne

Vicky Hayes said...

This is stunning Maria! I love the way you introduce soft colour into your vintage pieces and the gold embossing on the edges and the tucked in ticket are gorgeous details. I'm so sorry to hear that Jack is poorly. It must be a very difficult time for you with all the house in upheaval at the same time. Take care, Vicky x

Gemma said...

so beautiful! Thanks for joining in with our Shabby Chic challenge this week at Charisma! :) Gemma

skated said...

Lovely, Thanks for playing along with us at this week charisma.

Kate xxx

Ephemera said...

Beautiful hanging Maria, I love all the layers and the beautiful embossing and lovely cream trims. Do hope Jack is feeling better soon. xx

Brenda Brown said...

A gorgeous vintage creation Maria, I love how you have embossed the edges and the lovely image you have used.
Thanks for linking to The Stamp Man shabby chic/distressed challenge.
hugs {brenda} xox

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really beautiful, I love the vintage look, the papers and the gold embossing looks fantastic and the flower is just stunning, love it. Sorry that I have been a little bit rubbish with my commenting lately. Hope you have a lovely weekend
Lindsay xx