Tuesday 24 July 2012

Buttons & Bows - Craft-Room Challenge DT

Hi, I hope you are all enjoying the warm weather if you're here in the UK!  I love the heat but it's a little muggy at the moment - we could do with a good thunderstorm I think.  We had wonderful entries to the Sport Challenge over at the Craft-Room (check back next Tuesday to see if you are our random winner or in the Top 3), but it's now time for a new challenge and this time it was Debi's turn to choose the theme - please check out her blog to see her beautiful creations and style.  She would like to see us using:

Buttons & Bows

I decided to recycle the back of a picture frame and make a little hanging:

I used some torn dps from MME Lost & Found "Blush" paper pad along with some Kraft cardstock, added a cord bow onto the dress form of the dp, in the bottom left corner, and stamped a chandelier which you can just see behind the sentiment.  I attached some beautiful SU vintage style lace down the right side and I then threaded some buttons together with pink cord and attached on top of the lace.  I repeated a little lace with a button across the two other corners.  The Kanban dress was stamped directly onto the base, and then again onto some of the leftover dp and cut out (cutting out is something I very rarely do, lol, as I find it hard to be neat!).  I popped some pads into the middle of the skirt to give it some dimension, and added some cord around the waist.  I stamped the sentiment onto Kraft then mounted onto some corrugated card, recycled from a parcel, to which I'd added some Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel.  I also added a little of the embossing enamel around the three bare edges.  Some brown ribbon tied into a bow and attached with a glue gun, and an odd earring attached to the bow.  I did a little crackle stamping onto the Kraft (around the dress), and masked off and stamped different parts of a TH stamp here and there. Some cream twill tape was threaded through two holes in the top to hang it from.

You will be very pleased to know that this challenge is being sponsored by Liz Welch from:

who is offering this fantastic Friendly Plastic prize:

Please click on the Rarebird icon above to go to Liz's website where you will find lots more gorgeous things.

If you'd like some more inspiration, please pop over to the Craft-Room Challenge and check out the fantastic creations made by the rest of the DT, as they are absolutely gorgeous.

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

Crafts & Me - Ribbon & A Bow
Creative Inspirations Paint - Favourite Colours (mine are Cream, Pink & Brown together)
Phindy's Place - Button It
The Vintage & Beauty Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Enjoy the rest of your week!

Take care

Maria xxxxx


Ephemera said...

Hi Maria, fantastic altered frame. Beautifully collaged together, oodles of exquisite details. Love it. XX

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Hi Maz....this is beautiful. Love all your elements and detailing to make a lovely vintagey card....Suzanne xxxx

hazel said...

This is so lovely Maria. I love all the layers and the dress is fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

Anonymous said...

Hi Maria, thanks for your visit and hope all is well with your daughter. Can't believe you will be a nana soon you are far too young !! What a pretty card, beautiful papers and love the torn papers too , so stylish and elegant. So glad the sun arrived I sent it first class ! Let me know about the baby as soon as it arrives. Take car


marion said...

Such a lovely card, very sweet and gorgeous. Hugs, Marion

Jean said...

Lovely collaged hanging.I love the pretty papers and lace. Jean x

Zoechaos said...

We've only had about 2 days of sun and you want it to rain already! LOL

You know I love this and all the wonderful elements and features you added. XOXO Zoe

Debi said...

this is just too pretty!!!!!!!! I love it all Debi x

Unknown said...

Oooh...your card is simply so adorable! Love the colors and the details are amazing! Love the pretty dress!! Thank you so much for joining us over at It's All About The Vintage & Beauty Challenge!Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

craft-roomjulia said...

Another stunning wall hanging Maria. Love how you have put everything together in a collage format, and the pink bow just brings everything together. Love it. Julia xxx

Words and Pictures said...

This is sooo lovely, Maria! I've seen these dress forms around, but never one done so prettily. I love that you've carried the background paper through onto the dress 'fabric', and the pink, cream, kraft combo is enchanting. Great embellishing with lace, buttons, ribbons, the whole thing. I absolutely love it.
Alison x

jessica said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us over at Creative Inspirations Paint! This is gorgeous!!!
We hope to see you back for a brand new Inspired By Challenge beginning on Sunday!
Jessica~ CIP DT