Tuesday 7 August 2012

Fashion - Craft-Room Challenge DT

Hi, what a busy week it's been!  My daughter and new grandson came home from hospital on Saturday afternoon and it's been manic ever since, lol, but what an adorable little guy he is.  I'm going to so love being a Nanna :-).  Over at the Craft-Room Challenge it's time for a new theme (your Buttons & Bows were stunning, by the way), which has been chosen by Hazel (please pop over and take a look at her stunning creations):


We have a brand new sponsor for this challenge 
 who are offering a fabulous prize to one randon draw winner (please check out the Craft-Room Challenge  blog for full details)

For my DT piece I used a slide mailer to alter, which I split in two to make a double hanging, attaching the two halves together with some ribbon.

I painted the slide mailer with some blue acrylic paint mixed with some gesso as a base.  I covered the top part with some printed tissue paper from Crafty Individuals, then coloured over it with Pan Pastel tints in blue and pink.  I used a couple of TH stamps and a SU flourish.  The frame around the sentiment is metal so I covered it with Versamark and embossed with Shabby Pink and Shabby Blue embossing enamels - I love how this has turned out.  The hat in the bottom right corner has been cut from a stamped image by Flonz Stamps.  A bulldog clip covered in TH tissue tape, a Laura Ashley badge, some pink velvet trim. and a little Inka Gold in Platinum to highlight the creases in the tissue.
For the bottom part I have stamped a SU background with Versamark then coloured over it using  pink and blue Pan Pastel tints - this technique really picks up the colour on the stamped area.  I've then used the same SU flourish as on the top, just around the bottom corners.  I have painted a wooden dress frame with acrylic then used a crackle glaze over the top and highlighted with some distress ink and edged in gilding pen, then added a ribbon to the waist to finish.    The three images to the left of the dress form are by Flonz stamps (one image separated into 3).

I do hope you will find some time to share your Fashion creations with us this fortnight.

I'd like to enter this into some challenges:

The Fashionable Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes (it's their 1st Birthday!!!)
Sarah Hurley Challenge - Alter Something
Ruby's Rainbow - Anything But A Card

 Have fun and have a great week!

Maria x


Mervi said...

Hi Maria-nanna!
OOOH wow, such a gorgeous creation, clever idea, beautiful details,
love it;-))m

craft-roomjulia said...

Wow, what can I say Nanna Maz, you have excelled yourself here, this is gorgeous. I'm surprised you have done a wall hanging!!!! lol Julia xxxx

Debi said...

you are the queen of hangings lol :-) this is another stunner :-) Debi x

Jean said...

I love this, such pretty colours and great images.The sentiment is just right and the frame you made for it is lovely. I really like slide mailers, the make such nice projects. Jean x

Zoechaos said...

Wicked idea, Sliders stump me so your creativity is completely inspiring.

Congratulations on the new arrival don't envy you the midnight feeds LOL XOXO Zoe

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

What a beautiful hanging Maria! So delicate, romantic and so chic! Love it ;)))) xxx

hazel said...

Your hanging is stunning Maria, I love the colours.
xxx Hazel.

Anonymous said...

If you don't answer my email soon I will start calling you Granny Maria instead of nana maria lol ! I can only image how happy you are and am sure there are not enough hours in the day ! Fabulous hanging Maria I have missed them so much and you of course. Such a beautiful elegant piece and the colours are so delicate and dreamy.


shaz earl said...

Fabulous creation!

Thank you for joining in the fun at Ruby’s Rainbow challenges for our * Anything but a card * challenge

Hope you will join us again
Hugs Shaz x

Basslady said...

wow! this is awesome!

i love the noblesse and the vintage style!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Anonymous said...

Hi Maria
Love this :)
The colours, attention to detail and it is fabulous to see an altered slide mailer - I wish more people were altering them as they are wonderful to work on (I have another one coming very soon).
Your eye for detail is in evidence on this piece of art.
Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.

fatmonica said...

I love it.It's a stunning hanging.Thanks for sharing it at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog.

Gio said...

I love your piece, so elegant and full of details!

Angela said...

Wow, I love is so wonderfully shabby chic...well done! Thank you for playing along with us at Ruby's Rainbow!

jaine drake said...

Ooo this is awsome. I love it. Thanks for entering the challenge with Sarah Hurley this time.

craftingwithmabel said...

Ooh Maria, In found your blog via you commenting on mine via Marie's blog (getting complicated lol)
I really love your work, I wish I could make things like this, it's a wonderful talent, I LOVE the mannequin at the bottom, its so pretty
Love Kal X

Anonymous said...

Amazing project, love how you altered it! Thank you so much for joining us at the Sarah Hurley challenge Blog!!