Tuesday 2 October 2012

Alter It! Craft-Room Challenge DT

Hi, it's time again for a new theme over at the Craft-Room Challenge, and hope you enjoyed our Childhood Memories.  This fortnight, it's the lovely, and very talented, Julia's turn to choose the theme, and she has chosen:

Alter It

Now, those of you who know me will realise that this is probably my favourite type of theme - I love using bits of wood and mdf, and stuff like that.  My DT piece has actually changed three times now, lol, so I will share the first two with you at a later date.

My creation was made from one of those pieces of wood cut from a tree with the bark around still around the edge, commonly used for house plaques, something I got from Julia when she had the shop:

 I've had it for quite a while and was saving it for the right project, which I decided was to be a wedding gift:

Painted in alternating coats of white gesso and cream acrylic and sanded back, I stamped some script with Picket Fence distress stain here and there.  Just a touch of Stampendous Aged Ivory embossing enamel was added either end, along with a tiny amount of Walnut Stain DI around the edges.  A touch of Milled Lavender was added to the three large roses on the left, as purple was one of the wedding colours, then on some white muslin fabric, before attaching onto the plaque.  

To the left, I coloured some white card with Old Paper DI and stamped a Hero Arts letter script in Stazon Stone Grey then edged with Vintage Photo.

The central piece is a Stampbord ATC coloured with Old Paper DI, stamped with a SU swirl background stamp, and a piece of an old book page added.  Some SU lace was added across the top, the beautiful Stampsmith Wedding couple image was stamped on glossy card in Stazon Jet Black and mounted onto it, along with intertwined wedding rings.  I added a beaded trim (Dunelm Mill) across the bottom then attached to the plaque.  

The sentiments "Remember This Moment" and "Treasure These Memories" (Kaisercraft) were stamped in Versamark on Kraft cardstock and embossed in white, torn out, and edged with Walnut Stain DI then attached in their respective places.  A bunch of small roses was bound in lilac ribbon and attached to the right.  

I hope the happy couple like it :-)

Our theme for this fortnight is sponsored by:

 (click the image to visit their store)
who are offering a fabulous prize for the winner of our random draw!

Please pop over to the Craft-Room Challenge to see what the rest of the Design Team have created to inspire you - they are truly amazing.

The Fashionable Stamping Challenge have a current theme of Alter Something, so I would like to enter my plaque into this, and also Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog who would like to see Vintage.
Have a great fortnight!

Maria xxxxx


Debi said...

So beautiful, so vintage, just lovely Maz, Debi x

hazel said...

This is beautiful Maria and what a lovely wedding gift.
xxx Hazel.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love everything about it
Lindsay xx

craft-roomjulia said...

Oh Maria, this is so very special. What you haven't told everyone is that the wedding gift was for my daughter Lorna who got married last Saturday. She totally adores it, and already knows where she is going to hang it. You truly have created something very special here. Julia xxxxx

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Maria...this is a stunner. Love the vintage feel and your attention to detail as usual is it!

Anonymous said...

Be still my beating heart. This is quite incredible, faultless piece of altered art and of course I love the use of The Stampsmith bridal couple.
Perfection Maria.

Mervi said...

Hi Maria, wow this is gorgeous, so lovely gift;-))m

Zoechaos said...

A very special treasure that will grace Lorna and Wayne's home. Utterly gorgeous love it! XOXO Zoe

Ephemera said...

Hi Maria, this is a real vintage treasure and such a lovely idea for the Happy Couple. Beautifully altered and loving that little dash of purple. Thanks so much for sharing with us FSC. XX

mixamatoasties said...

Oh wow, this is a stunner! Gorgeous wedding gift.

Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Susan x

Anonymous said...

You little minx, this is gorgeous, I love this beauty, so much work went into this Maria, and what a lucky couple to have such a wonderful and unique gift and from such a talented artist.


Mrs.B said...

Hi Maria, This is gorgeous, and a fabulous gift to treasure.
Love all the little details and the addition of the purple wedding colours is perfect.
Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
Avril x

Wishcraft said...

Such a lovely idea, and so pretty too! Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' :) Hugs, Lisa x

Kim said...

Wow wonderful! So original! Glad you could join us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Claire said...

I'm sure the happy couple will love it, a beautiful project so delicate and elegant. thanks for sharing it with us at FSC this time
Claire xx

Fliss said...

A really beautiful idea Maria and I'm sure the happy couple will be thrilled with it.
Thanks for sharing this with us at FSC too.
Fliss x

Dawn Louise said...

Gorgeous piece, love all the details, beautiful and pretty and it will certainly be treasured for years to come x

Paper Profusion said...

Your creation is very beautiful Maria. Superb idea with the wood. Nicola x