Tuesday 22 January 2013

Shades of Pink - Craft-Room Challenge DT

Hi, if you are here in the UK, you've probably had a lot of snow - here in Manchester we've not had it too bad, although my home town of Liverpool has had much, much more - I hope you're all well wrapped up and keeping warm and safe.

Another fortnight has passed by and it's time for a new theme over at the Craft-Room Challenge.  This time, Esther is our hostess and she has chosen the theme of:

which she has defined as
'the state or condition of being painted, decorated etc in shades of a single colour'

My creation is a box picture frame measuring approximately 6 " x 6", which I have made into a wall hanging (I'm sure you're very surprised at that, lol), in Shades of Pink and using Oxford Impressions stamps:

The frame was undercoated with Gesso, painted in chalk emulsion in Rose Pink, then overpainted with Camisole Pink.  I then sanded it all down so that a little of the Rose Pink showed through. A piece of untreated artist canvas was painted with the emulsions, then stamped in Rose Madder Archival Ink and attached to the recess of the frame with fabric glue.

The lace across the top of the frame, and the rose trim along the bottom of the recess, was dyed and dried then attached with a glue gun.  I stamped the dress form in Black Archival Ink onto another piece of painted canvas and cut out, attaching some net and lace to form a skirt and attached a pearl in the centre, then mounting it onto the canvas on sticky pads with a little hot glue.  A couple of rolled ribbon roses at the top, pink buttons, and "Feminine" (Clarity Stamps - thank you Julia!) stamped along the bottom, then a piece of ribbon to hang.

It was really difficult to get a good picture, but the first one is a good representation of the colours - the Camisole Pink emulsion is a pale, but very beautiful, shade..

This fortnight we are sponsored by:

who supply a unique range of chipboard designs that are both innovative and inspiring, as well as a fabulous range of masks. 

I hope you can join in with our challenge, but if you'd like a little inspiration first, then please check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the team.

Take care

Maria xxxxx



Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Maria! This is gorgeous! Love it. Take care an Ty warm. Best, Yvonne

Debi said...

as pretty as a picture maz, Debi x

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Your hangings are always so divine and this is no exception. Do you hang them all round your house? Glad the snow not been too bad. Not far from you but we in Crewe had our fair share. Take care xx

Mervi said...

Hi Maria,
really feminine touch, so gorgeous
hanging. they all are so fabulous;-))m

Jean said...

Maria this is such a pretty little hanging. The gorgeous lace and ribbon roses are perfect embellishments.I like the feminine stamp on the frame as well. Jean x

Paper Profusion said...

Very very pretty. Love it and the fabulous lace. Nicola x

craft-roomjulia said...

Hi Maz, wow this is just so pretty. I am quite surprised you decided on a wall hanging, not at all like you!!!! You certainly have done the OI stamps justice, stunning. Julia xxx

Esther said...

This is beautiful Maria - puts me in mind of a Ballerina on stage, Thank you for making such a gorgeous sample for my theme..Esther xx

hazel said...

This is so beautiful and feminine Maria.
xxx Hazel.

Words and Pictures said...

Love the theatrical effect of the inset "stage" and curtain. Such a pretty piece, and I love that one word at the bottom - lovely!
Alison x

mehilainen75 said...

Your work is really fantastic!
You asked a stamp which I was use in my work, that Horse stamp is Inkadinkados stamp.


Unknown said...

Another gorgeous project. Love the "stage" look to this piece. Maddy x