Thursday 28 February 2013

True Beauty

Hi, I hope you all well with all these bugs going round everywhere.  This is a really short post as, by the skin of my teeth, I've finished my entry for The Stampsmith Challenge!  This month's theme is a picture for inspiration, using the colours Brown, Cream and Red, and at least one Stampsmith Stamp:

 I altered one of those famous Ikea mirrors and turned it into a vintage style wall hanging of the very beautiful Marilyn Monroe:

I also used Oxford Impressions large alphabet, cream chalk paint, some seam binding, lace, handmade flowers and a few other bits from my stash.  I had real trouble getting a good picture of this, despite trying on my camera and my mobile - the colours are much, much nicer in real life.

Bye for now!

Maria xxxxx


craft-roomjulia said...

Totally gorgeous Maz, you have created yet another wonderful vintage feast for the eyes. Julia xxxx

Yvonne Garner said...


Annie said...

this is stunning Maria, gorgeous altered piece with the beautiful Marilyn


Annie x

Anonymous said...

What can I say - a triumph.
Marilyn looks perfectly at home and I love how you combined her image with the O.I. alphabet and I adore your colour palette.
I will be in touch soon.

Jean said...

This is gorgeous Maria, everything goes together so perfectly with the lovely image.
Jean x

Debbie said...

What a fabulous idea! Love your Marilyn wall hanging! A great treasure!

Thank you for joining us at The Stampsmith Challenge!


hazel said...

I love your wall hanging Maria - it's gorgeous.
xxx Hazel.

Mervi said...

Wow stunning piece of art;-))m

Vicky Hayes said...

What a transformation for the humble ikea mirror Maria! I love the beautiful embellishments you've used! I've never altered anything like this before but you are really inspiring me... Vicky x

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Maria,
your wall hanging came out gorgeous.Love it.
Have a great week.

Gio said...

This is so beautiful and elegant, Maria! The right tribute to an icon!