Thursday 30 May 2013

Use Your Scraps - Craft-Room Challenge DT

Hi, unfortunately I'm a little late with this post, due to a fall on Monday.  I am ok, just a bit bruised and very sore - I'm really not having much luck lately, lol.

For the last theme, we saw your beautiful stamped backgrounds (I can tell you, it was very difficult choosing a top 3) - the new theme over at the Craft-Room Challenge has been chosen by our lovely Esther, who would like to see you:

Use Your Scraps

All the papers used in my wall hanging are left over scraps from a GCD paper stack called Paris Nights, along with some scraps of lace and trim, and a bit of leftover chain.  The only things that weren't left over pieces were the scissors and the metal corner:

I patched pieces of the paper onto a rectangle of left over chipboard from ages ago, and gave it a wash of diluted chalky paint.  I then did a bit of stamping using stamps from the OI Dress Forms & Corsetry Plate and a flourish from SU.  The TH dress form was die cut from flocked paper and a piece of beaded trim attached to the waist, and a piece of left over chain hung around the neck.  The flowers were cut from the same scraps of paper using one of the smaller flowers from the TH Tattered Florals die, and then edged in Treasure Gold gilding wax in White Gold.  The pieces of lace were attached, the one down the right side was also given a little White Gold treatment, as was the metal corner (top left).  The scissors were then attached with hot glue, and some seam binding was used to hang.

Our sponsor for this theme is:

who are very kindly offering a £10 voucher to spend in their store
(please click on the logo to visit the shop)

If you would like to be a guest designer with us, please add GDT after your name and our wonderful Mervi will be in touch with you.

If you haven't already been over to the Craft-Room Challenge, please pop over and have a look at what wonderful creations the rest of the team have created to inspire you, including this week's fabulous guest designer, Piia.

I'd also like to enter my wall hanging into the following couple of challenges:-

Eclectic Ellapu - Self Made (Anhydrous) Flowers
Anything But A Card Challenges - Dust Off Your Old Supplies

Enjoy the rest of your week, and thanks for dropping by, I really appreciate it.

Maria xxxxx


cebelica said...

Oh my, that sounds painful. But I'm glad that at the end there were "only" some bruises. I hope you'll feel fine in no time.

I absolutely love your wall hanging. So elegant and feminine. Stunning creation!

Hugs! xx

Sheri said...

pretty wall hanging. i just bought the dress form die yesterday. Thanks for playing in ABAC challenge

Jean said...

Oh dear Maria, I hope your bruises soon heal.
This is a lovely hanging and you have made really good use of all the little leftovers. I love the colours and the theme and the the gilding wax gives a lovely finishing touch.
Jean x

Words and Pictures said...

Ouch... hope the bruising clears up soon. Gorgeous hanging in the meantime though... so elegant!
Alison x

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Such a beautiful card. TFS with us Eclectics this week. We hope to see you in future challenges
Elaine aka Ellapu

Paper Profusion said...

Oh your poor lamb Maria - what a fright - hope the bruising heals soon. Your hanging is beautiful - very vintage and elegant colourways. Have a good weekend and I hope you are doing well. It's a bank holiday over here and a mini heatwave is forecast! Happy Days hopefully. Nicola x

Peanut said...

Oh dear! I hope you fell better soon. Great card...lovely details...I'm still gawking! TFS and have a nice weekend!
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Unknown said...

Beautiful wall hanging, I love the colours and the details! Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this week. Hope your injuries are healing :)

Debi said...

glad you're starting to feel better after your fall last week :( this is a lovely tag, and love the colours and that you've used lace scraps too :) Debi x

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh poor you Maria, you certainly didn't need a fall! Hope you're not too sore and glad to hear you're on the mend now. Love the wall hanging with the sewing detail and the 'modes aux elegantes' title fits beautifully! Vicky x

Mervi said...

hi you wonderful Maria!
wow fabulous creation again so feminine and lovely;
warm greetings;-))m

Esther said...

Hi Maria - this is just gorgeous, I love the vintage, monochrome style and fab little details - thanks so much for making such a beautiful piece for my theme..Esther xx

craft-roomjulia said...

Hi Maz, hope you are feeling bit better this week. Another beautiful wall hanging, the flowers are perfect. You are such an clever little thing. Julia xxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

A fall!!! Maria, you are in little need of that. I hope it isn't serious, I do wonder if you are playing the incident down.
Gorgeous use of leftovers (it is a beautiful paper stack - have it myself) and love what you incorporated into the wall hanging.
Take good care of yourself.

Julia S-W said...

Sorry I'm so late visiting and I hope your bruises have healed now.
I love your hanging.Beautiful colours and tone. Wonderful texture and love those florals!
Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card this time.