Tuesday 6 August 2013

"Bingo" Wall Plaque/Hanging - Craft-Room Challenge DT

Hi, wherever has the sun gone?  Sadly, the rain has returned over the last few days here.  Another fortnight has gone by, and it's time for a new theme at the Craft-Room Challenge.  This fortnight, it's Mervi's turn to host the challenge and she would like to see us playing:


As tempted as I was to use brown, lace and pearls, I decided to go with blue, rubber stamping and butterflies - I don't use either blue or butterflies very often so I though it would be a bit of a change for me.  Having very recently acquired some left over mdf from the builders in work, who very kindly cut it into very neat, useable pieces for me :-), I decided to make a wall plaque/hanging:
An undercoat of white gesso, blue and cream chalk emulsion and a good few pieces of sandpaper created the shabby base.  I'm really pleased how this turned out.

I used stamps from TH/Stampers Anonymous (the smaller size Papillon - the butterflies were masked for the background stamp) and Stampin' Up for the sentiment and foliage on the corners.  All stamping was done in black archival ink and the sentiment was embossed in white.  I've used a TH word stick, a paper flower and some chain to embellish, and used a dark metallic rub on wax just along the edge.

The butterflies were very lightly coloured with Stampin' Up watercolour crayons in colours from the Regals collection (I love these crayons).

Our very kind sponsor this week is
who is offering the winner a Hollyhock stencil, a pot of Stencil Dimensions Glossy White Paste, and a paste spreader.

Please drop by the challenge as the rest of the Design Team have made stunning creations for your inspiration, including our Guest Designer this month, the lovely Von of Messy Me - if you would like to join us as a Guest Designer, please add GDT after your name and our lovely Mervi will be in touch with you soon.

I'd like to share my wall hanging with Stamping Sensations in their August challenge, as their theme is Winged Things And A Touch Of Vintage, and also Tok Bobok challenge, whose theme is Vintage.

Thank you for your visit, as always, and enjoy your week.

Maria xxxxx


Mervi said...

Wow Maz
fabulous hanging, first I saw I thought it was a card! And in blue!
Love the background and everything, loved to have it in my wall too;-))m

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Well ....OMG...this is gorgeous....I love everything about it! You have such a way of keeping your tones "clean" whereas me I find myself becoming "muddy" lol xx

Anonymous said...

I rarely use blue either (although I do like a particular blue chalky emulsion - wonder if it is the one you used?).
The background is gorgeous, little wonder you are pleased with the outcome.
Such a pretty piece.

chriscesar said...

I am all in love with your new wall hanging, the blue colour and the butterflies are ones of my favorite things!
Lots of loves for you

Zoechaos said...

A lovely hanging, the blue is lovely and the whole hanging has a wonderful distressed feel. XOXO Zoe

hazel said...

This is such a beautiful wall hanging Maria.
xxx Hazel.

Words and Pictures said...

What a beautiful panel - the muted blue shabby chic background is gorgeous, and I love the stamping. Sorry to be behind - my internet's been playing up, so I'm sitting in Caffe Nero trying to do some catching up... have a great weekend!
Alison x

Debi said...

this is a blue beauty, stunning :-) Debi xoxox

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sally H said...

What a fabulous creation, Maria! I Love it! Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations for our Wings and Things and a Touch of Vintage theme. Good Luck!

Paper Profusion said...

I love these beautiful blue tones Maria and your stamping and placement is simply gorgeous.

I'm sorry I've been missing lately. I hope that you are doing well. Nicola x

Lynne K said...

Absolutely beautiful, Maria, the blue was definitely the right choice! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations this month.