Tuesday 17 September 2013

Anything Goes With Wood - Craft Room Challenge DT

Hi, firstly, my apologies for my absence of late.  My partner's brother died a couple of weeks ago so it's been a very difficult fortnight, and unfortunately this will be a fairly short post as the funeral takes place tomorrow.

Over at the Craft-Room Challenge, it is time for a new theme, this time chosen by our fabulous leader (and also a very good friend) Zoe - this is what she would like to see:

Anything Goes With Wood

Zoe says:

When I saw the stand at a local craft show I had to get a selection of goodies to try, wood is a great medium to work with and this time we would like you to include something made of wood in your entry.   Real wood not an image be it twigs from the garden, some bark, or a wooden embellishment from the craft shop.   Anything just keep the wood as the main focus.

My creation is a very simple one using a wooden frame I bought at Port Sunlight from IndigoBlu, which I stained with Walnut Distress Stain.:

If you know me, then you will know that I love using wood and mdf - once sanded a bit, it's absolutely fantastic for stamping directly onto and beautiful treasures can be created.  These frames are great for using with 3d embellishments because of the deep recess.  I've stamped a SU flourish all around the edge of the frame and attached a just a TH embellishment at the top.  Inside  the frame, I've mounted an image by The Stampsmith, stamped onto card coloured with DI and stamped around the edge with an IndigoBlu crackle stamp and the same SU flourish as on the frame.  The gorgeous lace trim is attached around the edge, which was a gift from Lynne at Adorn (thank you so much Lynne :-).

Our sponsor this fortnight is:

who is offering a fabulous prize to the winner of the random draw.

The rest of the team have made such stunning samples to inspire you, as well as our Guest Designer, Annie with her beautiful altered wooden box, so please pop over and have a look.

Have fun, I hope you can join us.  

Thank you for leaving such lovely comments for me to read, I really do appreciate you taking the time to visit me, so thank you again.

Maria xxxxx


Mervi said...

Hi Maria, fabulous frame, so delicate and stylish.
Take care, lots of hugs;-))m

Words and Pictures said...

So elegant... I love how the flourishes migrate from the image onto the frame itself - beautiful!
Alison x

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Maria,

This is so beautiful and serene. The lace and the continuous flourishes really make it.

I'll be thinking of you tomorrow Maria. Take good care,

Nicola xx

Zoechaos said...

Hi Hun, Hopefully things will start to settle down a little for you after the funeral very difficult time. So grateful to you for making this fabulous sample for the challenge, it has a real antique feel love it XOXO Zoe

Jean said...

This is fabulous Maria. I love the swirly pattern on the frame and the lace makes a perfect edging for the image.
Sorry you are having a difficult time and hope things pick up for you soon.
Jean x

Anonymous said...

This touches the heart, I cannot explain other than it is full of soul.
Maria, if that is the lace I think it is then I can spare plenty more ... give me a shout!

Vicky Hayes said...

You are amazing to be able to produce such beautiful work at such a difficult time Maria. You've made this look like an heirloom piece, passed down the generations - stunning! Vicky x

hazel said...

Your frame is so beautiful Maria, the more I look at it the more I love it.
xxx Hazel.

Anonymous said...

Maria, I love how the flourishes flow from the frame to the picture and back again.

Esther said...

HI Maria - hope things are settling for you now, thinking of you all. Love you beautiful frame, so elegant..Esther xx

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Hi Maria, sending wishes to you and your family and hope your troubles ease soon. Your frame is a beauty! X

Debi said...

so sorry Maz, that things are so sad at the moment :-(
Hugs and Love
This is simply lovely creation, Debi x

Dorthe said...

A most beautiful piece...I love the flourishings on both frame and picture...
I`m sorry for you and your family !