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Saturday, 24 September 2011

Crafty Individuals ~ Hanging About!


Phew only just managed to get this done in time as the Crafty Individuals September challenge finishes tomorrow. Having a touch of crafters block at the moment, one of those weeks when nothing goes according to plan and everything I touch goes wrong LOL.. This hanging was all set to have some pretty lace all along the edge which I'd bought from my last trip to Dunelm mills. As I didn't have enough to go all the way around I nipped to Dunelm this morning to get some more, and now they don't sell lace anymore, I only went there a few weeks ago, so was not amused, but I still managed to buy a few other bits and bobs, well it would have been a wasted trip otherwise!!

Anyway I used some of the Melissa Frances papers again to make the heart which I finally edged with some german scrap instead. I stamped the CI - 148 stamp onto some gessoed cotton and coloured with distress inks. The heart was made with MF papers and cut with a sizzix die and then dry embossed. I added some lace, roses and trim and one of the CI chipboard swirls. Think this will have to be the last of my vintage shabby stuff,  I will hide the MF paper so I don't use it for a while : - D Sorry about the photo but without a decent camera now so still using my iphone.

Off to tidy my crafty corner as there is stuff everywhere and even though I am very untidy it is loads worse than usual & Dylan (the dog) is snuffling though the stash I dropped on the floor!

Have a great weekend & Happy Crafting XX


15 comments:

Jean Hardy said...

This is just gorgeous Paula, and don't stop making the shabby stuff as I love it. Thanks for joining in the challenge. Jean x

Zuzu's Blog said...

this is beautiful. see your on the CI blog with lots of loveliness. :) well done
Z x

Marjorie's Owl said...

That's beautiful Paula, the colours are just gorgeous. Good luck with the challenge!
Susan xxx

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Paula. Oh! Stunning! What else is there to say.
Regards Florence x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is divine! Thank you so much for joining in the Crafty Individuals' challenge. (That is interesting about Dunelm as I have got trim there before. They also used to do some little test tubes of beads?),

Lucy x

kjjc said...

Stunning. Just stunning.

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful vintage hanging. Never thought about using gesso on fabric so thank you for the tip, I also love the way you have hung it with the chipboard shape. Enjoy your weekend. Annette x

Soo said...

Hope you don't give up the shabby vintage entirely -- I love it and you do such amazing stuff!

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous project and please don't stop doing the shabby vintage, love it as I think quite a few of us do lol, and this piece is amazing. Never thought to look at Dunelm Mills for lace, wonder if our local store still stocks it, thanks for that tip!

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Wow this is so pretty! Thank you for becoming a follower of my blog!

lynne said...

Hi
Shabby Perfection. You create the most beautiful art with such thought and always with beauty (I know, I am repeating myself LOL).
Our Dunelm is a small store but it is amazing what can be purchased there.
I never tire of your Shabby Chic artwork so please never stop.
This hanging is an absolute winner in my eyes.
Wishes
Lynne

Dezinaworld said...

Paula this is stunning. What a beautiful creation
have a lovely week
hugs June x

Just me said...

It's too bad about the lace but this piece is gorgeous as is! Love it!

She said...

Gorgeous Heart Paula. S xx

jacirascrap said...

Adorei seu coração com as pequenas rosas...