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Friday, 28 March 2014

door hanger and shabby chic

I must be in a recycling mood as today's offering started it's life as a box  that had a fantastic nut tart in it that we had brought over from Malta when we where there over Christmas (torta ta' San Martin or St Martin's Pie - literal translation). It had lovely fine corrugation and i couldn't get myself to throw it away as I kept promising myself that it would come in handy.



So I drew the shape on the back and cut it out. Then I painted it with distress paints, mustard seed, picket fence and tarnished brass. I added some flake and glitter glue around edges but not very neatly as i wanted to achieve a distressed look. I then added gold flakes to the areas. Next it was time to stamp images. Both are from IndigoBlu.


I inked the blooms on the rose blush stamp with distress markers: mustard seed, brushed corduroy and walnut stain. The rest of the stamp I inked in flake and glitter glue. I blasted it with heat gun to dry ink and then applied the gold flakes. I washed and dried stamp and using the same markers I stamped the image 3 more times.
I pulled some colour with a damp brush to get some shading on flowers. Then I fussy cut them, shaped them with an embossing tool and mounted them as in pic.



Next i stamped butterfly from Wild meadow set with same markers and some glue along edges of wings. I pulled some colour with a damp brush to shade butterfly and then applied the gold flakes. I fussy cut it and molded the wings.



Next I added some lace from Sweet lilac flowers to the bottom of hanger. Then i attached the flowers and butterfly. I then added pearls along butterfly's body and dotted some more pearls around.


And my door hanger was finished.

As usual i do hope you like my offering and if you visited please leave me a comment, Theresa xx



I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

IndigoBlu blog challenge 14 - spring blossoms
Fussyandfancy Friday challenge 110 - shabby chic





10 comments:

  1. Wow! Amazing what you can do with an old box!! It's beautiful, Theresa x

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  2. Great project......Thanks for your entry in the IndigoBlu challenge......Lisa.B.xx

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  3. A great up cycling idea. Thanks for your IndigoBlu challenge entry
    P xx

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  4. Oh this is FABULOUS Theresa!!! What a wonderful way to recycle...can you image what a GORGEOUS world we would have if all our recycling looked as lovely as this!!! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy "Shabby Chic"...good luck to you!!

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  5. what a great idea and what a gorgeous door hanger hope you win ! xx

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  6. This is great! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation at Fussy and Fancy and good luck with the challenge Judy & Wendy DT

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  7. Beautiful project Theresa .... thanks for joining in with the IndigoBlu Challenge. Good luck! Linda xx

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  8. Lovey card thank you for entering the indigoBlu challenge x

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