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


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

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

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

  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!!

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

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

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

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