THE RETURN OF THE CHALLENGE !
I decided to go back to July 2014 to the Handmade Flowers and Dyed Ribbon Challenge (no surprises there I hear you say!) So it has been a wonderful treat combining this with my all time favourite style and this beautiful Found Relatives Card to create a hanging full of shabby vintage elements.
I used some old text style paper on my board from Tim Holtz's new Dapper Paperstack and gave it a thin coat of gesso, then blended and splattered Vintage Photo Distress Ink here and there. Finally I layered on Gesso with a palette knife to really tone everything down.
I wanted to use plenty of lace, pearl buttons, vintage pins and some hessian and muslin - all my favourites!
I made my flowers using my scrunched rose technique. There is a link to the tutorial on my blog HERE. I have used the Tattered Florals Die but you can make them with any six sided flower shape.
My ribbons were dyed with Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso Distress Inks.
I dyed plenty to have enough for the top of the hanging as well. I needed something to cover the holes at the top of the hanging so dyed some silver washers with Alchohol Ink - just perfect!
Finally I added some metal embellishments but toned these and the pearl buttons down a little with gesso and then a little gold paint.
I do hope you will join us in our challenge this month as there are LoADS of different things you could make.
Your creation must be from one of the challenges from this set list)
Please do state what challenge you choose.
So click the link and reacquaint yourself with the rules of the challenge you want to do and have fun.
How easy is that !!!
And if you need some inspiration then hop on over to Our Creative Corner where the rest of my teamies have chosen their favourites from the past.
Our sponsor this month is Artistic Outpost who will be donating a $15.00 gift certificate to their online sister store Our Daily Bread Designs, where Artistic Outpost resides, to our randomly drawn participant.
This is a scheduled post as I am currently in a small village on the west coast of Ireland for our yearly concertina music fix and get together with the wonderful friends we have made over the years. There is zero wifi in the village so hopefully I will catch up with you all on my return.
Have a great week!