Thursday, 21 June 2012

Vintage Wall Hanging

Hello Everyone.
Below is a wall hanging that I made for my Mum & Dad's Wedding Anniversary this week.

Firstly, I covered an 8 by 8 piece of re-cycled cardboard in brown spotted fabric. I also used a smaller piece of cardboard and covered it in cream with brown spotted fabric. I dyed some vintage lace in tea/coffee to age it even more. Using some papers from my stash I stamped TH Stampers Anonymous  Papillon on both papers using archival inks. I also used die cuts from both Spellbinders and Sizzix, creating depth to this piece. A few embellishments were added to create further interest and texture. Everything except the lace and metal embellishments was distressed with  TH Vintage Photo and Broken China DI's.

I was really pleased with the finished article and my parents loved it too as it is a celebration of their life together, sharing dreams, memories and the journey along the way.

I am submitting this piece in the following challenges :

As always thank you for dropping by. I really enjoy your comments and always try to get back to you. I love to see the inspiring pieces created by crafty friends.

Take Care........Annie x


  1. You have made a wonderful job of completing this treasure as every little detail has been finished so carefully. What a lovely way of celebrating this amazing achievement. Thanks for sharing, hugs Buttons x

  2. Now that's what I'm talking about! I NEVER would have guessed that you started your base of this gorgeous hanging with recycled cardboard. My gosh Annie...this is amazing!!! Every single image and sentiment are perfect and WOW, what lucky parents. :)
    Happy Anniversary to your proud parents!!!! :D
    Lisa xx

  3. Hi Annie, it is gorgeous and I know your Mum was hoping you would post it today. I love all the detail you have managed to incorporate, the words, the metal corner, the journey die cut at the bottom. So very thoughtful of you. Oh, yes and it has butterflies too!! How lovely. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  4. Wow Annie its gorgeous i love that corner motif and the dream ticket stunning work I bet they are thrilled with it
    Hugs Elaine

  5. Beautiful project, Annie! Love all those different textures.

  6. OMG, this is FABulous, Annie! Every detail is perfection ... so much to love here!!

  7. Fabulous project - so many different textures!

    Thanks for joining the 'no cards' challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

  8. What a fantastic gift Annie! Love that you turned this cardboard into a wall hanging! All the details are just amazing!!!

  9. I love the combination of colours you have used on this!! The butterflies are lovely!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers! Cxx

  10. Gorgeous hanging, love all the details, I'm certain they will treasure this.

  11. Anonymous6/21/2012

    Hi Annie
    Stunning and you can tell it was made with love.
    I am sure your parents are so proud of the art you create.

  12. This is great Annie and so creative. Such a lovely gift
    x catherine

  13. Beautiful wall hanging Annie, I like the butterflies the lace and the twine.
    Kevin xx

  14. Great project Annie. A wonderful gift.
    Caz x

  15. Gorgeos gorgeous vintage wall hanging Annie, love the butterflies and the journey cut out and the metal corner is stunning. Great layout too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  16. Stunning piece of art! It looks beautiful!

  17. Great project Annie
    Lovely colors
    I can imagine that your parents love it.

    Greetings Janny

  18. Beautiful vintage wall hanging! Love those butterflies and the photo corner is a great embellishment.

  19. Just to say, I'm happy that so many of your blogger friends are seeing your fabulous work. Believe me when I say its absolutely stunning on our sitting room wall. Thank-You again for a wonderful piece of art. Hugs Mum xxxx

  20. This is a lovely card great colour ways

    Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft

    Tracey DT

  21. Beautiful project Annie, I'm sure your Mum and Dad will treasure it. In answer to your question, I've used Fresco Finish paints and Distress Markers to paint onto material. Make sure you water it down and always dry each colour as you use it to stop any bleeding. Also, stamp with Archival ink and heat set your image before you start to paint, and you should be fine !
    Sue C


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