Sunday, 17 March 2013

Tattered Chic !!!!

Surprise!!!!! I am back with my second post........................So glad that I finished this piece today!!!

I had two challenges in mind with this project......those being Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Challenge and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge, which is Chic to be Shabby.

I am sorry that I did not take a photo of my bargain buy, which I mentioned in WOYWW last Wednesday. It started out as a bevelled mirror with a  photograph stand at the back.......cost me all of £1.99!!!! 

I covered the mirror in gesso and whilst wet I scrunched up tissue paper and also some torn book pages...... creating lots of texture. I then gesso'd it all again and once dry I started to paint it. I used a combination of paints with a chalk finish. The final coats were Distress Paint in Vintage favourite ever !! and Americana fawn !!  I then sanded the paint, revealing some of the painty colours below.

I took the script style stamp from TH Stampers Anonymous Paris Memoirs and inked with Sepia Archival Ink. 
(nb I did not place  the stamp on a block as I required  it to be flexible due to all the texture that I had created.)
I added a piece of cotton on which I adhered some tea/coffee dyed lace ( adhered using Ranger Wonder Tape)

I then played around with my Tattered Floral and a  piece of corrugated card , on which I had adhered some twine. ( sorry about the shading on some of my photos. They were taken whilst I was creating )


I then added the rusty heart, placing a Prima flower on top. I used some foam pads to adhere the heart, using different depths of foam due to the twine raising one edge higher than the other.

Below is a close up of my Tattered Floral, there are various layers of burlap, fabric and grunge paper. I painted the grunge paper with  a mix of Rusty Hinge, Chipped Saphire and Antique Linen Distress paints, using my heat tool to dry.
I then inked a script stamp using Adirondack Paint Dabber in Gold, again I used my heat gun to dry the paint. 

You can see a close up of all the layers below

After adhering   Chipboard Letters, which I blended with Vintage Photo DI,  I felt that something else was required. Unfortunately I did not have a Champagne cork and as it was too late in the day to obtain one!!
( wink wink........this would never have been finished !!!)

You can see the texture and paint showing through below.

And there we have it my entry for two challenges.....think I will just make SSSS by a few hours !!!

Sorry this has been such a long post but I know that many of you enjoy the 'How to'

Have a great week and I look forward to hearing from you.

Crafty Hugs x

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  1. This is fabulous Annie, I love that flower you made.
    Kevin xx

  2. Love this shabby, grungy look. The textures are fantastic and the glorious colours of the shabby chic flower makes it such a creative piece of art. Well done. Hugs Mum xxxxx

  3. Wow this is fab, I love how you created the background with all that texture. Thanks for sharing exactly how you created it, Claire x

  4. Oh Annie what a fabulous piece of art you have created, the background is gorgeous,That flower wow is stunning,all the texture gets me inspired, thanks for sharing this lovely piece of art, have a great day..

  5. Love this, Annie, especially your gorgeous stacked flower.

  6. this is fabulous Annie - a real gem - love all the textures and colours you've used - beautiful xx

  7. Such scrumptious textures, and that flower is simply glorious!
    Alison x

  8. So you have been busy today, Annie! ;)

    I LOVE your tattered floral AND what you did with the crumpled, texture surface AND the use of corrugated card AND....well, the whole project is awesome!

    Claudia xx

  9. Hi Annie, I absolutely love how you created texture on this piece, it looks so tactile and I always love that in a piece of art. The twine behind the heart gives the card a corrugated look and your heart is such a lovely touch. Your flower is gorgeous. Love,this piece . Thanks so much for joining in the Simin Says Stamp and Show Challenge Annie. Tracy x x

  10. Lovely results with all the cute details Annie! Compliment..

    kind regards, Alie :-)

  11. Anne...this is so cool! I so love seeing how people's creative minds think when they see something and totally alter it to be something else! Who would have ever thought this started out as a beveled mirror? Love what you did to breath new life into this .... and I must say a much more shabby chic lifestyle at that! I love the different textures you have used on this. That tattered flower is amazing! I love the colors and the different fabrics and grungepaper you combined for such a full and beautiful flower. I also wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment about the water art journal page. Have a wonderful week. <3 Candy

  12. Fabulous project, Annie. Loving the texture and layers and your flower is fab,
    Rosie x

  13. What a terrific project, luv it !!

  14. WOW!!! Gorgeous at every turn! Love the tattered floral...fab layers! The cork is fun, and all the elements are too cool. The background all crinkled up is amazing! Great shabby feel for sure Annie! Thanks for playing along with us this week!!!

  15. This is scrummy Annie!!! Love the layered textured background and your rusty heart panel. That flower is a triumph - adore the use of gold lettering over the ink on the grunge paper. Hugs, Jenny x

  16. This is definitely tres chic Annie, love how you designed and put it together.

  17. Anonymous3/20/2013

    This is not only Tres Chic it is utterly sensational.
    The most fabulous texture and I adore the composition.
    Completely enthusiastic about this creation.


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