Friday, 2 March 2018

Shabby Chic Hanging for A Vintage Journey Challenge

Hi everyone and welcome to new followers. Today we are Celebrating our 4th Birthday at A Vintage Challenge blog. As we head in to our 5th Year Brenda's chosen challenge theme is "Treasure".
Here is what Brenda has to say:
"Treasure can be described as wealth or riches we store or accumulate, a collection of valuable, interesting or useful things, bits and pieces we highly value, articles that we hang onto that we’ve bought or found and might never be able to purchase again. What is in your crafty or artsy treasure trove - those items we squirrel away to keep for something special? Maybe some elegant embellishments, that hoard of ephemera or memorabilia found in a junk shop, a tin of old buttons, rusty keys or diamanté jewels, a paper pad you get out and stroke then put away again, some beautiful fabric or lace you can’t bear to part with. We invite you in this challenge to share a project that includes a part of your treasure trove, just let us know what it is so we can see it and comment on it and remember our focus styles and genres to work in (which can be seen under out blog banner) if you would like to be considered for being chosen as one of our top 3 Pinworthy mentions."

Like many crafters I do have a stash of treasures and today I am sharing a wall hanging, which uses beautiful lace, fabric and buttons from my stash. I also used Powertex (translucent) to harden the lace butterflies, enabling them to appear 3 dimensional. The main focal stamp is a Lynne Pirella for Paperartsy, which I purchased last year at Ally Pally, when I met up with Brenda x
 Setting up for the Powertex and I should add that I took a photograph of my lace/fabric layout on my mobile phone before finally piecing it together.
Placed in to the bottom of the cup, which provided a lift to the wings
Corner Detail
 More detail
 I am so looking forward to viewing your makes for this wonderful challenge theme. To view the AVJ challenge  blog and to see more inspiring projects/treasures CLICK HERE
I would also like to wish my Creative Guide Sisters a Huge "Happy Birthday" as I am thrilled to be part of this wonderful journey.

Huge hugs
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  1. Ooooh, Annie, this one is totally gorgeous, so elegant and feminine. Love everything about it! Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

  2. This is a true treasure Annie and as I am the recipient of your beautiful art piece, you know how much I will treasure it too. Even more beautiful in reality. Hugs Mum xxxx

  3. This really is a treasure Annie, I just love what you did with the butterfly wings, they really do look beautifully dimension. The whole piece is stunning!! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. What a beautiful vintage piece Annie. I adore the touches of lace and the richness of all the layered elements . Have a lovely weekend. Tracy ❤️❤️

  5. Wow- just up my street.Gorgeous x

  6. Wow, this is a stunning project. The butterfly does look gorgeous and I loved the lace you used.
    Yvonne xx

  7. What a lovely hanging Annie! your different laces and doilies are so beautiful - the stiffened butterflies look ready to take flight, all surrounding your wonderfully artistic lady stamping! Julia xx

  8. This is so beautiful Annie! I laughed the other day as I took a photo of a collage arrangement so I could stick it down - what ever did we do before the digital age?!!Hope you are staying warm! Hugs,Chrisx

  9. So, so beautiful Annie, you really have turned your treasured stash here into a new treasure! Sopretty and delicate! The way you have transformed those gorgeous lace butterflies with the powertext is genious, they add so much to the whole hanging and really seem to bring it all to life!!

    Hope your weekend will go well with not too many call outs and fingers crossed for next Wednesday... xxx

  10. This is such a lovely vintage wall hanging , Annie. You have taken all your pieces of treasured fabrics and lace and created such a beautiful wall hanging. Your use of powertex to harden the delicate butterflies is inspired. Making then 3D in this ways adds a lovely sense of movement. A wonderful project .
    Hope you are staying safe and warm in this awful weather .
    Take care hugs x

  11. This is a beautiful and feminine use of those treasured textiles and buttons. I love how you've added structure to the lacy butterflies with Powertex, and how clever of you to use the cup to shape the wings. This is a gorgeous design, and now you will get to admire those treasures instead of leaving them waiting in a drawer. I hope you are staying warm and safe. Hugs!

  12. Absolutely gorgeous Annie , love everything the color tones the wonderful stamp and your beautiful composition. I too have difficulty in using my treasures but it always pays off, like it did here making the resultat so special.
    Hugs Dortheb

  13. WOW...a lacy beauty. I LOVE that you made this into a original and just beautiful. LOVE the use of powertex stuff and addicting.

  14. Wow, what a beautiful wall hanging! All the lace looks so delicate and elegant, and I love the way you hardened the lace butterflies - amazing 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a wonderful week! J 😊


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