25 Feb 2014

Wall hanging

A little hanging and some challenges
At Country View Challenge #12 this month it is Painty Pleasures and  Tando Creative challenge is Passions, my passions are  stamps and getting very inky and painty, so I hope this fits their challenge.
So today I lost myself in my little craft room and got very painty.  There are quite a few photos so I hope you can stay until the end.

I had no idea where I was going with this project when I started only that I was going to use a piece of packaging (part of a box) that I had saved and some new PaperArtsy stamps HP 1008EZ which I have just bought to cheer myself up!.
Firstly I exposed some of the corrugated backing then added paints to the panel.  I used Adirondack paint Aqua and Pool, also some cream acrylic tester pot paint which I dry brushed  and used fingers to blend the colours, I love getting my hands into the paint.

next I used a mask  firstly with pool paint and by moving the mask slightly I went over again with aqua leaving a shadow effect I was really pleased how this turned out you can just see it under the stamped image.  I was lucky enough to win this mask oblong/square from a Tando Creative challenge.

next using same mask and texture paste I added some to top and bottom corners, I also rubbed some over an area with my finger so just leaving a little texture, when dry more paint and distress ink was added.

Here you can see the texture better and the mask effect.

flowers I found in my stash they had gems in which I didn't like so I replaced them with the little buttons, corners are from Creative Expressions I love them so using them is hard....lol but the corners were crying out for something.
Everything was stamped with Ranger Archival Ink coffee, words were stamped onto cream card with same ink and I used distress inks antique linen all over the card  and vintage photo around the edges, after they had been cut out.  Metal butterfly was silver so I altered this with a alcohol pen.
Vintage photo distress ink was rubbed over the raised areas and around the edges.  I also used  wax  rub on with my finger over all the raised edges unfortunately I couldn't get the camera to pick this up but in real life it looks fabulous.  The hanging is destined for the bedroom as the colours are a perfect match .......which was a pure accident!
Thank you for staying until the end hope you like my project. 
I will also be playing at
'till next time

Products used
PaperArtsy stamp set HP1008EZ
Adirondack paint dabbers Aqua and Pool, Ranger Archival Ink Coffee, Distress Inks vintage photo and antique linen
Mask Tando Creative
Modelling texture paste
Metal corners Creative Expressions
Flowers and butterfly unknown (stash)
Spectrum Noir Pen


  1. Really beautiful, Maggie - I adore the flower stem stamping over the paint and texture, just gorgeous, and the lovely little flower heads too. A wonderful creation!
    Alison x

  2. There, see, I was so carried away I forgot to say thank you so much for playing along with us at The Artistic Stamper!
    Alison x

  3. Really beautiful hanging Maggie--love all the stamping

    Chrissie x

  4. Wow, I absolutely love this Maggie, you're right about your feelings of passion it well expresses!!! Thank you very much for sharing it with us at Tando this month... Hugs, Coco x

  5. Beautiful springtime hanging! Love the images and corrugated cardboard! Enjoy!

  6. This is stunning Maggie, I love the texture! Thanks for sharing this with us at The Artistic Stamper.
    Alison xxx

  7. Beautiful! Love the details. Kim

  8. Hi Maggie, Such a beautiful hanging. Love the colour and textures with these lovely images.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    Avril xx

  9. Beautiful stamping with some wonderful attentions to detail. Thanks for joining us at FSC.

  10. lovely hanging and a great take on our theme this month - thank you for joining us.

  11. Beautiful creation! Love the colors and the flowers.


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