Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Arty Girlz weekly challenge #47 NO patterned paper

This weeks challenge on Arty Girlz is 'no patterned paper' don't panic too much because this doesn't mean that you can't make your own patterned paper using stamps or doodling or from other resources etc it just means NO shop bought designer patterned paper so pop on over to Arty Girlz to join in with the challenge.

Julie and I asked sandy if she wanted to be our Guest designer this week and she said yes so if you would like to see what sandy has done pop over to Arty Girlz or Sandy's blog HERE.



Here's what i did and there,s no paper or card in sight. When i was a way last week i went to a great shop in sittingbourne and in the haberdashery dept they had a basket with crafters material remnants for 99p a bag so i picked up 2 lots. This was made from one of them.

I cut a piece of the canvas material to fit a piece of mount board. then used my sizzix to cut out a large flower and 2 small ones and layered them up and used a bead in the center.

The leaf was cut out from the pattern in the material. I did an image transfer on to cotton of Audrey Hepburn and layered that on to more of the brown silk material, folded the corner and added a bead. cut another piece of the canvas frayed the edges and layered the image on to that.

Rolled another piece of the material and stitched it to hold the roll then sewed the trim (also in the bag) to the back of that .

Assembled everything and stitched into place. added wadding to the back then put it on to the mount board. I used a piece of velvet brown thong for a hanging loop.

Its a very touchy feelie piece and i wanted to keep the frayed edges on everything to add to the effect.
The photo is a bit rubbish as it was dark when i took the pic its much better in real life honest LOL

23 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is really unique.
Love Audrey. Unbelievable.

Julie said...

Its gorgeous Crissi I love that pic of Audrey Hepburn xx

Dawn said...

Really unusual piece Crissi - I love it!

Annapurna said...

This is a really lovely piece. Just gorgeous with all the different elements.

Pauline C said...

Amazing - lovely!
Pauline x

Moni said...

Wowwww, tolles Werk.

Deborah said...

Oooohhh YUM, this is beautiful! I really like how you rolled the lace at the bottom. What a wonderful tactile piece!

KardKrazy said...

What a great use of fabric ... stunning piece.

kath said...

This is so beautiful Chrissi - love all the elements and that AH image is darling
Hugs
kath
xxxx

kim-paperbabe said...

Gorgeous elegant card, love all the layers and textures you've created! Kim x

Cuchy said...

What a creative use of the bags. Great work, love it. M. Carmen

carolann said...

Wow awesome work Crissi its brilliant hun xxx

danemi1 said...

OH WOW _ this is STUNNING!!! so tactile I love it - well done hun - top of the class

Hugs

Elaine

Contessa Kris said...

Audrey Hepburn. Can't go wrong there. This piece is gorgeous! Wanted to stop by to thank you for stopping by my blog!

Ariane said...

That stamp is just gorgeous!!! Love what you made with it!

Rein said...

Gorgeous piece!

Zuzu's Blog said...

very beautiful!!!

Allison said...

stunning
AllisonX

NANCY LEFKO said...

this is fabulous....chic, just like Audrey...

princess-jessie said...

gorges card love i and thanks for visiten me XD

Lorraine Robertson said...

This is fabulous. Love how you've used textures for this & doesn't our Audrey look gorgeous in the middle of it all. Great creation.
TFS

Lorraine xxx

Tania said...

This is really very gorgeous!

Christine (Craftling) said...

Wow!! Loving this! So unusual.

Wanted to hop by and say 'hi' from your new Inspirational team-mate! ;o)

Chris xx