Monday, May 1, 2017

Colorful Creations DT - 1 May Challenge -Throwback-Shabby Chic Project

Hello Makers,

My Design Team project at  Colorful Creations For 1 May is a Shabby Chic Wall hanging. The challenge theme is "Throwback".

So for for Throwback challenge, think of something that suddenly reminds you of something in the past this could be in the form of throwback papers you have, embellishments, tools, throwback themed papers, colors, photos, memorabilia ANYTHING that will help you express any of your favorite past times. For more detail and to see what great prize awaits the winner, visit the Throwback Challenge at Colorful Creations page

How it's made 

For my piece I decided to use cardboard as a substrate (goes with whole shabby concept) and used various vintage lace, ribbons, fabrics and fibers. Since everything was not the same color and I wanted everything to look unified, so I lightly gessoed everything and lightly colored the cardboard, lace, fabric and embellishments with Lindy's Stamp Gang Bronze and Silver Moon Shadow Sprays; they are vintage shimmers; also, used Salt Water Taffy, Autumn Maple Crimson, and Cosmopolitan Pink Starburst Sprays to give it the pale pink look. The stitched ribbon, is a real silk ribbon, that I stitched using embroidery thread. The ribbon is very thin and delicate; using  glue stains and destroys the ribbon. So I added a piece of card stock paper to the back of the ribbon and stitched along with the ribbon, then glued the piece to the substrate, looks seamless, I thought. Hope you like my Shabby project.

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