9 January 2012

New Year - New Beginnings

The new year brings a new challenge at Crafty Boots which for this fortnight is 'New Beginnings'. This is one of those titles that you think is really difficult but then when you start to gather your bits and pieces it sparks lots of ideas! I chose to honour a friend's resolution to lose weight by making a little hanging for inspiration! 
The paper is Tim Holtz's Tissue Wrap with a Wendy Vecchi background stamp in Sepia Archival Ink. The dress form (Sewing Room die) was cut twice - the first was sanded and then inked with Vintage Photo Ink. The second dress form had the top and bottom removed and was covered with some tissue tape my sister bought me for Christmas (it came in a tin with 5 different rolls of tape - you'll be seeing a lot of these as they are gorgeous!) I liked the tape so much I added around the edge of the hanging and then aged it with a little Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The torso is sprayed with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearl Mist. There is some tape measure ribbon (and a mini safety pin) around the waist and the large flower from Wendy's Funky Flower set as the wings behind the dress form. 
I painted an ornate plate with gold paint dabber and almost immediately wiped it off so it just highlighted the details. The sentiment "Never forget the power of you" is from Wendy Vecchi (Art by Number stamp set) stamped with Sepia Archival Ink on brown card (that I crumpled) and then added glossy accents when it was in the plate. I added a swirl from Tim's Elegant Flourishes die which I lightly inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and sprayed with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearl Mist. The hanging is finished off with two jump rings, washers and some of the lovely ribbon from Crafty Boots. Oh! I did sneak in a Dymo date at the top! I am really looking forward to seeing what you make for this challenge - and as always, thank you for your comments - they really make my day!


Amy Tidd said...

This is a fantastic project!! Well done! You always amaze me with your creations. Xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fabulous as ever Gabrielle.

I hope that you have had a good start to 2012, if this project is anything to go by you certainly have your crafting mojo working to capacity.


Michaela said...

This is super fantastic hanging Gabrielle! So creative.
Michaela xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeousness indeedly Gabrielle, love the vintage look! Hope you having a good start to the week x

Stephanie-Emma said...

This is great! I think I'm going to have to investigate all this Wendy Vecchi stuff soon! :) xxx

Crafty Daffy said...

I love your interpretation of the theme and I am sure your friend will appreciate the lovely hanging! Your work is gorgeous!