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Monday, 22 April 2013

just hanging around ...

well another weekend bites the dust! It has been a hard week but James managed four mornings ..this week is going to be hard for him as today all his friends are off on a week long residential trip and James has been told he is not up to going! To say he is devastated is an understatement! Thanks to everyone ... for their thoughts..means a lot. (So James is at home this week, doing his school work.)

So onto craftiness ... I made this hanging last weekend and it is another play with an old amazon cardboard box, which I cut a panel off and here is my make :


I started by pulling off some areas of the card and the covering the whole piece with gesso. I then applied some texture paste through the art is.. text stencil..one of my favourites! When dry I applied distress ink in frayed burlap, weathered wood and broken china.
Once dry I added some white fire treasure gold.


The image a gorgeous Artistic Outpost one was stamped with weathered wood and clear embossed as I wanted it to almost fade into its surroundings. I then coloured with distress inks and flicked with water.


The sentiment is also an Artistic Outspost stamp from think and wonder set.


I added some crochet lace and flowers which have been sprayed with a homemade stormy sky spray, and then perfect pearls.

Some twirls of wire and there you have it!

I am entering this for the following competitions:

anything goes @ Artistic Outpost referral theme  
colour @ Simon says stamp and show
texture @ Artistic Stamper

have a fun and inky day!
trace x  

31 comments :

  1. ooh gorgeous - ripped corrugated card makes a great base to work from. very ethereal colour scheme.

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  2. Hi Trace...Wow! This is even better than the pics on fb. I really love how everything just blends in so beautifully and naturally. Stunning!!!
    Dot x

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  3. This is so you Trace, gorgeous subtle colours, a bit of wire, wonderful paste work - I just want to keep looking at it!

    So sorry for James not being able to go with his pals but it must be lovely for you to have it at home..... Hugs, Anne x

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  4. Wow, a wonderful piece, Trace.

    Have a lovely week

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  5. Beautiful Trace. I can see why you love that stencil - what a difference it has made to the background. And your choice of colours blend so well together. Hugs, Jenny x

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  6. So subtle and beautiful, Trace - I love the shimmer of the weathered wood embossed stamping... it's so right that such an unassuming woman should almost fade into the background... perfect way to use the image. And what a background - fabulous corrugated painty inky loveliness! A brilliant make, and it's great to have you play along at AO!
    Alison xx
    Poor James - but better to rest now in order to be able to go the next time...

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  7. just so fabulous Trace - I love the layers and that treasure gold looks amazing - love the lace and all the other details too - stunning work!! Hugs xx

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  8. Oh Trace I adore this, it is just so beautiful! Absolutely gorgeous subtle colours and the stamping is brilliant, it so suits the whole piece! The wire is the perfect addition, this must be one of my all time favourites of yours!!

    Hope James is on the mend, what a shame he can't go, hopefully there will be another chance soon!

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  9. So beautiful love the soft colors and the flowers are gorgeous.

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  10. What a fab make - I luv your work xx GailT xx

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  11. Trace...you are just whipping out creations right and left and ALL of them gorgeous! These colors are so soft and subtle. I love this! I love how you mix corrugated paper with wire, dimensional flowers and then add embossing and inks in the mix and it's simply lovely. That little touch of lace and those gorgeous roses really soften this piece and give it such a feminine quality. I also wanted to thank you for the very nice comment you left on my blog. Thanks for taking the time to stop by! <3 Candy

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  12. Another of your fabulous hangings Trace. I love the colours you have chosen and all the embellishments enhance it even more. Hugs Rita xx

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  13. A beautifully delicate colour palette Trace and wonderful textures. This is a very calming piece where you have achieved perfect balance and harmony (sounds like you need it). Lots of positive vibes coming your way for both you and James, take care.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  14. Gorgeous work Trace I love the subtle colours and textures as well as the pretty elements all working so beautifully together x

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  15. Great hanging, beautiful soft colors!

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  16. Gorgeous subtle colours and lovely stamping. I really love this - it all works so well together.

    What a shame for James - I can really feel for him.

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  17. Love the sparklimg and different paper-textuur! Think this one is super if seen from up close! Hope that it still is going to be a good week; wish James and you the best for it! Hugs, Gerrina

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  18. Beautiful job!! I love the flowers.

    Happy Crafting
    Tracie

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  19. A breathtaking hanging with fabulous details. Love the flowers and the use of the wire.

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  20. Fantastic colour scheme Trace. Love all the texture. It's beautiful.

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  21. Its Beautiful Trace. I love the ghosted stamped image, I like the way you need to move your head around to really pic out all the details. x

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  22. Absolutely beautiful Trace and such a wonderful feel of shabby chic with the textures and colours, I love every single gorgeous detail. hugs Chris x

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  23. This is wonderful Trace, one of my favourites. The colours are fabulous, I hardly ever use Weathered Wood, but see it will have to come out to play more often. I'm sorry James has had to miss his trip, but it's more important to get him fully well (more important to you anyway :-) ) Take care xx

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  24. Gorgeous Trace - you are so creative! Such amazing details and one fabulous design! How you come up with all these wonderful ideas Trace I will never know. Love the lace peeking through. You and James are in my thoughts and prayers Sugar.
    Sandy

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  25. This is so you! I would never think to emboss an image so lightly and use these neutrals to combine all of these to make a gorgeous piece as this! I love it so! Love the soft color on the roses! Perfection! Thanks for showing us what colors you are made of this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!!!

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  26. Where to start..... I love hangings and this is a beauty! The colour blending is fabulous and the composition is lovely, such a great piece Trace. Chris xxx

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  27. GORGEOUS!! LOVE the soft pretty colours! Fabulous project, with so many awesome details to adore! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

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  28. A fabulous hanging with lots of lovely texture and fab florals. The stamps used are perfect and I love the colour palette. The treasured gold just adds even more to this wonderful project.

    TFS

    Annie x

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  29. Fabulous Hanging! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Challenge :)

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Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and leave me a comment..it means a lot..hope you like what you see. Trace x