Saturday, 21 September 2013

Live The Dream Hanging

Hello, well if anyone said a couple of weeks ago I would be blogging again I would not have believed them!
I came back a week ago today after several months off and everyone has been so kind and welcoming that I feel I have hardly been away at all. (Apart from having to relearn blogger!!) 
So a big huge thanks to you all as I appreciate it more than I can say. (Now I will have that Leo Sayer song in my head all day! How long ago was that?)
 I made a little hanging.
I used mount board "5 and a bit" inches square and painted it with adirondack cloudy blue dabber. I usually use acrylic paint base but on Hels show on Create and Craft tv yesterday  I liked the matte effect so I went back to the drawing board last night (well the hanging!). On top of the blue I stamped Wendy Vecchi's text stamp in Archival Sepia. On the corners I used a floral corner stencil but instead of texture paste I dabbed cool peri adirondack dabber. I then stamped around the four sides with Wendi Vecchi "Live Your Dream" stamp in black archival. I used a little wooden artemio tree which I lightly rubbed with lilac wax and hazelnut adirondack. I added two of Wendy Vecchi's art part flowers which I rubbed with brilliance blue ink and a versamark blue ink. The bigger flower was made with scrap paper cut with a spellbinders die and dipped into clear embossing powder in the melt pot. 
All the while I was making this I kept wishing I had not already used the WV art parts bee on another project earlier so I stamped a little bee from the Tim Holtz tiny things set using sepia. I finished off by making the hanger from grosgrain light blue ribbon together with hairy string threaded through punched holes I had made before I started using the crop a dile and blue eyelets.
All The Best, 
Vee xx
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Hels Sheridan   - Make a Hanging
(I used layers of paint, ink etc)
The Crafting Cafe - Altered Art 
Simon Says Stamp - Stamp on Anything except plain paper (I stamped onto mount board.)


  1. Gorgeous hanging, Vee! that background is immense and where I always slip up. You've got me wanting to pull out my Art Parts and try something like this. LOVE it! xxD

  2. I really is good to see you back Vee!
    Your wall hanging is stunning. I love how you have created the background. The tree and flowers are gorgeous and the colours are beautiful too.
    Sue xx

  3. Loverly Vee!! :)

    And its nice to see you back :) I have been having some change arounds as well!

    Deactivated my old Facebook and Twitter and am starting afresh :)

    Will let you know when I have a bit more to show on new Facebook :)

    Lots Love
    Michelle x

  4. Stunning Vee, this will enhance any wall. The flower is gorgeous.
    Janet xxx

  5. Love this gorgeous hanging Vee,just

  6. I am so glad you are back creating Vee, you do some brilliant work and I love that you give such informative posts on said work! I am so loving your flowers and this wall hanging is a work of art!

  7. Lovely work, Vee! The mount board made a great wall hanging. (And I LOVE that little bee you added!)
    I'm glad to hear that you're blogging again. Thank you for joining us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. And thank you for leaving the sweet comment on the Design Team blog! ~Michelle

  8. this is just beautiful Vee - I really love that tree and the flowers you've made are fabulous - wonderful xx

  9. Vee! Welcome back! So lovely to see you back in the land of blog!
    Thanks for sharing your lovely wall hanging with us at The Crafting Cafe for our Altered Art Challenge this month!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  10. This is gorgeous Vee, I love the gorgeous plaque and the beautiful colours. It is so lovely to see your creations they are always fabulous and inspiring.

    Linda xxx

  11. An absolutely fantastic wall hanging Vee. You have put so much care and attention into this.
    It's lovely to see you back and creating such masterpieces x

  12. An amazing wall hanging, love it! Hugs Suzanne x

  13. Hello Vee, I just had to pop in & "see" you, welcome back Sweetie.
    Your project is beautiful, I love the big flower x
    Thank you for joining in the challenge over at the Crafting Café, good luck,
    We would love you to join in future challenges x

  14. This is really stunning Vee, I love the gorgeous background and the bee, flower and tree are all gorgeous, fabulous sentiment too, LOVE it
    Lindsay xx

  15. What a lovely creation! Love your beautiful stamping on the patterned paper. Thank you so much for sharing with us at SImon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  16. What a lovely hanging - the background is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it with us at Country View Crafts this month.


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Vee xx