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From x stitch I moved into card making - now I am playing around with mixed media! I am taking part in different workshops and with help from crafty pals, learning about different mediums and techniques. Hope you feel inspired to create after a visit to my blog - Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Shoebox Project - Door Hanger

Well hopefully as your reading this I will be away on a crafting weekend with crafty pals - sadly not all could make it but we will be thinking of you!

Kathy came up with the idea of a shoebox project - basically we all make something and put together the 'parts' of it for everyone else to make - ie, card blank, ribbons, papers. We will pass the box around - everyone will take a set and see what they create. Great idea!

My project is a door hanger. This is a picture heavy post!

I started by putting a layer of gesso on everything and used my gelato's on the tag.

I stamped my text on tissue paper and then put it on using matte medium. It reads 'Never doubt your creative instincts, just go with them and enjoy the ride'.

I put some colour down with inktense blocks and spritzed it with water - the colour wasn't strong enough

so I sprayed with some dylusion inks

I did the same with the chipboard flower bur had some bleed through from one side to the other - I forgot about the 'puddling' of the ink - oh well no mistakes in art...until I did this....

I sprayed it again and decided to use clear gesso to seal it - used far too much and ruined it so plan b

drew around and cut it out and decorated it  - it reads craft frenzy - keep out

the other side reads - gettin inky - come in

I started stamping on the door hanger - both sides..

 I added my wings, my mad hatter and the tag

I decided I had to add another tag on the back as it looked strange without. I used a manila tag and sprayed it with raspberry dylusions. I found this sticker sentiment ' Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty - they merely move it from their faces into their hearts'.

I sprayed a doily with raspberry and postbox red and added Audrey Hepburn and some stars.

and the finished article - the tag is added with a ribbon so you can flip it either way and have whichever side you prefer - my oh described it as a mood tag :) In the zone and don't disturb or come on in and get inky.

Hope your weekend is going well!


Louise Wright said...

that's a fab project. Love the end door hanging- perfect for a crafter. (Sentiments are ace on the tags)
Thanks for the photo 'how to'. Hope you are having a great craftathon x

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Clare Lloyd said...

Fab project. I bet everyone loved making theirs.

Lauren Hatwell said...

Fabulous door hanger Debs. I thoroughly enjoyed making mine. Great shoebox project and a great weekend. Thanks so much. Lx

Wishcraft said...

Looks fab hun, love the colours :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Kathyk said...

Got my version of your shoebox project adorning my "office" (aka 2nd bedroom) door now! Brilliant project and such fun to make, Debs