August 19, 2010

Distressed Curiosity

Hi everyone!

This week's theme over on the CCC challenge (hop over to Linda's blog HERE and join in the fun!) is distress stickles.  I decided to do another wall hanging this week. 

I started with a page from a chipboard book.  Then I cut the bottom section off of another chipboard page and glued it over the bottom of the main page (only around the edges - left the top section open) to create a pocket for the stems to slip into.I covered both chipboard pages with paper from Tim's paper stack.  Then I added some background stamping over both sections to create interest.

To create the sunflowers, I used scallop frames from Maya Road, inked them with Dry Mustard and Walnut Brown DI, and added distress stickles (Antique Linen over the yellow, and rock candy over the walnut brown).  The stems are from a Bo Bunny chipboard set, inked with peeled paint DI and distress stickles in same color.  The "bloom" letters are also from a BoBunny chipboard set - inked with dry mustard, with antique linen distress stickles.    

Then glued all the flowers and letters down with glossy accents.  Added a ribbon between the top & bottom sections to create some definition, and added faux stitching in black ink around the entire border.

Since I covered up the hole in the book page, I added a jewelry bale and covered it with a copper brad.   Then I added a TH chain and hook to hang it with (*can't remember the proper name at the moment*).

Hope you enjoyed this week's project - I'm having such fun playing along with this challenge.  It's great to see all the wonderful art being created!  Thanks to Linda for hosting this awesome event!


~ ellen.


Lori said...

First again?! hahaha Another awesome piece Ellen, I just love it. The sunflowers are nice and sparkly, looks great on that background!

Kim said...

This is fantastic! I love sunflowers, and these are awesome! Your photography captured all your details perfectly!

Terry said...

Awesome sunflowers! Love this challenge piece!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Ellen, this is spectacular! What a beautiful design, and you put the piece together perfectly. LOVE those happy, Stickled sunflowers, and the super-clever use of the letters and flourishes. This is a work of art that should be hung on a wall to be admired by everyone!

Netty said...

Ellen this really fabulous, love how you have designed the flower box and the jewellery piece. Brilliant. Annette x

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous, love sunflowers and these with their stickle shine are pure summer love it! xx Zoe

Nan said...

Wow Ellen! Love the pocket you created and I think your stickles showed up the best I've seen. Really looks great!

Hels Sheridan said...

Cor this is LUSH Ellen... loving those colours you used and the flowers in Bloom...fab idea :O)) xx