Saturday, 15 June 2013


'Mixed Media ', is the new challenge beginning today at Sugar Creek Hollow
 Please pop over for all the details and see what we have all been making. Remember we like to see a vintage/shabby chic style  on your entries.  I have to say I realy enjoyed making this hanging and hope I won't bore you with too many details of how it was made.

As you can see the base was covered with scraps of torn book pages, a super messy job, especially round those letters. The shading was distress ink  my favourite  Vintage Photo and Tumbled glass
Next came the stamping. I used a selection of Indigo Blu stamps. The poppies were painted with Pebeo Prisme paints, there are some tiny seed beads in the center  of the flower heads.
Butterflies were stamped on to acetate before colouring , these have not shown so well on the photographs.

The small chipboard heart was painted with acrylics before covering with Crackle glaze. I rubbed over the cracks with gilding wax when it finally dried out.  Then  adding the sweet image  which  was framed using embossing  powder with a  random sprinkling of   Frantage Aged Gold added.

Thank you all for stopping by, I realy appreciate all your comments.


  1. Stupendous hanging Yvonne love the texture on the heart and the torn background :)
    Von ♥

  2. Wow! What a lovely piece you've created Yvonne :-) sticking those bits of paper down must have been a real labour of love when it cane to doing the letters part!


  3. This is gorgeous, looks like you had fun with your sticky fingers! Hugs, Valerie

  4. So tidy around the letters!
    Love that heart and the addition of the seed beads is really lovely.
    A triumph in gorgeousness!

  5. This is such a gorgeous mixed media project! Adding the seed beads is a nice touch! Sweet image! Enjoy the weekend!

  6. Gorgeous, what a beautiful project, I really love it, and all his details!!


  7. Beautiful wall hanging Yvonne. x

  8. Fabulous project Yvonne, love the poppies and the background you created:)
    Val x

  9. What a fantastic make, Yvonne - I love the aged book text background, perfect vintage distressed look; and the flowers look just wonderful. I couldn't get the picture any bigger when I clicked for a close-up, but they look really dimensional from here - amazing!
    Alison x

  10. Gorgeous piece Yvonne and I especially love the flowers - they do indeed appear fabulously dimensional - almost like fabric. You have incorporated many beautiful details and it all works fantastically. Nicola x

  11. I love the book page background on this and the flowers are gorgeous. A really lovely hanging.
    Jean x

  12. That's really lovely, a fabulous project.

  13. WOW Yvonne, this is absolutely stunning. Love the torn background and the poppies look amazing.
    Just had a catch up and some beautiful makes as usual.
    Hugs, Avril xx

  14. Really gorgeous! Love your flowers and the treatment on the frame!

  15. This whole piece is just beautiful it is difficult to chose one bit that is best. It all goes together so well

    Love Chrissie xx

  16. Gorgeous vintage style wall hanging with beautiful details Yvonne! What a stunning piece of work - I always love to read how you did all the techniques on your creations.

  17. Hi Meggymay! I just love this! What a lot of work it must have been to piece together that awesome background. And you completely transformed that chipboard heart into something beautiful. Fantastic work!!

  18. fabbie hanging Yvonne, I love the crackle effect you did on the heart

  19. Love this, the book paper background is amazing and love your many details. Gorgeous!