Jan 2, 2017

Mixed Media Boho Wall Hanging for Simon Says Stamp


I am filled with joy and overwhelmed with excitement to be the January *2017* Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge guest designer.  Thank you so much SSS for the invite and the amazing inspiration that has filled my inbox on a regular basis!  


Our theme this week is Start Afresh and we are asked to use something fresh out of the packaging.  This week's feature is on the fabulous Carabelle Studio stamp company.  It just so happens that I have an amazing new Carabelle Studio stencil that had never seen the light of day.


I created a base by tracing a plastic container lid onto two sheets of thick chipboard.  I glued them together and sanded the edges lightly.  I still wanted something thicker and it occurred to me that I could glue the chipboard directly to the container lid and use the rim to attach my dangles.

Now, I know what you're thinking...  I can't believe it's not butter!  Well, this is upcycled butter tub lid is definitely better than butter!  It's mixed media snowy goodness, with so many fewer calories!  I hope you'll give this concept a try, it's a great substrate.


I gessoed the panel and glued some twine around in a circle.  I used the Trame Tissue et Chiffres Stencil and texture past to add some texture.


Next I used a variety of Distress Inks to color the panel.  I gave it a spritz of Perfect Pearls spray to add some shimmer, then adhered glitter and sequins randomly.  I colored a few circles with the same inks, stamping the middle panel with the snowflakes from the Woodland Scribbles stamp set.  The background was a little too dark, so I sponged it with gesso.  I highlighted the perimeter with my grey Distress Crayon.


I embossed the alphabet stamps in gold on the top panel and layered with cheese cloth and many cutouts from the Paper Snowflakes die set.


I sprayed a piece of white Substrate sheet with the same Perfect Pearls spray, then stamped my Carabelle Studio wings, first in gold, then in cobblestone.   They are slightly offset, giving a great 3D effect.  The substrate cuts very easily and is super durable.  I love it!!!


Here you can see the thickness I achieved with the layered chipboard and container lid.  The snowflakes are tucked between each circle layer for dimension.


Finally, I used Tim's tiny attacher to staple my trims in place.  I only punched holes for the thin string, and used an awl for that.  I added a mix of vintage pom pom trim, seam binding, Distress dyed cotton yarn (thanks Bonnie for this amazing idea!), and Tim's crocheted trim.  It's not really a dream catcher, but a melody to the Maker of Dreams and a reminder of His great love...  <3


As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store to one lucky winner.  I hope you are inspired to join the fun!  Happy New Year!







32 comments:

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous project Autumn!! Brilliant recycling!! This is absolutely gorgeous!! LOVE IT 😍
Thanks so much for agreeing to be in the spotlight 😊

Wishing you a very Happy New Year
Luv
Lols x x x

Lorraine A said...

Hi again, some of the logos are missing links, I emailed with instructions on how to add them, if you need any help please email me again X X THANKS XX

Mac Mable said...

Congratulations on being guest designer ...not at all surprised as your projects are amazing and this one is no exception. Love how you did the wings and offset the stamping and glitter. Such a beautiful textured piece of art...Thank you for the inspiration x

Catherine said...

Love your boho hanging, it's gorgeous!! I've always admired your work so it's a thrill for me to have you as the guest designer this month! I can't wait to see all your amazing creations.

Cathie ♥

Macarena said...

This is so beautiful! I love the shabby chic look of the project and all the pastel colors you used. Love the pieces of fabric and embossed sentiment! Wishing you a Happy Year!

Lisa said...

Huge congrats on your guest design spot my friend!! This is amazing!! I love the texture and the layers!! The pom poms and trim are such a beautiful touch!! I love this!! It's so creative and fabulous!! Happy New Year!! I hope 2017 is filled with amazing things for you and your family!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Monika Gulyas said...

Wow Autumn, this is fantastic! It really looks like a winter dream catcher! Happy New Year!!!

Paper Profusion said...

Major congratulations Autumn on being the SSS Monday guest designer!! Serious kudos to you! This is a fabulous take on a dreamcatcher and very creative recycling! Nicola x

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely fabulous-great texture,recycling,layering and beautiful details-congrats on your GDT
Carol x

Sara Barker said...

Autumn, huge congratulations on being in the Designer Spotlight at SSS! What a well deserved honor! And you have done a beautiful job for them with this creative wall hanging! I love, love, love the pom pom and other assorted trims and those scribble snowflakes look amazing on your background! Truly a creative work of art! Sending hugs!

Maxine D said...

Congratulations Autumn on the Guest DT spot, and this is one amazing creation - and yes, He does make all things new!! Hallelujah!
Blessings
Maxine

craftytrog said...

This is stunning!
Happy new year to you and yours!
Alison xxx

Hazel Agnew said...

This is truly delicious Autumn. The profusion of loveliness dangling from it gladdens my heart! Xx

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is simply FABULOUS, Autumn! Love all that snowy goodness. Hope your year is truly blessed.

Donna Ellis said...

Delightful wall hanging, Autumn! All those yummy textures, colors and "feel" make me want to fly into the newness that Life brings us every day! Congrats on the SSS design team position! Happy New Year, Autumn! hugs, de

*Vicki* said...

This is really awesome Autumn!! I love your project and congrats on your Guest feature on the SSS Monday challenge! :) Wishing you lots of happiness and creativity in 2017! HUGS

Helen Wallace said...

Warmest congrats Autumn on a well deserved guest spot. You have done yourself proud with this exquisite piece of art. Soft and delicate with an ethereal feel and I'm sure it looks wonderful hanging in your home. Lovely, lovely work.

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Gorgeous design! I love the colors! :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

A Pink said...

BIg Congratulations on your SSS guest designer spots for January Autumn .
Your 'Melody to the maker of dreams'. Its such a fabulous idea ( I love dream catchers ) and so wonderfully crafted using both old and New and working with such lovely colours .
hugs x

Marty Fishman said...

Congrats on your guest DT! What a cool project, love how you've turned a butter lid into an awesome wall hanging! I love your soft colors and pom pom's mixed with snowflakes - so creative, Autumn. Happy New Year and Hugs!

Vintagehandmade said...

A huge congratulations, Autumn, on being on the Designer Spotlight at SSS! It's so well deserved, my friend! Your wall hanging is simply spectacular with all those beautiful pom poms and trims, and layers! What an absolutely stunning piece of art! I adore every single inch of this glorious piece! Sending lots of love to you! Branka xx

Anita Houston said...

Congrats on the guesting. This is so much fun and beautiful to boot! LOVE all the ribbon.

Maura Hibbitts said...

So glad to have you with us this month, Autumn! I admire your talent and creativity and just love what you have done here! You are always thinking outside the box, and I love that about you!! hugs, Maura

Redanne said...

HUGE congratulations Autumn and so well deserved, your work is always stunning and this piece is just that - stunning! Apologies for the delay, have been laid low with a virus. Hugs, Anne xx

Emma Williams said...

Welcome to the team Autumn, it's so lovely to have you as our GD for this month and what a way to start ~ this is just gorgeous and has so many layers and depth! I love it, really beautiful! xx

Kath Stewart said...

wow Autumn...I love your boho hanging...love the cute pom poms...it's great to have you on board and I look forward to see what else you make...hugs kath xxx

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow.. this is such a gorgeous creation, Autumn. Love all the beautiful details and embellishments on it. It's so great to have you as GD on the team. Happy new year! :)

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow.. this is such a gorgeous creation, Autumn. Love all the beautiful details and embellishments on it. It's so great to have you as GD on the team. Happy new year! :)

Migdalia said...

Stunning, Elegant & Beautiful!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
Crafting with Creative M

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a treat to have you be a Guest Designer with us! And wow! Way to start with a bang! This is lovely and I adore all the whimsical fibers and yarns you used. It's got elegance and just the right bit of sass and I loved seeing it! Can't wait to see your other creations and welcome again!

Barbara Schiassi said...

HAppy to have you with us during tthis month!! I have admired your works for a long time! This projects is fabulous and ethereal! I love it so much! barbara

butterfly said...

From squares to circles - wonderful layers and textured detail in those layers. The whole thing works beautifully.
Alison x

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