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Friday, 13 March 2009

Mixed media wall hanging.

Well hellooooo again :) Ok Ok I know I said I had more goodies to share with you last time I posted but as with all best laid plans... things seem to take turns and twists in my life and I somehow don't get to do the things I want to do.

So the reason for my absence is that I've been taking some medication that sent me off to la la land...lol You all know I'm a bit la la anyway but hey dizziness and computers just do not mix unless it's my usual blond dizziness that is :D

I am now taking some different medication and am crossing fingers... knees AND toes... in the hope that this one will keep me in the land of living and laughter instead of under the duvet and in the land of nod. Cor it's a good job I'm not a drinker or I'd never see daylight...lol
So onwards and upwards I created this mixed media piece on a visit to my pal Chriss a wee while ago and didn't get chance to share it with you.

I have long admired the work of a lovely lady Viola who creates the most amazing mixed media pieces.... check out her blog to see what I mean, you won't be disappointed believe me.
Now I can't profess to be anywhere near her level but I have sooooo wanted to have a go at making something that had lots of layers of beautiful lace and embellishments and this is what I ended up with.
Layers of ribbon, pearl beads and lace
all hand sewn to frame this pretty image which I stamped onto cotton with Stazon and coloured with a dye based marker pen. (Not sure whose the stamped image is but will share with you later)
The background paper I used on my wall hanging is my favourite from Crafty Individuals papers as I love all of the white flowers.

More lace, fabric heart and a lovely white decorative button from my stash that I had been keeping for something special finished my piece ready for hanging.

I think that this will always be one of my most treasured pieces ... it being my first and I'm so happy with myself that I finally gave in to temptation and created what my heart was telling me I needed to.
Thanks for visiting and hope you all have a fabulous weekend.
Hugs
Chris xx

14 comments:

Kristen Hermanny said...

This is beautiful, Miss Chris! It had to be a fun work to put all these pieces and layers together. It is absolutely gorgeous! I hope your meds come out okay. I take one for OCD and it made me gain weight but it really worked. I tried a different one that made me lose weight, but it made me think everyone was looking at me and made me paranoid. I decided to stick with weight gain and happiness rather than being a skinny psycho. LOL. I hope you come around quick and find what you need that works without ill effect!
Luv and Happy Weekend!!!

Stempelchaotin said...

Chris my friend, welcome back in the blogger word. I´ve been missing you.
Your newest creation is the perfection in the world. Absolutely gorgeous and lovely.

Have a wonderful weekend my friend.

sharon said...

phew...oh my wordy..you come back with a masterpiece like that..yumm.xxxxx

Kath said...

It's great to have you back...I missed your wonderful creations and wow is this a real stunner to kick off with....love the paper..the image is gorgeous and all that pleated ribbon.....enjoy your weekend...lovely lady
Hugs Kath xxxxx

maddy hill said...

Chris that is sooooo very beautiful ! whenever things are made from the heart they are always worth making !

beautiful chris !

Shashi Nayagam said...

Oh wow you did an absolutely wonderful job of it. Love everything about it. The colours are fab and it has got that peaceful look about it.
I am so glad that your new medicines are making you feel better. I shall cross my fingers and toes as well.

Ana Baird said...

awesome Chris! Have a lovely weekend!

Gez said...

Superb Chris.

What a wonderful creation something to certainly be admired & treasured. You're a natural at this. Can't wait to see more. :)

Hope the meds help.
Take care & have a lovely weekend.

Gez. xx

Rein said...

This is gorgeous Chris!

sesga loves 1950s said...

Helloooooooooooo!!
Love this piece of work Chriss ,Its beautiful .
Im glad you are back from lalal land!
love from sesga xx

Karen said...

oooooo Chris!!!! This is so beautiful it made my mouth water hahahaha! I can see that you had a lot of fun doing this and you should certainly be very proud of it..its a special piece of work.

Hope these meds are better for you as it could get a bit boring under the duvet and I miss you! Take care sweetie XXX

Dawn said...

Yaaaaaaaaay!! you're back - sorry to hear about the medication - As my auld pal John would say - God rest his soul - keep taking' the tablets!!! LOL

Well you have been squirreling away Mrs making some stunning stuff and this is gorge!! The details, lace and stamps - wowee!!

Hugs
Dawn
xx

Thank god I hate wine or I'd be tippling every night and would end up a lush no doubt!!!! ROFL

Pearl said...

oh my ! back with a bang ! ole grrl ! ;-) Good to know you were able to get into crafty action inspite of everything!

what an inspiring piece of art !

Chriss Rollins said...

hello hello hello... I know just how much you enjoyed this and she is a real beauty.

I have seen thiis IRL and it is GORGEOUS.

GLAD THAT THE MEDICATION SEEMS TO BETTER...ALL THAT BEAUTY SLEEP YOU WERE HAVING.

CHRISS X