Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Stempelglede DT - Giveaway and Challenge!

 Good morning!  I have exciting news for you in today's post.  To celebrate that Stempelglede is now on Pinterest Gunhild is holding a fabulous giveaway and challenge on the Stempelglede blog!  The challenge is to create a project inspired by Gunhild's gorgeous mood board.  As soon as I saw the mood board I wanted to recreate the gorgeous weathered window frame and net curtain onto a canvas.  I began by painting the canvas with acrylic paint to create the dark background.  I then made a net curtain using cheesecloth and some lace from Live & Love Crafts.  Now for the glass.  I love the look of the frosted window pane in the mood board.
To recreate it I have used three different Stempelglede stamps and stamped with Gesso.  I used the Grunge Corner stamp from the Grunge Collection, the paint splatter background and the ornamental panel from the Background and Border collection.
To make the peeling, weathered window frame I used torn, wet paper and curled it around the window pane.  I inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and added Picket Fence Crackle Paint.
 The colours on Gunhild's mood board are just stunning and coincidentally, a lot of them are my favourite colours to use around my home!  I made a floral spray using flowers, berries and die cut leaves inspired by the colours on the board.  The large coral pink flower and the hydrangeas are from Prima, the rolled roses are by Kort and Godt from The Ribbon Girl.  I saved the berries from last year's Christmas crackers.
 I have used the Enjoy Life stamp from the Follow Your Heart collection, stamped onto acetate so that it looks like it is stamped onto the window pane.  I have added a bark heart and a white poppy from Live and Love Crafts too.
 The swirls were cut with Memory Box Donnington Tendril die and I have threaded them through torn areas of the paper window frame.
 The butterflies are stamped with the butterfly from the Vintage Baby Collection onto coffee filter paper and tinted with Distress Ink.
 There are two more butterflies fluttering around a Prima sentiment bulb.
 The leaf sprays were cut with a Doohickey die.
 At the sides of the frame I added some loops of jute string for visual balance.
I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my blog today and that you like my creation.  Good luck if you enter the challenge!  x


Juls said...

Wowzer .... This is stunning xx

mgoll88 said...

Looks really great, wonderfull creation


Gunhild said...

Your canvas is stunning!! I love it! you are such a big inspiration to me, Jane ♥

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card Jane! I love the shabby chique look, the colours and the whole design! Marlies