Spring Wall Hanging

Hello!

A couple of weeks ago I made an inky background using various inks including Distress Oxides, regular DIs and some other chalk inks in the colours I needed.  I suppose I found myself in a bit of a ‘Tim Holtz’ mood – I even got the craft sheet thing out, and a bottle of water and heat gun too!  To cut a long story short, if you’ve got all the gear out you might as well do a few backgrounds and hope they’ll come in handy later.  Which is why quite a few projects have features the same sort of colours recently.

I thought this piece of card had a lovely flowery, chintzy look to it (purely accidental, of course!) and would make a pretty backdrop for little Spring picture, or wall hanging.

The SPRING letters are die cut once in more of the inked card, then a couple more times from black card before gluing in place.  I daubed a bit of gold Glitter Gel in the corner and added one of the pretty postage stamps from the Hello Spring box.  Next I added a few die cut flowers and leaves until I was happy with the arrangement, and inked up one of the wooden butterflies in a purple shade to match the flower on the stamp.

I think it looked a bit ‘wishy -washy’ so added the black accents; the ric-rac braid, the gems and the black framing square. For the fancy frame, I inked another piece of card, using a single colour of the inks I’d used preciously, then die cut the frame.

To finish I chose a ribbon from the craft box which matched that of the die cut leaves to make a bow, and used a piece of twine to make a hanging loop.

From the Hello Spring box I used

1x  Postage Stamp

1x Wooden Butterfly

Ribbon

From my stash I used, inked card scraps,  die cut flowers, leaves letters and frame, gems and braid

You can get your “Hello Spring” box for just £15.95 from HERE

Thanks for looking

Happy Crafting

Kathy xx

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