Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Following The Script....

Hello everyone!
I am so pleased to finally be able to announce that I am joining the Design Team at 'Try it on Tuesday'. I am sooooo happy!I have always loved their challenges and I am so honoured to have been asked to be part of the very talented design team......

      So today I am here to show you my creation for the 'Try it on Tuesday' new challenge - 

'Collage with a twist' 
- The collage must contain some form of script.....
     This started with finding a rectangle of corrugated card that I had put in my craft stash where I store all the MDF tags, door hangers, paper mache houses and substrates and various other 'starter' pieces such as plain frames, crockery, bags and many other goodies. I love the whole recycling aspect of crafts.....

     The colour scheme in my head at this point was white and brown and I had no idea where I would go with that. I had some saved bits of the 'Melange' tissue paper so that made a good start. Applying it to the cardboard after coating it with Snowflake Fresco paint. I then stencilled using the 'Art is' stencil and covered half the cardboard with paste.

    After that was dry I covered it all again with Snowflake Fresco paint leaving the moths bare as I wanted to retain the darkness of the images, but the paint helped blend in the wording.

    I then began to dry brush the card with Mocha Mousse and Irish Cream Fresco paint and added some French Roast as well. I then stamped some script stamp with Archival coffee ink.

White lace was applied down the sides of the card and some sticks gathered from my garden were attached to the card along with some rusty wire.

White roses were dabbed with some Vintage Lace Fresco paint and stuck onto the card along with some die cut leaves that had been painted with Old Gold Fresco paint and had crackle paint applied and then had French Roast paint rubbed into the cracks.


I attached a twig to the top of the card and wound rusty wire around it to form a hanger, and then to finish it off I applied a little Treasure Gold in White Fire around the edges and over the stencil lettering.

         So there is my hanging made from old cardboard! - Far better than chucking it into the bin!

     Please hop on over to see what the rest of the Try it on Tuesday design team have created and why not make your own collage and join in with the fun! 

                                See you all soon!


  1. Great hanger in my favourite sort of colours! It's beautifully put together and I just love your crackled leaves! The way you have so subtly coloured the white flower looks fab too, love this piece and big congrats on your new DT post!

  2. A gorgeous piece, the colors elements and rusty wire are all up my street! Love this make x congrats onthe new DT XX Hugs trace x

  3. Lovely Laura everything about it from the colour to what you have used.

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  4. Lovely collage, and welcome to the DT at TIOT! Valerie

  5. Congratulations on the DT post - you deserve ti - you are so talented! I love this, especially the cracked leaves and the twigs - oh and the fabulous corrugated card; I so love using that and you have made it your own: perfect. Julie Ann x

  6. I am so happy to have you with us on the DT, Laura!
    Welcome to our friendly team at TIOT! :)

    I LOVE your hanging - the soft colour tones and especially the way you created the hook with the twig and wire! So beautiful and brilliant. And the crackled leaves are just perfect!!!

    Claudia x

  7. A huge welcome,we are thrilled to have you join us at TioT's Laura
    Gorgeous collage, the names of some of the colours you used sound almost edible. Loved all the details you included.
    Yvonne x

  8. Congratulations - and what an exquisite piece to kick off your DT duties! Absolutely love the delicate colour palette and the twigs.
    Alison x

  9. Many congratulations Laura, your hanging is a real feast for the eyes, love the soft tones and those little twigs look amazing. Hugs, Anne x

  10. Well done on your DT appointment Laura and your first creation is a beauty. I love the rustic look of the twigs and the wire. Love, Margie x

  11. Lovely project, Laura, glad you joined the DT!

    xxx Ellie xxx

  12. Hi Laura and welcome to the team and what a wonderful project to start with. Love the soft colours, and as always lovey details.
    Avril x

  13. Congratulations, Laura.
    This project is lovely, those leaves are fab
    Rosie x

  14. This is beautiful Laura. Congratulations on making a great DT member too! What a grand start.

  15. Adorable creation and fantastic details!!!
    Congrats :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

  16. Love the rustic feel yet so feminine at the same time, the twigs were genius idea! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥ ( fellow DT member )

  17. Absolutely fabulous piece of art. Welcome to TIOT!
    Fellow DT member
    Cathy Calamas

  18. I love everything about this piece Laura! Especially the natural feeling is completely on my taste-
    a gorgeous and romantic piece...masterly!

  19. Cool! I love the textures and natural color scheme in this piece. Blessings!

  20. Massive congratulations on your TioT DT spot. They are very lucky to have you. And what a piece to debut with. Love the whole texture/text mix. Hugs, Jenny x

  21. Hey Laura - I just found this on my computer - why I did not comment on it when I received it but I had it in a section of things I really liked and wanted to look at it again. Well I should say congratulations. But most of all I want you to know that I was saving your make because it is so beautiful and romantic and quite feminine. I love it!
    I will write you tomorrow. Today has been kind of a wonky kind of day. Will explain tomorrow over morning coffee!

  22. Wonderful piece of art to start on your design team with. I love all the different elements, and the softness of the whole piece.


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