Sunday, 17 November 2013

Shabby Chic Christmas

    I do love Christmas! And I really love making Christmas decorations! My house is full of candle holders and door hangers that I have decorated over the years - We still use a garland I made 13 years ago!

     This year I was inspired to make this door hanger because of the challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges! We want you to make something that is -

   I started with a chipboard door hanger that I covered in Chocolate Pudding Fresco paint. Then I applied some Crackle Glaze very thinly over the hanger. When this was dry I sponged some Nougat Fresco Paint over it - This is my favourite 'neutral' base colour. The crackles start appearing really quickly and I love working with Fresco paints because of this - the paint dries so quickly and has a gorgeous chalky matt finish. Perfect for shabbying up!

      I then sanded very lightly around the edges to reveal the dark paint underneath.

I used a Flonzcraft stamp - Christmas Cheer -Which is a set of stamps but I just used the script segment. I inked it with Potting soil Archival ink and stamped the bottom of the door hanger.

I then used a Tim Holtz Christmas stamp at the top and added my usual favourite script stamp dabbed here and there.

     I glued a piece of crochet lace across the hanger and a frayed piece of green ribbon was tied into a bow and stuck on top. I added a dark burgundy button which had been tied with ivory hemp string.

        Some curled rusty wire was added............

 ......and a wooden tree decoration on which I stuck a tiny star covered in gold Distress stickles glue.

Hope you like my Shabby Chic Christmas door hanger! Why not come over and join us this time at Fashionable Stamping Challenges Remember we are a stamping challenge so please feature a stamped focal image on your creation  -  You could be the winner of $20 to spend at Flonzcraft Stamps! And of course you could be picked at one of our Catwalk Spotlights!

           Thanks so much for being here! Hope to see you all again soon....

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  1. Beautifully crafted Laura! Have never tried a door tag before. Have a great week. Hugs, Yvonne

  2. This is beautiful, Laura. I love the curly wire, something which finishes off your project perfectly. You always add that brilliant finishing touch that lifts what you do onto another level. Your home must look gorgeous at Christmas! Julie Ann xx

  3. I also decorate my house with many hand crafted, mostly painted items! This door hanging is such a lovely Christmas decoration and so inviting! Beautiful! Hugs!

  4. Hi Laura. This is so beautiful Laura! I love the writing along the bottom, it just adds to the shabby chic style and adds that touch of elegance. A wonderful make.
    Dot x

  5. I would love to see your home at Christmas Laura especially with this doorhanger. Dot is right the writing at the bottom finishes everything perfectly.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

  6. Beautiful decoration Laura, love the shabby look ! Sue C x

  7. Totally gorgeous Laura, just love the shabby, crackled, vintage gorgeousness of it! I can just imagine how wonderful your home will look filled with such gorgeous decorations!!

  8. Gorgeous door hanger, love how you added the writing as well.

  9. Really beautiful Laura and full of shabby chic gorgeousness! Hugs, Anne x

  10. A beautiful door hanger Laura, love that shabby background with the script, just perfect !! Esther xx

  11. Gorgeous project Laura, love the background you've created - the crackle looks amazing.
    Claire xx

  12. OMG, it must be a WINTER WONDERLAND at your house all the gorgeous work hanging everywhere, I love the door hanger it's GORGEOUSSSSS, I think I say that a lot with your work Miss Laura, you always ad the PERFECT touch to everything, thanks so much for inspiring us.. Hope you have a wonderful week..

  13. I am so not ready for Christmas, but your tags and this door hanger are delightful! I really like the wooden tree on this. I was wondering how/what you did to display your tags, if you'd care to share. nise

  14. Such a wonderful idea. Your door hanger looks fantastic.


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