Friday, 2 January 2009

Lotstodo Mega Challenge


Andrea over on the Lotstodo Forum is hosting a Mega Challenge. Everyone has something different to make. My challenge was to make something for Hilda which went like this - Canvas - must have brown somewhere on it, you must use 2 pieces of metal, you must put 1 word on it, NO people images or stamps. Can you imagine my horror, no stamping, what was I to do!!!!
Firstly I covered the canvas in walnut distressed ink, then I tore some brown patterned papers and some TH papers and stuck them on using melted beeswax. I coated the papers with another layer of beeswax. I added my one word 'hilda' using various different designs of letters. I tore a piece of rippled brown paper, threaded string through the top and bottom, and again used the beeswax to stick it down. I attached a metal key again with the beeswax, hung a mini hanger from one of the pieces of string and hung beads and a couple of charms from it. I used my metal hinge at the top to create a hanging device and added some string. I then used gold perfect pearls to add a bit of sparkle to it.
Hilda - I hope you like it xxxx

9 comments:

Hazel said...

It's brilliant, Sam, the beeswax coating looks so good, and I love the collaged letters.I am sure Hilda will love it.

crafty creations said...

Wow Sam it's brilliant !!!!!! I love it and can't wait to get my hands on it - thank you so much

Ang C said...

wow Sam - this is gorgeous

LazyKay said...

Great piece, I love how you've collaged the different elements and that hinge thingy on top looks great - well it all does!

xxxxxxx

ju said...

Lovely piece Sam - very inventive too!x

Claireabelle said...

It's fantastic Sam
x

Sue said...

Wow..Sam. I love all the elements you've used on this. Especially the ickle coat hanger at the bottom. It's soooo sweet. x

Andrea said...

Ooohhh Sam this is gorgeous,i'm sure Hilda will love it
xx

mommabear said...

Just brilliant Sam

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