Sunday, October 4, 2015

A Fall Wall Hanging


I haven't bought any new home decor to hang for the fall season, so I decided to make a piece myself. I have so many beautiful papers and flowers right now, why spend more money on something made by someone else?

I started with a 6" x 6" piece of black chipboard and cut one side with Alterations Brackets die. I then covered it with a piece of Glitz paper in my scrap box. I was really getting into this project, and decided to use up some old stash. Searching through my chipboard box, I found a package of Tim Holtz Weathered Clocks I bought ages ago from an Etsy shop. I gave one a few coats of Tarnished Brass Distress Stain. I loved it. Now, I've got to remember I have all these.


I added more layers of Tim Coffey K & Company papers along with a border strip and a post card from Graphic 45's A Place in Time November. Now I put on some of my ecru cotton crocheted lace.


I fussy cut a bunch of leaves from one of the sheets of Tim Coffey's paper pad, shaped them and sponged on some Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I added Petaloo Botanicas and two Recollections leaves that were laying on my desk.


Again using my Tim Holtz scissors, I fussy cut this leaf from Tim Coffey paper and layered it with a piece of Canvas Corp kraft Flute cut with Alterations Mini Tickets die set. I put those two layers onto of a scrap of G 45 that I had cut with We R Memory Keepers Stub corner punch. I glued a wood Tennessee key onto that stack.


From my box of dyed seam binding, I choose a beautiful cranberry color I had recently bought from Prairie Bird Boutique. I punched holes on the top corners and threaded the seam binding through and tied it to the chipboard. I made a double bow and glued that onto the right side.


I tied on another piece to the tag I had made with the plaid TC paper.


Back into my stash, I found some Tim Holtz alphas. I dabbed on a bit of the TB Distress Stain to dull the finish and give a more cohesive look.

Yipee, I'm done and loving' it. Plus a have a new piece of fall decor to hang and the bonus of saying "I made this!"

I really appreciate you stopping by!
Linda

5 comments:

Ros Crawford said...

That's so pretty!

Samra Leshinski said...

What a gorgeous wall hanging! Love the embellishments and such a nice design.
Hugs :)

Samra
Paper Talk with Samra

Team Clark said...

How funny, I just made a Christmas version! :) Great minds... This is just GORGEOUS!!! Love love every element!

Audrey Pettit said...

Handmade decor is the BEST! Wow, Linda, I LOVE it! Love the papers and colors and love the flowers and all those fall leaves! Can't believe you fussy cut all of them! They look amazing, and SO real!

Tracy said...

Sorry I haven't been to visit lately. Things have been crazy busy here. This is so beautiful. I really love the leaves. This will dress your home up for fall for sure. Hugs!

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