Friday, January 9, 2015

My first Door Hanger

Happy Friday everyone! 

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is... X for X-periment! We would like you to try a new technique or use materials you've never used before. Well, I've never altered a door hanger before or have I ever used card making materials on wood so I thought I would give it a try :)

I started with a couple coats of cream acrylic paint, after that dried I added a thin layer of One Step Crackle glaze. I applied some texture paste through the Tim Holtz Burlap stencil, after that dried, I sponged the entire hanger with Vintage Photo DI. I wanted a little shine and sparkle so I sprayed it with Krylon Clear gloss and while that was still wet, I added a touch of glamour dust.    
Here's a closer look at the crackle effect, texture paste and some of the sparkle. 
I stamped one of my favorite poems/verses "Footprints In The Sand" (stamp is from Inkadinkado) with Memento Rich Cocoa and attached it to a Romantic Rectangle nestie. I used the Rose Creations nesties for the flowers, added a coat of Krylon clear gloss and glamour dust to them also. The butterflies were cut with my new Tim Holtz dies and embossed with Shabby White Frantage. The gems, wooden house & hand dyed seam binding are all from my stash... and there you have it- my first altered door hanger!

Now head on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the DT
fabulous Xperiments!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Challenges I would like to enter:
All Crafts- (Dec/JanAnything but a Card
C.R.A.F.T.Not A Card
Crafty Ribbons- Let's Get Sentimental
Fashionable Stamping- Turn Up the Heat
Ooh La La CreationsWords to Inspire
Penny Black and More– Stencils, Masks & Embossing Folders (I used a Tim Holtz Stencil)
Rhedd's Creative SpiritAltered Art / Mixed Media only
Scrapy Land- Anything goes + dies in store (Rose Creations & Romantic Rectangle)
Simon Say Stamp- Something New (new technique & new dies)
 Simon Says Stamp Monday- Old and New (combination of old & new dies/new technique)

25 comments:

Juls said...

oooooh this is just gorgeous, Love all your details :-) x

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Tammy. Oh my goodness, this is just gorgeous. Such detail and textures. Beautiful design and I love the verse, such wonderful words.
You are so talented and I wish you the very best of luck with the challenges, its a sure WINNER in my eyes. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

HOLY COW!! Tammy, you should really whip out the mixed media products more often because this is incredible!! Your crackle texture is amazing and I love your stencil work!! Beautiful flowers and amazing sentiment to boot!! HUGE fan of this door hanger! until next time, big hugs :)

Desire Fourie said...

Tammy this is stunning. Loving the peachy tones and pretty buterflies.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

*Vicki* said...

Hi Tammy! Wow! This is really stunning!! I love your door hanger design with your lovely sentiment and that wood veneer accent along with those embossed butterflies really makes this beautifully come together! Hope you have a fabulous weekend my friend! HUGS

jimlynn said...

Tammy, it really does shine and sparkle and not just from the shine you put on it! It's GORGEOUS!!!! I love the colors you used and the entire hanger is so beautiful.
Lynn

Wynn Walton said...

Very beautiful and a lovely sentiment. Thank you for sharing it with us at OLL challenges. Wynn DT

Sammy said...

Just gorgeous! Love the colours and the texture is lovely. Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

Lori Kobular said...

What a great Xperament!! I love the color and texture of your doorhanger! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #9!

Jennifer LaVite said...

Oooh! Love the textures. I have some paste, but I haven't tried it yet. Thanks for sharing.

MagsB said...

This is fabulous, Tammy! I love the soft vintage colours - and the sentiment is one I particularly love, too! Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge!

love Mags B x

Patricia Chalas said...

Wao Tammy this is so beautiful!!
love the scripture.....

Jessica Backer said...

So cute!

Jessica
http://creationkorner.blogspot.com/

Irene Watson said...

gorgeous door hanger! Love the soft colours and the sentiment is just lovely. thank you for joining us at CRAFT challenge blog! Irene DT xx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Tammy. This is a gorgeous hanger. Love the textures and the butterflies look fabulous. It's a lovely verse too.
Thanks for sharing at FSC
Avril x

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Beautiful door hanger!! Love the background!! And love "Footprints in the Sand"! Wonderful work!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

Pia S said...

I've never made one of these door hangers, will definitely give it a go! Love how the crackle paint gives a worn look and old feel, and the use of the burlap stencil was a great idea too. A lovely shabby chic style project!

soapHOUSEmama said...

What a wonderful project! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!! - Ashli :)

downrightcrafty said...

wow Tammy this is gorgeous such texture and so many beautiful embellishments, thank you for joining us at Crafty Ribbons for our Sentiment Only challenge
hugs Kate xx

Julie Short said...

What a wonderful Xperiment it is too Tammy. Many products can cross over in this mixed media world.
Thank you for linking to Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge this month.

Susan Phillips Hickey said...

Great door hanger thank you for joining us at Ooh La la Creations Sue DT xx

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous door hanger and I love the sentiment. Thanks for sharing it with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge.

Rupa S said...

such a pretty door hanger Tammy and loved the textures out there. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Rhedd'd Creative Spirit this month. Good Luck. Rupa, DT.

MA-MI said...

Great project! I love the way you worked the base.
Thanks for sharing it with us at All Crafts Challenges.
Hugs, Maja DT

Whisper said...

OMG your stunning sentiment, gave me a tear in my eye, thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, luv Sam x