Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Spring Broom Wall Hanger

Evening Everyone,

It's been another busy and disruptive day at the present Casa Worthington ... I may have said this before so at the risk of repeating myself, I hate moving house!?!?

So it's been a case of NOMWW - Nothing on My Workdesk Wednesday - and no time to play, sigh, or not much time because I did sneak in for a few minutes to finish this small wall hanger.
 I've rather tired of making cards for the time being, besides I have a drawer full, so I thought I'd make something to hang on the wall instead. And I know Spring feels as though it's a long way off but it will come again, surely!

The base is a 6" square piece of recycled cardboard packaging covered in a patterned paper, the design is a paint distressed looking one, perfect for this project. The background is stamped with the Broom stamp from A Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady set, first in Versafine Vintage Sepia and then VersaMark brushed with gold mica powder. The sentiment, stamped in Momento Rich Cocoa, is from Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy Spring.
To make the topper, a stamp block was inked with three shades of Adirondack, Sunshine Yellow, Peach Bellini and Willow, then sprayed with water to create the background. Once dry it was stamped with the same Broom stamp as used on the background. This was then coloured with Memento markers in yellows and greens.
The ribbon and the embellishments, gold die-cut butterflies, gems, pearls and sequins are all from stash.

I'm submitting this to Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground Week 90 - the topper is made from snippets of white and brown card. While I'm over there I'll take the opportunity to see Di's first Zentangled project ... something I have yet to try, and as it looks so complex and arty, I may never try :)

I hope you are all well and that Wednesday has been good to you.

Take care and happy crafting,


  1. Such a lovely hanger Elizabeth. I also hate moving house. I have done it so many times in the past I will be quite happy never to have to move again.

  2. Hello Elizabeth I think the wall hanger is lovely. I've no managed to do a lo of crafting of late - but managed to finish the tag today - hope to post it to you in time for 21st! :-) Happy WOYWW Anne x #112

  3. did i miss some news? Are you moving far?
    Not playing WOYWW but wanted to come say hello to a few peeps now that toots has gone to bed.
    hope you are well

  4. Oh how pretty! A fabulous layout and beautiful soft colours! What a wonderful hanging to look at during the winter months while dreaming of spring! :)

    love Mags B x

  5. I am with the previous poster: Did I miss out that you were moving? Last I had heard was about losing your garden and the shed damage. So I'll have read down some more posts to check up on what's going on in your Scottish heaven. Loved this piece of art. When I enlarged, the gold mica really sparkled. Looked as though you had sprayed the entire background, did I miss reading that part? (entirely possible!). It is lovely and I really do like the stamp you chose, and the different ways you used it on this piece. What a wonderful decoration you will have to enjoy for a while. Loved your butterfly, I think I recognized my fav die company. TFS

  6. Just stopped by to say how lovely this looks...trying to get round to everyone in the playground tonight!

    Hope the packing is going well...and that you are able to pack the craft room last!

  7. Beautiful wall hanging Elizabeth. I love those colours and the layout is stunning. Hugs Rita xxx

  8. Beautiful wall hanging, so sunny looking :o)
    Jackie xx

  9. Wow Elizabeth, this really is a gorgeous wall hanging - love the sunny colours and such gorgeous stamping.

    I've just packaged a whole load of cards to send to Rach (Mike's Gal) to help raise funds for the RNLI. Like you, I had waaaay too many :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  10. I don't think you're alone on the house moving Elizabeth, just so stressful

    A lovely inky creation here to brighten a dull day.

    B x

  11. I am with the other two - did not know you are moving. Good luck with it all.
    Love your wall hanging, so peaceful and hope it fits in with the decor in the new house.
    Neet 30 xx

  12. Oh my goodness me . . .I LOVE this Elizabeth. It's so pretty and sunshiney!

    Hope the move goes okay.

    Sarn xxx

  13. This is so pretty - you should frame it and the sun will shine for you every day!


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