Saturday, 17 August 2013

Cherish Wall Hanging

Hi all..... Yaaaaaaaaaaaay it's the weekend!!  I hope you are all having a great relaxing time!!  I have a project share for you all today.  This is my "Cherish" wall hanging and is a project for the design team over at Scottie Crafts. Todays project is a little bit girly and perhaps a lot grungey!  But I love how it all came together and it did so really quickly.

I started off with some corrugated cardboard which I painted with some acrylic paints in Burnt Umber and Black.

I then sponged over some Tim Holtz Adironrack Alcohol ink in Silver Mixative to give that metallic look.  I was after a corrugated iron effect. I also cut my corrugated background into two sections.

Once all this was dry I began layering the papers on. My backing sheet was some scraps from my stash, which I topped with Kasiercraft Basecoat Whitewash.  Wanting to keep within the rustic come grungey theme I distressed all the edges with just a pair of scissors and added Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut stain,
Once I had my papers glued in place I then began creating and gathering all the following supplies to embellish my project:

To create this gorgeous rose I cut out quite a few flowers from the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die.  I have used the smaller rose shape to create the rose.

 My heart and key were made from some recycled cereal board.  I coated this quite thickly with white glue and then heated it with my hot glue gun to get the texture you see here.

Once I had all of the elements sorted I began gluing
              all the different layers into place.

With the Papermania brown string, I soaked it in a solution of diluted white glue, which I then wrapped around a metal crochet hook and gently on a very very low heat, I heat set it in my oven to form the twists and curls.  Once the twine is dry and set it aside to cool and the twine then just slides off the metal hook.

I really had a lot of fun creating all the extra elements for this project.  There is nothing I like better than to play and experiment in my craft room....Here are some close ups of everything....I think the Junkyard findings just blend with the grungey look of this hanging so well and added a bit more texture and dimension.

 Oh the words...I almost forgot the words....these are just printed off from word and then cut with some fancy edged scissors, lightly inked, again with the Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut stain, I have adhered this with double sided foam tape.

  I have used an old hanger I have had in my stash from my quilting days.

 Thanks so much for stopping by....
Have a great weekend everyone and I will see you all next week....
✿ღ.~♥  Live your Bliss ♥~ღ.✿


  1. This is really beautiful Kimi. I love the idea of curling the wet twine around your crochet hook... have to try that myself. The corrugated cardboard does look very realistic... I love what we can do creatively to get the look we want!!
    Love it!!

  2. The wall hanging is lovely. I like the wet twine idea. Must remember that for later.

  3. So twine baked around a crochet hook (& I thought it cool to wrap wire around a pencil), you made your own heart & key from a cereal pkt & you made a piece of cardboard look like metal! Not forgetting the gorgeous hanger from... Well - an old hanger?
    You are so creative & this is totally girly grunge! Another great DT piece Kimi.... :)))

  4. Just been having a little look around your blog and I love your work. Totally gorgeous pieces that you have created. Am looking forward to more because I've just become a follower. ox