Monday, 9 November 2015

Vintage Winter Frost

It's ages since I last entered a Crafty Individuals' challenge and their products are all so lovely to use but I just don't seem to have had the time.  So I'm delighted to share this entry with you and if you'd like to take part, click HERE to enter your own project on the theme of Winter Frost using at least one Crafty Individuals' product.
We've been busy clearing my late mother-in-law's house and tucked in a drawer I found a wonderful treasure trove of vintage linen and crochet doilies.  I washed and pressed them and decided to use one for the base of this wall hanging.
You can see why I chose this one; it could be a star or on this occasion, a snowflake and that's what I decided to go with.  First I needed to make the linen more rigid so it would hang properly so I cut the same shape from white card and used Mod Podge to glue it on the back.  I would advise trying a test patch first to make sure it doesn't discolour the front of the fabric.  Next I used an Imagination corner stencil and some diamond Sparkle Medium to create a shimmering snowflake background.

Using a piece of watercolour paper I heat embossed part of this lovely Crafty Individuals stamp  C-138 using silver embossing powder, masking out the snowflake in the top right corner first, then edged it with latte-coloured lace.  I attached it to the linen with 3D foam strips.
To make the large snowflake I heat embossed two images onto acetate using silver for the bottom snowflake and white for the top.  I spread a thin layer of the Sparkle Medium over the white one and stuck the two together.  A few dots of Stickles copper glitter glue and a pearl finished the snowflake. 
I'm really pleased with the way this turned out, especially as each year when we take it out of the box we'll remember it was Anna's doily.  That's one of the things I love about Christmas, the decorations given by friends and relatives no longer with us bring back happy memories and ensure they are never forgotten.


Coco said...

How gorgeous!!!...
Thank you Sue for this very lovely and inspirational piece to join in the Crafty Individuas challenge, it will make a fabulous wall hanging for Christmas. Coco xx

Florence said...

Oh Sue, This is totally gorgeous! Love how you have turned your little found treasure into a little Christmas hanging. Really enjoyed reading your post. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Individuals Challenge.
Flo x

Jean Hardy said...

What a lovely way to use the doily - your hanging is beautiful and perfect for this challenge. Many thanks for joining in our Winter Frost challenge. Jean x

Jane Castle said...

What a gorgeous piece and a lovely decoration to treasure each year x

Effie said...

What a beautiful way to use a treasured piece.. Lovely!