Friday, 21 March 2014

Fussy and Fancy Challenge Blog - Shabby chic

Morning all - I'm sorry I'm a little late on parade today as I spent a lovely day yesterday at the NEC Hobbycraft show.  I met up with loads of crafty friends which is always a special treat.

Today is the start of a new Fussy and Fancy Challenge but firstly I would like to thank everyone who entered the last Challenge and well done to the winners.

My little bit of inspiration for this month is a little wall hanging.

My knew "thing" is using packaging wherever it fits in.  For this project I cut my piece of cardboard and stripped off some of the paper to reveal the corrugated strips which give lovely texture.  I rubbed over some Gesso and then began to add my pretty goodies.

A tag, washi tape, crochet ribbon, paper flower, distressed tag all topped off by the lovely Big Butterfly from Indigoblu.  I coloured the butterfly with silver and gold Wink of Stellar pens but unfortunately the shimmer doesn't show in the photo.

Looking forward to seeing your entries, have a good weekend and thank you so much for visiting my blog.


  1. Love your wall hanging, so shabby chic! The butterfly is gorgeous. Love it! Hugs, Ivonne

  2. OOohhhhh Yvonne, what a fabby piece of art, love your chosen colours, and the butterfly is stunning. It was sooo lovely to see you yesterday at the NEC, and look forward to catching up with you again in the Summer. Hugs P xxxx

  3. Fab piece of artwork Yvonne, your butterfly is simply wonderful. Pat x

  4. Wonderful project. Love the butterfly.

  5. Love this Yvonne. Don't miss out on my candy, do pop over and take a look on my Blog. Happy Weekend. Judy x

  6. What a FABULOUS wall hanging Yvonne!! your colours and techniques are just beautiful!!

  7. Beautiful wall hanging, Yvonne. Love all the different textures you've put on it. The gesso on the corrugated cardboard looks great for the background. Gorgeous embellishments.

  8. Hi Yvonne, Stunning wall hanger Love the textures that the corrugated cardboard brings...Your tag & butterfly is amazing... Love it all... Hugs May x x x

  9. Evening Yvonne, it was so good to spend the day with you on are such a lovely lady.....
    Your wall hanging is so gorgeous and would look at home on my craft room wall...great inspiration for the Fussy and Fancy Challenge...hugs....Jo. X