Monday, 22 October 2012

Design Team Project #1 Featuring Teresa Collins ....

Good morning everyone ..... Gillian here to kick start our next design team collection (and oh what a beauty it is) .... firstly though a huge *Hello* to all our new blog followers thanks for stopping by and leaving us all such lovely comments.

The winner of last months random comment is #15 .....


which consides with a comment left by Butterfly aka Alison .... congratulations Alison please can you e-mail your details HERE

So onto this months collection .... we are using the beautiful Christmas Cottage Collection by Teresa Collins along with the co-ordinating stamp set.


My first project this week is using a Paper Mache Hanging Board (my fav item to alter) which is available from Snazzy's

I started out by painting the board with Fresco Paint (Toad Hall) then layering the following papers from the collection (Sentiments & Tiny Flowers).


I then added a layer of metal wire which was coloured using Fresco Paint (French Roast). I then stamped the "Christmas Tree" from the clear stamp set using Memento Ink (Rhubarb Stalk) onto a die cut from the 12x12 Double Sided Die Cut Accessories Sheet.

I die cut the Snowflake Rosette with the "Music" cardstock and attached the brad which is from the Decorative Brad Set.


The little metal snowflake which is available in a set from Snazzy's was highlighted using Treasure Gold.


To decorate the back of the board I have used Fresco Paints (Toad Hall & French Roast) with a Crafters Workshop Stencil & Treasure Gold to highlight.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment to let me know you have been here .... don't forget if you leave a comment on this first post you will be entered into the random comment draw which will be drawn on the 26th of November. Good Luck everyone.

I will be back later in the week with some more projects to share. TFL x


41 comments:

Eileen said...

This turned out so awesome. I just love it.

Minxy said...

Gorgeous first project, Love the snowflakes {my dies are still in there packets!!} and I love how you finished the back too x

craftimamma said...

These papers are lush and I love what you've done with them here Gillian. I love Christmassy stuff and this hanging board is right up my street. Love the snowflake die too and I used mine for the first time this weekend for one of my DT projects for next week, lol! Looking forward to later in the week for your next project(s).

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Redanne said...

What an absolutely gorgeous wall hanging, love how you have used red for the snowflakes, it really makes them pop and love that sentiment too. Beautiful. Crafty hugs, Anne x

rachel said...

stunning wall hanging - brilliant - fills me with thoughts of advent calenders! xx

Astrid Maclean said...

First of all, congrats to Alison! But to this piece, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!! That red and white colour combination is fantastic and all the elements you have used work so well together. The back looks just wonderful too and I love the treasue gold finishing. Brilliant first piece!!

snazzyoriginal said...

Love what you have done with this kit xx

Choka said...

I love the die cut snowflake - might have to add this to my wish list :)

Pat said...

Just love this. So traditional yet modern.
Pat xx

Hels Sheridan said...

congrats to Alison... Corr, Gillian, this is lush indeedily! Love those snowflakes x

Craftychris said...

Congratulations to Alison! love this hanging, the colours are cool and those snowflakes are fabulous xx

butterfly said...

Wow - Gillian, this is completely gorgeous! The textures, papers and mesh on the front are just perfectly combined, but I almost thing the back might be my favourite part - looks amazing with the burnished gold!

And then on top of that to find I have been picked by the Random Generator... I'm beaming!!

Thank you for the inspiration, and the chance to win!
Alison xx

Zeffy said...

Hi Gillian...i love the clean and simple look your Christmas project has...very pretty indeed!!

starcyl said...

Hi Gillian
This is a fab project, love the rossette.
Jenny x

Sarah29Wood said...

Another great christmas project, I think I may be busy making some of these over the next few weeks xx

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous project, I love Christmas and this is a wonderful decorative piece.
hugs {brenda} xox

Buttons said...

This is such a beautiful piece which uses those papers to their very best. And even decoration on the reverse! Now that's attention to detail. Hugs, Buttons x

Heather Williams said...

Love the front, but rather perversly, I think I might hang it back to front as I like that even more!

Beryl said...

A fabulous piece of artwork. I'm really enjoying the projects made from this collection and look forward to seeing some more while this collection is being showcased.
Beryl xx

Pat said...

Whay gorgeous christmas papers and stamps. I love your second project Lesley really gorgeous
Patxx

Morti said...

Gorgeous - I'm loving seeing all the snowflake rosettes everywhere at the moment.... it's a must have, I think!

Paula Gale said...

wow - I really love this project - anything hanging appeals to me because I think I could manage them too...

I love what you have done and how you have layered all of those gorgeous papers up. I especially like the red snowflakes. Are they a die, or were they already die cut and in the kit? Doesn't matter really because either way - they really do look stunning.

Love how you have finished the back of the project too - the mask used is appropriate to the papers from Teresa Collins kits because they are all very ornate and gorgeous. She knows how to put patterns together - that's for sure!

Paula x x x

p.s. just become a follower xx

Joan said...

Great project and the papers are fabulous

Sarah said...

What a beautiful project and yummy papers.

Maryann said...

Oh my goodness! I just found this blog here through Astrid, and I´m totally sold with all the gorgeous projects here from you girls. I have already seen more, that I want to try, so I can certainly see, that I´m going to get really busy here ha ha ha. Better start following here, so I don´t miss anything in the future LOL.
Thanks so much for sharing all these awesome ideas here.

Margie said...

Just got here from Astrid's blog and pleased I did! Some very inspiring projects here - will now be following you so I don't miss a thing.

Margaret Iddon said...

Love the hanging, beautiful colours and exquisite work. Will be keeping an eye on this blog.

Renee Stien said...

so much wonderful inspiration in one place - love it!

scrappymo! said...

Blogg hopping about in bloggy land today and found this blog. This roject is so beautiful and the stencil on the back of it is fab. Love the shot of gold there too!
Thanks for the chance to win.

EELS said...

Absolutely wonderful projects here, glad I found your blog via Anne. Love the wall hanging with the gorgeous red snowflake, really 'pops'.
Cheers,
Elaine

Kim Robertson said...

I love how this has turned out, absolutely fabtastic.. wrist aches from scrolly to the bottom of the comments though haha , love how everything came together, well done
craft hug. Kim x

Marleine said...


Wonderful idea and project. This will defina telly be on my to do list. X

val jones said...

This is so clever. Thanks for the instructions.

Val in Spain xxx

nannapat said...

This is my first visit to your blog & I'm so pleased I cslled in!! What a fabulous project, it's really gorgeous. Pat x

Korry said...

All the design have been fabulous ! Hels' gift voucher pocket is on my to-do list now !
Loetitia

karenm said...

stunning work and great instructions

isisimaginings.com said...

Beautiful, beautiful piece.

Pat said...

Love this tag Hels absolutely gorgeous as usual.These papers really are beautiful.
Pat xx

Stamping in Pink said...

all very gorgeous and inspiring creations made from such a beautiful kit xx

Kathyk said...

What a glorious kit and some lovely examples with it too.

Here's hoping ........ Santa, I've been good!

Kathyk

MsDebren said...

TFS, i am going right now to try this, so stunning !! These papers are a must have.