Friday, 17 May 2013

Home, sweet home!

I dear friend of mine asked me if I would do a triptych for her as she needed a house warming gift.  So I created this triptych after I got the information that the three canvases were meant to decorate a new "Landhaus" style kitchen and what kind of colours she would prefer.


(Just in case you wonder what looks a bit strange with that image: I collaged the three images of the canvases together to give a little impression of how the look like hanging on the wall. )

The first step was to cover the canvases with burnt umber acrylic colour and let that dry. Than I applied some crackle medium and let that dry too. The upper coat was "cafe latte" and I love how the contrast worked out.


Then I prepared some glossy card with alcohol inks "raisin" and "rust" and stamped the words "Home, sweet home" onto them using the Tim Holtz "worn text" letter stamps and embossing ink to heat emboss afterwards with deep red embossing powder.



I rounded the corners using a corner punch and sanded the edges, before
punching four holes in the corners and fixing the plates to some rough burlap using tiny brads.

The lovely vintage adverts from the Tim Holtz "French Marketplace" stamp plate were stamped the same way - using embossing ink and deep red embossing powder.




The piece of bark and the ribbon were glued to the canvas using a heat glueing gun. For a finish I added some embellishments as the butterfly, the metal bird and the fabric flower from Prima.

Some close ups as usual ;)













 I hope you enjoyed your visit and wish you a lot of inspiration for your own crafting and creating!

Hugs,
die amelie x

I enter FSC's "anything goes" challenge  and Zeus and Zoe's "mood board" challenge with this project.

27 comments:

  1. Wow, das sieht soooooo super aus.

    Ich wünsche Dir ein schönes Pfingstfest

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  2. These look gorgeous! Lucky lady to have these for her kitchen =)

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  3. Wow einfach mal wiede total fantastisch!!! Und DANKE für alles :-)
    XOXO SanDee1899

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  4. wow das ist soooooooo schön - einfach wundervoll gestaltet - ein traumhaftes Deko-Objekt.
    Liebe Grüße, Dagmar

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  5. ...stunning work, loving all the textures, especially the bark, gorgeous colours too...Melxx :)

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  6. Das ist ja prächtig liebe Claudia!
    Der Hintergrund ist absolut genial und die Details eine Augenweide!
    Großartig!

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  7. Fabulous, who would not want something like that in a new house? Specially love the crackle effects, they look fantastic!

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  8. These are fabulous Claudia - I bet your friend is thrilled. Nicola x

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  9. Your canvasses look great Claudia! A gorgeous country style!
    Great and thoughtful gift!

    kind regards, Alie :-)

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  10. What a wonderful present to receive, we love all the crackled effect, something we've yet to try.

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  11. Stunning, just love your work and I am sure it will look fabulous in their home! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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  12. A stunning project Claudia, the textures look amazing. Thank you for sharing it with over here at FSC.
    Yvonne

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  13. Hi Claudia...wow, looove all the texture!!! And yet very feminine at the same time. Your techniques are very inspirational.
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight.
    Dot x

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  14. These look wonderful Claudia, love the colours and elements you have used and I bet it has become a treasured gift.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  15. I bet these will be treasured in their new home. So well executed and a balanced design for all three means they look so professional and expensive. Fantastic job Claudia. Hugs, Jenny x

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  16. Oh Claudia, this is absolutely stunning. I love the crackled background, your wonderful stamping and colours - and- that gorgeous butterfly! A beautiful piece of art. Hugs, Anne x

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  17. They will treasure these for certain! Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at FSC!

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  18. The various textures look amazing together, the butterfly is soooo adorable, love your project. Thanks for joining in the Zeus and Zoe challenge this month.

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  19. Absolutely stunning...what a wonderful gift for your friend!! Love the different textures...you did a super job! Really very beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Zeus and Zoe! ;-)

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  20. These are so gorgeous, Claudia - the amazing colour contrast on the crackle works so beautifully, and I love the shabby chic stamping over the top. Wonderful textures and details on each panel, and what a brilliant hanging they make as a trio - completely fabulous make!
    Alison xx

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  21. Sehr schön! Besonders der crackelige Hindergrund und die Verwendung der Rindenstücke gefallen mir!

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  22. Really gorgeous canvases! Great textures and details! Thank you for joining us at Zeus and Zoe!

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  23. Total schön!!!! Wirklich supertoll!!!!

    LG!

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  24. Love the canvas and texture...Very well done!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Zeus and Zoe..

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  25. So cool! I love all the texture on your pieces! Thanks for joining the challenge at Zeus and Zoe!

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  26. Beautiful project, I love all the texture you created!! Thank you so much for joining us in the Zeus and Zoe May Challenge :D

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  27. Really cool. Love the crackle textures!
    Thanks for joining us at Zeus and Zoe!

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