Just for Fun " Vintage " and Craft Room Challenge " Home Decor "

I miss my boy !!!! My lovely husband Teo has been away for three whole weeks hopefully having fun in the sun and I miss him so much.  We have been together for twenty seven years and have the good fortune to work for twenty two of those years together. Now some of you may think that it sounds like a recipe for disaster but for us it’s just perfect and we wouldn’t have it any other way ! The only down side and this is a biggie is as well as being jewellery designers and having our own jewellery shop it is not always possible to holiday together , so we tend to have short holidays together and seperate holidays with our friends so we get the best of both worlds.

Due to the lack of husband I have been a little less crafty of late as I work all day every day except for Sunday . What with communication problems with my PC  and moody modems I have not been able to  take part in some  of my favourite challenges or keep up with you fabulous ladies ! For that reason am entering both the Just for Fun challenge who’s theme this week is Vintage and The Craft Room Challenge who have Home decor as their chosen theme. Not that you can tell from my fabulous photo’s but this is in fact a hanging but when I attempted to hang it on the wall just couldn’t get the right light ! 

Large photo  ( sorry if it scared you ) wanted to show the crackle effect up close !
For my frame I have used the lid from an old box which was a perfect backdrop for the piece as it is a bit bashed and has lovely pale stripes ., I coloured the edges with Stazon ink in Saddle Brown. On a large piece of pink card I stamped one of my distress text stamps again in Saddle Brown and then ran amok around the edges with my new Zutter electronic distress tool, which is fabulous but makes one hell of a racket. For any one thinking of buying it please make sure the neigbours are out and the  pets and the children are sedated ! I used an image from the Graphics fairy which I covered with Ranger clear crackle glaze and when it was dry went over it with distress ink in Vintage Photo. I placed a little pearl on her finger and then once again used the noisy tool around the edges. As  I wanted the image to look quite distressed I  only stuck the image down randomly to create a well worn look.

Hope you like it as it has taken me three days off an on to complete in between my day job !
Do pop over to Just for Fun and The Craft Room Challenge to see the wonderful entries and also the fabulous inspiration piece by both design teams.
Just one more thing Von was the lucky winner of the Tim Holtz on the Edge die and Suzy Bain has won a couple of tags and a notebook I made a little while ago and completely forgot all about due to my communication problems, ladies please let me have your addresses so I can send them on to you.
Take care 

50 thoughts on “Just for Fun " Vintage " and Craft Room Challenge " Home Decor "

  1. First, a big hug…sending some love until hubby gets back! My hubby goes away on business sometimes, I know the empty feeling!Now, that gorgeous hanging…Wow! Absoultely stunning! Your talent is just wonderful!

  2. Aww bless mine goes away as well from time to time and as much as I miss him I do like having the bed to myself lolLove the old master effect you got with the crackle glaze :)Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Just for Fun :)Oh wonderful thank you Marie and well done Suzy too :)Von xxx

  3. Poor you, weeks all alone and nothing but hard work. But your wall hanging is gorgeous. Hope you will soon be back together again and have more time to do your lovely crafting. Hugs, Valerie

  4. Είσαι καταπληκτική και απρόβλεπτη!!!!Το χέρι είναι σαν ζωντανό,σίγουρα δεν είναι;(χιχι)Σε θαυμάζω!!!

  5. A stunning piece of work Marie; fabulous! Your ideas are amazing.I'm going away for a week with school on Monday and I know I'm going to miss Dave so much. I get worse as I get older too! Hope hubby will soon be home with you. xxx

  6. Hi Marie, it's a real pity that you and Teo have to holiday separately – a weekend apart is long enough for Alan and me – you'll be glad to see him home again. I'm off for a weekend to a craft retreat on Friday and because we will miss each other he is driving all the way to Yorkshire to collect me on Sunday! Stunning wall-hanging – I'd love to have it hanging on my wall 🙂 A great recycling job on that box lid and the Graphics image is just gorgeous – love all that distressing. Haven't heard of your noisy machine and perhaps I'll stick with using the edge of my scissors for that job for the sake of my neighbours 🙂 Hope it's not too long before Teo is back with you. Elizabeth x

  7. This is so gorgeous Marie! It looks beautifully vintage with the crackle, and I love the pearl ring on her finger. Fabulous to hang on any wall! Good luck, and thanks for joining in with us at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

  8. Oh my goodness Marie, you are a busy bee and in between all of that you managed to create this gorgeous, gorgeous wall hanging. its so beautiful it would make any room look extra special. I love it.also just wanted to let you know I have a free collage sheet today for all my friends, please pop by and help yourselfhugs June x

  9. Fabulous wall hanging love all the distressing and vintage effects. The pearl is a smashing touch. Congratulations to the winners. Thank you Marie for sharing with both Just for Fun and Craft-Room Challenge. XOXO Zoe

  10. HI – firstly thanks for your kind comments on my blog and secondly I work full time and i'm doing a Masters degree so know just what you mena about trying to find time to craft ! But enough of that – you've put your time to very good use as this is absolutely gorgeous, I love the crackle and the distressing and the pearl…and well everything! Thanks so much for joining our Craft-Room Challenge…Esther xx

  11. This is a gorgeous piece, Marie. Love the look you have created with your noisy machine and the crackle paint. Great idea mounting it on an old box top. So sorry you are lonely and working so hard. Your Greek Boy will be home soon and then watch the sparks fly. xxDonna

  12. Absolutely gorgeous, Marie! I love it. I think my hubby and I must be the opposite of you. we rarely get more than a fortnight's holiday together and he works on Saturdays and I work on his day off! We only have time together on Sundays. Thank you for all the lovely comments you leave for me. I really appreciate them. You are a lovely lady

  13. This is absolutely fabulous Marie, I love the image, the distressing, the pearl in fact I love everything about it. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.xxx Hazel.

  14. Thank you so much for my little win Marie, I've e-mailed you. Love you wall hanging, that image is gorgeous, love the crackle and the stamped script. I couldn't work with my husband, he works from home a lot and that's bad enough, always popping down for cups of tea and catching me crafting when I should be doing the housework! Lol. Thanks again, Suze xx

  15. dear Marie,Hang in there…he will be back soon. You are so blessed to have a beautiful and special relationship with yr DH. Love your piece today too. Keep your spirits up and do take care, gerri

  16. Whaht a beautiful wall hanging, Marie! I love the crackled surface and the distresses edges. Most of all, next to the art itself, I love reading your blog. It sounds like you are sitting here in my den talking to me. Such a delight to visit your blog. It sounds like the vacation situation works out well. Enjoy the time alone with some chick flicks or such.

  17. Lovely hanging you have made there which fits in perfectly with this weeks theme on JFF. I do like how you have distressed it and used the crackle which looks perfect on that picture. Thanks for joining us at JFF – Hugs, Neet

  18. Hi Marie, This is absolutely fabulous work. I love the crackle effect, gorgeous image and the way you made it look antique by distressing the edges.Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such kind comments:)

  19. STUNNING…wow what a gorgeous creation!!I love what you said about the distressing machine, made me laugh as it reminds me of when I first started out scrapping I had bought the traditional eyelet setter which you had to bang with a hammer on a slab of marble, well C3 was a babe and every time he saw me pick up the tools he would cover his ears and say "Oh No not boom boom again"…..we have come a long way in 6years!!Cant wait to see your next creation!!hugzirini

  20. Hi MariYou sound busy just like me!!!. My new work is taking up all of my time at the moment and I love it, but I am missing my crafting and blogging buddies.I love this hanging, the image and colours are delightful.Thanks for staying in touch and take care.luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  21. Το project είναι απίστευτο, τα χρώματα,το μοτίβο, όλα είναι τόσο ρομαντικά!!!! Σ'ευχαριστώ για το υπέροχο σχόλιο στο blog μου!!! Είναι πολύ σημαντικό για μένα!!! Σε φιλώ!!!

  22. What an amazing piece of work Marie – it looks like an ancient treasure you've unearthed! Completely worth the neighbours not speaking to you I think! Teo will be back before you know it and you'll be able to barricade yourself in your craft room! Vx

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