Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Wall Hanging - The MIrror Crack'd

It is time for a new challenge at The Mirror Crack'd.

The theme for this month is Wall Hangings.

If you don't fancy a wall hanging we have a Tic, Tac, Toe board for you to choose from. If you want to do the wall hanging, it's the centre square, then you do NOT need to do the squares either side of it, unless you fancy challenging yourself even further. Or you could pick any of the lines around the outside and miss out the wall hanging altogether. If you use the Tic, Tac, Toe, please tell us in your post which line you have used.

Our host is Lula, and she will be choosing our Winner and Top 5.

We are thrilled to be sponsored by 

With a prize of £12.00 to spend at your favourite Woodware Stockist, either in store or on line.
Woodware are a Yorkshire based family owned business, as well as distributing Dreamweaver Stencils and Stampendous Stamps we have a wonderful range of stamps designed for us by Francoise Read and Jane Gill. We also scour the world for new and innovative products for the crafty card maker, and have a great range of punches and tools of the trade, to find stockists in your area or to see the range visit the website www.woodware.co.uk.

Our design team are playing along with the challenge so check out our blog, which is there for inspiration at www.woodware.co.uk/blog.
I decided to make a wall hanging for this month's challenge.  I have been having a major re-organisation of my craft room and I have come across bits and pieces of projects that I have started and put away to be finished or made into something so I thought now would be a good time to get something put together. I chose not to use the Tic Tac Toe for this challenge because although there were some fabulous options they were all very close to what I normally include in my projects and I wanted to do something a bit different this time.
I started with a large chipboard heart from Imagine If NZ.  I covered it with corrugated cardboard  and lace and then I used white crackle paste through a stencil and added a few diecuts.  I then painted everything with white gesso and when that was dry I painted everything with black acrylic paint and while it was still wet I wiped most of the black paint off.
Then I came to a standstill, I loved the look but could not figure out where to go from this.

Then I found a tag that I had made in a workshop at SENZ and thought I could incorporate that with the heart to make a wall hanging.
The chipboard tag was sprayed with ink. The chipboard pieces and flowers were sprayed then embossed with various embossing powders.  Micro beads were added and a bit of copper Viva Gold rubbed on in places.
I brought the colours from the tag into the heart using rub-ons and sprays.
I then put it all together:

Then because I thought it needed a little bit more I added a few extra embellishments.

I hope you enjoy this little project and I look forward to seeing your takes on this months challenge entered on the blog.


  1. Hi Ngaere, love the wall hanging. Great colours and textures. Happy crafting, Angela x

  2. Joined your followers too, Angela x
    aka Felix the Crafty Cat http://angelacuttingandcarving.blogspot.co.uk/

  3. Hi Ngaere, what a good idea to incorporate the tag onto the heart. The diagonal lines contrasted with the tag have a great effect. Funny how both our DT projects started with the same ingredients! Jan X

    1. Thanks Jan, you know what they say about great minds .....