Wednesday 30 June 2010

Oriental Wall Hanging

In our DT packs from the Altered Element this month, we were sent a range of surfaces to stamp on. I used the same stamp set as for the He Loves Me Daisy game yesterday, the Artemio clear stamps, which feature flowers, a bird, and a butterfly, with an oriental feel to them. For this hanging I used the following items from the Altered Element:-

Tea Dyed Calico
Fusible Film, Shimmering Raspberry
Artemio Clear Stamps
Deko Ice, Amber
Cosmic Shimmer Mists
Inkssentials White Opaque Pen

I also used:-

Contrasting Lining Fabric
Gold Braid
Marker Pens
Small Circle Hole Punch
Chain from Primark Necklace
Gold Leaves Trim
Sequin Waste
Gold Wire

To make the hanging:-

1. Tear a rectangle of the calico, encouraging the edges to fray, spray with Cosmic Shimmers and dab ink through sequin waste.
2. Stamp with a selection of the Artemio stamps, adding fuchsia marker pen to the centre of the tiny flowers.
3. Colour daisy petals with white pen and fill centre with Deko Ice. Add stem with black pen and white pen.
4.Stamp Butterfly onto Grungeboard with Fuchsia StazOn, make another with the fusible film using an iron, and stick just the centre onto the Grungeboard version, adding Deko Ice down the spine. Shape Grungeboard wings with fingers and adhere spine to calico piece.
5. Cut leaves from the scraps of fusible film left from fusing the butterfly with the iron. Use the tiny hole punch to cut out 'sequins' from the remaining waste. Adhere as shown.
6. (At this point I added the white labels from the chopsticks as I liked the oriental writing. You may like to add some white highlights or white stamping instead)
7. Stitch the gold leaves braid or similar to the bottom to weight it down slightly.
8. Tear a slightly larger piece of contrasting fabric (I used brown silky lining fabric). Place the chopsticks end to end so that each end is equal and not tapered, fold the two layers of fabric over them and stitch in place. Cover stitching with gold braid or similar.
9. Twist some gold wire around the end of each chopstick.
10. To finish, stitch a piece of necklace chain in place behind the chopsticks, as a hanging loop, and add a sparkling gem to the bird's eye.


  1. gorgeous Lucy! i'm going to copy out these directions and save this as an idea for a special project one day. thanks for sharing your gift of creativity.

  2. Brilliant! Love how you used those stamps Lucy! xx

  3. Loving it! Beautiful colours and use of the materials we were sent!

  4. Beautiful Hanging Lucy, love the colours and arrangement

  5. Lovely colours on your hanging Lucy. Lynne M x

  6. like this fabric hanging very nice