Wednesday 18 May 2011

Divas by Design - Challenge 2 - For the Girls

Good morning one and all

Well the Divas by Design challenges are well under way now and the last fortnights inspiration pieces by Team A were fabulous and I am know you will get the same for this next challenge by Team B. We have had an excellent response so thankyou if you have been taking part. I hope you are going to like this challenge with the girly theme.

I really wanted to do something completely different for this one, and I wanted it to be really 'Girly' and shabby chic in style. So here is my contribution. Different eh???? An altered clothes hanger. I have seen there is a 'wood' challenge at Alter it Monthly, so I was keen to get this one in for that too.

This photo shows the hanger as it started out, just a plain wooden one, but with that lovely heart on it.

I covered it with white acrylic paint.

Then I added some texture by applying wood filler through a mask. After letting it dry for a couple of hours or more, I then sanded the textured part and added pink household emulsion with an almost dry brush to get that shabby effect.

When it was dry, I sanded it again.

Lastly I added the lace and ribbon bow and the little hooks to hold some necklaces.

I am really pleased with the outcome and think I will be making some more altered things using the same technique.

So come on over to Divas by Design and join in our challenge this week. Remember it is open to everyone whatever your style or project, we would love to see you join in and there is a chance of winning a prize from Crafty Sentiments.

So if you feel like making something really girly, please show us, we are all so looking forward to coming and seeing what you have made.
Take care and thanks for taking at look at my work.

Other challenges to have fun with -
Bunny Zoe's - Lace
By the cute and girly - Anything Goes

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox



Lisa Jane said...

Oh Wow .. this is my kind of project Brenda.. its fabaulous and sooo pretty .. i NEED one lol
Lisa x

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

What can I say? This is a much intricacy. Where can I find time to fit this challenge in too lol :)

Kathyk said...

This is simply gorgeous Brenda, a big well done for your inspiration

Happy Wednesday


Unknown said...

Hi Brenda, it's gorgeous and sooo girly. Just perfect. Sarah

Unknown said...

You have surpassed yourself here Brenda, such a fab piece of work hon, stunning! x

Junibears said...

My Goodness! Is there no limit to your talents Brenda? This is just gorgeous! You should find an old dressing table and do this to it. You'd make a fortune! Big Hugs xx

Zoechaos said...

Very special and so creative stunning wonderful idea and executed with great skill FANTASTIC! XOXO Zoe

cheryl said...

oh just love this hun how clever are you this is just amazing hugs cheryl xxxx

Zuzu's Blog said...

Very Elegant and shabby Chic.
Thank you so much for joining us at Alter it monthly.
Z x

Gem said...

Brenda this is sooo pretty, I want one too!! :) x

Laney said...

absolutely gorgeous Brenda!!
so feminine!! I love it!!


Brenda this is a must try, really shabby and your dry brushing is flawless! Thanks for the inspiration and keep it up, I love trying the "NEW THING" in blogland!
Tammy Louise

Vicky said...

Just so beautiful Brenda...and your finishing touches are stunning!

have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

Netty said...

Terrific idea Brenda and it looks great and loving all your bling hanging from it. Annette x


Love this fabulous shabby chic project Brenda - using wood filler through a mask is such a brilliant idea and one which I would never have though of. Your work is always so inspirational, and thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Unknown said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Brenda. You are so talented.
Alicia xx

Stampin Lucy said...

Brenda, this is MAGNIFICENT. How different and gorgeous this piece of art is!! Definitely girly and just beautiful!! I LOVE all the intricate deets on this.

craftytrog said...

Absolutely beautiful! x

Juls said...

wow!!! Just so creative!! gorgeous!! Hugs Juls

trisha too said...

This turned out lovely, Brenda!


Geraldine said...

Gorgeous and Useful;the perfect combo.
Thank you for joining us at BTC&G Anything Goes challenge.