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