Monday, 7 July 2014

Burlap Panel – vintage fun

A small offering from me today but a burlap panel that worked out better than I imagined in my head. I am adding this to Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #6 which is all about using Tim's burlap panels. You can find Tim's version on P.37 of his book, but this is my version using texture paste, stamps and distress paints.
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I started with the panel, some texture paste and picket fence distress paint and I stamped a small text stamp lightly over the top. I also edged with walnut stain distress ink.
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I gathered and made the elements I wanted to use including the knife, fork and spoon from Tim’s Nature Walk set of stamps. The little feather is a spellbinders die that Astrid let me die-cut when she came down to stay and go to Ally Pally last year – thank you Astrid.
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The chipboard shape is one from a Maya Road set I have and I distress painted it with antiqued bronze, dried it and then some frayed burlap, dried it and then mottled picket fence using the dabber and a babywipe.
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The cutlery set were stamped in black archival on silver card, cut out and tied with some distressed ribbon…..
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…. and I finished by using some letter gross grain type ribbon, chit chat stickers and label letters to create the saying.
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Thanks Anita for the heads up for the CC3C, I had it in mind but not got round to adding it.

I expect we will be seeing some of the planes coming in for Farnborough Air Show next week, I live virtually under the flight path and it’s an incredible feeling watching and hearing the jets going over the house, especially when they have engines at full blast – you can almost feel the heat from them. I am looking forward to going to the show on the 19th July  -  anyone else going at all?

Have a great creative week and hopefully we will see some more sunshine in the UK.

hugs Brenda xx

45 comments:

Sue said...

Hello Brenda,
Gorgeous panel, I just love the cutlery.
Smiles:)
Sue

Gram's Treasures said...

Gorgeous make, Brenda, and isn't that cutlery dazzling! Wish I was going to your airshow....I too enjoy seeing and hearing the powerful jets do their stuff.
Joyce xx

Rita said...

Wow. Fabulous make Brenda. Annie got me a set of two for my birthday. Hugs Rita xxx

Inkypinkycraft said...

A gorgeous panel Brenda, love the neutral colour tones x

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely piece, the burlap panel gives it such a rustical feeling. Have fun with the flight show! I live near the airport here, see planes landing and starting every day, sometimes too many! Valerie

Joan Heath said...

Love this panel and the way you have done the cutlery. we get the planes from the displays turning over us and the Red Arrows are the best for me. I do miss Concorde coming over. xx

Jane said...

What a fun piece Brenda, the cutlery are so ususual and work so well. Great textures too. I loved making the burlap panels at your workshop, they have pride of place hanging in my studio. Enjoy seeing the planes, we're off to Hampton Ct on Thursday xx

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful! Love the walk through of your process. I bought some of these panels to make three Xmas burlap canvas...may have to rethink that and try something for all year round!

sally said...

A great panel Brenda - when I saw the small image on the bloglovin feed my first reaction was a dinner invitation! It looks so much better up close :-) enjoy the airshow, my dad occasionally went to that one back in the days when he worked (air traffic control/airport management) I'll be up a mountain hopefully enjoying sunshine so fingers crossed we all get a good day!

Sally

Suzi B said...

Great project Brenda the cutlery is amazing!
Ive never been to that particular airshow but have attended others. I love the jets and envy your close proximity! My favourite & one I miss, is the iconic Jump jet.... I'm sure when it bowed to the audience it was just for me! :-)
Suzi B xx

Buttons said...

This is fantastic Brenda! I'm glad you explained about stamping the cutlery onto silver card - a great idea. It looks very sophisticated with your choice of elements. Jenny x

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is such an interesting panel. The elements really stand out, especially that cutlery; what a great idea! I love the use of burlap too! A lovely make. Julie Ann xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Brilliant Brenda, what a fab little panel and so glad you found a use for one of those feathers!! Love the cutlery (I may have to case that at some point lol), such a brilliant idea and I love how you tied it with the ribbon, a fabulous creative make!!

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda, I love these burlap pieces that you make! This one looks like a table setting - so clever.
Dot x

Sophie said...

Guten Tag, Brenda...

ich dachte eben, unglaublich...
richtiges schweres Ess-Besteck??!!
Aber das ist es nicht.
Du hast das unglaublich real gestempelt, es sieht fantastisch aus.
Ein schönes Stück.

Liebe Grüße

Samantha Read said...

Beautiful Brenda, I looked at a burlap thingy last week and thought I wouldn't know what to do with it, so you've totally inspired me!!
Enjoy the areoplanes :)
Hugs from Poppy and me xxx

Samantha Read said...

Beautiful Brenda, I looked at a burlap thingy last week and thought I wouldn't know what to do with it, so you've totally inspired me!!
Enjoy the areoplanes :)
Hugs from Poppy and me xxx

Terry said...

Brenda, your burlap panel turned out beautiful! Love all the elements and how you tied up that fussy cut silverware! Love it! Hope the sun in shinning on my friend and if now, I will be happy to send you some! Hugs!

1CardCreator said...

Love this, the silverware and the texture paste all look marvelous! ~Diane

Redanne said...

Your panel is so beautiful Brenda, I love how you stamped the cutlery onto silver card, must try that and the feather from Astrid looks wonderful in the background. As ever, thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Anne xx

Mary Elizabeth said...

Oooooooh Brenda!!! I love this! It's always wonderful when something works out better than we (bless our creative souls) imagined it to be :) Wow! You created a fabulous backdrop with that burlap panel The cutlery and feather are wonderful with the alphabet ribbon in the background. Such a wonderful vintage feel. Can't wait to see what else you have been up to lately!! Hugs -- Mary Elizabeth

Meggymay said...

A fantastic panel, the cutlery looks so vintage and quite shiny.
Loved your previous post as well with the gorgeous box.
Yvonne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow Brenda, that's a wonderful piece of art. Great use of the burlap, very inspiring.

Almo said...

Fabulous panel Brenda, love the little bundle of silver cutlery. Me & my hubby love air shows but unfortunatly we can't make this one, enjoy. Mo x

2amscrapper said...

your art always is amazing so let's just talk about cutting around those fork tines!

Angela Radford said...

High Brenda, love the panel.
They have just finished the airshow here in Lincoln, our house is were they turn round to go back to Waddington. My friend lives even closer and we were at their house for a barbeque on Saturday, I think the Red Arrow pilots were trying to join us they were so close, it's lovely to see them.
Happy crafting, Angela x

Anita Houston said...

I expect to see this at CC3Challenge!!! It meets the qualifications!

Annie said...

Fabulous alteration of the BP Brenda. I great idea to use ithe stamps in this way. Enjoy the meal!!

Huge hugs Annie x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Terrific piece, Brenda. Love the way you used the burlap panel. Clever use of the cutlery images too! That alphabet twill tape is just too cool!

Hugs,
Linda

Aspiring crafter said...

So clever Brenda , the cutlery is fantastic!
XxxxRuth

Candy C said...

Brenda...your altered burlap canvas is beautiful! I love how you've created such a lovely piece using the silverware with the distressed ribbon wrapped around it. The letter grosgrain at the bottom is a nice touch, too! Love the rough texture of the texture paste with Picket Fence Distress Paint to color it. It really is a darling piece! Thanks so much for sharing your always wonderful art with us at CC3C and thank you for the lovely comments you left on my blog. It's always so good to hear from you. <3 Candy

Anita Houston said...

LOL!!! Now I'm here on business! So glad you entered this! It's stunning! LOVE the utensils, perfect here! Very awesome work! Thanks so much for joining us for this burlap challenge here at CC3Challenge!!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh wow awesome!

Bonnie McLain said...

Love how you used the utensils... very nicely done... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Fliss said...

Totally amazing Brenda and I thought the cutlery was real when it popped up in my reader.
Fabulous!
Fliss xx

craftytrog said...

This is so creative Brenda! I love it! xxx

Elly said...

Stunning, Brenda. Burlap and acrylic paint is an awesome combination.♥

Ruth said...

Gorgeous, very clever , beautifully done

S@ndy Diller said...

This is so cute Brenda, don't you just love it when a plan comes together (especially the unexpected ones)

Chris Warner said...

Creative, imaginative, beutifully done. I think this is the first time I've seen these stamps used. Well done, you've certainly thought of an original way to use them. Brilliant! Chris xxx

butterfly said...

That's so cute - I love the cutlery bundled together, and the lettered ribbon is a fab touch. Delicious!
Alison xx

Yvonne said...

Love your panel! SO pretty...Great display piece! thanks for playing along with us at CC3C!

Annette Green said...

Oooh, yummy canvas. That cutlery is such a great focal point. Fabulous!

janna'scraftingattic said...

This is great, love the cutlery, clever idea.
I live in basingstoke so often see the planes going home after show ! May see you in art of craft sometime

Marjie Kemper said...

Lovely! I've not seen the silverware before... such a creative canvas! Thanks for joining in at CC3C.