Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Little Wall Hanging

I guess I've had a little wall hanging on my mind lately.  I've seen some really cute ones on various blogs, and since I haven't made one in a while, I thought that rather than a card this time, I would try one.  I took a piece of scrap cardboard, pulled off the top layer exposing the corrugated cardboard.  Then I smoothed out the paper, painted it with acrylic paints, chalked the edges to make it look aged, and then covered it with patterned papers and elements from the Summertime by Simple Stories. 

The scripture on this project, used as the focal point, is from Word Art Wednesday and you are welcome to stop by and pick up this free piece of scripture/word art and play along in our current challenge.  We would love to have you join us.

I am entering this wall hanging in a few challenges.

http://simplestories.typepad.com/simple_stories/2012/05/a-simple-challenge-part-2.html - A Simple Challenge/It's All About the Elements at Simple Stories.  I absolutely love their products, and want to get some of their newer lines.  Hope you will check it out.

http://www.creativecardcrew.blogspot.com/2012/05/challenge-10-sentiment-as-focal-point.html - Creative Card Crew - Use Your Sentiment as the Focal Point.  I just love using scripture as the main focal point of a project.  This challenge at Creative Card Crew is a lot of fun, and I hope you will decide to play along.

http://www.simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/2012/05/hello-everybody-thank-you-for-playing.html - Simon Says Stamp & Show/Anything Goes.

Thanks for visiting.



  1. This is wonderful. I love making little hangings, a nice change from cards

    Margaret xx

  2. Very cute project. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends

  3. Lovely project in such sweet colours. Hugs, Marion

  4. What a sweet project - love the corrugated card base.

  5. Hey Girl, what a wonderful project you made - I love your papers and those flowers!

    Thanks for joining the Creative Card Crew this week and good luck!

    Hugs, Elisa (DT)

  6. This is absolutely gorgeous Karen. Please consider linking this post up to Scripture Sunday (@ECTaS) and sharing the blessing!

    Wendy x

  7. Karen--this is a wonderful wall hanging!!! I sure it will love lovely in your home. Thanks for plalying along with us this week at Speedy Fox and Friends blog challenge!

  8. I love this wall hanging Karen, great job! Also, what a perfect verse for a wall hanging.

  9. Great use of chalk, I use it alot in the same way!! So very pretty, love all the details! Thanks for joining us this week at Speedy Fox and Friends!

  10. So very, very pretty! Love the shape!

  11. Hi Karen
    Thank you for the invitation to visit your blog. I have spent ages here thoroughly enjoying myself. I just love your style. I took a 6 mo. break from crafting and recently returned to it with a total love and fascination for everything vintage and shabby chic. My new style is still evolving. lol I hope it evolves into something as lovely as yours. I've become your follower and will be back to visit you often. :)

    Your wall hanging is beautiful. I especially like the way you used the cardboard scrap. So clever! What a fabulous verse to have hanging in your home.


  12. I like making things like this! You did a great job with the cardboard upcycling. Thanks for being such a blessing to everyone! Hope your healing nicely.

  13. Pretty card. Very colorful and pretty. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun and more chances to win with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

  14. This is so pretty. Love the painted cardboard on the back and all the pretty and happy papers on it.

    Thanks so much for sharing!


  15. What a great idea to make a wall hanging where this verse can be seen to encourage your heart!! Love these colors : )

  16. This wall hanging is so pretty. Love that you used the cardboard for your background shape. What a great way to display this scripture.

  17. Karen, this is beautiful. I know you will get many comments on this when people see it!


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