Monday, 30 January 2012

she mailed a lettter the other day


It's Monday, which means a new challenge at Cupcake Craft Challenges. The challenge is to use something recycled.

I have recycled a hessian sack, which previously contained bird nuts and an art canvas. 

I saw this idea somewhere on the internet. The idea is to decorate the back of the canvas. I have gone for a Valentine's theme with the idea that little love letters can be tucked inside.

I decorated the sides and the top of the frame with papers from the 7gypsies ~ Avignon and Barcelona lines. Strips of ribbon line the aperture.


The inside is covered with more of the 7gypsies papers. Then I've layered it with lace doilies and a brad.


I made three little tags to go inside and decorated them.

Here are the fronts ...


... and here are the backs.


I decorated a Kaisercraft wooden padlock with words stamped from a PaperArtsy stamp and hung it from a 7gypsies ~ loop & hook display trim.


I stapled the hessian sack to the frame.


I decorated the sack with ribbons and buttons. I made the postcard using a Papermania stamp, added a red vintage postage stamp and tied a Tim Holtz ~ corked vial and pen nib to the postcard with some baker's twine.

 
I am going to enter this into the following challenges:
Thank you for looking.


Keeley

31 comments:

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous Keeley, fab details.
luv
Debby

brenda said...

Wow, what super work Keeley.

Thanks so much for joining us our Hearts theme at Allsorts this week, good luck and hope to see you again.

B x

Anesha said...

Wonderful creation, such lovely details. :)

Violets Corner said...

What a clever idea for letters Keeley, it's absolutely gorgeous!

Have a wonderful week.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Ribbon" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

Hugs Jane x

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow awesome creation, fab detail and design thanks for sharing with us at Paper Play, hugs Liz xx

Winnie said...

Lovely , thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week

Hugs Winnie

Paige said...

Very creative! Thank you for joining us at Creative Belli!

downrightcrafty said...

a gorgeous creation and lovely use of the ribbon, thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have candy if you are interested :)

louise said...

Wow Keeley this is amazing so much detail and love the idea of using the canvas backwards,I so need to try this.
Hugs louise xx

michele said...

Stunning work as always Keeley hugs xx

Mandy said...

Oh wow Keeley this is absolutely gorgeous, so pretty and a fab idea, love it.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

StephC said...

This is fabulous! I love all of the added details. Beautifully done. So glad you shared with us at the Creative Belli challenge!

Donna said...

Wow Keeley, this is the most amazing altered art I have ever seen, your attention to detail is amazing and I am loving the tags and gorgeous ribbon and lace you have added. It must have taken you ages to make this and with a lot of love and attention... this has to be my fav altered something this week :) Donna ♥ x

Donna said...

PS: I meant to say you were chosen as Top 3 over at CES Challegnes last week for your mini album...go you :) Donna ♥ x

Maria Levine said...

WOW! Amazing! I LOVE IT. What a great idea to decorate the backside of the canvas! I may have to try this! Thanks so much for playing along with JUGS this week.

inkypinkycraft said...

A great canvas, love all the details, the pen nib on the bottle is great! Thanks for playing at anything goes this week, hugs trace x dt

Delphine said...

WOW, Keeley! This is absolutely gorgeous! Stunning details and I love the tags! Have a lovely evening! Hugs Delphine xx

Faye said...

Brilliant, genius, gorgeous, beautiful. Now for your canvas project! ;) Brilliant, genius, gorgeous, beautiful. xxx (I hope it gets plenty in it.)

julieprice3 said...

Wonderful creation! Thanks so much for joining in our Diamonds or Pearls Challenge at Stamptacular Sunday
Hugs Julie P

Craftyanny said...

Stunning work, love this. Fabulous use of embellies too. I especially love the little bottle with the pen nib.
Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts
Anne x

Mummylade said...

Lovely project! Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week!

Shelly said...

Oh Keeley this is absolutely divine! I love the idea and all the beautiful details... I'd say it'd make a fab present but it's so nice I'd want to keep it myself! Really, really lovely! Shelly x

Sue said...

Hi Keeley
wow a stunning creation, luv all the detail, fabulous tags, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, sue.x

Andie's Space said...

Hi Keely,
This looks wonderful. There is so much fabulous detail. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter's Saturday Challenge this week.
Hugs,
Andie xx

Dana Gustafson said...

Wow! This is delicious! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls! You are very deserving Chic of the Week!

Brodders said...

what a fab idea Keeley, love it all :) Hope all is well at yours - Jane x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Speechless.......


What a beautiful canvas, Thanks for playing in our one or more hearts challenge this week at Allsorts

Emma xxx

sari said...

OMG!!! This is a piece of treasure!! It must look absolutly stunning irl!! I looks stunning now, but it must be perfect!! Just love all the little seet details, the perfect matching colors and details!! You are the queen of recycling!!! Woot woot!!! Have a fantastic weekend! Hugs and sunshine!

Liza said...

Beautiful work Keeley, I just love all the little details.

Liza x

Guylaine said...

amazing!!! absolutelety beautiful
I love colors, I love style, I love details, I simply love it!!!
thanks for playing with us at Fussy and Fancy Fridays for the Polka Dots Challenge