Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Koala Wall Hanging ~ MMSC5

Happy Tuesday! And you know what that means? It's time for Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #5! This week I decided to try another altered project instead of a card.
I found these really great wooden plaques at my local dollar store. There were the perfect 6 x 6 size and already had the holes pre~drilled for adding my beaded hanger.
The image I used is the artwork of a very talented and sweet friend, Shawne. She has a brand new line of her own stamps, Studio 313, with Clear Dollar Stamps. I was the lucky winner of her blog candy recently and really needed to get this little guy put down on paper! I popped the image for a 3~d look, textured the dp and hand stitched beads into the scallops of the circle. The beads on the hanger are strung on copper wire and secured using a wire~wrapping technique I use when making beaded jewelry. I've also covered the wooden plaque with mulberry paper.
Supplies: Clear Dollar Stamp set, Wood plaque, mulberry paper, My Minds Eye dp, Core~dinations dp, SU inks, Nestabilities scalloped round die~cut, Cuttlebug embossing folders, Martha Stewart fern punch, ribbon, beads, silk flowers, brads and machine stitching

Be sure to head over to the Midnight Madness site by clicking on our logo in the lefthand sidebar to check out all of the other samples created by my fellow DT friends and then come along and join us in the fun!!!

18 comments:

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Michelle, this is gorgeous! I love Koala's so I'm bias!!! The textures on this wall hanging are fabulous and I love the colors too. Way to go on the sketch.
Hugs,
Charlotte

the funkie junkie said...

This is beautiful, Michelle. I love the colors and textures. And great work with the beads all around the circle. It's gonna look great on the wall!

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a lovely wall hanging. So original and beautifully executed!

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

The wall hang texture is so terrific! Love the Koala & beading too!

Michele Spera said...

Oh Michelle
Great job!! I love the beads sewed onto the scallops and the 3-d effect on the bamboo is a wonderful effect!
Love it
XMicheleX

Carolyn said...

Your work is fabulous, Michelle. I love all of your beading. The hanger is such an ingenius idea. What a great way to display a wonderful piece of artwork!

Carolyn
http://creativecardcorner.blogspot.com/

Dianne said...

Michelle, this is a really beautiful wall hanging. The colors are fantastic. Very very creative.

Yvonne said...

Wow, Michelle Im so glad you left a comment so that I found your blog!! Your work is absolutely amazing and I love your style! I`ll definitely visit you again!
Hugs, Yvonne.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Michelle!! Love your cute Koala with the beautiful Papers!!! The colors are gorgeous!! Great job on the sketch girlie!!! You are so creative!!

Shawne said...

Oh! I don't even know what to say!!! This is gorgeous, the textures and colors, cutting, beading, wow! Stunning, I love that you made a wall hanging! Thanks for the shout out too! ;)

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

I got sidetracked by your candy but OMG I just read that it is a wall hanging and a beaded holder, very clever my dear. A very sweet image by Shawne and you did it to perfection. Wall hanging, sewing, image, coloring, dp, flowers, WOW WOW WOW. Also THANK YOU for your kind words on my blog today.

Jane MMDT member

Abby said...

Hi Michelle, Love your wall hanging!! The colors are perfect and the Koala is soooo cute!!

susanwilliamsrn said...

cute! i cant wait to do this sketch...love it. i love your wall hanging...very good job

Elle-phan-tastic cards said...

this is gorgeously stunning & I'm soooo loving the Koala! Aww cutie!

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

WOW Michelle, I love the "new" look of your background layout, the "Koala plaque" looks GREAT, This plaque will look SO beautiful hanging in your house! GOOD JOB (as always!) {{{Hugs}}}

Denise (peanutbee) said...

This is AWESOME! Love the dimension on the koala...and what a cute little face he has! The beaded hanger is such a nice touch. Beautiful!

the funkie junkie said...

Hey Michelle, I nominated you for a blog award. Check out this post Friendship Blog Award on my blog. Thanks for your friendship!

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Such a sweet image, and I love your project. The beaded hanger is beautiful!