Wednesday, 4 March 2009

40th birthday present

There is a whole bunch of us in my group of friends celebrating our 40th birthday's this year. Thinking up gift ideas for these "landmark" numbers is always a bit tricky.

I thought that as money is tight I would use some of my crafting stash. I always worry about making gifts for my non-crafting buddies - not sure what they make of it all really. BUT today I have made a wall hanger for my friend Sarah.
I thought I would use some metal, so ran a piece through my cuttlebug. Then sanded off the top layer of colour and used alcohol inks to add a different colour and also distress it.
Wanted to hang some bits on the bottom, so mounted the metal onto some mountboard, which I covered with some old book pages and distressed with some ink.
The hanging tiles on the bottom are pieces of mountboard onto which I stuck some grungeboard numbers. Then covered these with some alluminium and embossed them. Used alcohol ink to colour it. Added some hanging beads in her favorite colour, some wire down the edges - it just needed something - and used one of my new metal hangers. (was naughty and bought these from usa!)
So - do you think she will like it? Will let you know tomorrow!


deifen said...

Hi Dee!
I just spotted this stunning creation on Docrafts and came here to find out more.This is a work of art!I'm sure your friend will be delighted with it!You should consider selling your work as I'm sure it'd sell like hotcakes!
Dei xx

Katherine said...

It is fab and she will love it!

Clarky J said...

What an amazing gift she will be blown away x

Nicks said...

cool hangers, I thought you had made them, It's awesome!

Viv's Visuals said...

Great job Dee - your friend will love it!

Sherry said...

It looks fab - and when I enlarged the photo saw all the fantastic detail! I'm not surprised she liked it. said...

very nice work..
mona & the girls