Monday, November 13, 2017

Christmas Patchwork Wall-hanger

Hello friends! Did you have a good weekend? We went to see Paddington 2 at the movies and thought it was really great. There is a lovely vintage handmade pop-up book in the movie and there is even a scrapbook showing at the end of the movie. It is not so often that papercraft features in a movie. 



This week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge we have a It's a Stitch Up challenge (stitching real or faux). I hope you will join us! And don't miss the lovely project by our November guest designer Suman Pandit.

Layers of ink - Christmas Patchwork Wall-hanger by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Tim Holtz idea-ology

I was looking through the papers in Tim Holtz's Christmas paper stash and couldn't make up my mind about which ones I wanted to use, so I decided to use a whole bunch of them and make a patchwork wall-hanger. I started by cutting out the top-left panel from the paper with lots of different squares in the pad, and made all the rest of the squares that same size (1.77 in or 4.5 cm). The whole wall-hanger is 6.7 in (17 cm).

Layers of ink - Christmas Patchwork Wall-hanger by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz idea-ology

The edges of all the squares were distressed and I adhered adhesive only in the center of the squares, to hold them in place while I did the sewing. I pulled the top threads through to the back and tied them so that I know that they are secure and won't come lose. The sentiments were cut from one of the patterned papers.

Layers of ink - Christmas Patchwork Wall-hanger by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz idea-ology

The squares were layered on burlap, a larger piece of patterned paper, distressed silver metallic paper and finally watercolor paper. I only stitched through the first two layers, and then glued the remaining ones together with Matte Medium.

Layers of ink - Christmas Patchwork Wall-hanger by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz idea-ology

The patterned papers are the focus of this piece and I only added a few idea-ology embellishments and die cut pieces. I love the shape of this branch from the Festive Greens set and die cut it from silver paper. I also really like the Beaded Berries.

Layers of ink - Christmas Patchwork Wall-hanger by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz idea-ology

The new Fluted Stars are lovely too. 

Layers of ink - Christmas Patchwork Wall-hanger by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Sizzix Festive Greens

I also die cut pine branches and pine cones, from the same Festive Greens set.

Layers of ink - Christmas Patchwork Wall-hanger by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz idea-ology

The birds also come from the page in the paper stash which contains many different squares.

I hope you will join us this week in our It's a Stitch Up challenge. As always, you have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to do some fun shopping at Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.





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Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog today!

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

Supplies




Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Mini Paper...
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Tim Holtz Sizzix FESTIVE GREENS Thinlits
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology BEADED BERRIES
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology FLUTED STARS
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper...
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper...
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DCWV Cardstock 6 x 6 BURLAP Paper Stack
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Canson MONTVAL WATERCOLOR 9x12
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology METALLIC Trimmings
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Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium MATTE
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Tim Holtz Tonic PAPER DISTRESSER
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE
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Sizzix MULTIPURPOSE PLATFORM STANDARD...
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Sizzix PURPLE WITH SILVER GLITTER
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We R Memory Keepers CROP-A-DILE
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We R Memory Keepers COOL METAL
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19 comments:

  1. what a gorgeous wall hanging Anna-Karin! I love how you used a selection of christmassy papers, very cute, and the layering and stitching are fabulous, I just love the whole design of this, beautiful :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  2. Gosh, Anna-Karin, your wall hanging is so pretty! I love all the papers you chose and the bits of layering her and there. It's beautiful!

    Cathie ♥

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  3. I love the simplicity of this project! Just beautiful!

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  4. Very pretty and so climatic. Love the burlap background and all the pictures on your squares. Hugs, Marzena

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  5. Really wonderful! Burlap and squares are great!!

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  6. This is delightful, Anna- Karin! Very soothing to the senses, and would be a wonderful holiday addition. hugs, Maura

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  7. I love the rustic/vintage look of your hanging piece, love the sstitchomg!

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  8. I'm completely in love with this - the gorgeous little squares with exquisite stitching detail look wonderful against the burlap, and the delicate embellishing is perfect. I've been resisting those papers, but you're making it tricky...
    Alison x

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  9. so beautiful Anna-karin,soothing colors and the use of burlap heightens the natural/nature theme of this beautiful piece , love all the cute embellishments !!

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  10. Wow, I love this wall hanging and it's definitely something I would like to try and recreate - amazing! Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing this stunning piece 😁. Wishing you a great week! J 😊

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  11. STUNNING wall hanging, Anna-Karin! I hope you'll have that hanging in your home for the holidays! I love all of the detailing and the fine stitching is so pretty! Love the detail shots too!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  12. A beautiful wall hanger Anna-Karin and I love the stitched detail which really gives such interest and detail to each tiny panel...it's just wonderful! :)

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  13. Anna-Karin, I love this project!!! So beautiful!!!

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  14. such a beautiful wall hanger Anna-Karin, love how you used the papers to create a patchwork effect and don't they all go together beautifully...hugs kath xxx

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  15. This is very pretty work! I love the patchwork aspect and how it reminded me of the amazing quilts my mom and grandma have made over the years. Vert heartwarming!

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  16. This is such a gorgeous holiday wall hanger, Anna-Karin. The patchwork and stitching are awesome! :)

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  17. Love your precision in every little detail! Fantastic project, as always!

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  18. What a stunning piece, Anna-Karin! Love the gorgeous wall hanger! The stitching is so pretty! Hugs, Sandra

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