Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Rise and Shine

I was so happy and excited to be asked by Laura to Guest Design for Layers of Color Art StampsLayers of Colors has such  beautiful stamps and stencils!

I will be sharing every Tuesday in June a new project using their beautiful products.  Today I am sharing a fun wall hanging.

The base of the wall hanging is this beautiful metal tin frame from Darice. I added alcohol inks to the ivory background to give it a more distressed warm color.

The rooster topiary and sun (Rise & Shine) were stamped on white cardstock using a brown pigment ink. They were colored with a combination of watercolor pencils and distress inks and a waterbrush.

Stamp a few of the eggs and detail cut and distress with tan dye ink. Add to the scene. 

The edges of the main panel were sponged with a touch of gold and brown dye inks.

To finish off the background the beautiful Bella Brocade Art Stencil was laid over the images and sponged rusty orange dye ink into the background.

All the images have a coat of glossy accents to bring out the colors and add texture.

The seam binding ribbon was died with orange dye ink. (Thank you Donna!) Accent with some flowers and ribbon on the wire.

Hope your day is fabulous!



  1. Fabulous wall hanging, love how you have aged the tin piece and wonderful stamping. Beautifully embellished. Tracy x

  2. What a fun set. Your wall hanging is beautiful Suzanne. I know Laura is so happy to have you as guest DT. :)

  3. Beautiful wall hanging, love the warm color tones and embellies! The AI were a great way to add to the pretty frame! Congrats on your GDT spot!

  4. Wow! Amazingly beautiful, Suzz!

  5. Lovely wall hanging, Sue! Love the warm colors! Congrats on your GD spot!

  6. Great creation, this wall hanging is beautiful-the frame is gorgeous!

  7. This is amazing.. I just love it.

    Hugs, Linda

  8. This is a fun piece Sue and lovely into the bargain. I love the tin frame and how you aged it and the stencil background is beautiful.

    Lesley Xx

  9. Wow Wow wow...Your style is so amazing... I would love to hang this piece of artwork in my kitchen... Fabulous Suzz!!

  10. Beautiful and creative wall hanging!

    Sunny hugs!

  11. amazing details and love the beautiful warm colors. gorgeous project, Sue! congrats on the GDT spot, too!


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