This hanging was inspired by a similar piece in Ruth Rae's book - Layered, Tattered and Stitched. I recently bought this book and it is full of amazing projects. Another definite 'must have'! For the background I used the Antiqued Glimmers technique from the Dec/Jan issue of the Technique Junkie newsletter. I made up a bunch of these a few weeks ago and kept them on my worktable, knowing the perfect project would come along for me to use them. This color combination just seemed so perfect with the new stamps.
I stitched the stamped background to a piece of vintage French text, green cardstock, and then to a piece of vintage lace that I stiffened using a fabric stiffener. The corners were sewn to the wire frame using embroidery floss. Whew! And, amazingly, I didn't poke out an eye or lose a finger while making the frame. I definitely need some better wire tools if I'm going to do more work like this in the future though!
Be sure and click on the pictures to see full-size images - it's so hard to show all the little details in the smaller pictures.