People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.

Monday, March 21, 2011

From Your Heart to Ours

I am a big fan of the "From Your Heart to Ours" challenges at H2H.  It gives us more than just a project to think about.
This week for the "From Your Heart to Ours" challenge,  we are to feature a Home Decor item along with a little story or information about us and our artwork.

So, just a little info about myself.  Hmm, where to start?  Well, I am a fanatic about ancient history.  Yep, that's right.  When I am not in my scraproom you can almost always find me with my nose in a history book of some kind.  I am particularly fond of ancient Celtic folklore and traditions but I also love the Greek and Roman civilizations and culture.  Not only do I read about these subjects on a regular basis, but I am compelled to take notes as well, so I have notebooks full of information that is useful to me for later reference.  I know that it seems a bit odd, but I just can't help it, I'm a history nut!  I have a niece who rather enjoys my stories about faeries and the summerlands,  which of course I have read about since I was probably her age, so at least I have one family member who shares my passion.  I also enjoy playing the violin and piano and obviously I love paper crafting as well.  ;-)  I try to incorparate my interests into my artwork when it is possible, so that is why you often see faeries somewhere in my artwork.  (Even in todays project there is a wee bit of whimsy, can you find it?)

My project for this week is a wall hanging with a monogram.  I just completed it this afternoon, so it is something I made new, however,  I based it from a previous wall hanging I created this past fall.  Click here to see my original.

I used Silhouette paper which has the black and creamy bamboo colors.

The rosette is made from pleated Vineyard Berry and Black Ribbon with a black corduroy brad as the center.

The monogram "M" is cut from Black and Bamboo cardstock using my Cricut and then I dressed it up with Pink Paislee rub-ons, as I did on my original.  The vintage postcard pattern is from the Once Upon A Springtime collection by Graphic 45.  I mounted it onto black cardstock and then used a "stamp" edge cutter.

The entire center circle is attached using two layers of foam tape to give it some height.  All the edges were distressed using Vanilla Cream pigment ink except for the center circle where I used black ink.

Supplies (All CTMH except where noted):

Paper:  Silhouette pattern paper, Black and Bamboo cardstock, postcard paper is from Graphic 45 - Once Upon A Springtime

Inks:  Black and Vanilla Cream pigment ink

Embellishments:  Vineyard Berry and Black pleated ribbon, Black grosgrain ribbon, ivory crocheted trim (from stash), white lace trim (from stash), Black corduroy brad from the black Mini-Medley, rub-ons are from Pink Paislee.

Tools:  nail file used to sand edges even and smooth, Cricut to cut "M", Bonding Memories glue pen and rubber brayer to get an air-bubble free bond.

Thanks for stopping in!


  1. Shari, I love the pleated ribbon rosette! I haven't seen one made with this ribbon yet...simply gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at H2H!

  2. Great project! I really love this paper pack - thanks for sharing it with us this week at H2H :o)

  3. This is gorgeous, love these colors together!

  4. Your rosette is amazing! Very elegant wallhanging. Thanks for playing along with us at H2H this week.

  5. Ay, lassie, You are making your own history of lovely crafts!
    The American Revolution is my favorite time in history! LOVE IT!

  6. I miss that paper pack. Sigh!! Looks amazing

  7. Shari, your wall hanging is beautiful! Silhouette was one of my all time favorite papers and I love it paired with pink. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at H2H!

  8. Hi Shari,
    As always your work is fabulous. Thank you for sharing with us at H2H!!

  9. Love this! Your photos are great, too :) Thanks for playing at H2H!


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