Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Fourth of July!

Wishing all of you in the US a very happy 4th of July!  I made this wall-hanging several months ago but didn't post it, so thought I'd share it today.  The stamps are ODBD.  I cut apart a kraft bag & backed it with cardboard for stability.  The background is done with gesso, Heidi Swapp Color Shine Bronzer & a stencil with little stars.  I used white gesso & white embossing so will enter the challenge at SSS Monday.  Edited to add: Entering the birthday challenge at ODBD since this is celebrating our country's birthday.  
I'm glad not everyone wants to live in Oregon, but if they did I wouldn't be surprised! We just got back from a camping trip in the Columbia River Gorge.  We hadn't been there in years & it was wonderful to see that beautiful area again. I never tire of seeing the Cascade Mountains--this time it was Mt Hood & Mt. Adams.  The Gorge is known for the wind & people come from all over for sports like windsurfing & kitesurfing.  We saw license plates from as far away as Vermont & Wyoming at our campground.  2 days were actually very calm & we enjoyed taking day trips.  Here are a few pictures I thought you might enjoy.





25 comments:

Irene said...

Greta, your wall hanging is beautiful, the shine looks stunning.
Thank you for sharing your camping pictures with us, What spectacular scenery.
luv
irene
xxxx

Lisa said...

I like the soft muted colors on your wall hanging Greta, great job! What pretty pictures, sounds marvelous. Look how Fritz has grown, bet he had FUN!!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Happy 4th! Beautiful project and pics!

Rosemary said...

happy 4th of july, greta! your décor piece is wonderful!! love the photos, too... the mountains look especially gorgeous!!

Mary Ann said...

Happy 4th!!!Love your bag very pretty!!!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...gorgeous photos Greta and sweet project too, so festive. Happy 4th of July to you and your family.

Sue said...

Dear Greta,
Needless to say I love the mixed media wall hanging; it has a wild abandonment about it yet one can still see the Americana influence, even though it is very subtle. Your camping pics look very picturesque and relaxing.
Thank you also for sending Rob a card, he was pleased you even thought of him, I am happy to report that he is feeling great, and looking forward to returning to work in a weeks time...He has not been as troublesome as I thought, other than disrupting my routine we have enjoyed one another's company.
Smiles:)
Sue

Jessi Fogan said...

What a gorgeous wall hanging! I love how perfectly shabby chic it is :)
And the West Coast has a true beauty all its own, doesn't it? I know I miss it right now with all the humidity here (and our first hurricane of the season hitting today)!

Dawn Turley said...

Happy 4th Greta. Looks like a stunning place to have a camping trip. Your wall hanging is fabulous.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow that is gorgeous scenery and so is your hanging. Great textures ! Happy Weekend, Shirleyx

Sandra said...

Beautiful hanging, and so are those pictures! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Nancy said...

Love your wall hanging! So creative! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos. I can just smell the fresh air:)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful mixed media creation in honor of our country's birthday Greta!! So creative!! I love the gorgeous photos as well!! So scenic!! Thanks for sharing!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD as well!!

scrappymo! said...

I do know the gorge...it is really beautiful country there!
Love the distressed vintage feel to your patriotic gift bag!

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful piece of project - your work with gesso on the kraft bg is gorgeous, Greta! Gorgeous photos and I am in love with the scenery. TFS!

Barb Ghig said...

WOW! I love your gift bag, Greta! The flag is fabulous and I love that you used the lyrics for a design detail...very cool!
Thanks for sharing your pics with us from your trip...it looks like such a beautiful place to relax!

alexandra s.m. said...

Great wall hanging my Friend!
I love that rustic, distressed look ;)
Thank You for sharing these beautiful pictures with us!
YOu look so beautiful and happy!
xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh, so brilliant! Such beautiful photos too!

Martha said...

OH MY...OH MY...Greta! What a FABULOUS mixed-media wall hanging you've created!
Did you say GESSO? OH...YES...YES! I love using gesso on kraft!
It's one of my favorite uses of gesso...I love the texture & rustic-look it creates!
AND...you've used it SO beautifully! Well done!

Thanks for the lovely & sweet photos you've shared!
How wonderful, that you are surrounded by SO much beauty! ♥

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty project Greta! Love the patriotic theme! Wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing!

Sue Lelli said...

Fabulous wall hanging, Greta! Wow! So much detail! Love your pretty photos of Oregon, too. I've never been there but my dh and son took a guys trip there years ago and Loved it!

Kailash said...

I'm so sorry I was not commenting Greta, on a slow summer break. Thanks so much for sharing your travel pictures, so fun to see different parts of the country, truly special and memorable memories:-)

Robin K. said...

Your wall hanging is wonderful Greta- so creative!!! The pictures are stunning!!!! Definitely makes me want to visit!!!! Looks like Fritz is enjoying himself:)

Marybeth said...

Love this wall hanging and all the pretty elements on it! Fun idea! Loved all those pictures as well..gorgeous pictures.... you look like a young girl :)

~Tammy~ said...

Your pictures are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing! Looks like you had a wonderful time!

Your wall-hanging is beautiful and a great idea to use a Kraft bag!