Showing posts with label Picture Frame. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Picture Frame. Show all posts

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Framed Snowman Tree (Festive Tree by Penny Black)


This is one of my new favorite Christmas stamps. I saw someone use it on a card while browsing Splitcoast Stampers gallery and knew I had to have one! A quick search on eBay and it was mine, woo hoo! Gotta love eBay for finding discontinued stamps! I liked the way the image came out so much I had to frame it. Yes, it's the same frame I used for the spooky Halloween house I did a while ago, but I figure after Halloween is over, instead of putting the frame away, I can easily swap out the image with another one. I'm entering this one in the new contest JustRite has going on right now using their preinked stampers. Those little pre-inked word sets are a cinch to use!
Stamps: Penny Black, JustRite Pre-Inked Word Stampers
Ink: Palette, Distress
Paper: Fabriano w/c paper, Cosmo Cricket
Accessories: Tombow/SU! markers, Striped ribbon, Copic Spica Pens, Nestabilities, mini sewing machine

Friday, August 15, 2008

Two Projects that are NOT Cards!

I have two projects to show you today, that are not (gasp!) cards. Occasionally, I start something intending for it to be a card, only to want to adapt it for a framed hanging. That's what happened to the above project. I knew I wanted to use Papertrey Ink's Boards & Beams to make a creepy Halloween house with, but wasn't sure how to go about it until I got Cosmo Cricket's new Haunted paper collection. That inspired me immediately to make this project!
The big Harvest moon behind the house is a piece of watercolor paper cut with Nestabilities circle die, then colored with some Twinkling H2O's (picture does not show the awesome shimmer to the moon) and just a tiny bit of Adirondack reinker to deepen the shading along the bottom. It's super cool IRL. I colored the house with my Tombow and SU! markers, as usual. The frame was one I got at AC Moore, unfinished wood, simple, inexpensive which I painted with a toffee color base coat, applied a crackling medium and waited for it to dry. Then the fun starts watching the cracks appear when I painted the red topcoat.
I felt the trees from PTI's Boards & Beams were not 'creepy' enough for this project, so I used an Inque Boutique stamp instead.
I can't wait to hang this one up for Halloween!
Stamps: Papertrey Ink, Inque Boutique
Ink: Palette, Distress, Adirondack
Paper: Fabriano w/c paper, Cosmo Cricket, PTI, scrap chipboard
Accessories: Spellbinders label die, Cream twill tape, black brads, Twinkling H2O's, Tombow/SU! markers, Americana acrylic paint, Folk Art crackle medium


My second project is this cute little treat bag. Again, using Cosmo Cricket's Haunted paper collection. I didn't have any Halloween treats to fill it up with yet, so I just stuffed some raffia in there with this cute little Jack fabric doll I made up earlier today. He was super easy. I've had the little cloth doll forms for a long time, from Skyblue Pink (scroll down to 'Munchkins'), from when I used to sew a lot of my own cloth dolls way back in the day. Well, I decided I needed to make a mini Jack Pumpkin doll, dug out my acrylic paints, some waxed thread and painted him up in about an hour and a half! Isn't he adorable!?

Stamps: Papertrey Ink, Justrite

Ink: Versafine, Distress, Fluid Chalk

Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Bazzill

Accessories: Nestabilities, Munchkin muslin doll, Americana paint, Waxed thread, curved upholstery needle, Fine permanent pen, raffia

I'm going away for the weekend, later tonight. Me, Jimmy and our four kiddos are heading out to Heart Lake for a little bit of fishing and relaxation. I'm going to have to take a break from stamping... :-( So I won't be back till Sunday evening. Until then, everyone enjoy your weekend!


Thursday, June 26, 2008

Boards & Beams Framed Wall Hanging

Well I made something other than a card! I received my set of Boards & Beams from Papertrey Ink last week, and I really like it. So much so that when I finished coloring in this image, I decided I didn't want to make a card, take a pic of it and put it away for safe keeping until I needed it, I wanted to display it everyday! So, I mounted it on some decorative paper, added a few embellishments and had Jimmy make me a custom frame for it. I finished the crackle painted finish on it today, and hung it up on my wall. I intend to hang it up in our studio when we're done building an addition to our house this fall.
Stamps: PTI, Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Palette, Distress
Paper: w/c paper, SU!, PTI, Cosmo Cricket
Accessories: Natural Twill tape, Tea Stain reinker, Nestabilities, SU!/Tombow markers
Frame painted with Americana, Folk Art Crackle & Delta acrylic paint



Thursday, June 19, 2008

Picture Frame Wall Hanging

I wanted to make something nice for my mother, but more than a card, so I put together this wall hanging out of three chipboard coasters. I covered the coasters with Memory Box paper from the 'Grove' collection, then cut out a scalloped rectangle with my Nestabilities. When I glued the rectangle on to the coaster, I only applied glue around the edges, so I could slide a photo into it. I punches some holes to set some eyelets in, and threaded some violet grosgrain ribbon through both pieces to connect them. Of course, I had to decorate it with a bunch of flowers! I hope she likes it!
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Perfect Match, CTMH
Paper: Memory Box, Arches watercolor paper
Accessories: Nestabilites, Liquid Pearls, Tombow markers, Grosgrain ribbon, eyelets, Assorted flower punches from The Punch Bunch