Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Graphic 45 Altered Frame

I wanted to make something a bit different, with items easy to get at Michaels, JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby.

I bought the wooden frame and the wooden Friend's sign at Michael's and then gesso'd both.  I painted the frame white and the Friends sign a light green.  Then I took a white paint marker and added detail to sign to make sure that the Friends stood out.

I used the Sweet Sentiment collection from Graphic 45 to decorate the frame.  My biggest challenge was how to create an oval that conformed to the frame using the paper. 

After three attempts at a flat ring of paper, it occurred to me that it might work far better to score the paper and then score it and fold it at 1/8". 

A lot of work, but don't you think it came out just right?

I also fussy cut the two girls and the roses to use as the main decorations. I used part of an acrylic doily, I believe they were Cosmo Cricket (but don't quote me on that) to support the embellishments on the left of the frame.


I added a stick pin I'd made, some fabric and acrylic flowers.

That's my lovely, sweet friend Charlene with me. Hope you enjoyed! This really is a fairly inexpensive present and with pictures of you and your kids, it would be a great mother's day present!

Here is the video! 

 Have a happy crafty day, and see you soon!  I do have more to show you! :)


Monday, April 21, 2014

Layouts Anyone?

I've prepared  three, two page layouts for a class that I'll be giving soon!  I used the Simple Stories Homespun collection to create the layouts, combined with some white doilies that were misted with a Lindy's Stamp Gang's Starburst spray to make they shimmery and red! 

You can click on the pictures to see a bigger version!

Here is the video:

Have a happy scrappy day and don't forget to comment for your chance to win my next giveaway prize!