Thursday, March 21, 2013

Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge


It is time for a new challenge over at Joan's Gardens.  Here are the requirements:
  • Use a square
  • Alter something...even if it is a card
  • Use flowered paper...you can make it
I have been having fun decorating those $1.00 wood frames from Michael's.  The flower design paper I used is from the Graphic 45 "Secret Garden" 8x8 pad.  I started by cutting the center out of the design paper where the photo can be placed.  I used the Tim Holtz Craft Knife and a ruler to do this.  The design paper was attached to the frame with Modge Podge.  Narrow strips of black card stock were cut and attached to the inside square and also on the outside of the frame with Modge Podge.  The center piece that was cut out was attached to a piece of black card stock and placed back in the opening.

You know how I love to duplicate flowers I see in design paper and that is what I did for this frame.  I die cut a bunch of the Memory Box "Fabulous Phlox" flowers and sponged them with peach ink before shaping them. Stamens from the Build A Flower #1 Embellishments" were die cut. I used a marker to create a darker tip, shaped and placed two in the center of each flower. Several Memory Box "Fresh Foliage" pieces were die cut that were placed behind the flowers.  The two little Impression Obsession birds were sponged and attached around the flowers with dimensional tape.  A few pearls were added to complete this frame.

Graphic 45 "Secret Garden" 8x8" design paper pad
Memory Box "Fabulous Phlox" 98511
Memory Box "Fresh Foliage" 98502
Cheery Lynn Build A Flower #1 (B181)
Impression Obsession 'Birds' 003-A  

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Selma I have been following your work for a while now and have to let you know that your work is totally amazing. Joans Gardens is so lucky to have such a talented designer. This frame is gorgeous as is all your work. I always look forward to your emails each day and want you to know you are a great inspiration to me and several of my friends. TFS your wonderful work with us. Jan

May said...

WOW! Selma This is stunning..To think it started life as a $1.00 frame is amazing.... Hugs May x x x

Antoinette Voorn said...

Selma, this card is so beautiful. Super frame!

gr Antoinette
http://antoinettecreacards.blogspot.nl

Glenda said...

This is gorgeous. It looks like it might have taken a long time, but well worth it!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Selma I love the way you make the flowers to match the paper..sheer talent at work her.Amazing creation
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts School Projects

Dr Sonia S V said...

Selma I love the way you make the flowers to match the paper..sheer talent at work her.Amazing creation
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts School Projects

Joan Fricker said...

Beautiful Selma. Love those frames!!

Анна Машарова said...

Красиво как, и такая теплая открытка, просто весной повеяло

Paper Crazy Lady said...

Selma, you work is always amazing. I've been wowed by your recent flower tutorials, and this project is just as spectacular. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

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