- Use a square
- Alter something...even if it is a card
- Use flowered paper...you can make it
Thursday, March 21, 2013
It is time for a new challenge over at Joan's Gardens. Here are the requirements:
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