Monday, 27 February 2012

Gift week: frame

Hi, 
Welcome to a new week all about gifts. With mother's day just around the corner (in the UK), we thought we could give you a bit of inspiration. Having said that, it's not all about mother's day this week as there will be a couple of masculine projects too. 
We start off the week with Michelle and a beautiful little frame. 


I first stamped out the Impression Obsession images and coloured them with Promarkers
I then coated the frame with gesso and rubbed bundled sage Distress Stain along the edges of the frame. Give the stain a rub with your fingers to help smooth the stain into the gesso.
The ferns were stamped using a versafine spanish moss inkpad.
A few well placed knots of ribbon and the butterfly just completed the look!




I used
Impression Obsession - Gary Robertson designs: Spring flowers 3
CI-231 - Butterflies background stamps
CI-207 - leaves and flowers background stamps
Claudine Hellmuth Studio - Gesso


10 comments:

  1. A beautiful hanging piece. Love the vibrant colouring of the flowers.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  2. I loved being there when you created this beauty Michelle - the colours are gorgeous and that butterfly a perfect last tough xx

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  3. Those stamps are great. A lovely piece of art that is suitable for many occasions. What did you use to stamp the text?

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    1. The text was stamped with a mini alpha set which I've had forever. Such a useful set too.....
      x Michelle

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous! I really love the way you have coloured the frames, will be trying that myself. Take care xx

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  5. Great idea and love the colours. I've got some old but unused Ikea frames which would work a treat. Thank you for some lovely inspiration! x

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  6. Great ides and a beautiful work of art. Beautiful coloring.
    Lovely greet
    Marja

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