Monday, 27 February 2012

Gift week: frame

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


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

    Lesley Xx

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

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

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

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

  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

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


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