Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Something Different

Good Morning and Happy Wednesday!

Another week at the half way point! Hope it's been a good one for you. We are having another humid heat wave so we've been inside again the last couple days. It's great for crafting time, but not so great for 2 kids with lots of energy! Hoping to get out at some point today.

I have something a little different to share with you today. I was cleaning out my closet yesterday and found this plain accordion fold chipboard book and so I've altered it and made it into a small desk frame for a photo. It was 5 or so folds long, but I cut it to 2 so that I can make another frame or some other item at a later time.

This is the front view of the outside of the frame...

My papers on this project are BG Capella and I just used some adhesive and glue to cover the book with the papers. Then I used a piece of satin ribbon to do the binding of the book/frame. The edges were sanded down with a sanding block to make them more smooth and even out any areas with an over hang of paper.

I've used a sweet hAnglar image and colored her with Copics and then cut her out and put her on my little tag accent. The tag was embossed with the CB folder tapestry and the bottom edge punched with the MS lace punch. I've embellished with a lace doily, flowers, chandelier gems, and some lace on the tag. The challenge at lovely hAnglar only was to use lace. I also used one of the Handmade Letter Seals from Whimsy Stamps for the sentiment.

Next is a view of the inside of the frame....

I used more BG Capella papers on the inside with another strip of satin ribbon for the binding. On the left side, I matted two pieces of card stock with distressed edges and glitter, then add a little clip. This is the side to add a small photo and with the clip, you can change out the photo often. On the right side I used another hAnlgar image, colored it with Copics and then cut it out and popped it up on foam tape. I've finished the inside with more flowers and chandelier gems. The distressed inside works for the challenge over at Cupcake Craft this week.

And last, is the view of the finished outside....

I stamped and framed another of the Handmade Letter Seals and extra sentiments and placed that alone on the back side of the frame. It's a nice finishing touch.

This project also fits the challenges at:
Sentimental Sundays: Switch It Up (try something new)
Simple Doodles: Get out of the box (I was thinking outside the box and didn't make a card, does that count?)
Polka Doodles: male or female
Paper Play: Anything Goes
Dutch Dare: Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you have a fabulous Wednesday!

Happy Stamping,

22 comments:

Crystal said...

Denise this is totally gorgeous!! WOW WOW WOW what a fabulous design, lovin that sweet image, your colors, that doilie, and all your embellies...FABULOUS SWEETIE!

Debbie said...

This is just gorgeous Denise such a beautiful project,Hugs Debbie x

Ms. Jen said...

Denise, this is gorgeous! What a beautiful job you've done here.

Stay cool, we're in the same boat here in TN. Had to go to town yesterday and the A/C isn't working in the car. It was a sweaty drive - yuck!!

Dorcas said...

THis is really nice, Denise!! Well done!

Nathalie (aka NathalieJ) said...

My goodness Denise!This is pure eye candy!!!! I love every single detail about it... so inspiring and so much work involved too! Thanks for sharing :)

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, this is sooo gorgeous. TFS.

Tracey said...

Seriously Denise....WOW!!! This is stunning!!! xx

Nicolchen said...

WOW...your card looks so beautiful...I like the papers and the colors you´ve used :0)))

thanks for joining us at lho ;0)

Hugs Nicole

Alex said...

WOW! WOW! WOW!! This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!! Denise, I love the vintage feel and all the pretty details - just an amazing project! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!

debby4000 said...

Fabulous Denise, wonderful image and papers.
luv
Debby

Tip Top said...

Great project and such lovely colours too! Thanks for joining in with the Simple Doodles challenge - hope to see you again next time!

Anesha said...

Beautiful project and love how you added the sentiment to the back. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

Marina said...

Wow! That's absolutely gorgeous!
I love the papers and all details and the design is fabulous.

Thanks for joining us at "lovely hÄnglar only",

hugs,
Marina

Ann English said...

Such a beautiful project!

Thank you for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays!

Riet said...

This is so beautiful Denise-Lynn,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Tip Top said...

Beautiful! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

Biscuitlid said...

wow what a beautiful creation - so much work

Thanks so much for joining in with our distressing challenge this week at Cupcake
Hugs
Victoria
x

Faye said...

Wow, this is stunning. Thank you for playing at Cupcake. x

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles this week in our Generic challenge - great to see your lovely project! Cheers Claire x

li-bee-ti said...

Adorable! I love the colors and the vintage look.
Thank you for playing with us at Simple Doodles and we hope to see you next time.

Scrapaddict said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for playing Simple Doodles!