Monday, October 18, 2010

Anything but a Card........



Anything but a card (the new challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show)......I thought....how bout a decorative frame???!?!

Got a bag of goodies from Simon Says Stamp and I couldn't wait to play with them....and play I did! Did you know they have free shipping on all order over $70???


Where oh where to start....the whole frame began with a Prima Mask and some Gesso and the creative process began! I placed the mask onto the frame and carefully dabbed on the Gesso. 





When the Gesso was dry I created an acrylic paint wash and painted it on the wood. For additional color, I added Broken China Distress Ink 
and Sepia Archival Ink.
 

I think my favorite element is the Grungeboard letters. I colored the Alphas with 
Sepia Archival Ink, dabbed on some
Tarnished Brass Crackle paint.  When dry, I wrapped each letter with some vintage crochet thread. 

Did you see the Tissue Tape that I wrapped around one of the sides??? That stuff is just sooo much fun!



I got my hot little hand on  Wendy Vecchi Art Parts Modeling Film!  It's really hard to see in the flower cluster but if you look close....it's there. Oh....I am loving Tim's new Tattered Leaves Die...what a wonderful accent to the Tattered Floral Die.....my FAVORITE!!! Everything was adhered using Multi Medium.


SO.....head on over to Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge blog.....check out the Design Teamies "out of the world" creations!!! Then pull out your favorite goodies and CREATE.....who know you could win a FABULOUS prize or a Top 3 Blinkie......

Can't wait to see your creations!!!

13 comments:

kim-paperbabe said...

Wow Lynne all the details on this are stunning, those grunge alphas are fabulous I really love the hint of crackle paint really brings them to life and your flower cluster always impress me beautiful inspiration!!!
BiG HuGs Kim :)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Lynne, I absolutely LOVE what you do with fibers!!! You are a constant source of inspiration to me. Your flower/flourish cluster is wonderful, but what really wowed me was the way you altered the letters - wrapping with the thread is just too cool for words!!

ScrappyPam said...

The wrapped letters are very cool! Fabulous frame!

Nancy Wethington said...

Lynne, this is so pretty!

Jodi said...

absolutely amazing work!!!

Debbie Emmons said...

Love it....beautiful and so fits the times.

Barbara said...

This is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

Gorgeously beautifulicious Lynne! Just love the textures, and the thread around the letters is brilliant! Love it!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Hi Lynne, this frame is FAB!! Great sentiment too...very motivational!! Super pretty blending of colors too!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp

Julie said...

LOve THe FRame and REally LOve THe Quote!!

Linda64 said...

Beautiful frame. Love the letters..Fantastic.

Linda

Terry said...

This is so pretty and with fabulous details! Love this!

Linda Cain said...

Absolutely Gorgeous...terrific blog!