Saturday, 14 September 2013

Thanks to the Hand Stamped Sentiments design team for choosing my card in the top 3! 

You must go and check out all the genius designs everybody else came up with:

Click here to check them all out!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

SUOC 78: Upcycled Vintage Frame

The SUO Challenge this week is all about ribbons and bows! In moving my craft room's location recently, I found myself going through my stash of embellishments, and  uncovered a lot of reasons to be playing with ribbons and bows.

I found this wooden frame at a thrift store and decorated it with some flowers and other embellishments. It already had a lovely crackle finish, so I only added to and updated the center portion with a whole host of different materials. 

Stamps: Lovely Little Labels, You're a Gem
Ink: Cherry Cobler, Soft Suede
Paper: White Naturals and Ivory Naturals cardstock, corrugated cardboard
Tools: Fun Flowers die, glue gun, mini scallop punch
Extras: mini library clips, vintage trinkets, ribbon sliders, antique brads, other retired hardware, twill tape and natural trim ribbon, corduroy buttons, linen thread, antique tags

I covered the background with an off-white burlap material, and layered the flowers on top. 

This is a project that had been in the back of my mind for awhile but I could never seem to commit to certain colors. I stumbled upon this frame in the second hand store, and found a fun way to re-purpose it with my stash of embellishments.

Oh those Fun Flowers are addictive to play with! So many possible combinations!

Hope you had a great long weekend!