Monday, November 2, 2009

Hark frame

Hi all!

I'm so excited that I get to post my very first entry here in the blog as one of the newest member of the DT.

Anyways, I was given the assignment to use one of our great Christmas collection for my project and I chose the Spirit collection. I love the colors and the patterns are great to use for backgrounds but also there's fun prints that you can cut up to make your own embellishments.

Hark the Angel frame
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The idea to make this frame really started with the "joy" paper. I love the image of the angel with wings and trumpet!

Here's a little peek of the process.....

First I gathered my supplies. I love, love, love Upsy Daisy's double sided pattern papers. I get more designs and inspirations from a collection. I got my frame from my local store and the best part...it only cost me a buck!
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Next I primered my frame with white paint. This will give my edges a clean finished look.
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Third, I measured my frame and cut out pattern paper to go on top of the frame. I used a liquid adhesive to adhere the paper.
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Fourth, I made a couple of strips of paper to create a border and sewn a ruffled ribbon onto it before adhering the whole border onto my frame.
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Fifth, I added some leaves, a stamped circle to house my angel and then the angel. I created some subtle texture to the angel by spraying it with glimmer mist before adhering with a dimensional adhesive.
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Then I gathered some fun Upsy Daisy rubons and made my frame title. I made some mistakes while transfering all my letters (my fault and not because of the product) so I covered my booboo's with brads.
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Finished it off with a ribbon to hang my frame. I used my husband's industrial stapler for this, but I'm sure you can use a small nail or glue gun for it too.
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So there you have it. A quick project that you can make for yourself or can even be a great homemade gift for the holidays.

Take care everyone.

Products used:
#UDD0158. Love
#UDD157. Joy
#UDD0160. Play
#UDD208. Chic Bebe (stamp)
#UDD0082. Oodles of Doodles - Alphas
#EMB003. Its a Girl Thing

7 comments:

Amanda Muirhead said...

BEAUTIFUL work Grace!!! And thank you so much for putting the step by step instructions :)

KimmyS said...

WOWEEEEE what a start to the month. Awesome project Grace and I love the step by step

janis said...

great tutorial grace!!!! it is beautiful!!!!

Sandi Counceller said...

great job!

NicNacManiac said...

This is such a beautiful project!! Your work is really lovely!! Thanks so much for the tutorial!!
Enjoy the rest of your day!!

Marisa said...

I love this Christmas frame, beautiful!

Julia BSB said...

Waw!!! Superb! I also love the angels, besides using silver glitter spray! :D Scrap Hugs and Kisses, Julia Saddi