Thursday, July 21, 2011

It's Not a Card....

It's Fanatical About Botanicals, a challenge currently on the go over at Moxie Fab World, go and check it out and participate, you have until Monday August 8.

Do you ever craft and actually make something just for yourself, something to keep?  I know I don't.  So, I had this idea a few days ago to create a "wooden" frame, I did not know what would go inside it but my plan was to incorporate it into a card.  Well, today, when I sat down to create the frame, I changed my mind and decided to make something for me.  Nothing extravagant, but just a little something to hang on my cork board and admire from time to time.  And that's when I decided to add some flowers.

So, here is my first contribution to myself, and to the Botanical challenge:

Paper: PTI cardstock
Ink: Walnut Stain & Vintage Photo Distress Ink; Copic markers; Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: PTI (Woodgrain background basics; Butterfly Dreams); Penny Black (Poppies 3949H)
Other: Brads (Recollections); Jute; Dimensional Squares; Stickles

It measures 4" X 4", so it's just a small little frame.  The "wooden" frame itself is popped up with dimensionals.  I braided some strands of jute in order to be able to hang it.  And as I love butterfly stamps I just could not resist adding a little butterfly to the jute.

The frame is actually 4 seperate pieces because I wanted it to look like it was 4 pieces of wood put together.

I hope you like it.  And I hope you are having a wonderful day!

9 comments:

Sue Lelli said...

This is so DARLING, Brenda! What a wonderful thing to have for YOURSELF! LOVE the frame and the beautiful flowers!

Lisa said...

Can't wait to actually see this for myself! WOW! Amazing shading on the frame- what a fab idea, B! Love how you did the jute hanger with the butterfly- perfect :)

Rosemary said...

this is just beautiful brenda! can't believe the frame is not actually wood... you did an amazing job creating this "little something for you"!

Stella said...

Thank you so much for just giving me a wonderful idea. Yes I always make something for someone else. Your take on the challenge is stunning; love the flowers and the butterfly. You really have something gorgeous to look at.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend; if I remember well your husband is coming home. Enjoy being together!

Sheila Hnilicka said...

this is wonderful Brenda! if you hadn't describe the process for making this I would have thought that the frame was the real deal and was a wooden frame that you put your image into. so happy to see that you made something for yourself!

Emily Leiphart said...

Brenda, this is jaw-droppingly beautiful! Wow, those panels look so amazing. What a great flower to showcase in it!

margaretart said...

Hi, Brenda,
this is wonderful--the frame is amazing--looks so dimensional. Lovely idea. I know you will enjoy it.

amber said...

what a beautiful creation. i'm sure it will make you smile each time you see it! great job with the frame & the flowers! :)

Cath said...

Hey Brenda! Thanks for linking this up to the Fanatical About Botanical challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)