Saturday, June 6, 2009

Wall Frames Part 1

ETA: I should have mentioned that these are the frames that I showed on this post last week. The frames are from Target's dollar spot, but I got them awhile ago and they don't have them right now. I remember getting them when they had their "back to college/dorm room decor" stuff for sale if you want to check back in the fall.

I'm going to break the wall frames explanations into three posts and today is the first of those three. I'm including a recipe for each frame at the end of the post.

First up is the tree frame.

I used a Kim Hughes set for the trees and stamped the tree tops using Polka Dot basics from Papertrey Ink. The quote I typeset and printed from my computer in a dark brown ink onto Kraft cardstock. The tree trunks were colored using colored pencils and mineral spirits. The dark green tree top is mounted to the base with foam adhesive. I finished this image with a little hand stitching around the edge.

Next is the peaceful poppy frame.

I started by stamping the pin dot from Polka Dot basics in white ink on Spring Moss Cardstock. Then I stamped the stem, leaves, and sentiment before mounting the poppy to the base using foam tape. I used white Fun Flock on the center of the poppy and then colored it in with a dark brown Sharpie after the adhesive had dried.

Last, but not least is the birdhouses frame.

I love birdhouses. I'm not sure what it is about them, but they make me all weak in the knees and forgetful about budgets. Anyway... I started this frame by stamping the pin dot again, this time onto Kraft cardstock. Then I stamped and colored my birdhouses. I wrapped some olivey green ribbon around the base and anchored it on one end with a white brad. On the other end I mounted the "Home Sweet Home" sentiment with foam tape.

Recipe (Tree Frame):
Cardstock: Kraft, Spring Moss - Papertrey Ink; Dark Green - Bazzill
Ink: Burnt Umber - Palette; Ripe Avocado - Papertrey Ink; Versamark - Tsukineko
Stamps: Spring Trees (Kim Hughes Collection) - Cornish Heritage Farms; Polka Dot Basics - Papertrey Ink
Other: Colored Pencils - Prismacolor; Green Embroidery Floss - DMC; Font - Mufferaw; Foam Tape - Scotch; Mineral Spirits

Recipe (Peaceful Poppy Frame):
Cardstock: Spring Moss - Papertrey Ink; Ultimate White - Strathmore
Ink: Melon Berry, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado - Papertrey Ink; Burnt Umber - Palette; Frost White - Colorbox
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics, Remember - Papertrey Ink
Other: White Fun Flock - Stampendous; Foam Adhesive - Scotch; Dark Brown Marker - Sharpie

Recipe (Birdhouses Frame):
Cardstock: Kraft - Papertrey Ink; Ultimate White - Strathmore
Ink: Burnt Umber - Palette; Frost White - Colorbox
Stamps: Bird Watching, Polka Dot Basics, Boards & Beams - Papertrey Ink
Other: Green double-stitched grosgrain - Michaels; White mini brad - American Crafts; Foam Tape - Scotch; Colored Pencils - Prismacolor; Mineral Spirits


Babies-Beth said...

Wow, they are great! That's a lot of imagination to come up with all of those!!

Lisa said...

I love this idea. You did such a nice job. Where did you get the frames? I have a perfect spot in my craft room for something like this and what a get gift this would make. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Joan B said...

These are gorgeous.