Saturday, March 19, 2011

Spring is Almost Here!!!

Hello Friends and Visitors! Spring officially begins next week. Yaaayyyy!!! Of course, that means nothing here in Colorado. We can get snow in April and May. GASP!

Last Wednesday it was 74 degrees and then it snowed almost an inch that evening and was melted by 10 a.m. the next morning. So the saying goes around here, “If you don’t like the weather wait a few hours” it will change. We didn’t see much snow this winter across the front range but it pummeled the higher regions of the Rockies and the rest of the country. I’m glad Spring is just around the corner. I’m looking forward to planting my annuals and garden.

“Photo Frame”
Today I'm entering my project in the Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge for March with a custom frame I made for my granddaughter, Isabel (Bel). The Challenge is:

“Frame Projects" with a Recipe
Use at least one of each of these:
·       Bling/Pearls
·       Trim/Ribbon
·       Magnolia Image
·       Flowers 

For my Frame Project, I used a piece of 7 inch square double corrugated cardboard and cut the window to fit a small photo giving me plenty of room for embellishments. I covered the cardboard with Bazzill pink cardstock and used my Magnolia, Tilda Lace Doohickey Die to cut a border for the frame.

The inner frame was cut from one of my favorite designer papers from the Chocolat collection by SEI. I cut a window and stitched the outer and inner portion of the DP then adhered it to the frame with foam tape for dimension.

To finish off the back of the frame I cut a piece of Clear Craft Plastic from Grafix to protect the photo and adhered it to the window. Then I cut a piece of cardstock for the pocket  to hold my photo and adhered it over the window.

I colored “Tilda with her Stuffed Animal” from the new "Butterfly Dreams" collection with Copics, cut her out and adhered her to the frame with foam tape. I gave her a bit of Stardust stickles on the lace of her clothing and glossy accents for her shoes. I colored Tilda’s animal as a chocolate poodle to match the color theme. He is just adorable.

Finally, I added some flowers from WOC with a SEI die cut butterfly, a satin bow, pearls in the frame corners and Bel’s photo. Now it's ready to hang in my craftroom.

I enjoyed crafting this project and sharing it with you. The DT for the Challenge really inspired me with all their lovely creations.

‘Til next time…


Pysselbus said...

Hey Cathy!

It's been way tooo long since I stopped by and what goegeous creations you've made. Love this frame and the coloring of Tilda is DIVINE!!! And your granddaughter is a real sweetie!

Wishing you the best weekend!


Chrissy said...

Gorgeous frame, love everything about it.The colours the details the cutie on the side and the cutie on the IN side. Gorgeous.

Samantha said...

What a gorgeous frame Cathy! Love the flowers and the sweet stamp. And what a cute granddaughter you have!

I can't wait for the spring too! Today it was sunny but fresh, 11 degrees. Flowers are coming out of the ground, let the spring begin!

Hugs Samantha

Brook said...

Beautiful frame and a beautiful little girl. I love the flowers and the butterfly. I would like to give you the Stylish Blogger Award. If you would like to accept this award please visit my blog.

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