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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Wall Art

Because I have 4 photo frames on the wall in my hallway, I wanted to keep it simple on the other side. I chose to use a 12"x36" frame and put a quote in it. This particular quote is by Eleanor Roosevelt. I heard it a few years ago and it caught my attention right away and has since stuck. Given the situation of our parental status, it is one that I think of whenever doubt rears it's ugly head.

Originally, I was going to leave the backing off, allowing the wall colour to act as the background. After some consideration and having my thoughts come to life when St├ęphanie mentioned it, I decided to pull out the ole palette knife and paint instead. Unfortunately, the true colours don't come through in the photograph. I will try again when it is hung and, if the colours become more true with the right light and angles, I will change this picture for a new one. The words 'believe', 'beauty', and 'dream' are covered in Making Memories Espresso glitter.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Five Fabulous Friends

At last years Superbowl, St├ęphanie and I placed wagers on our selected team. The cost ... the person with the losing team had to create a layout for the person with the winning team aka the Superbowl Champions. As you can see from the layout above ... I WON!!! Merci, ma belle. I love, love, love my layout and am looking forward to a layout for this years win too. (you guessed it, blog readers ... I won again! ) Cherie - you may use photos of your choice and have one year to surprise me with your wonderful creation.

I made this clipboard for a class I am going to teach in Winchester next month. The colours are bright which is out of my norm but they were nice to work with. I used a few different mediums to bring texture and depth to the design:

  • first I painted the clipboard read then coated it with crackle paint. I did it nice and thick but didnt wait the required 60 minutes to set. Instead I used my heat gun to speed up the process. I covered it with a pink paint and sped up the drying process again with my heatgun. The final result was something that looked like bark.

  • I used Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels on the chipboard letters.

  • Doodlebug Paper Frills are covered in Tim Holtz crackle paint. Once dry, they too were misted with glimmer mist with the excess dabbed off.

  • Heidi Swapp ghost butterflies are painted the same red as the first paint coat of the clipboard.

  • The clip itself is covered with cranberry Alcohol Ink by Tim Holtz.
  • Ice Stickles were used as drops along the bottom to subtley dray the eye to the Heidi Swap ghost heart in the corner.