Tuesday, September 16, 2008

More framing gifts...

I love this frame with the oval opening...I wanted to give it a "manly" feel...perfect for the hunter, fisherman, hiker, etc...I love those pattern papers, they have such a "camo" look to them, as far as the colors...I layered the two pattern papers over the chipboard frame...I used Cuttlebug punched leaves, sponged the edges with ink and gave them a little dimension by rolling them over my bone folder...
This little round embellishment thing, was something I got in a swap years ago...had a couple dozen of them given to me...I used a piece of the very fine jute that I got from Really Reasonable Ribbon...a tad of pump action hair spray and a steel crochet hook...wet the jute slightly with the hair spray, twirl it around the crochet hook end...hold it until the hair spray dries, just takes a few seconds or so...or stand in front of the fan like I did...LOL...it will hold the curl...ain't that just the coolest tip...we used to do that years ago...to add curls to our jute hair dolls we used to make back in my decorative painting days...
This is my favorite frame...of course its a custom die cut, I had the die made, so I could have a 4 x 4 inch frame with a 2 x 2 inch opening...I use this frame all the time in projects, scrapbook layouts and more...Can ya tell I am getting in holiday mode...I am going to make most of my Christmas and Holiday gifts this year...and this is the beginnings of some of those items...
I coated a red flourish with stickles glitter glue...fitted it onto the corner area, then trimmed off the excess...I added the beautiful red flower to the opposite corner...This will be perfect for a Christmas share photo...
I love this pattern paper...very fun...but can be serious, depending on the photo used...I added the flourishes to one side and the red flower...Hope you enjoyed my ideas...I have more in the works...To order these frames in chipboard or cardstock, check out my studio blog at http://thestudioinpreston.blogspot.com Look in the Labels section under frames...

1 comment:

patty w said...

Oh Debbie, these frames are just beautiful ! Love the leaf one a lot!