Saturday, November 13, 2010

Tramway Community Church Craft Fair-cont.

This is my other magnetic message board that I am selling at the craft fair. I have a very good friend who teaches a 'heritage' scrapbook class and a Basic Grey class. She is super talented and has a wonderful eye for distressing, and 'vintage'. She had selected these papers for another class she is doing, and when she showed them to me, I fell in love! The papers have that wood-zy, earth-y look to them, and I knew the perfect frame to showcase them. Yes, the frame is green. Its distressed and I actually love the cut of the frame. The frame holds a 8" x 10" 'photo'. The paper is holiday paper, so look closely, there are ornaments hanging off the limbs. The deers, I just love! Ok, so back to the board. The whole area where a 'photo' is suppose to be, is covered galvanized steel, so you can put your magnets everywhere! Oh, the pebbles are magnets. I did a few rub-ons to the frame. I gave the rub-ons a coat of sealant, so they wouldn't rub-off easily. And I added a paper flower. I didn't want to add too much to the frame, because I wanted the 'picture'/paper to be the focus. You can either hang this board on the wall, or stand it on a desk, counter, etc. And, my usual self, I made a card that coordinates with the board, just incase you wanted to give this as a gift.

This is the altered Photo Tray that coordinates with the card showcased yesterday. I wanted to use these pretty, 'non-traditional' colors on it. The paper is from CTMH. I think the paper looks like 'fun', whimsical holiday paper. I used stamps from 3 different company's (Stampin' Up!, Flourish, & Paper Trey Ink), but don't they go well together! I bought the rosette ribbon several months ago, and didn't use it on the project it was originally intended for. And yes, I still have some left :)
I have created 3 different 'area's to place your holiday photos. And the tags are positioned, so the photo will tuck right in behind them. Pretty clever, huh? I think a photo of your home with snow on it, or of your front door decorated for the holidays would look smashing! And you can't forget to add a photo of your children all together in some fun pose, or even a candid shot.

Well, thank you so much for looking at what I have been creating. Thank you for all the comments, too. Those really do make my day. If you're in the area (Albuquerque, New Mexico), come check-out my wares. I am attending different craft fairs around the area, dates and locations are listed in the header of this blog. These items shown are originals/one-of-a-kind. So when they are gone they are gone. However, I do take custom orders. So, if you see anything you like, I can re-make one for you, however, they will vary slightly. The holidays are quickly approaching, so if you need any Christmas cards, you can purchase a 'kit' from any of the Christmas Card Clubs. The cardstock is already cut, and scored. All you need to do is stamp and assemble! Enjoy the rest of this weekend, and take care!

No comments: