Saturday, June 2, 2012

Frame It!

Sue Butler, over @ Our Creative Corner, has a fun challenge this week.  Entitled 'Embellished Frame' .  Sue has asked us to make the frame the primary focus.  The frame is to be the first thing you see before the image/text!
So, I took a chip board frame from Tattered Angels and applied a spray adhesive and then sprinkled dazzling diamond glitter and a pinch or two of gold super fine glitter.  Here is a close up:

You know me, I have a weakness of text paper: First Edition DSP.  Oh, and a multi-loop bow!  I purchased some hand-dyed seam binding from a closing Etsy shop.  I just love this color! Aqua.  Its just so pretty to me.  Kinda blue, kinda green, soft and very feminine.  Thats why I embossed the heart in that color: Aqua Mist/Bermuda.
Here is the whole card:

The pattern papers are left overs; scraps.  The aqua grosgrain is actually the back of a beautiful yellow and kraft pattern paper.  The rose pattern paper is one of my new favorites.  I just love the pinks, reds, and aquas on a cream background.  Very shabby!  The polka dot pattern paper is in the collection of the floral paper.  I believe these papers are Lost and Found 2.
The sentiment was stamped in basic black classic ink.  The stamp was actually a thank-you 'gift'.  I had ordered some stamps from Verve.  Verve have some stamps with beautiful fonts and some wonderfully worded sentiments.  Well, the 'thank you' stamp, was added to my order as a 'gift'.  
I used a thread cutter to distress the edges of the pattern papers.  I then sponged the pattern paper pieces with crumb cake classic ink.  I added some text paper behind the two overly distressed pattern papers.  I thought that it would give the card a vintage feel.
I wanted the embossed heart to show distressing too.  But to sponge with crumb cake classic ink onto that beautiful heart, would make it look old and not shabby.  So, I brushed the edges of the embossed heart with picket fence distress paint.  I also added an aqua-colored half faux pearl.  
I also used some cream twine to the multi-loop bow.  And that is what I used to attach the lone button.
Thank you for looking.  I hope you play along with us @ Our Creative Corner.  We would love to see your 'frame'!


MarcyK924 said...

Oh, be still my shabby heart, Sharon! First, that color palette is a fav or mine! And I could use those Tattered Angels frames on every card! I LOVE LOVE your layout! Shabbilicious!! Hugs, Marcy

LeAnne said...

Oh my goodness, I love every single thing about this...ESPECIALLY that paper! I am on a mission to find some of that yummy stuff!

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Sharon
Delightful Frame with all its glitter, the Turquoise Blue, is such a wonderful soft colour. Gorgeous card.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

I love turquoise and red, yet I rarely use it together...I should though. Your card is GORGEOUS!!! I love the design and all the sparkle...just stunning!

Greta said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog. I have a frame card forming in my mind, so hopefully I'll get it done for the challenge. Your card just takes my breath away! Love the colors, sparkle, patterns--everything!

Meihsia Liu said...

Hi, Sharon, this card is so gorgeous!! Love the beautiful color and pretty glittered frame.... Hugs

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Sharon! Love the shimmery ornate frame and gorgeous bow!

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... what a beautiful card Sharon ... love sparkly pretty frame and your papers and soft colour pallette are just gorgeous!!!