Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Framed Season of Joy

I'm pretty happy with the way this turned out and it was really easy to make. The best part is it only cost me a buck plus some Hodge-Podge Hardware! I got this shadowbox frame at the Dollar Tree a month or so ago. Now I'm wishing I would have gotten more of them, but at the time I wasn't sure if it would work out.

To create this I just inked the word collage stamp from Season of Joy with Sage and then used a bit of rolled up paper towel (to form a pointy tip) to carefully wipe away the ink from the letters I wanted to re-ink with my celery and artichoke markers. Adding the extra colors makes for a more interesting design I think. After my stamp was inked in the colors I wanted, I stamped the image onto Shimmery White card stock. Then I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to decide on the placement for the tree. I embossed the tree in silver - it was hard to capture the pretty sheen of the silver on the tree without catching the glare from the glass on the frame, so you'll have to take my word that it looks prettier in real life.

For embellishments I first added one of my cute new build-a-brads to the center of the "o" in joy. The Snow Flurries set works perfect with the build a brad...that's what I used here, but any image that can be punched with the 1/2" circle works great with these. I added some double stitched Soft Sky ribbon attached to a buckle and held in place with some brads along the bottom. It still needed something to the left so 3 strips punched from the Wintergreen paper with the Window Word punch worked out great to fill in that area.

I think this framed piece of stamped art will be perfect to deck my halls during the holidays!



21 comments:

Littlekel90 said...

Wow, Lynn! This is beautiful!! I wish I had some shadowboxes from the Dollar Store now too. These will make perfect gifts for Christmas!! I love how you used more than one color on the collage stamp, and I wouldn't have thought of wiping off the color like you did. I usually sit there with my markers coloring this and coloring that. Geez *insert roll eyes smilie here* LOL

Cindy from SBS3 said...

This is so lovely! It will make a great gift and I really like the build-a-brad.

Heather said...

I love the Dollar Store- your project turned out great!

Kathy said...

I love this!

Maren said...

What an amazing idea! I love it! I love the build a brad in the center of the JOY. I haven't finished my Christmas cards yet....thanks for inspiring me!

Flossie's Follies said...

This is lovely, your blog is great you are one very talented lady. I am a SBS2 and wanted to say hello, glad I stopped by, lots of inspiration here.

Flossie's Follies said...

This is lovely, your blog is great you are one very talented lady. I am a SBS2 and wanted to say hello, glad I stopped by, lots of inspiration here.

Chris (cdjkssss on SCS) said...

Very beautiful! Don't you wish that you had a crystal ball to tell you which alterables would be the huge successes, so that you could buy tons of them? Love the Build-a-Brad!

Heidi said...

Beautiful! Seeing this makes me want to run to the $$ store! Wow you did such a wonderful job on this piece. I love the color combo and the build-a-brad gives it a nice elegant touch.

Smiles!
Heidi

kathy said...

beautiful,,,check out my blog for a sbs3 card swap not due until february

Elaine said...

Wow! This is beautiful! I'll add doing a shadowbox to my project list!

Andrea, said...

Wow this is stunning, I love it

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is really fabulous idea. Lovely. Wonderful piece.

Hugs
Sandy

scrapnnMO said...

HOLY WOWzer! Stunning!

Glitter Monkey said...

Amazing what you have done with this. We have "Pound" Shops over here in the UK but I never saw any lovely frames like this in ours! Lol x

Tracy said...

What a great gift idea! Awesome job. I had made something similar but yet different...your is fab!

Denise ~ said...

This is so pretty! What a great gift idea too. I love how you mixed colors on the one stamp before stamping the image. The frame is nice too, you would never know that this project only cost you a buck! :)

Just me said...

That is stunning. I would have never thought of doing that. You have inspired me.

Kate

Ema said...

Wow, you actually use the stamp-a-ma-jig! I always think of using it after the image comes out crooked! LOL Really like what you did!

ink'n'rubba said...

stunning design and so much work to individually colour the stamp - but it looks wonderful so well worth it.

*Jana* said...

Gorgeous!