Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Monday, April 07, 2008

Framed Spring Song

What lovely weather we had over the weekend! The little spring peepers in the pond behind us were singing the song of spring, green foliage is poking up in my flower beds, and the best was even warm and sunny! I'm sure it will be a while before I see any hummingbirds however. Until then I have one of my favorite stamp sets to look at instead.

At Christmastime I created a framed piece using the Season of Joy stamp set to hang in my bathroom. You can see that one here if you would like. Since then I've been meaning to make another one to hang in the same spot. I purchased the shadow box frame at the Dollar Tree. I ended up finding a few more since I posted the first one at Christmas. At the time I was kicking myself for just getting the one to try it out. I really had to pick through them to find a decent one - many are scratched up or broken. They are quite flimsy, but once they are put together (and re-enforced a bit) I think it looks pretty good for a buck! The reason I like these frames is because they are a shadowbox so I can decorate with bulky items, like in this case a flower from the Pretties Kit and a rhinestone brad.

The frame comes with a white mat, but this time I covered it with one of the pretty papers from the Porcelain Prints pack. I stamped my image on water color paper and used my re-inkers and aqua painter to color. When it was thoroughly dry I stamped the nice quote from the retired set Beautiful Beach. I used the smallest silk flower from the Pretties Kit and dyed it on my Perfect Plum ink pad using my aqua painter to distribute the ink evenly. I'm really happy with the way it turned out, and already have it hanging in my bathroom. My teen aged son was even impressed and said it might be the coolest thing I've made with my stamps yet.

I received so many nice emails and comments about the recipe box I posted here last week. I'm glad you all liked it so much! I shipped out the first batch of kits on Friday and will be shipping the next batch out at the end of this week or early next week. I have emailed you if yours has been shipped. I had many people ask me where I purchased the boxes and what type of adhesive I used to adhere the paper. I have replied back to most everyone, but there was a few who did not have an email address associated with their comment for me to reply back. I purchased the boxes at Michael's and I adhered the paper using decoupage medium. If you would like complete instructions and the supplies to create the Afternoon Tea recipe box, please contact me...I still have some kits left.

Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!


Denise~ said...

What a gorgeous art piece Lynn! You make the most beautiful things. I love this! You so wouldn't know it only cost a buck, WOW! Love that image, and you've colored it so beautifully, it's stunning! That flower and brad work perfectly too. Gorgeous! :)

Stampin' Heather said...

Simply beautiful!

Cindy said...

I love your beautiful frame, Lynn! I've been looking
everywhere for a shadowbox frame, thanks for the tip about where you found yours. Gorgeous work!

Cassie said...

This is gorgeous!!! So elegant!!

Carrie Gaskin said...

Super fantastic! I think you deserve an award!

Anonymous said...

Love this! Your watercoloring is superb as usual and I love what you did with the flower! You are so fortunate to have found shadow boxes for a buck!


austampers stampin room said...

This is so beautiful!! I never think about frames. I love what you have done.

Kristin said...

WOW! What an eye you had picking out these treasures! I'm afraid I would be too intimidated to actually do anything with them. You've done such a nice job- I have three little nails in my kids' bathroom that need something- I even have the frames that I took down... need to sponge some inspiration from you and just DO IT!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow wow wow what a awesome frame. So stunning work. Love it.

Teresa said...

Lynn I am interested in the recipe box let me know the info