I decided I would finally get around to joining in with a challenge,and that I would do something that wasn’t a card for the first time, so I went over to Hels Sheridans blog, Ink on my Fingers, to see what her Sunday Stampers challenge was for this week. The theme is ‘Writing’, and to be honest I didn’t have any idea what I was going to do, at first. Hels mentioned that her project started life as a wooden Ikea frame, and I liked that idea, but don’t have any of those! However, I do have piles of Clip-Frames of all sorts of sizes, so I dismantled one of those, and used the back to cut out two more rectangles from mountboard, then cut out the centres to give me a frame. I used two because one didn’t seem thick enough.
I stacked these all up, and stuck them together with DST.
I quite like the artworks you can buy where the picture spills over onto the frame, if you know what I mean, so that was where my mind was taking me with this. I cut some cream tissue paper down, and overstamped it with a script stamp, using Versafine Sepia.This was stuck down over the whole frame, very carefully(!),not worrying about damaged bits, as it all smooths out in the end.Some more bits of script were stamped onto spare tissue, and I created some mini envelopes then used some excess stamped tissue to make some mini letters. All tied up with some burgundy ribbon. Some lace was aged with Distress Ink, Antique Linen, then added to the inside of the frame, along with some pearl string, the bundle of love letters, an old ear-ring and a cameo made from a Quickutz die. I finished it off with a few stick on pearls, a triple embossed heart and a group of flowers . When the tissue had dried completely I added a little Antique linen distress ink to the edges.
|Work in progress|