Our Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature, where we challenge our design team to explore their creative side using a specific theme, product or technique. This month, we've been asked to Frame It! Be sure to check the MFT Blog for a list of all the designers who have put their MFT stamps and/or Die-namics dies to work to create a framed piece of art for you.
As I talked about in previous posts I recently moved into my new stamp room when one of my girls moved out. I planned to decorate with some of my own projects. Well I finally got my frames purchased and created a 12 x 12 page to go in one of the frames with my very favorite picture from my trip to Europe!
My frames are from Michael's. They are shadow box frames and they are hinged on one side so that you can replace the page without taking the frame off the wall.
Here is a better picture of the page without the glass. I adhered patterned paper to black cardstock and stitched around the edges. I like to use two pieces of 12 x 12 cardstock to give a page that is going in a frame a little more stability. I added lace and mounted the photo above the lace. My sentiment, that I centered in a metal frame, is from Clearly Sentimental About Summer Vacation.
For my corner embellishment I used a number of MFT Die-namics, Botanical Beauty, Large Leafy Flourish, Royal Leaves, the Eiffel Tower. My felt leaves are cut out of MFT Felt in Sour Apple and Jelly Bean Green. Then I added some rhinestone swirls, stick pins, and silk leaves.
I thought I would share a picture of my desk when I create a project like this one. When I started I wasn't sure what dies and embellishments I wanted to use so I went through my dies and embellishment stash and just pulled out things that I though might work. And then made some flowers and just played around until I came up with something I liked! Took me a while to clean up!
Today my husband hung up my three frames for me! There is some glare but you can get the idea!
I used a sentiment from Who's That Parisian Girl and cut it out with the Fishtail STAX Die-namics. The sentiment is under the glass.
On the outside of the frame I added a felt flower cut with the Large Rolled Rose Die-namic, some more Royal Leaves and Leaf Flourishes.
The Eiffel Tower is on the outside of my frame so I wanted it to be a littler stronger than cardstock. So I cut one of the Eiffel Towers out of a light weight cardboard and one out of kraft card stock.
In case you are wondering how I adhere all my embellishment to my project, I thought I would share my favorite products besides a glue gun. The Beacon Glue dries fast but give you more time than a glue gun. The round dimensional dots are from Jody's Sticky Stuff, and are a staple in my craft room.
Thanks for stopping by! Stop by the MFT Blog for the list of designers sharing more inspiration today!