Tuesday, April 28, 2009

MFT "Frame It"

This week the MFT Idol theme is "Frame It". Even though I am not in the top five, I still want to participate in the challenge, along with the other judges, but on a SMALLER scale. I made a wallhanging with a dance theme. The photo is held on with a customized binder clip, so that you can change the photo anytime you want. I actually plan to give this to my niece, who is on a dance team, but to give you the main idea of the project, I clipped on a picture of my daughter's college dance team. (She is in the back row on the left) The binder clip is made by Creative Imaginations. I stamped the ballet dress, colored the bottom, and used a 1 1/4" in circle punch to fit the binder clip.

The frame is mounted on a 12 x 8 piece of chipboard. The DP is the new Bo Bunny and I sewed a zig zag stitch around the edge. I punched two holes at the top, added eyelets and ribbon to hang the fram with. The cute ballerina is from the MFT set Isabelle Paper Dolls. Below is a close up on the stamp. I stamped the body and colored her with Copics. I colored and cut out the tutu. To make the added skirt on the tutu, I ran a basting stitch at the top of a small piece of ribbon, gathered it up, and tied the bobbin threads in the back. I drew in the wood floor and the ballet rail.

Lastly, I added rhinestones and lettering. The edge punch is Martha Stewart.
Be sure to stop by the MFT forum at Splitcoast to cast your vote for your favorite Top 5 finalists. Their projects are amazing!
Thanks for looking,


  1. What a great gift that is going to make, It's so pretty and soooo girlie ... I love it.

  2. Wowww Melody,what a beautiful creation,l love the image and colours.

    Hugs Riet.x

  3. The tutu is the cutest added touch. I want one!

  4. What a cute project! I love the tulle skirt on the image! Thanks for reminding me about the MFT challenge. I haven't been over there for awhile and completely forgot about it. Thanks for visiting my blog!

  5. this is so cute, I love it! I can't wait to see pics of my niece in her dance class, I'll be able to make something like this too! TFS