Sunday, May 17, 2009

Cherish frame

The Stampin' Up Blog tour this weekend was a totally inspirational activity for me. I've been "blurfing" on and off for the past couple of months (see last post in March), but........ the initiative needed to get something made just wasn't there.

Well, Heather Wright-Porto posted some projects using the Baroque Motifs stamp set from Stampin' Up, which just happens to be the ONLY SU stamp set that I own.  And when I saw her frame project, I knew that was a project that I had to case.

One of my co-workers lost her mother last week and the memorial service will be tomorrow.  I thought that the frame might be a lovely way for the family to preserve a copy of the memorial (with photo of her mom).  So.........  here is my take on Heather's frame project.

I first white-washed the wooden frame with some thinned-out white acrylic paint, then lightly stamped on different Tim Holtz' Distress Inks to mute the white color further.  A combination of both ColorBox and Distress Inks were used along with a couple of background stamps.

Many thanks to Heather for a wonderful project.  I'm hoping that my co-worker will like it.

Materials: wooden frame (Michaels); white acrylic paint; inks: dune, stucco, brown & merlot (ColorBox), antique linen, broken china, old paper, weathered wood (Ranger); stamps: Baroque Motifs (swirl, flower & cherish), harlequin (Inkadinkadoo), Italian poetry background (Hero Arts); paper: Bazzill Basics.

Thanks for looking.


Geegee Betancourt said...


Heather Wright-Porto said...

Nice job!!!! I love the CASED alternate look!!!! And you're very welcome. Thanks for referencing me in you post - that was very sweet!

Happy stamping!
Heather :)

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, this is so kewl! And so thoughtful too! I'm sure your co-worker's family will treasure this!