Sunday, November 9, 2008

A Frame for Clara

{ok this layout looks all nice and groovy in blogger...who knows if it'll be like that when you're reading it...sorry if it's not}

I just finished up my frame for Clara. I am so happy with the way it turned out!! I really wanted to put picts in and I may still before I give it to Stephanie, but my printer is out of my photo ink cartridge right now, so I just went ahead and finished it for now. I made the smaller picture strip for the bottom part for 3 smaller picts and the top one will hold a 5x7. I just stamped the 5x7 area so it wasn't so blank and white...same with the Hollyhock squares down below.

Here is the front...I know I said this yesterday, but I really love the DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Girl stack...I also got all of the matching embellies to go with it, but didn't use them. I used a ton of different products on this frame, so if there is anything that catches your eye that you are unsure of, just shoot me off an email and I"ll let you know what it was!!

Here is the back...I painted it in a glimmer white color first, then that didn't cover worth toot, so I went over it with this pretty green and then mixed the shimmery white and green again for a 3rd coat! Once it was all dry, I took one of my funky textured CTMH brush thingies and swirled it in CTMH Hollyhock ink first and then made all of the circle marks on the back of the frame and stand. I stamped a Heidi Swapp "All My Love" stamp and then added the date (CTMH Friendship alpha) and one of my personaled stamps to finish it off.

I finally had a chance to use my Shimmerz and I LOVE them {you can buy them at All That Scraps}!! Thanks Jennifer for the enabling!! Here is a close up of the letters...first I inked up some kraft colored Heidi Swapp chipboard letters with CTMH Hollyhock and then used Bubblegum Shimmerz on them. They turned out a bit darker than I had originally planned, but they still look really can always go darker, but it's pretty tough to go lighter!! I used 2 flower shapes from a Doodlebug package of glittery alphas and just sponges CTMH Hollyhock ink on them and added a green Doodlebug glitter brad to the center.

Then I used a funky flourish shape, actually two of them to make the whole shape from Breezy Design. They are called Toppings, I used the Girls one and you can use glitter, flock or foil after you have out the rub on down....I chose pretty green glitter to go with the colors in my papers and then added some MAMBI rhinestones for fun!

I think that's all...oh, I tied some pretty white taffeta ribbon from SU and added two little bows to either side of the frame as pretty and oh so girly!! Then her birthday info at the very bottom!! I hope Steph likes it!
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  1. Goodness! That looks like tons of work! Loving it though. And thank you for enabling me with all that rubbery goodness. LOL!!

  2. Hi Kelly,

    what a beautifull frame (even without the pictures).
    I love all the fabulous details on it.
    thanks for joining the DDCC.

    Have a great day,
    xoxo Karin

  3. Wow Kelly, this is just gorgeous love the way you have decorated the frame so pretty. Hope you had a great weekend. Hugs Nikki x

  4. Beautiful Kelly, so pretty, love all the details. hugs rachxx

  5. This came out really pretty! I am sure it will be greatly appreciated!!!

  6. Wow, this is adorable!! I love that Baby Girl paper too! Lots of love went into this ~ it turned out fabulous!

  7. Kelly-it's just beautiful, she's going to love it.
    Love all the details. :O)

  8. Oh my love this! What a great idea, and gorgeous! Love how you even decorated the back!

  9. This looks stunning Kelly, and thankyou so much for the card and iamges!

  10. Oh Kelly ... it's gorgeous!
    How very special!

  11. I love that paper pack too, but so far I've resisted, don't know for how long though! :) Lovely frame, that swirl is so pretty!

  12. WOw this is stunning. I love the papers and the details.
    Thank you for joining in the DDCC this week.
    Cathy xx

  13. Awesome!!! WOW!!!
    Kelly, this frame is soooo fabulous!!! Really great details and it all the different products tie together so nicely! Love it!!
    Hugs, TaraG


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