Saturday, June 2, 2012

(Over)Embellished Frame

Helllpppp!!!!  I started embossing this frame and couldn't stop!!  Is there such an organization as Over-embellishers Anonymous?    If not, there should be!  I think I'm gonna need a 12 step program to get unhooked from this one!

Whatever!  Welcome back, dear friends, to another installment of Our Creative Corner, my regular Saturday morning post.  This week Sue Butler is hosting us again and she wants us to embellish a frame.  Any kind, any way, just make it the focal point of your piece, the first thing you see when you look it it.
Don't forget, clicking twice makes the image very large so you can examine each and every tiny detail.  I started out with a simple frame made from the Vintage Cabinet Card die and the Mini Baroque die, nesting the two and cutting a piece of chipboard which was then slathered liberally with Picket Fence Crackle Paint.  I let it dry over night for some beautiful crackling. Then the fun began!  I decided I would go with a shabby whites color palette with some floral roses thrown in.  I started pulling pieces of filigree metals from my stash and treated them all with a coating of Snow Cap alcohol ink, dripping it on rather than using the alcohol ink applicator.  I dry brushed a bit of gesso onto a rusted bottle cap as I had seen Tammy Roberts do with rusted metal last week.  The filigree metals and the lace were all glued down with Claudine Hellmuth's Multi Medium Matte.

The pretty chintz style paper is a digital download from Iralamija's Etsy Shop.  I had to photoshop it a bit because it was not set up for 5.5x5.5" cards, but I got it to work.  I found a home for the last bit of the practice sticky backed canvas distressed doily die cuts from the other day.  The flourishes were cut from chipboard with the Elegant Flourishes die and painted white with a Snow Cap acrylic paint dabber.   I sponged them with Antique Linen because I didn't want them to be stark white, then I embossed them with 2 coats of UTEE and then on top of that, a coat of the Enamelware EP.
My shabby canvas flower was cut from regular canvas but before cutting, I painted one side with gesso so it wouldn't fray too badly ( I was pleased because it had a lot of rough handling and it's just a tad frayed, just the way I wanted it to be.)  I cut three "pinecones" with the Tattered Pinecone die and stained them with Aged Mahogany distress stain, one with the stain full strength and two watered down considerably.  To wrap the flower, I matched up one light mahogany piece with the full strength mahogany one and wrapped them together.  Once those two pieces were fully wound, I wound the last lighter piece around the outside to make it larger and topped it off with a vintage button from my stash. That about sums up the deets on this one.  Almost everything I used can be purchased from my Funkie Junkie boutique by clicking the thumbnails below.

Now it's time to check out what the other designers have to share with us over at Our Creative Corner.  Lots of amazing eye candy over there this week!

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Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Linda
My Goodness Gracious me!!!! You have made a Wowser of a creation with this Challenge, I am looking at all the details with an inquisitive eye, as there is so much to look at, and it is all rather wonderful, I love all the lace and the crackle, your added elements are as always well placed and beautifully presented.
A gorgeous framed image and it looks amazing.

Leigh said...

I love this work of art. Just gorgeous.

Art By Wanda said...

This is gorgeous!!! I don't think it's overdone at all!!!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Should be in the Queens Palace for the Jubilee!!! Wow! This invokes elegance and sophistication! A real classic beauty!

marda said...

This is scrumptious! And you can't over embellish as far as I'm concerned!!!! No need to find a "group" to get over it..HA!

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow...this is amazingly beautiful. So elegant and gorgeous! Love it!

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