Monday, April 30, 2012

FABulous framed

This vellum paper from the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan line had caught my eye when it was first released.
I had no idea what I was going to do with it, I just knew I liked it.  The sticker sheets that came with the the Simple Stories Fabulous line were also screaming to be used for something other that scrapping. 
Then it happened. I came across a sweet little white frame by Fancy Pants (on clearance, I might add) I knew exactly what I would be using all these items for. I combined a few bits and pieces and came up with an altered frame to hang in my daughter's room.  I began by adhering the vellum sheet to the back of the frame.  Everything else is stuck onto the front of the frame giving it some dimension. 
The sun was created by sticking down strips of double sided tape and then layering strips of the trim down beginning at the bottom and working my way up, layering it as I went.
The kite is hand cut, stitched together, by machine, and coated with glossy accents adding some sheen and pop.  The twine is stuck down by painstakingly applying teeny tiny dots of Glossy Accents one dab at a time and holding the twine in place with tweezers for a minute or two.  Once the twine tried I went back over the same spots and adding a little more Glossy Accents, and topping with bits of tulle that I first tied into tiny little bows.
This was my first time tackling a project like this.  I really enjoy looking at altered work created by others, being somewhat of a perfectionist, I'm afraid to ever give anything a go myself.  I always have a fear of wrecking it, wasting product, and not seeing my idea come to life.  This is what I created.
This turned out pretty well (if I do say so myself).  Although the kite flying weather has not yet arrived on the prairies, catching a glimpse of this little project makes me smile in anticipation of warmer days, sunny skies, and family outings to the park.

Have you created an altered item lately?  If so leave us a link in the comments.  I, for one, would love to come by hand have a peek.  I'll even leave you a little love.  Also don't forget about the Design Team Call.  You still have time to get your application in, so please don't be shy.  You can get all the details here.  Good luck, and have a wonderful Monday!

Products used & available in the LCOM store:
Maya Road: Trim
Bazzill Basics: Tulle
Ranger: Glossy Accents
The Twinery: lemondrop
Fancy Pants frame
Sookwang tape
Dear Lizzy Silver Lining Vellum


Deanna said...

Awesome Sherri!

So.Creative said...

Gorgeous frame!

Michelle said...

This is beautiful! What a great idea!!!

Kate Vickers said...

Awesome, Sherri! This is so cute! :)

Svetlana Austin said...

very beautiful! ♥

Diane Payne said...

So cute, Sherri! Love!

Danielle said...

Oooh that frame is so cute! Great job my friend!!

Lilith Eeckels said...

Awesome Sherri

Nicole Nowosad said...

LOVE this Sherri!

Pam said...

That is so gorgeous and happy and FUN! I would love that hanging in my scrap space;)

Wonderful job!!

Shellye McDaniel said...

Sherri! what a sweet, sweet know I love it! Good luck to ya and thanks for playing along with us at SS :)