Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Patchwork Framed Art #2

Another in the collection I finished recently. Similar technique and same paper stack as the last one.
Love that hexagon punch- have a few ideas for a regular square patchwork  next.
The main difference with this one is that it sits in a flat frame, unlike #1 which has lots of depth with added buttons and bows etc. So to sit flat it needed a different foal point - hence the gratitude saying. The other main feature with this one is that I "aged" the white mat by sponging with Crumb Cake and some random stamping with the script and postcode images from the French Foliage set.
Again I apologise for the poor photography but  I think you can get the idea.

Paper Patchwork Framed Art

I have been creating a few paper patchwork art pieces and just LOVE the Hexagon punch.
I used the Calendar Papers that were available in last years Christmas mini catalogue. They are all gorgeous patterns and just looked like a patchwork to me!

This is a selection of random patches glued to cover a card base, then I have run the entire piece through the Bigshot with an embossing folder to give it that depth of texture and make it look like a fabric patchwork . The white mat frame was too stark so I have sponged this with some River Rock ink to age the look and soften the feel.
All the embellisments are Stampin' Up! with the exception of the pearl hatpin and the yellow paper rose. Regals buttons, Natural buttons, Crystal Buttons, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Seam Binding Ribbon, Tea Time Trinkets, Linen Thread, Butterfly Punch, HEarts sizzles etc
I love buttons and trinkets and had fun putting this together. Sorry about the photography - not my best skill. I have quite afew more frames to upload over the next few days - so pop back and take a peek, cheers, Liz

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Lattice Window Card

The fabulous Dawn Olschefski is a great teacher and has loads of video tutorials. I recently watched this one and was inspired to make it straight away. It was really easy,you can watch the video here.

this is my take on it, also using Pool Party and Island Indigo. I have used the Petite Pairs greetings, the swirl from Everything Eleanor and that great numbers set, embossed with Pewter

The inside and the envelope I made to match, since US sizes don't fit our Regular envelopes.