September 24, 2010

Bloggers Challenge - Thankful for You

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday, thanks for stopping by!  This weeks Bloggers Challenge is Reuse/Recycle.  That leaves the theme open for a lot of creative interpretation. You can alter something, take an old stamped card and make it NEW again.  You get the idea....

I decided to "repurpose" and old unfinished frame with some new products from Heartfelt Creations.  Recently I saw this cool frame on Suze blog and thought I'd give it a go.  I've had Beeswax forever, and thought it would be something FUN to try.  Thanks for the inspiration Suze!

Not having any cookie cutters on hand, I just went with the method of pressing objects (in this case I just used mesh) into the beeswax.  After adding the Alcohol Inks and Perfect Pearls, I left the frame sit on my desk for a few days, thinking of how I'd finish the inside.  The finished piece was a little "bright" for me, so I rubbed on some Black Soot Distress Ink to tone it down, then pulled out images to finish altered the frame. First I brayered my Clay Coated card stock using the Spectrum Roll Technique (in place of the marker/spritzing, I used Glimmer Mist).  Once dry, I stamped various leaves from Heartfelt Creations Open Falling Leaves Set in Black Archival, heat set and cut with the Falling Leaves Die Cut.  I'm just loving these coordinating stamps/dies, it makes cutting images a breeze.  The leaves are crinkled and blending with Pumice Stone Distress Ink, then placed on the frame with dimensionals over the Black Flourish (die is available here).  For the inside of the frame I used a scrap piece of Spectrum Roll and stamped the sentiment from the Swirling Autumn Leaves set, omitting the word So.  Then adding the leaf flourish from the Elegant Autumn Swirl, and some leaves from the Falling Leaves set that I die cut and popped on dimensionals.

Details:
Stamps - Heartfelt Creations Open Falling Leaves, Swirly Autumn Leaves, Elegant Autumn Swirl
Ink - Pumpkin Patch, Black Archival, Distress Ink Pumice Stone, Black Soot
Card Stock - Black, Clay Coated
Other - Big Shot, Die Cuts Falling Leaves, Decorative Butterfly-Border Die Cut, Alcohol Ink (Stream, Lettuce, Wild Plum), Perfect Pearls, Beeswax, Melting Pot, Mesh, Dimensionals, Heat Gun, Wooden Frame, Brush, Black Twine, Glimmer Mist, Brayer

Looking for more inspiration? Click on the Bloggers Challenge Logo on my sidebar to see what the other players created this week.

Have a great weekend!

22 comments :

Suzanne C said...

Too bright? LOL! Gorgeous frame and love the leaves on the corner leaading into the inside. Beautiful project. Love the effect of the beeswax frame!

Tami Black said...

This is one of the most gorgeous cards I've ever seen. It took some work from the way it sounds but I love the mesh look on the beeswax and I adore the colors you used. I agree that the black ink is gorgeous on the background, but I still think it would be so pretty without it. Fabulous card!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Whoaaaaaaaa Baby, where have you been hiding this part of your artistic talents! I can see this on my wall, how beautiful is this!! Amazing piece of ART! Take a bow!

Shelly Schmidt said...

WOW and more WOW!!!An outstanding card- love the beautiful leaves and the thought that they come with a die is even better! WOW!!!

Terry said...

I think Shelly already took "Wow and more Wow," but Wow! Lisa this is a gorgeous Fall work of art! Love what you did with the leaf set, which I just bought both the dies and stamps! Now I can't wait to play! Never played with beeswax, but you sure created an amazing effect! Love this and have a wonderful weekend!

Basement Stamper said...

This frame is amazing! It is so creative and the beeswax with the colors are absolutely beautiful!

MJ said...

Lisa this is gorgeous! I love everything about it. Just amazing. What a beautiful piece of art!

Evelyn S. said...

It's a real beauty, Lisa!

GCgirl said...

This is over the top gorgeous! No wonder you are the blog mom...you have skills!!!

Ida said...

Fantastic! What an awesome frame. I've never heard of using Beeswax before but it looks stunning.

BarbaraW said...

Another awesome project. You nailed the wax. Gorgeous colors. Beautiful leaves.

Email me said...

VERY cool frame!

Beth Norman said...

Thank you for taking the time to give a detailed report in how you created this beauty. I followed your link and read Suze's post. My, I had no idea that so much work went into your frame when I saw it on the yahoo group. TFS such a stunning piece with us.

Rachel Hope said...

Wonderful project! TFS!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! This is gorgeous! Love love love those leaves:)

Linda Carson said...

Ooooooo quite impressive!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is gorgeous Lisa! The colors are simply beautiful! :D

Lori said...

Wow--the frame looks fabulous! The mesh texture adds so much interest.

Von said...

Oh WOW makes my effort look very amaturist just love the way you have used other products and expanded on Suze's original idea
Von

Marilyn SanClemente said...

What a great idea. I love the colors and the texture that the bees wax adds to it.

tonistamps said...

OMG Lisa! This is fabulous! I love the colors and the images and the beeswax...VERY cool!

njburk said...

Late but better then never----love what you did with yours--the colors, tech and texture. GREAT!

 
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