Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Recipe: One Frame, One Technique, Two Friends...

...just add a few giggles and snorts and you are on your way! What am I on about? Well, it was time for me and Ellen to get our heads together and Skype out a new recipe challenge. So, our Skype sesh on Sunday was scheduled and we had got our art books out and were all set for a crafty afternoon when I got a dose of the "feels like poo and needs to sleep". So, our Skype sesh was cut short (sad face) but we did agree to carry on and make the recipe with our agreed ingredients and today is the day we are blogging. To see Ellen's creation, CLICK HERE, you will be whisked off on the back a giant blending tool to her blog.



Anyways. The recipe. A very short list of stuff:

Wooden photo frame
Metal Foil Patchwork technique
Distress with Paint
Embellishments of choice
The same photo of us
Texture Fades



Aha. Ahem. Erm... well... I kind of forgot the Texture Fades step... whooooops! Instead I just slapped a load of metal foil over the frame, overlapping where the bits met and then used my Ten Second Studio tools to add little rivets and detailing. I then slapped a load of Pitch Black Dabber all over it and wiped off the excess with a paper towel. The embellies are flowers (did you expect 'owt else though?) And... I used our fave colour scheme... believe it or not, both of us LOVE black and white with a dash of lime green (you should see the curtains Ellen has in her studio... I have curtain envy!) I also added a couple of those deeellish Prima embellies - they are little flat backed lightbulbs with the filaments showing and... bestest bit... words on them. The top one is a diddy one and is says US which could mean us as in the two of us or... US as in United States, which is where we were when this pic was taken. It was right after I finished Ranger U last year, we were in Applebee's, drinking cocktails and swapping stories with the other girlies I shared my Ranger experience with. Oh and the bulb at the bottom... well it says FRIENDS... which is what we are!


Believe it or not, this is the easiest recipe we have done I reckon, and yet it took me yonks because I wanted it to be perfect for our special photo. Anyways... I shall away... please do pop over to see Ellen... I can't wait to see her finished frame so I am off to camp out outside her blog and see if she will let me in early lol Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

17 comments:

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, This frame is stunning, I love it, I notice that you have used the same technique that Tim Holtz used on his tag for September, the 'faux rivets', the technique looks absolutely stunning. Beautiful photo aswell. Lots of love from Patricia xx

melanie said...

Stunning project I do admire your work .melanie

Helen said...

Gorgeous frame, pretty photo and I love the flowers!

Joanne said...

I'd love to be a fly on the wall when you two get together. The creations following your sessions are so amazing. Love this one and I know how you will treasure it.
Hugs Joanne xx

Marleine said...

Morning Hels,
Really like the way you've decorated the frame. Your friendship photo shines out and is special. X

Joanie said...

This is brilliant Hels. Love it!

Joan x

ps the link to Ellen is not working

Julia S-W said...

Gorgeous metal work - love working with it! I'm really impressed how that colour scheme works so beautifully - I need to try it (black spray is very scary though!!).
Your finished frame looks fab and it's a fitting tribute to your special friendship.
Juliaxx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, lovely project and frame. Love the metal effect and these flat backed bulbs are a great idea - have to track them down.
Emma

Rita said...

What a fabulous frame Hels. Funnily enough I am at this moment working with the metal tape technique. I must look out a frame and see what I can do. Hugs Rita xx
ps. Off to visit Ellen's blog as well. xx

Redanne said...

Hi Hels, both your projects look amazing, love the metal work, such a fun technique (Tim H has used it this month too) and those light bulbs are fabulous. Crafty hugs, Anne x

ellen vargo said...

Ooooh! Your frame is delish! LOVE the flowers and Prima lightbulb embellies! I forgot to embellish mine, and you forgot the texture fades... oh well... it's the picture that counts anyway, and yours is FAB! Love our recipe sessions.... xxx

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous!!! I love your riveted metal with those bright flowers!!! Awesome piccie too!

Karen said...

Afternoon Hels, wonderful frame. I love the fact that both of your frames used the same materials yet both of you came up with something very different! Love the embellishments and smoothness of your frame and I also love Ellen's frame because you get to see all the texture! hugs Karen x

Annie said...

Hi Hels this is a stunning frame, with a lovely picture of you both. Hope to have a bash at the metal rivets soon. TFS

Annie x

ellen vargo said...

I just noticed you have a lightbulb growing out of your head! You must've had a brilliant idea! :) ROFL...

Gillian .... said...

Aww your frame looks fab, love the vivid green flowers against the metal backdrop, super cool frame. xxx

Atiqur Sumon said...

Your work is so much good for other . The frame is beautiful. You apply nice technique .

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