...I keep on saying it... I do! You know I am on the Darkroom Door Design Team for 2013? Well, it is THE best DT... I got a selection of the latest release stamps and I have been having a right old ball playing with them! Today's offering is an altered frame which I have used the new Beauty Quote stamp and a new Eclectic Butterfly stamp (he is ginormous and GORGEOUS!) To see the new releases and all the other delish stamps click HERE for the Darkroom Door website and also, HERE is the blog where you can see more arty stuff from my talented teamies.
This old frame started life as a greeny coloured plastic moulded jobby. And, as ever, I forgot to get a pic before I altered it! Whoops! I removed the glass and then cut a piece of patterned paper (the new Finnabair papers from Prima) to fit inside the frame. Layering stencils and Distress Inks over the paper to add a little specialness was a starting point. I didn't want the background too fussy so this is an ideal way of bringing in a bit of design without overpowering stuff. I added some Crackle background around the edges using Watering Can Archival Ink, stamping just using my hand to hold the stamp so I didn't overdo it and stamp too much into the centre of the paper.
I stamped the Quote onto more of the paper and edged it with Aged Mahogany and Gathered Twigs DI's and then popped it onto black card to make it pop more. The Butterfly is the big guy in the centre... he was stamped onto cream card, along with more butterflies from the Wings collection and then I used Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey and Aged Mahogany to colour the butterflies. As ever, I coloured the underside of the wings with Gathered Twigs DI, this just finishes the butterflies nicely and because you can see the underside of the wings, there are no "white" surprises when you look at it from a different aspect. The frame was coloured with Ruby, Copper and Spanish Topaz Treasure Golds, layering the colours on and building up the finish. I also added a little brass butterfly to the centre of the big guy for a bit of extra decoration.
Right, I shall away... I have a "to-do" list longer than my left leg to get ticked off today... no rest for the wicked right? Thanks for looking... have a grand day! TTFN