zaterdag 17 mei 2014

A mini frame, with a dragonfly..


 I first went through my basket with some leftover pieces of colored cardstock for the background. I found two pieces, but they were both too small. 
No problem, just tear one part, and stamp a script on the bottom part. 
The dragonfly has been stamped on watercolor paper and on some acetate from packaging. I cut them out, and colored the first with distress paint and heated the second one with the heat tool, so the wings would be lifted, to get a 3D effect. 
The mini frame is really mini, only 8 x 8 centimeters. It was really ugly to start with, and ready to be thrown away, after years of getting yellowish in the sun, as some wood tend to do.  I painted it with white acrylic paint after a few layers of gesso. I painted a thick layer of quick crackle and let it dry overnight. I painted it with another layer white acrylic paint, and watched it crack. After it dried, I added some color with distress ink tea dye, and some Pan Pastel, and misted it with water to let the color run over the crackled background. I stamped the same script as mentioned in an earlier step onto the crackled frame.  

 Hope you like it!

I am entering this in the challenge on
1. craft-roomchallenge - recycle (the frame and the acetate has been recycled)
2. our creative corner - leftovers
3. The artistic stamper - in the garden


STAMPS USED: 
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14 opmerkingen:

  1. Wat een kunstwerkje, Ellie! Prachtig om te zien!

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  2. Wat een kunstwerkje, Ellie! Prachtig om te zien!

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  3. This is absolutely wonderful, Ellie!
    LOVE your mini frame!!!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  4. That's enchanting, Ellie - I love the finish on the frame with that wonderful shabby chic text, andt he dragonfly is beautiful!
    Alison xx

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  5. This is so beautiful Ellie , love the way you framed it.
    Yvonne x

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  6. Me again, Ellie,

    to say a huge thank you for sharing this beautiful, beautiful creation with us at Our Creative Corner!

    Hugs,
    Claudia xx

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  7. Zo, die is mooi geworden!! Nu nog een mooi plekje vinden......

    Gr. GZ

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  8. Gosh!! this is just sooooooo pretty! that dragonfly is just gorgeous, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

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  9. What a gorgeous frame, the dragonfly is stunning Ellie! Thank you for sharing it with us at The Artistic Stamper.
    Alison xxx

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  10. So beautiful and delicate frame.

    Thank you for sharing your creativity at Craft-Room Challenge, welcome again;-))m

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  11. HI Ellie - this is beautiful, I love the distressed look and the dragonfly is gorgeous..Thanks for sharing with us at Craft-room...Esther xx

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  12. Ellie this is such a beautiful creation! I love it! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Our Creative Corner! Love from Laura xxx

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  13. Completely forgot to say thank you so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner!
    Alison x

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  14. Love it! Thank you for joining in with The Artistic Stamper challenge this month :)

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