Monday, 10 October 2011

DT Project By Lesley Ebdon Featuring Kaisercraft ....

Hello Everyone,

Wow, the months are flying by aren't they? I can't believe we're into a 3rd month of projects for you on the Snazzy DT Blog and today it's my turn to show you what I've been up to. I have to confess I was a little daunted by the filmstrip frame when I first saw it but within minutes of making a start I was thoroughly enjoying myself and can now see lots more possibilities for this 'little bit different' frame.


First of all I covered all the exposed areas of the two MDF layers with Studio Traditional Tan acrylic paint and then on the top layer I followed this with Eco Green Blue Patina acrylic paint brushed on very roughly and rubbed over with a wet wipe to make it even more patchy. I then inked the border stamp from the Kaisercraft Velvet Ensemble stamp set with Coffee Archival ink and removed some of the ink in patches (did you get the impression I like 'patchy' lol) with kitchen towel before stamping it randomly down both sides of the top layer of the frame.


I chose a decorative strip of paper from one of the 12" x 12" sheets, cut it in half lengthways and again stamped the border with Coffee Archival ink but this time I inked the stamp properly and stamped straight so that the image would show through the holes in the top layer. I adhered the strips to the bottom layer of the frame with Claudine Hellmuth's multi-matte medium.


I found a pretty image (free download from a crafting buddy) in my stash and carefully positioned this on the bottom layer of the frame so that it would show in the middle aperture before adhering with Claudine Hellmuth multi matte medium.
I chose two sections of paper from the Velvet Ensemble Collection and overstamped the gramophone and camera using the Coffee Archival again and also the Claudine Hellmuth multi matte medium to adhere these in postion on the bottom layer of the frame.


I stamped the word Vintage onto a scrap of the paper and placed this under the ornate bookplate before adhering this to the frame with Glossy Accents. I stuck some braid from my stash around the middle aperture, found some paper roses I had made a while ago and some punched leaf sprays left over from another project which I thought co-ordinated pretty well (feels good when you use up stuff you've been hoarding, lol) and arranged these on the frame and finally I cut the butterflies from the Velvet papers using the Tim Holtz/Sizzix butterflies die. I touched the edges of the wings and painted the bodies with the Eco Green Blue Patina and then layered them and adhered them to the frame just by the bodies so that the wings could be lifted.


Well that's my little bit of inspiration for today. I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed creating it. As always the main products I have used are available from Snazzys.

See you again soon.
Lesley (Craftymamma) Xx

10 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the use of the frame with the different pictures and accents.

Paula said...

Another lovely project Lesley (Ive used a similar colour and the same stamp on the frame - great minds think alike!)

Aquarius said...

Lesley this is so beautiful and such attention to detail. I don't actually have any Kaiserkraft stash but feel the NEED now!! Thanks for sharing

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning Lesley, I love the shabby vintage look of this. The stamping on the outside of the frame is so effective. And the dark coloured roses compliment the TH ornate plate beautifully and make a perfect contrast with the delicate picture.(I would love to know what die/punch you use for your roses...)
Like Paula I have used similar elements on mine, but luckily chose a very different colour theme. Pfew, sometimes it's hard to always be the last one to use the DT products:o(

snazzyoriginal said...

Having been lucky enough to see this project 'in the flesh', I can vouch it is even more beautiful than the pictures here show. The details are all just perfect and I love the richly coloured two-tome roses.

judith@poppy cottage said...

This is beautiful Lesley, the colour is absolutely gorgeous, contrasting with the brown tones perfectly. I love the shabby distressed feel, fitting in with the Vintage theme so well. The images are lovely, the papers are fabulous, all in all, a super piece of artwork. I have seen this IRL, and it is as lovely as it looks. Well done my friend, big hugs, Judith xx

Paula (PEP) said...

The whole feel of this just takes my breath away. The colours are just wonderful with the way the aqua elements really brighten & bring out the darker browns. Those paper roses are a lovely addition & really complement her hair so well as does your braided edging. The master touch for me has to be those butterflies & their aqua bodies.
Paula (PEP)

Elaine said...

This is a really gorgeous project Lesley. beautiful colours and I love film strip themed projects. Such perfect flowers and all in all, a perfect project in every way! Elaine xxx

Gillian .... said...

Love the Blue Patina/Sepia tones, really beautiful Lesley, also the dimension from the flowers and butterflies. x

Suzi B said...

Lesley this is just full of gorgousness don't know how I came to miss it!
Suzi b xx