Monday, 18 February 2013

Snazzy's DT Project #1 Prima Engraver Collection (posted by Lesley)

Hello again lovely visitors,

Wow, I can't believe we're half way through February already.  Slow down world you're going too fast, lol!
Anyway, it's soon come round to my second week of projects for 2013 and if you visited last week to see Gillian's design you will know we are showcasing gorgeous papers, stamps and wonderful embellishments from the Prima Engraver Collection.  From the Ooohs and Aaahs to be heard when we got our DT kits this month I think the whole team is unanimous in loving this collection and if you go back to Gillian's post and leave a comment you will be entered into the random draw after the rest of the team have shown us their inspiration and might be lucky enough to win this fabulous kit.

For my first project this week I have decorated a blank wooden frame which the DT received from the Bosses a while back in our box of 'bits and bobs'.  It does come with the support at the back so that it's free standing but I chose to take that off and make it wall hanging.


First of all I drew round the frame onto the back of the paper design I wanted to use, in this case I used Atlas and I drew inside the aperture too and then cut the paper out and set it aside.  I then covered the frame with Black Gesso (I used Claudine Hellmuth's Studio).  Once it was dry I adhered the paper 'frame' using Cosmic Shimmer dries clear Glue.  After a few minutes when it was well and truly stuck I sanded all the edges including inside the aperture to make it look a bit weathered and I put some Picket Fence Distress Stain onto my craft mat, picked it up with Cut n Dry and streaked it lightly across the frame.


I took an Ideology Word Band which says 'Capture Life's Moments' (the light reflection makes it difficult to read on here) and smeared some white acrylic paint over it and then wiped it off with a wet wipe so that it just stayed in the etched letters.  I used some hemp thread to tie it round the frame and secured the band itself with a little Cosmic Shimmer Glue.




I then took some Studio 490 leaves, painted them with green acrylic paint and then overstamped with a Studio 490 background stamp using Archival Black ink.  I then arranged them on the frame, adhered with Cosmic Shimmer Glue and then arranged some of the fabulous Prima Engraver Collection flowers over the top ....... these flowers are absolutely lush!

Now, I did have a specific photo in mind which I wanted to put in the frame but it's one my Son took of his Daughter and his partner and I forgot to get him to send it to me :-( which is why the aperture has been empty so far, lol!  But, at the last minute I decided to stamp something to fill in for the time being.



  I stamped the quote, which is from a Dark Room Door set using Onyx Black Versafine ink and then using the same ink I stamped the flower which is from the Engraver stamps in the kit.  I blended some Pumice Stone Distress Ink round the edges and then used Distress Markers and a water brush to colour the flowers.  Finally I stamped the script (from my own stamps) using Smokey Grey Versafine Ink and here is the completed frame.



I shall be back towards the end of the week with another offering for you but in the meantime, have a lovely week everyone and thank you for stopping by.  





17 comments:

Gillian .... said...

That particular cardstock lends itself well to this frame Lesley, the foliage looks great! x

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous! I love the sentiment in the frame...it looks great!

Minxy said...

Gorgeous first project, love how U used the wording on the paper to define the frames identity, and balance it out with the opposite sided flower and foliage xx

rachel said...

gorgeous project - I happened to buy this paperstack last week - its just gorgeous so thanks for the inspiration.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love this frame Lesley, it's perfect for a very special photo. A goirgeous flower embellishment too.

Sue x

Astrid Maclean said...

Great first project Lesley, love your frame and I think what's inside it now looks lovely too, though of course you want to put a photo in it soon! Super use of the papers and other elements!

snazzyoriginal said...

Love the way you've used the papers and the mix of the Prima flowers with the Art Part leaves is so prettty xx

Paula (PEP) said...

There's o much that echoes something else in this creation (the floral corner embellishment * the stamped insert flowers, the script of the patterned paper & the stamped insert script, the sentiment font & some of the patterned script font to mention but a few) & I love the way the Smokey Gray works with the Pumice Stone. There's a super sense of the positive & negative imagery achieved by your use of the paper with the insert you created & I just love the way the yellow flowers of the latter pick up the flower's centre in you embellishment.
Paula (PEP)

Maryann said...

WOW this looks soo awesome Leslie. I really love how it fits soo well together all of it,. Just awesome work hun.

Elaine said...

Ooh, I just love the mostly monochrome tones of this project. The white script against the black is lovely, I really like all the different way you have used words around the frame and the addition of the flowers softens the whole effect. I love it and would happily give this a home! Elaine xxx

Redanne said...

I love the way you have decorated this frame, gorgeous is the word that springs to mind! Love the papers and your placement of them, the flowers are stunning and the stamping looks amazing. A truly gorgeous piece.

Carol Q said...

beautiful Lesley. Love your scrunchy flower

Craftychris said...

I love this frame, its gorgeous! the flower and leaves are fabulous xx

butterfly said...

Gorgeous, Lesley... I love what you've done with the frame - the papers are fab, and look really great with the shabbying up you've given them, and in absence of the photo - your beautiful flowers and sentiment are just perfect!
Alison x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Glorious, Lesley: love the white flowers, the words, and the flowers in the corner. Beautiful. Do put it up again with the photo in,

Lucy x

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful frame and love the sentiment! Wonderful wall hanging!

Suzi B said...

All your creations are fabulous as usual lesley... love em!
Suzi B xx