Sunday, 20 June 2010

Sadie's Been Framed !

Welcome to this week's Queen Kat Designs monday blog hop.  You should have arrived here after being inspired by the lovely Lara's project, if not I'd like to send you back to the QKD blog to start at the beginning, so that you don't miss out on any of the fantastic DT creations.

This week we have a colour theme to work with which is one of my favourite combinations - Blue and Brown, I just love how these two colours compliment each other so well.

I haven't used the lovely Sadie's Victory stamp for a few weeks so I thought I'd dig her out of my stash to use for today's project.

Up until a couple of years ago, my Dad did a lot of marquetry work, using luscious wood veneers to create beautiful pictures.  He very kindly gave me all the veneer he had left and I have kept them in my stash, intending to use them in my projects at some point. 

I decided the veneers would be ideal to use for this week's lovely colour combo.  First, using a set of nestabilities oval dies, I cut out a frame from (what I believe to be) a sheet of dark brown walnut wood veneer.   I then stamped Sadie on to a piece of very pale coloured veneer and coloured her with ProMarkers before attaching to the 'cut out' oval created when I cut the frame.  I 'varnished' the frame with Sepia Glossy Accents and attached this over the image layer with silicone glue to raise it up a little.

The background paper is from my stash and the flowers were cut from Grungepaper and coloured with ProMarkers to match the colours I used on Sadie.  I added some Star Dust Stickles around the outside of each petal on the flowers and attached small aqua coloured half pearls in the centre of each one before attaching them to the frame.  The Sentiment is from the May WIS kit and was attached with silicone glue.

I hope you've enjoyed viewing my card as much as I've enjoyed creating for you.  I am sending you on your way to Kimme's blog now as I know she has a fabulous project to share with you today.  Don't forget to swing by the QKD Store after you finish the Hop, you never know what bargains the Queen might have for you in the Castle and right now there's a whopping 25% off all rubber stamps - how good is that?  This special offer runs through to 25 June, so get your wish list filled while the prices are low :o)

Do come back and join us next week when we'll be hopping all over again - the rest of the DT will be doing their Hop tomorrow, just start again at the QKD Blog and follow the links.


Annie said...

stunning creation Wynneth! I'm looking forward to seeing it for real this afternoon. I think I'll walk around so won't be bringing anything heavy with me .. .. anything in particular you'd like to see?
hugs, annie x

Lara said...

WOW! LOVE THIS!!! The wood frams is just spectaular!

Michele said...

lovely use of blue and brown. classy stamp.

Kimme said...

Absolutely fabulous project. Wow, you are a tough act to follow.