Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Play Date Wall Hanging

I was roaming blogville checking out different challenges.  I knew I wanted to use this sketch from Pixie Cottage and when I found the color scheme at The Play Date Cafe challenge, I knew which stamp I wanted to use.  I've had this beauty for several years but have never used it.  It's a big image, 4.25 x 5", so it was either make a really big card, or...  

So I went with the or. : )   I got this frame in the clearance section at Hobby Lobby for $3, because the glass was broken.  It's outer measurement is 15" square with the inner photo portion being 8" square.  It had a different mat around the outer border as well as another smaller inner mat, both of which I removed.  I used DCWV Lace and Linen stack for the outer border and background of the inner part.  I stamped the image with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, found a couple other DP's in my stash, and inked all the borders with Frayed Burlap.  The image is mounted on foam tape.  The lace and the ribbon were left over from dresses I made for my daughter when she was little (about 15 years ago) "aged" them both with Distress Inks. Added a few pearls and put it back in the frame.  Now I just need to get a new piece of glass for it and it's ready to hang!

Challenges
The Pixie Cottage - Sketch and/or ribbon
The Play Date Cafe - Color theme.
Craft Your Passion - Use pink.
A Spook Full of Sugar - Anything but a card

Stamps:  Renaissance Bride (don't know company)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, DCWV Lace & Linen, scraps.
Ink:  Distress Inks.
Accessories:  Lace, ribbon, pearls, foam tape.

6 comments:

Cheryl said...

oh this is just so beautiful,adore the image,,bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Andrea Ewen said...

What a beautiful image and adorned so well! Love the papers and that gorgeous trim! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

6 wacky women said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Nancy
Love how you framed it...beautiful details.

Karen x

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Simply elegant card.. Thanks for joining in at Craft your passion. Good luck on the draw.
Hugs
Tamara GDT

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a great idea to take a really large stamp and create a home decor piece! It must look gorgeous hanging in your home. Thanks for playing with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion.