Sunday, 7 February 2010

Moo Frame Gift

Not the greatest of photos, but hopefully clear enough for you to see what's going on here. I really must do something to try and improve my cameraphone skills!! LOL

I made this aaaaaaaaages ago as a Christmas present for a friend, but couldn't blog it in case they saw it, and then life got in the way and the photos have just been languishing on my computer, staring glumly at my mouse pointer as it kept passing them by! LOL

My previous framed moo projects used deep frames that I got from Tesco, but they stopped selling them and I had to start looking around for other frames to use. It's not easy to find frames with enough space behind the glass to add dimensional elements, but eventually Ikea stepped up to the plate with this square frame.

Using a different frame meant designing a different mount to fit it, which I duly did in Inkscape and cut with SCAL. This time I also cut a 1 inch border frame to go on top of the mount, which I think makes it look a little more "finished", don't you think?
Each individual panel was stamped, inked, embossed etc and then fixed to the back of the mount. The bird with the secret compartment where you can hide little embellishments was designed in Inkscape and cut on the Cricut, and then stamped and inked. Mort with his pin curl was placed behind glass in a copper memory frame and attached to one of Tim Holtz's keys, which had been rubbed with a little white acrylic paint on my finger to make the lettering pop.

Thanks for taking a look, I hope you like it! :) Click on any picture to enlarge it.

14 comments :

Penny Duncan Creations said...

What an AWESOME project Dan!!! I know your friend LOVED that piece!!!!! Thanks for letting us see!!!!!!!

Dinah Soar said...

Very nice! I've watched several of your videos on Youtube and learned a lot.

Anonymous said...

Love it Dan. Thanks for sharing. Lucky lucky friend to have a friend like you. HeyJude! x

Ellen said...

great way to display those wonderful moos. what a present.

Dorothy said...

Awesome Dan!!!
I love it!

Kinglake said...

fabby fabby fabby xx jo xx

Lyn said...

This is gorgeous, lucky recipient!

TinaB said...

Stunning work Dan xx

Cheri said...

Great project, Dan. I'm sure your friend loved it.

sam said...

wow thats soo good!

angelamclean said...

This combination so WORKS! Well done and thanks for sharing.
Angela xxx.

Sally said...

Lovely Dan

Mima said...

Absolutely gorgous, Dan! TFS, Mima

Debbie S said...

Wow, this is stunning. Love the colours you have chosen.

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