Monday 27 August 2012

Don't leaf me this way!

The theme over on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is "Summer Distress".  They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but it's nothing without a nice frame around it.  When I started decorating this frame for my niece I decided that I wanted it to have a subtle element of childhood memory to it, which hopefully is there in the hint of Cavallini abc tape you can see through the gesso.  I used all 3 Summer Distress colours on the leaves, painting them with a water brush - I used to use that technique a lot with distress inks, it was nice to revisit it again!

I'm sorry for the short post this week, family events have overtaken me and that has taken up all of my time and attention.  Hopefully normal service will have resumed when you next see me.

Supplies I used included:
Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week, just make something for the challenge and you could the winner! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)

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misteejay said...

Love the frame Dan and the Summer distress colours have worked so well.

Hope you have a good week.

Toni xx

Candy C said...

Dan, your frame is beautiful! I love the cream background with the hint of tape peeking through. I love Dyan's leaves and how you've colorized them. So pretty! <3 Candy

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous frame for your niece Dan, love your use of tape underneath the Gesso, subtle but perfect for this frame. Love the leaves and your colouring. Take care. Tracy x

Tracey said...

FABulous and creative idea!! Thnaks for the inspiration :)

Sandra said...

Lovely frame Dan! Your niece is gonna love it! The summer distress are so subtle! Wonderful!

Maura said...

I love the simplicity of your frame, but it is interesting to look more closely and pick out the little details. Thanks for the challenges and inspiration over at SSS!

Andrea said...

the frame is perfect Dan and sending you hugs x

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Amazing frame, Dan! Perfect for so many photos and the title of your post is adorable! :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely frame. the leaves are beautiful with their mix of color and text.

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