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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Tuesday Alchemy - Anything But a Card

Wow, I'll say.  

Hi and good morning!  This week's challenge over at Tuesday Alchemy is Anything But a Card, and we really DO mean anything but a card!  The awesome DT covers the gamut of projects, from soap to polymer clay to a paper handbag...but go see for yourself by way of the link above.  And while you're there, start thinking of the project YOU'D like to submit.  The prizes are awesome:  a $10 Store Voucher from Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps, 3 Digital Images from LEJ Designs, or a Holiday Digi Stamp Toodle Set from Broken Box Designs.  (Yes, it's "Toodle," no, it's not a typo.  And it's adorable.)

So my non-card project is obviously a frame.  I could place a mirror in it, but I think I'd rather hang it empty and then hang something else inside.  The technique is "Embellished Decoupage," because the plain paper type was just a litt-t-t-le too plain, and seeing as how I still have lots and lots of rhinestone and other costume jewelry left from the mosaic projects I've recently made, I thought "why not?"  In my world, there's no such thing as too much bling.  Ba-dump bump.


There are lots of fun papers, from a couple of pages from a 1923 Little Orphan Annie book, to some of my music from which I learned to play piano over 40 years ago, to pictures of flowers, an English thatched roof cottage (with pearl "smoke") and other images which just make me feel good.

I decided to add some crochet lace and hot pink pearls around the inside edge as well as some highly-embellished ribbon that I bought at a flea market earlier this year but had no earthly idea how to use.

Without meaning to, I see I've put a bow in one form or another on all four corners.  Ha!

Well that's it for today.  No card, just pretty papers and bling.  But I will be back to making cards tomorrow!

Have a lovely day, head on over to Tuesday Alchemy, and HAPPY CRAFTING!


Katy said...

I adore your frame, i love those hot pink pearls and the way you've used your papers and embellishments. I have to try this! Katy xx

Mum of 4 said...

Beautiful frame, Shea! So very pretty. Great job!

We woke up to a dusting of snow this morning and you were the first person I thought of. :) Mwah!

Loves Happy Hour said...

This is too fun! I love the colors!! Great job!!


Patty K said...

Shea, I love this frame. So feminine and simply beautiful.