Good morning again. Today I'm sharing one of the most gorgeous things I've ever made. I entered it into one of the Stampin' Up! contests but I did not win. It was, however, on display at Convention in Denver this summer. Go me! I was really excited.
The frame is a mini shadow box type. The background is Cranberry Crisp stamped with Linen in Cranberry Crisp. The next layer is True Thyme, which is zigzag stitched onto the Cranberry Crisp. I used two ribbons from last years' Ribbon Original across the bottom third. The next layer is Confetti white CS with French Script stamped in True Thyme. I also distressed the edges of the white to make it curl up from the background a little. Next is the easy but time consuming part. Stamp lots of flowers on Whisper White CS in Cranberry Crisp & Bravo Burgundy and lots of leaves in Mellow Moss and True Thyme. Now start cutting. For this layout I chose three of the middle sized flowers, three buds, three bud holders and four leaf collections. Each piece was laid out in the design I wanted and adhered to the background. Next I took more of the same image & cut away part of it. Attached it on top of the previous one with a dimensional until I thought I looked properly popped up. The flowers are about 3-4 layers, the leaf collections are 2-3 layers and the stems for the buds are stamped directly on the background. This project is definitely not for people who dislike cutting out stamped images!!!
My original frame is larger and has more flowers on it. It was made about a year ago during a trip to Nakina (about 4 hours from home). I went to train some (real job) clients. Nakina was a railway town of 250 until a few years ago when they built a sawmill. Now there's more people but it's still in the middle of nowhere and there's nothing much there. Not even any restaurants open for supper, so I went to the Northern Store to buy supper. (The Northern Store is the only store in town... food, hardware & clothes) Knowing the lack of entertainment, I brought all my stamping stuff to work on, alone, each night.... it was a good option for evening entertainment. I think the large frame took about 10 hours total. This smaller on took around 3 1/2 hours to make. I'm doing a class on this frame November 30, so we'll see how it goes :)