Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Art Creations Friday Challenge

I'm so behind on everything "artsie" but I do have good excuses--there's just always so much going on with our large family! I do want to state for the record, though, that I am never late for appointments or for work--just posting on my blog and art! Here's what I did with the given image this past week for Art Creations Friday:
I covered a papier maché frame with some old scrapbook paper I've had forever, and then changed the hue on the image using my photo program on my computer. I printed that out, glued it to a thin piece of cardboard, and then colored the picture with chalks. The word "pretty" is from a page out of that antique book I have (that's falling apart)--I then added glitter with Stickles, and while it was drying, embellished the frame with paper flowers, (the button in the middle of the large flower was an ivory-colored antique button I dyed with alcohol inks), and a flourish stamp and glitter. Then I slipped the picture into the frame, and it was finished! I'm including the original image so you can see the difference--this was so much fun! (You can get a much better look at the little details if you click on the photos!)


Sandy said...

OMG this is so wonderful.
Really gorgeous frame for the picture.

SweetAnnee said...

It's just lovely..I love your art ..

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vintage wil said...

This is so lovely!
Really gorgeous frame!!!

Hermine said...

Love the frame its gorgeous

Femmy said...

love it!! the frame is great!!!

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Kymberly Decker said...

Great idea and a lovely frame!


Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Your frame is absolutely stunning Jann!! It is positively the most beautiful frame I have ever seen...and you did such a beautiful job tinting the image also...just gorgeous!!
Love, Carol Anne