When I made my hubby a card for his birthday last October
we both thought it'd be nice in a frame and hung in our study
- at least, I suggested it and he agreed - lol.
Here's what the card looked like before
and if you're interested in how I made it have a look here.
Well today, I finally got around to framing it - but only because I was sorting out my craft cupboard and right at the back found a frame I bought a few years ago and had sprayed it with some Starburst Stains. I'd obviously run out of ideas what else to do with it so just bunged it out of sight, as you do!
Today I further decorated the outer frame with some of Tim Holtz tissue tape and toned down the brightness with some metallic rub ons. The lace I attached with upholstery tacks which I was able to just push into the frame by hand as it's made of that stiff cardboardy stuff.
The inside part of the frame I rubber stamped onto tissue paper and adhered with gel medium and added a bit of gold ribbon to the top and bottom.
The finishing touch I must confess wasn't made by me - the Secret Garden embellishment was a brooch I got free from LB Crafts at the last Ally Pally show (for spending a silly amount of money there no doubt!). I removed the pin at the back and using E6000 adhered it to the frame.
This photo has a strange red glow about it - I think it may have been the reflection from the bright red T shirt I'm wearing!!! Either that, or I really do need some lessons in basic photography.
I showed the framed card to John and he made the appropriate appreciative noises, so if I'm lucky he might even put it up on the wall!!
Finally here's a photo of the inside of my craft cupboard - you'll see my new eleven drawer plastic unit I got from Hobbycraft yesterday. I did have plans to fill the drawers with specific items but having had to make room in the cupboard for it, I just ended up filling them with things which had been on the floor or in separate little tubs in there.
As you can see I do still need to sort out all that fabric though, but it is a lot tidier than it was before though - honest!
Why can't tidying the rest of the house be as much fun as that was!