Wednesday, November 3

Autumn Almanac & WOYWW

Found this frame yesterday and just had to drop all other projects and get it done.
It's made of thick cardboard and after a little test patch I realised, with some disappointment, that Glimmer mists wouldn't work on it, they just sunk away. Plan b, I painted it with cream acrylic, inked it with various Distress inks and painted over with Rock Candy Crackle paint. I did my best to make it look as if it might have been wood.
Once it was dry, I stamped a few images over the top and rubbed gold ink and wax over to try and age it a bit more.
Then on to the picture. I used the same inks to colour the paper, plus a few darker ones. Inked inside a mask for the sun and then got stamping. The flowers are from Artemio and the bee and bug are ancient stamps from Inca that I have had at least 10 years.

I couldn't resist a bit of shimmer on the bee's wings.
As there was a recess on the frame I couldn't stop myself from putting something in it. I found a shimmering apple in my decorating supplies from Hobbycraft and hot glued it in place along with the mushrooms.

At this point I had to stop myself from covering the frame with leaves and creatures as I really did want the picture to be the focal point. I've just got to get more of these frames to do!!!

Challenges:

Sunday Stamper #127 - Autumn Almanac
Oldie But A Goodie #5 - Distressing

Almost forgot my WOYWW picture.
The mess is spreading as I have a jewellery stall next week and I'm looking out some cards to take along too.

There's many, many, more desks to nose at over at Julia's Stamping Ground.

** Kate **

26 comments:

Theresa said...

Wonderfully creative piece Kate and FUN seeing your work space! Happy WoyWW (#78)

Leo said...

Oh that frame is v cute! :)
xx

Neet said...

Good luck with the stall next week. Love that frame - next time try gesso first and see if the sprays stick then. Love those toadstools.

Cheryl said...

oh good luck with the stall next week just love your,frames,just gorogues,,hugs cheryl xxxxxxxxxx 21

Lisa Jane said...

Fabulous project - love the little toadstools lol
Thanks for joining us at an Oldie but a Goodie
Lisa ;)

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

butlersabroad said...

Love the frame! Really love the little toadstools! Looks like someone's been reading Enid Blyton!

Hugs
Brenda 87

Fleur said...

Wow this is gorgeous, love the image
Thanks for joining my challenge at OLDIE but a GOODIE, hope you’ll join us again
Hugz Fleur xXx

Sue said...

Hi ya Kate
wow your frame looks gorgeous you did a great shop with it,very busy crafty space, lol, have great day,happy WOYWW, sue,(17)x

Francesca said...

A Beautiful distressed creation , thanks for joining us Oldie but a goodie this fortnight and good luck
Hugs
Francesca

Linby said...

Love the frame, that apple is gorgeous.

Doone said...

fabulosos stuff - a tip?

cardboard will drink anything you put onit and fade the colour quicker than you can slurp your tea...

undercoat with gesso, or white emulsion paint, or cheap white acrylic - it's exactly like priming plaster before you paint it - the paint basecoat will let your next layers sit on top instead of sinking in...

Dx 46

Helen said...

What a truly beautiful frame. I love that apple you found to use on it!!

Kalyber said...

love your creation. Beautiful.

Wipso said...

You've done a great job with that frame and the finished result is stunning. I love it.
A x

Nicks said...

simply awesome!

Morti said...

That frame looks brill - good luck with the jewellery stall!

Twiglet said...

I have lots of frames - I think I need lessons!!! Your pic/frame is really lovely.

akilli melek said...

lovely warm colours on that frame. caroline #16

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Wow, this is fabulous!
Thank you for joining us Oldie but a Goodie
Clare x

Elaine said...

Love the simple lines - that frame looks great!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous piece of artwork you have made. Thanks for sharing your workspace. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 36)

Terry said...

Hiya Katie what a fabulous project you made wowzersss Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show and really hope to see you again next time. Hugs Terry xxxx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a fabulous job you did with the frame! Thanks for taking us through all the details. i really like how you left the frame fairly embellishment free and made the stamping the focal point. I know how hard that must have been to resist - LOL! So happy you could join in the shabby fun with Simon Says Stamp and Show this week!

Joanne said...

The frame has worked really well and the centre pic is fab. Not msure about your desk tho'!
Luv Joanne xx

liza said...

Stunning frame,it has turned out perfect,thankyou for joining us at Oldie But A Goodie this week
love n hugs
liza
xox