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Friday, October 5, 2012

Fall Is In The Air & Feeding The Birds

Welcome to the Crafter's Companion October Challenge and my weekly Crafter's Companion Blog Post-

 This month our challenge to you is to make a project using a Crafter's Companion Stamp and the theme 
                                                              "Use Fall colors".  
 Mulberry Wood EZMount Stamp Set - Christmas Wishes is the image I have to share this month for my Crafter's Companion Challenge for October.

I know you would expect me to have a Fall design using the colors. I decided it was fun to have a Christmas design as a fun twist.
 I love the fun design using these adorable raccoons. These are colored with my Spectrum Noir markers.
These markers always make my images stand out and the colors blend so well. I used a little 3D Crystal Lacquer to accent a few areas.
This great polka dotted ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Have you played along with our monthly challenge yet?

My next project is my weekly post over at Crafter's Companion Blog. 
I had so much fun making this project, and I hope you enjoy my quick tutorial.
 I started with a pretty frame and old picture I picked up at a second hand store for $1.00

 I used a few products to first alter and crackle first. After allowing these to dry (o.k I will admit I sped it up with my embossing gun)  then added a soft blue paint I mixed with an acrylic glaze to make it more translucent.I LOVE how this turned out!
 So while my frame was drying I got to work coloring this adorable winter image Humphrey Xmas EZMount Stamp Set - Feed the Birds 
I started with my favorite Reds Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers - Reds.
 I moved on to Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers - Blues to color
the blue birds of happiness. I used some of the best papers for coloring Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock for Alcohol Markers.
I colored this cutie with some soft greys Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers - Cool Greys. and knew these would be perfect.
Now I matted the image and used some wonderful lace to accent the picture before placing in the frame. I used a sentiment from another Humphrey set that seemed to work better for what I wanted  this frame to say.I matted the stamped sentiment and attached to wrinkled seam binding with bakers twine.
Here is a close up of the lace I used to accent that adorable image...don't these Spectrum Noir markers blend well with the acrylic paint I used.
Just a few flowers and leaves and beautiful Want 2 Scrap bling on the inside to make the image pop!
So glad I got to share this sweet framed image, sometimes I need to alter and use my stamps for fun projects.

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  1. OMYGOSH!!! I love love love them BOTH!!!!!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee those raccoons!!! ADORABLE!!! And that FRAME!!!! WOW WOW WOW!! That frame is AMAZING!!! Totally inspiring and will have to do something like that for Christmas!!!!!!!! Off to pin that now!! :)

  2. Those raccoons are so cute - love your coloring! And, what a lovely piece of art you created with Humphrey! Great tutorial Dawn! Thanks for sharing!!

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

  3. oh wow Hun this is fantastic oh wow hun,the detail is just amazing,oh I love love your work hugs Cherylxxxx

  4. Dawn, it's always so much fun to stop by here and see what lovelies you have created! Gorgeous creations today, as always - that frame is so pretty, and love your coloring on all images. You are amazing, my friend! Thanks for sharing with us :)

  5. WOW< they both are awesome, I love the raccoons they are my fav.your coloring is wonderful!!!Excellent job sweetie!!!

  6. I LOVE your card and your altered frame is FABULOUS!!!!!

  7. Yes you tricked me with that one. LOL Adorable card. You are really going to be all set for Christmas. I love the way you redid the frame. Very cool.
    Have a wonderful rest of the week.

  8. that's EXACTLY what i was thinking!!! LOL.

    as for the frame... love it. and now i know why i LOVE what you do... because you delve right into things. this is way to much work for me. LOL

    hope all is well. things quieting down here - yay.

    hugs :)

  9. Super amazing and adorable creations, Dawnie!

    Those Racoons are so rascally looking, I just love them with their Cardinal friend!

    And super sweet Ellie-Phant in the frame, beautiful way to recycle, Upcycle? A fabulous find into something wonderous for the craftroom or a friend ;-)

    Rock On Dawnie!


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