Friday, June 10, 2011

Baby Frame.

My friend, Kathy, recently became a Grandma...for the first time... so is very excited.  But her daughter lives in London so she has to make do with photos and Skype to see her little granddaughter, Rio.  So I decided to make a frame to sit on her desk so she can have a photo close by...

Now this is the first time I have tried anything like this.... and as a result of this experience, there are things I would do differently.... but meanwhile here it is....
Baby Frame


It started life as a vivid pink frame that I painted over with Gesso and then white acrylic paint.  Added some stamps by Fiskars which I coloured with Copics ( yes this worked) and watercolour makers ( this didn't!)  Also the stamping was done with Memento but should have heat set it as some of it ran.... Oh well, still learning....  and Kathy adored it.  That's Rio's photo.... I broke the glass trying to put it back in so had to use some acetate which has caused a reflection in the photo... looks better for real.

Did some shopping at the Craft Fair today... some Sizzex embossing folders, A Tim Holtz little stamp and another couple of stamps from Rubberdubbado ~ one a sea scene and one some trees... plus fudge, licorice and some yummy spicy dried seeds...pumpkin, sesame and pinenuts all mixed together. 

Have a great weekend.... I've got Stamp Group...so that will be a fun day and then on Sunday evening hubby and I and our son and his girlfriend are out to dinner to celebrate my birthday which is next week.... I'll miss not having my daughter there.... spend about half an hour on Skype with her tonight...


Dawn

6 comments:

Jacqueline said...

What a gorgeous frame! Have a great meal on Sunday!

Nancy said...

Such a brilliant idea, Dawn! What a sweetie you are to make this thoughtful gift for your friend. It's adorable, and so is the baby! Have a great time with your Stamp Group and enjoy dinner out with your family. I believe birthdays need to be celebrated for at least a week! Pre-birthday week hugs to you, sweet friend.

Isha said...

This is so cute Dawn...I would like to try this technique. TFS your idea.

Barb said...

I love that you made this special frame for your friend, Dawn! I'm sure she'll treasure it always! I also love that you weren't afraid to try something new! It turned out beautifully! Sounds like you're going to have a great weekend. . .have fun! :)

AnitaRex said...

What a pretty frame! So sweet of you to make it for your friend! I've made a frame too and it's a total learning experience! :> hope you have a great dinner tonight! Sad for you that your daughter isn't able to be with you. :>

Suzanne C said...

Sweet frame and you did wonderfully working through the learning process. Adorable baby! ;)