One of the fun boxes I received this month came from Karen Burniston with a fabulous stack of dies from Sizzix!!!. It killed me to go on vacation the next day and leave them behind...almost untouched. But I did get to start this project and got it finished today.
It is snowing like crazy. My daughter and grandson are here and we're going to Chicago tomorrow to see The Book of Mormon....hopefully. Cross your fingers for us, as the tickets are bought!
This was a real treat to make. I started with Manila Cardstock and cut the 4 sections using the Sizzix Bigz Die - Accordion Flip 3-D. It's coming in a few days at IE!
The little frames are cut from My Minds Eye paper, and the Sizzix - Pop 'n Cuts Magnetic Insert Die - Frame, Square Ornate 3-D (Pop-Up). You can find this die at Inspiration Emporium.
The little people are from REDlead. The girls and the 2 boys are from Collage Sheet Anchestors 5 and the boy with the hat is from Collage Sheet Paper Quilt 1 that is on sale, by the way!
The Word Bit Charmettes also from REDlead are all in one package, and I added little gold nailheads over the holes.
I didn't link the 4 frames together with the little tabs like your supposed to, I just cut them off the sides to let them float a bit freer. I backed up the frames with black cardstock to make the holes stand out more and added black Rhinestones at the top and sides.
The backgrounds are made with Fresco Paints and several different stamps. I used Archival Ink and roll stamped smaller images with the paints.
Some Distress Inks - Tea Dye and Vintage Photo were used on the boys frames and the girls paper was stamped using a script stamp and Broken China.
The white stamped image on the girls background is from Urban Chic, and the boys frame is stamped with my favorite script from the Apothecary set. Both from Tim Holtz. The boys background also has the compass from the Classics #1 set.
The large background stamps are Stamp Blocks from years ago...Old Typewriter and Vintage Text.
Think how cool this would be to make for Mother's Day!!! She could set it up and look at special pictures from the past or present.
So check out the links and break out some paper to play.
I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOO ready for spring!