Tuesday, June 12, 2012

June Creative Challenge-Frame It

Hey Everyone!!Are you ready, because it is time for this month's Creative Challenge from My Favorite Things!!

Our Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature, where we challenge our design team to explore their creative side using a specific theme, product or technique. This month, we've been asked to Frame It! Be sure to check the MFT Blog for a list of all the designers who have put their MFT stamps and/or Die-namics dies to work to create a framed piece of art for you. 

For my project today, I made this as a Get Well present for my boyfriend's daughter. She had major spine surgery today, and this is for her for when she gets home. :)

For my frame, I used a shadow box I bought at Michael's. It was in a 3pack for $19.99(on sale for $9.99-score!)!! I started by covering the back with Natural card stock. I cut it to size, and cut out the holes to adjust for the frame holders.

I then stamped my Pure Innocence You Color My World on X-Press It blending card, and then colored it with my Copics. 

I then stamped my sentiment from the Clearly Sentimental about Art set. 

I then cut out the entire panel, with room at the top for me to put one of the Artist Palette and Brush Die-namics at the top. The palette and brush were cut out of Natural card stock, and my paint splotches, along with the layering on the panel are: Red Hot, Orange Fizz, Lemon Drop, Sour Apple, Night of Navy(SU), Grape Jelly, and Grapesicle. On the brush, I colored the bristles with my T7 Copic, and added some red to the tip with my R59. 

My rainbow as cut out once from ALL the colors of card stock I mentioned before using the Rainbow Die-namics. My clouds were cut out of Sweet Tooth card stock with the Cloud Trio Die-namics.

I then cut out the letters to spell out art from the By The Letters Die-namics. I used Red Hot, Sour Apple, and Orange Fizz. 

For a little extra interest, and because I had a LOT of leftover cuts from the  Artist Pallette and Brush Die-namics, I used all the brushes and ink spots to create a background.

To finish, I added buttons that I purchased at Hobby Lobby in a 1lb bag(Buttons Galore I believe), and added them to the edge of the frame.

Here are the Die-namics I have used:

Well, that is it for me for now! Coming (sort of)live from Riley's Childrens Hospital in Indianapolis, this is a very tired almost-step mom signing off! Have a great day, and be sure to check out the MFT Blog and see what the rest of my teammates have created for today!


  1. OMWerd. This is CUTENESS, Jessie! LOVE all the fun bright colors! She will love it and I hope she has a speedy recovery!

  2. Adorable button frame! Such a cute scene and rainbow and PI. I'm sure this gift will cheer on your daughter's boyfriends' daughter! Blessings to her. :)

  3. Waaaah look at all those yummie colored buttons... oh my:-D Gorgeous frame! I am sure she will love it Jessie.

  4. I'm in button heaven. this turned out soooo, so cute. She will love it and it will surely brighten her day. Hope her recovery goes well.

  5. whow so adorable, bright and cheerful...hoping for a speedy recovery ...I am sure she will love this fun gift too

  6. Love how colorful this frame is. It will bring a sunny part to her room while she recovering. Love the way you put all the "art" design to this layout. ksh

  7. This is pure FUN Jess! LOVE the colors and all the buttons! The paint splotches ROCK and I love your coloring too!

  8. Jessie, first best wishes on your young friend's recovery! How young is she? :)
    Second, this is TOO cute! My daughter paints, she's 24 and I think this would be excellent for her! She's coming home in August for a good friend's baby shower and I'm so excited -- especially with this new idea! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Absolutely adorable, Jessie! Such a fun and colorful project! She will love it!

  10. Oh Jessie, This is SUPER cute and I adore the art theme, the great colours from the rainbow and such a inspiring sentient. Your boyfriend's daughter is going to absolutely LOVE it and cherish it!

  11. What a beautiful, heartfelt gift for her! I'm sure she'll love it. I really like how you added all the paint splotches all over, that is too cute!!

  12. Cute as a button! Love the bright sunny colors....great frame!

  13. wow, I just love everything about this, Jessie!
    hugs, Alina

  14. Gorgeous beautiful bright colors! What a fabulous gift. Love everything about this, Amazing job. TFS


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