As I know my mom is a subscriber to my blog (if you want to be too, just click the “Sign Up” button on the left sidebar and you’ll get an email when I have a new post!) and I know I wouldn’t be seeing her until later today, you can understand why I set this to post to air so late in the day, which is not my usual style. :)
My mom had give me this frame and a stack of pictures from my sister’s wedding last May claiming “make me something“. The pics were all random and way too many of them to fit inside this space, so I decided to sit on this project for a while until I was inspired.
I had been seeing these sculpted circle flowers for a while now and have been wanting to give them a try on something for home decor. I did them on a scrapbook page earlier this year, but of course that was a first attempt, and things tend to always be better the second time around, right? Well this was the perfect opportunity for take two!
I started by freehand cutting circular shapes. I chose this textured paper makes for a fun distressed effect when you rub it with a nail file. I crumbled, sanded and inked the edges for a bit of an aged look. Additionally, I punched out some green cardstock circles, folded in half and repeated the destressed look. These would be my leaves.
I scrapbooked a few of the pictures in the center of the frame. I decided to take out the glass from the frame so that my pieces wasn’t restricted to the 12×12″ surface area of the frame’s boundaries. I used glue dots, 3D dots and brads to hold together these layered circular flowers and placed the in the corners of the frame.
Voila! Here is the finished piece!
(supplies: patterned paper: K&Company, Martha Stewart Crafts; Ribbon: Martha Stewart Crafts; Alphabets: Cosmo Cricket)
Happy Mother’s Day, mom!
gwen gangi says
WOW..I’m on the blog! The frame came out beautiful…just what I wanted…I knew when I said to Tara, “Make me something with this” and handed her a frame and a bunch of pictures..something great would come back to me! Thanks Tara!
I love the color you used for the design!