Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Framed and Grateful

Note to self:  not every blog post title has to be clever.  LOL!  What can I say?  I try.
I belong to a group that has a monthly lottery.  A theme is chosen, everyone who is interested creates something within the theme, and at the end of the month one name is drawn from those participating.  That person wins the whole enchilada (and gets to choose the following month's theme).
So, November's theme is related to gratitude.  I had this unfinished wood frame I picked up ages ago in the dollar bin at a craft store.  It was so long ago I don't even remember which store.  This is what I made:

 The frame is roughly 4 1/2 x 10" and will hold a 4 x 6" photo.  I figured that whoever wins can insert a picture of whoever or whatever they are grateful for.




 The leaves were all cut using Tim's fantastic tattered leaves die.  I had some scrapbook paper with writing on it, and just inked the leaves after cutting, in a variety of autumn colors.   To give them some strength and (hopefully) longevity, I covered them with clear embossing ink and powder, which is why they have a shine.


The wood was stained with forest moss ink and the front covered with tissue tape (which was also inked).  For the word "grateful," I used letters from Tim's new lost and found salvage stickers.

26 comments:

Effy said...

Oh, this is soooo beautiful. <3

Alicia said...

Eileen, Not surprising hon, your latest piece of art is just gorgeous!! What an amazing lottery this is going to be! *Hugs*

Dorothy said...

Fantabulous!!!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh that is AMAZING!!!! I Love that piece and the leaves are fantastic!!!

Victoria said...

Lover-ly!!

Helen said...

I adore this, whoever from your group gets it, will surely love it.

Ann said...

Oh, Eileen..wish I was part of this group you are in.this piece is gorgeous!!!!!

Chris said...

Wow oh Wow!

Celeste said...

This is absolutely wonderful ... I love it.

Elaine Akers said...

very nice and so colorful.

Bearcrazyman said...

Wheres this group at?

I love it and whoever wins will cherish it.
It really is fantastic. I may have to blog lift those leaves.....:)

MarleneMAZ said...

This is just gorgeous! after all the projects I have seen lately I think I may need that leaf die!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Now THIS puts me in the FALL mood! It was in the 90's here in southern california today!

Love it Eileen *smiles*

Sue Young said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!

Lori said...

Love it, those leaves are fantastic. And great idea for the lottery thing, note to self for possible group swap, lol....

Kathy2eggs said...

What a great gift....I love all the beautiful fall colors.
amazing lottery for your friends....Keep up the fantastic ideas.

Wanda H said...

It's a wonderful frame, Eileen!!

Nancy said...

This is absolutely beautiful!!

SusanK said...

Very autumnal and I'm thankful you were able to share it with us.

Kerry said...

Simply beautiful! Your piece speaks for itself. Thanks for sharing.

Angie Hall Haviland said...

FABULOUS piece, Eileen!! (Hope I win!! HEE HEE lol)

Patzee said...

The frame is magnificent! What a great lottery that offers such a wonderful work of art!

Chrystal S said...

It's wonderful Eileen! wow!!!! :)

2amscrapper said...

you sold me on getting that die. gorgeous leaves on this.

teri said...

One of the nicest things about fall is all the fall projects. I think.

Heidi Bound said...

I love the colors and textures on this frame! I JUST got my leaf die in the mail yesterday. I can't wait to use it.