Friday, December 28, 2007

Blogger's Challenge #27: Inspiration!


Today's challenge was to use something to inspire us. I usually run around my house until I find something that I can "copy". But today, I am going to use my dear friend, Lisa, as an inspiration! She does these amazing things with frames that she finds (usually relatively inexpensively) and turns them into amazing pieces. Click here to see some framed art that the girls in our online group were drooling over (including me!)

So, here's my feeble attempt to use Lisa as my inspiration. Number one: I kick myself for only buying two of these great frames at Target. They were 50 cents!!! Duh...of course two wouldn't be enough. But, sometimes, I go crazy and buy a zillion and never use it...

I covered the frame with some brand spankin' new DSP (Designer Series Paper) that SU has to offer! It's called Bali Breeze. I need more, please! (We can only order one pre-catty pack!) I lined the inside with some Tempting Turquoise ribbon and ta-da...my frame is done. Now, for the picture! I stamped the flower from a stamp set from the upcoming Spring/Summer catty called Embrace Life! I used Watercolor Wonder Crayons in Brilliant Blue, Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive to color. I stamped the phrase from another new stamp set called A Beautiful Thing and my frame really is complete!

Just a plug...we can only order from the Fall/Winter Catty until January 1....Remember that once a stamp set is retired, it is gone! Call or email me with your last minute orders and I'll take care of it right away!

Thanks for looking!

Lisa

11 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Why don't I ever find these great bargains while I'm at Target??? This is a beautiful frame and a love example of how others inspire us. Thank YOU for your inspiration to me!

Sheryl said...

Your frame is beautiful, Lisa! Great job!

Gerrie said...

Great job Lisa!

Lauren (mytime) said...

Dont you just LOVE that paper! You did a a fab job getting inspired by it!

Stefanie said...

Beautiful frame Lisa! I didn't even look at this paper twice in the preview brochure, but it is stunning! Definitely going on my first order from the new catalog. :)

MJ said...

Super pretty. Great job on the frame.

Lisa said...

WOW, wish I could find my frames that cheap Lisa! Love how you used the ribbon to frame the inside edge of your frame. What a beautiful piece of art.

astampingteddy said...

What a great job! Love how it turned out!
Claudia

Julie Campbell said...

Wow! What a steal! I love your frame! tfs!

Lori said...

This is just beautiful!

Melanie S said...

Very pretty!