This is for today's French Garden House challenge. FABULOUS website, I can only dream about shopping there. This card started out as something entirely different but morphed into its present state. My inspiration was this chair: http://www.frenchgardenhouse.com/catalog.php?item=3310
The frame started out as a medium-dark brown CS. Embossed on it twice with a SU Tiny Tag and used ultra thick ep to create some texture. Stamped on top of that with SU Heat & Stick, then brushed on three colors of Perfect Pearls: gold, bronze and copper. The top CS layer was diecut and the image placed underneath with a bit of chalking around the edges (of the image). Then the layer was popped up and the frame popped up from that with the idea being to make the chair look like a painting in a frame. Not the original idea, but it was one of those days. TFL!!
Date: Saturday, September 8, 2012 GMT Views: 2426
Registered: February 5, 2007 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 70370
Sat, Sep 08, 2012 @ 1:36 PM
WOW...what a fabulous frame...TFS how you achieved this beautiful antique look. Had you not said, I would have thought you had found a fabulous small metal frame! A beautiful card with the rich blue and lovely sentiment.
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Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 29589
Sat, Sep 08, 2012 @ 2:56 PM
Sometimes you never know where these challenges may lead you..and even though this may not have been your original thought it turned out so lovely..that frame is stunning and the gold sponged around the edges of the embossed part. Love the sentiment,too!