The hardest part of this card is linking to my inspiration...computers are right up there with quantum physics on a list of things I will never be able to understand. Here is my inspiration http://www.wallplatesonline.com/stor...le-Switchplate
I colored my image earlier in the week for Lisa's fun WT challenge "in stitches". In addition to the lady sewing, I used my sewing machine for a border. I was out of ideas on how to finish it until I saw Audrey's cool switch plate bored....I actually have 3 hand painted switch plates in my house.
ThE floral switch plate gave me the idea of a sponged gradient bg with a pattern on top, and I liked the colors. I sponged distress inks in colors close to the ones in the image along the 11 inch edge of white CS. I made the sponged line 2" wide. I
splattered it with water to get a design, but it was a little "blah". My creative process tends to follow the path of a big rock on the top of a hill....once I am on a roll I can'T stop. I sponged the same colored inks through different patterned stencils and then cut the strip into 2 one inch by 11 strips. I lined these 2 strips on top of each other with one going from browns to purple and the other going from purple to brown. I cut a wavy line down the middle resulting in 2 bottom halves and 2 top halves with the colors reversed. I put one bottom piece with a top piece from the opposite strip to get the colors reversed on each 1" by 11" strip, cut them up and made a frame for my image. This is a great way to make your own DP. TFL, Francie
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016 GMT Views: 1448
Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 22715
Sat, May 21, 2016 @ 8:18 AM
Amazing, Francie! LOVE the framing of your beautifully colored image! You fussy cut your framed border SO perfectly! No idea how you got the pieces to fit! Love your happy colors on this. This card is SO much fun!
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 36520
Sat, May 21, 2016 @ 8:38 AM
I am impressed...a fabulous, colorful, stenciled, wonky frame and stitching...I think you win for most techniques used on your frame ;) That image is so cute and your coloring once again is amazing!! Thanks for playing in my challenge :)
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 104843
Sat, May 21, 2016 @ 11:13 AM
Francie, if anyone could rock a frame with mixed media, it's you. I was absorbed in looking at you pieced the curved bits together - it's a fabulous effect. And the stitching looks great too - I'm a big fan of wavy borders instead of trying to keep it straight and making sure it ends up evenly in the corners ;-).