Thursday, September 26, 2013

Isn't Life Beautiful?

For a change of pace, I decided to do something other than a card. Several challenges have a flower theme and an altered frame seemed like the perfect canvas for flowers. I had this wood frame from Michael's sitting in my stash. I used my walnut stain to stain the wood. My die cut flowers are from Cheery Lynn Designs--gardenia strip (makes a great rose) and large rose strip. They are layered on Cheery Lynn Designs ivy corner flourish. The sentiment oval is also Cheery Lynn. The framed image is done using the parchment craft technique. The stamp is from SweetStamps. The sentiment (Club Scrap) makes me smile.
I am entering my project into these challenges: SweetStamps challenge is roses; Cheery Lynn Designs has the challenge of die cut flowers; City Crafter is looking for flower power; Three Muses wants to see altered art; and Word Art Wednesday has an anything goes challenge.

14 comments:

Sandy Hulsart said...

Barbara, this is just lovely. Great job on your parchment work. Your roses are fabulous. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

Ros Crawford said...

Your frame is just so pretty! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Beautiful parchment work on the Dresden Rose image, I love how it fits in the frame. Thank you for joining us in this weeks blog challenge at SweetStamps.com

Charlene said...

Such a beautiful frame!!!!! Thanks for playing this week at CCCB :-)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very beautiful, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh this is just Gorgeous!!! Love your frame and the image is beautiful as the focal point surrounded by the fab roses! Thanks for joining us again at Sweet Stamps!

Denise said...

Wow love this card! Your parchments work is fantastic! Love the roses and all the other detail!
Thank you for sharing this lovely creation of yours with us at SweetStamps.com
Sweet Hugs
Denise
http://dixicreations.blogspot.co.uk/

Debbie's Time Out said...

Wow Barbara. The parchment in the center is so delicate. And the roses on that frame are absolutely gorgeous. Nice idea to use the frame. Thanks for joining the Cheery Lynn challenge. Good Luck to you.

Terry said...

Such a pretty altered frame, Barbara! Love the wood grain and those flowers!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

The floral sprays take the cake. Beautiful project.
Thank you for posting with us. It is wonderful seeing your art.
Blessings,
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

Oh wow! Love how you used this image and framed it. Its one of my favs from SweetStamps.com Beautiful! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at SweetStamps.com

rudlis said...

Stunning design and gorgeous work! Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Sweet Stamps.com

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so beautiful! I LOVE the flowers around it! Thanks for joining us at SweetStamps.com!
Lisa

Monica Edwards said...

love the parchment work on this card gorgeous piece for sure thanks for joining us at Sweetstamps.com - new challenge is fast approaching see you there right?!!