I wrote earlier today, wait that is yesterday now, that I wanted to make a clear SB LO of Presleigh. Well, after looking for the "right" picture I came upon a picture of my dear friend, Kim, and I at Presleigh's birthday party.
It has been a while (about 14 months - hee hee) since I have liked a picture I have been in. Well, this one is definitely scrap-worthy and my beautiful friend is in it as well, so what a bonus?!
Here it is...
I have made this as a surprise for my friend and I am really hoping she does not read my blog before I see her tonight. *crossing fingers*
I have more detailed pictures below, but I wanted to tell you a little about my supplies and technique before I uploaded the remaining gazillion (I took a lot of pictures) and you missed that part. :)
- Clear Plastic cut to 12"x12" - Hobby Lobby
- Chipboard Flourish - Oriental Trading
- Red Leather Frame, black eyelets - Making Memories
- Black Ribbon - Stash
- Flourish Stamp - Heidi Swapp Foam Stamp (i think)
- Red & White gems - Target $ Spot
- Black Ink - StazOn
- Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug Textile
- Metallic Black Paint - Hobby Lobby
- Adhesive - Xyron, Glue Dots, Duck Brand Tape Runner
- "Best Friend" stamp, Black Chalk - Unknown
- Ran a strip of 12" x 4" red cardstock through Cuttlebug using the Textile embossing folder. I had to run it through a few times to emboss the whole length, but the patterned lined up nicely.
- I tore the sides of the red strip and chalked the edges and raised design using black chalk.
- I matted the B&W picture in red as well, tore the edges and chalked.
- Painted the chipboard flourish using metallic black paint and then added red & white gems.
- For the leather frame I actually put the "wrong side" out and chalked it so it wasn't such a bright red. I added eyelets to the edges of the frame that do NOT go through the plastic sheet.
- I printed the picture as an 8x10 at Walgreen's (used their online 1-hour photo service) and cropped it to 8x8.
Thanks so much for coming to look at my creation and here are some more views and detail shots: