Apr 24 2009

Bloggers Challenge – Alter it!

Today’s Bloggers Challenge was to alter something.  I guess you could say this is a double alter!  I found these frames at Target for $1 and bought a ton of them.  I originally had used the frames for a class and stamped the big flower from Fabulous Flowers in it.  So, I took out that one and replaced it with the new Bigz Die Daisies #2 one!  Once again I used my Big Shot and cut out two of the Daisies #2 dies.  This die has three sizes of the Daisy on it.  I sponged a little So Saffron ink on the centers and petals of each flower and then adhered both the layers together in the different sizes.  I used my fingernail to curl up the edges of the petals slightly.  I used a Kiwi Kiss Corduroy button in the center (my favorite use of these buttons!) and then used two Pop Dots on the back to give the Daisy some dimension off the background. 

The background is the Washington Apple Designer Paper and it matches my Studio perfectly!  I layered it on Kiwi Kiss cardstock and then Chocolate Chip to fit the frame.  I stamped the Just for You from the stamp set Oval All with Kiwi Kiss and punched it with my Scallop Oval punch.  I layered that on the Wide Oval punch.  I added a couple Kiwi Kiss Sizzlit Die Little Leaves under the flower petals!

Wouldn’t this make a nice Mother’s Day gift? 

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Set:  Oval All
C/S: Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Washington Apple DSP
Inks:  Kiwi Kiss, So Saffron
Other:  Bigz Die Daisies #2, Sizzlet Little Leaves, Wide Oval Punch, Scallop Oval punch


24 People have left comments on this post

Apr 24, 2009 - 09:04:53
Tiffany said:

This is amazing!! I love it and those daisy flowers are just awesome!!

Apr 24, 2009 - 09:04:55

Beautiful…I do not have the leaves die set…a wonderful addition for your studio…Love it.
connie paxman

Apr 24, 2009 - 09:04:43

Connie I think this is so lovely and a perfect gift for Mother’s Day. I know I would appreciate getting it! Love that Bigz Die Daisy and the corduroy button, a perfect finishing touch.

Apr 24, 2009 - 09:04:52

Beautifully done! Love the sponging on the petals and the addition of the Cordury Button.

Apr 24, 2009 - 11:04:12

This is great! I am so casing you! I think I still have one of those frames left and you are right, my Mom would love it!

Apr 24, 2009 - 12:04:49
Shona Watson said:

Very cute Connie! Who needs pictures for frames anymore??!! ha ha! Beautiful pieces of art for your wall!

Apr 24, 2009 - 12:04:14
Margaret R said:

Connie, this is so pretty! Love your choices and arrangement of all the elements and the end result is so lovely!

Apr 24, 2009 - 02:04:45

Very pretty! I love the daisy die (I used it too!). It’s perfect for framed art!

Apr 24, 2009 - 03:04:20
Monika Davis said:

What a great project! I love the daisies die too – my club girls made frames using the butterfly die – but I need to do some with the daisies too.
Thanks for sharing.

Apr 24, 2009 - 04:04:18
Nikki said:

This is so pretty! {SMILES}

Apr 24, 2009 - 06:04:40

I LOVE this frame, looks so summery!!

Apr 24, 2009 - 06:04:08
Cyndee Rust said:

Connie….as always, this is simply beautiful! Great composition! You are the reason I had to have this die! 🙂

Apr 24, 2009 - 08:04:40
Patti Chesky said:

Connie, I don’t even want to mention how many of those frames I have sitting in a drawer. This is SO cute!! Love everything about it!!

Apr 24, 2009 - 08:04:23
Lisa said:

So cute, Connie! Great job! I have some of those frames…just need to paint them and turn them into something wonderful!

Apr 24, 2009 - 09:04:51
Marcia P said:

Connie this is wonderful – the daisy makes this and set against the dark frame it is magic.

🙂 Marcia P

Apr 24, 2009 - 10:04:14
Deb Lenox said:

oohhhh how nice… thanks for sharing you did a great job… Deb

Apr 25, 2009 - 08:04:40
Lisa B. said:

This is absolutely wonderful! Way to double alter a project…now that’s stretching a buck!!!!

Apr 25, 2009 - 08:04:41

This is gorgeous and so elegant Connie! You’ve done some amazing work with that daisy die! Simply amazing! 😀

Apr 25, 2009 - 09:04:48

Fabulous! I so love Daisies. And this is just beautiful

Apr 26, 2009 - 01:04:16
Rachel Hope said:

Stunning! I have that die from back before it was SU, must pull it out!!!

Apr 26, 2009 - 01:04:51
Ida said:

Very pretty. I love the look of that daisy die. Your framed flower is wonderful

Apr 27, 2009 - 12:04:08

Amazing job Connie!

Apr 27, 2009 - 12:04:31
BarbaraD said:

After seeing this fabulous framed art piece, I went to Target and purchased all the frames they had in the dollar spot! FABULOUS!

May 8, 2009 - 10:05:51
Judi Szyndrowski said:

Love this so much, I am casing it for a stamp camp I am doing in May. Thanks for sharing.