Saturday, 11 June 2011

Notably Ornate birthday frame

Good morning! It's a gorgeous sunny morning here in Buckingham and I've had a lovely time creating a card for the Less is More challenge while listening to a lively chess game going on between my husband and youngest son. Now that's entertainment!

Chrissie and Mandi have come up with another fabulous challenge this week - to make a one-layer card featuring a frame. I get so excited about these challenges and usually spend ages thinking about them but this week I knew exactly what to do. Come and see!


As you can see, I've taken the challenge very literally and used this gorgeous frame from the Notably Ornate set! I stamped the frame onto a piece of scrap paper and cut the centre away to make a mask - quite fiddly but, let's face it, once it's done you never have to do it again!


I used it to frame one of my favourite little sponged scenes. I have been wanting to do this with the frame for ages! Do you like those little birds? Guess where they come from...


...They're from the Sail Away single stamp and were so easy to add just where I wanted them using my stamp-a-majig!


This photo was taken in the sunlight to show how shiny the frame is! I looked at the frame long and hard, wondering whether to add bling and decided not to because I didn't want to detract from the scene.

Here's how to make this card:

  • Cut a 10.5cm x 21cm piece of Very Vanilla card stock. Score and fold in half to make a card base.
  • 'Colour' the frame part of the stamp with a versamark pen. Stamp the image onto the card front and heat emboss with gold embossing powder. Colour the frame with a River rock marker.
  • Holding the mask (as described above) over the image, sponge Bashful Blue and Pear Pizazz in the aperture and stamp a floral scene. I used Pocket Silhouettes leaves and this gorgeous flower from the Silhouette Sentiments hostess set, which I think looks fabulous in Pacific Point ink.
  • Add some birds and a sentiment using a stamp-a-majig and it's done!

Supplies
Stamps: Notably Ornate, Pocket Silhouettes, Silhouette Sentiments (hostess set), Sail Away
Ink: Bashful Blue, Pear Pizazz, Basic Black
Card stock: Very Vanilla
Other: Markers, gold embossing powder

Thankfully the chess match is over with my son, who is a bit of an expert, emerging the winner. I'm rather relieved it's over actually as I'm not sure if my ears could've taken much more of that! The professionals seem to play chess quite silently whereas this game was more like a football match!

I'm off to do my chores now but I'm looking forward to seeing what you've been up to later on this evening. Thanks for visiting me and have a lovely weekend,

51 comments:

  1. Vicky - this is magnificent!! The frame is really lovely and your picture is beautiful!!

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  2. It's fabulous,perfect execution , embossing the large frame could have been a bit tricky but yours is beautiful:0) Boys, HUH! always the same everything's a competition with them, still if it keeps them happy? Gay xx

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  3. Lovely Vicky - that frame is just gorgeous - Jacqueline xx.

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  4. Lovely card Vicky - gorgeous frame.
    Gina x

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  5. Beautiful card, what a stunning frame. A xx

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  6. Incredibly splendid Vicky, we were obviously thinking of you when we set this challenge!
    Another stunner.
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  7. Wow Vicky, looks like a masterpiece to me!!
    M x

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  8. Hola vicky,FABULOUS FRAME!!!!i love it, fantastic work, perfect for a museum.Well done.
    A hug from Palma Island

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  9. Absolutely stunning Vicky, although how you could concentrate to produce something so beautiful if your "boys" were being rather noisy is beyond me

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  10. Very stylish and didn't need any bling. Beautiful. Hazel x

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  11. Wow what a gorgeous frame and design within! Love the colour of the frame from the angled photo
    Val x

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  12. Gorgeous, Vicky! No one does a sponged/stamped scene quite like you. Love how you added the little flying birds in, too. I think one of the joys of atamping involves looking at images and figuring out if there is any part that can be used without inking up the entire thing. You're a master at it! :)

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  13. Amazing! I don't think anyone does fussy cutting better than you!

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  14. Oh wow. That frame looks so real. And the scene inside fits so perfectly.

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  15. Gorgeous! Love the look of your frame and your scene is beautifull as always.

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  16. Oh! WOW Vicky a fabulous frame, fabulous card, fabulous stamping all as usual :)

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  17. Another beautiful card again Vicky, well done again. The chess game sounded fun too he he :O) Viv xx

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  18. Gosh now that is a frame!! and what a gorgeous picture it is framing, beautiful :)

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  19. Wow, what a gorgeous frame and it looks fab in gold. A fabulous card. xx

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  20. Vicky,thanks for another Masterclass in making the most gorgeous card,its just superb!! Cheers,Bev.x

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  21. brilliant, fantastic scene stamping and a gorgeous frame

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  22. A fantastic frame - love the shine. The image is wonderful. Lynn x

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  23. Very creative Vicky, your framed painting looks like it should be hanging in an exclusive art gallery:)
    Jenny x

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  24. Oooh . . . lovely stamped scene and fantastically shiny embossed frame! Luscious!

    Hugs, Sandra

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  25. This is just fabulous Vicky, your frame is magnificent and I love your wildflower scene.
    hugs
    wynneth
    x

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  26. Wow, this is stunning, fabulous work
    Beryl x

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  27. A masterpiece!
    You are such an inspiration
    Thank you Vicky
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

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  28. A stunning creation Vicky! Wonderful. xx

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  29. Vicky, this is stunning! What a wonderful ornate frame....and the "picture" you put in the frame is fabulous too!
    My Card

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  30. Wow Vicky, this is gorgeous. The frame is stunning and the scene you've created is fab. Sue.x

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  31. Gorgeous card, a work of art!
    Helen x

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  32. Beautiful work, Vicky! Your stamped frame is devine! Well worth the effort of masking xx

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  33. Very ornate elegant frame, used beautifully with the floral stamps, another stunning card.

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  34. Wow! Now that's a frame! Beautiful card and beautiful scene.

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  35. This is gorgeous, love the ornate frame and the scene is beautiful. Carol x

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  36. Absolutely gorgeous! You inspired my card,Vicky. When I saw your gorgeous frame it reminded me of my nesties, so thanks for the inspiration

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  37. Wow love how you've completely changed the look of this stamp!

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  38. This is a beautiful frame for a beautiful scene! I love those Pacific Point flowers with the sponged background. Great color choices!

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  39. Hi Vicky
    Wow!!!!! this is a stunner .....gorgeous .....love it .....
    hugs
    sylvie
    xxxx

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  40. Amazing! I love that your cards are artsy, a very different way of using SU products and so fun to see the huge variety of projects that can be created with those products. TFS! Janna

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  41. Wow this is stunning Vicky so very clever Luv Sue x

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  42. Gorgeous card and I just love that frame

    Anne

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  43. Wow! This is very fancy! And I love the way you've used the flower from Silhouette Sentiments. Looks very watercoloured....fabulous!
    Very inspiring!

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  44. Gorgeous and a real work of art, wonderful card!

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  45. Stunning Vicky. That frame is very opulent and the art work inside is fabulous.
    Lynne xxx

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  46. Wow! No wonder you got inundated with comments on this one ... this is sensational! Wow! Another stamp I DON'T have! You are frustrating me beyond belief at the moment, Vicky! The last 3 posts I have checked of yours today ... included stamps or accessories that I don't have!!!!!! But ... thankfully I can enjoy your inspiration instead! Hugs xxaxx

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  47. Gorgeous...love the frame...its stunning!!

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  48. Hi Vicky, another gorgeous card! That frame is just wonderful. Sarah

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  49. I love the scene within the frame - it gives the whole thing real depth. K

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  50. Vicky...this is BEAUTIFUL...wow...stunning:)!! Your frame is amazing and your flowers are so pretty...lovely:)!!

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x