Thursday, November 25, 2010

Triple-Play Blog Hop Week 4 Frame/Frame back

WOW, what a die this is! I simply LOVE hanging shots of my family all over my house and this really fits that need! Eileen Hull has done it again with creating the 3-D Pro Scoreboard Die: Frame/Frame Back! It even has the cutest little flowers to accent the frames. What more could I ever ask for? Nothing! Eileen took care of everything! Use with Sizzix® 12x12" mat board and the Sizzix® Big Shot Pro die cutting machine and you have yourself a heap of fun ahead of you! Be sure to check out the Sizzix Blog for 60+ designers using the same dies!
From this one die I created 2 very different pieces. I didn't use the easel, using instead wire to hand my pieces on the wall. The first one is Hawaii. We spent two wonderful DREAMY weeks running around on three Islands. This shot is one from the Polynesian Cultural Center that put on quite a show.

Hawaii

This first frame is using COLORS I'm not used to using. Good to get out of the box. Hawaii brought up all kinds of cool colors.......it's FULL of the pretties colored flowers/plants ever grown on this earth. Blumenthal Lansing sure gave me a choice of colors to choose from! Each button is threaded with black waxed linen thread. A 7mm Swarovski crystal adorns the flower in the lower right hand corner & on the ribbon/flower pull.

Here the picture is pulled to reveal the location if you hadn't "guessed" it already! There is a clear acetate cover to protect the pictures to be inserted. I didn't want to permanently attach the picture, choosing to later add another pull complete with picture. Got tooooooo many from Hawaii to just display ONE!

Directional

Anyone who really KNOWS me, knows that if asked where NORTH is.....I honestly can't tell them! I am direction challenged! Now you know me just a little better! This piece is actually made with two frames. Each inked up separately then nested together. I found an old antique postcard I purchased for pennies at a house sale and used it for the picture. I could just imagine this fella trying to tell this lady how to get from here to there........ I may have admitted I'm directionally challenged here but I know you didn't think I was going to put MY picture in the center! haha The beaded fringe hanging from the frame doesn't show up too well but it sure does when its on the wall.

A Crop-a-dile was used to attach the eyelets
Beacon Adhesives: Quick Grip was used for all gluing purposes
ColorBox chalk inks
Blumenthal Lansing Buttons

8 comments:

Eileen Hull said...

Ronnie, what great projects- love the sliding piece and also how you used the flower to suspend the piece. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Thanks for working with my die!

Candice Windham said...

Ronnie, these are terrific. It's nice to step out of the comfort zone every once in a while! Great colors, Girlfriend!

Einat Kessler said...

I love your frame. It's so cheerful and colorful. I love the hanger! Happy Thanksgiving

Brenda Pinnick said...

Love the fun color on your Hawaii inspired piece! Very fun project!

Melony Bradley said...

Such coloful fun! This die set is perfect for show casing your fun Hawaii trip- love it, Ronnie

Phyllis Dobbs said...

This is such fun with the vibrant colors!

Cheryl said...

Love your colorful frame! Glad you had a great time while you were here in Hawaii!

HawaiianLibrarian said...

2 framed projects from 1 diecut - WOW! Mahalo for sharing the versatility of this die.