Hello friends! Yesterday I got the most wonderful surprise ... dear sweet Stella sent me a gift package filled with fabulous chipboard frames! And she was so thoughtful ... they included letters that spelled my name! Yes-siree ... you bet I was excited! She works magic with these gorgeous embellishments and I couldn't wait to try myself. Of course, Mona and her Design Team over at CR84FN Color Challenge provided (once again) a fabulous color palette ... as you can see. And the uber talented Kirsty and her delightful team at City Crafter Challenge Blog had us all sighing "Awwwww" with her super sweet baby theme this week.
You know how I just love Mona's quotes, and never has one been so true as this one. I struggled with this project. So excited to work with my new frames ... wanting to make it the focal point, making sure the wonderful embossed detail showed through, and always so grateful to Stella for her kindness ... "over thinking" things can be stressful but I am pleased with the result ....
Painting my frame with a shade of light lilac, rubbing some color away after it dried then sponging on Soft Suede Classic Ink was just the look I had hoped for. The background is created with En Francais stamped with Old Olive Classic Ink. Layered over the script is Fifth Avenue Floral stamped with Perfect Plum Classic Ink. Cardstocks used are Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake. Lace is from my dear SIL Shirley and the polka dot print from my scraps.
The seam binding was dyed with Perfect Plum Ink and the crystal topped pin has some added beading. A soft velvety purple and green leaf is tucked in behind. That cute carriage is from Puns From the Past ... lots of vintage images in this set. I added a purple flower button and pearl to complete my look (Regal Button Collection and Basic Pearl Jewels).
Thanks for stopping by - I hope you enjoyed today's visit!