Friday 31 August 2012

My News - Crafty Individuals - Altered Frame

Hi Everyone, I have some amazing news today, Jean at Crafty Individuals has asked me to be on her design team. You can imagine how excited I was when I received the email and of course I said 'yes' straight away, what an honour and how fabulous to be working with such a brilliant, versatile and vintage range of stamps. I have collected a number of their stamps together and I hope to be using some new ones to the range soon as well.

So this is my first piece to introduce myself to the team and the blog. I chose to use some images from the ephemera sheets and make this textured, altered frame. I would love it if you popped over to the CI Blog to leave me a message there.

I began by giving this paper substrate triple frame a coat of household undercoat paint and once dry I used a range of cream, beige and blue paints, applying them with different utensils and stippling with a brush to get a textured feel to it. Into the paint I added some torn tissue tape and torn pieces of paper - just cheap copy paper blended with some PanPastels then stamped with CI 161 text, CI 308 and CI 307 ticket stamps. This also was used for the frame backing papers. After that I mixed white acrylic and rock candy crackle paint and stippled over in various places to get more texture.

The CI 'Life's Journey 1' images were adhered to brown painted mini canvases with some stamping, lace and buttons.

The sides and insides of the frames were covered with tissue tape and the bookplate, banner and other embellishments finish it off.

Thanks for looking today. I look forward to showing you more pieces using those fabulous Crafty Individuals stamps and products that can be found at the on-line store.

Have yourself a creative day.

hugs {brenda} xox

Thought I would look for a few challenges this fits -
Out of a Hat Creations - Favourite technique or product (This includes several favourite techniques and of course my most fave products at the moment are from Crafty Individuals) Good one girls.

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Everybody Art Challenge - Anything Goes

Try it on Tuesday - Travel

The Shabby Tea Room - Summer Cottage



Ink Art Designs said...

Oh Brenda...sending a huge congrats your way!!! This is fantastic news, and so well deserved. This frame looks amazing, love the colours!
Dot x

Terry said...

What sweet news this is, Brenda! Congratulations and so deserved! What a grand entrance you made with this gorgeous frame! Big Hugs!

Junibears said...

Many, many congratulations dear friend!! How wonderful! You've made a brill piece for a start. Have a happy weekend. Hugs xx

lainey said...

WOW FAB work Brenda!! & congrats to you. Lainey x

Margreet said...

Congrats on your new DT position Brenda...they are so lucky to have you on their team!
Your creation is stunning...your details are fab as always.
I won't be able to visit you next week because tomorrow we will leave for New York!!!
Enjoy your weekend!
xxx Margreet

Irene said...

Hi Brenda,
Congrats on the new DT, well deserved.Love the altered frame. Maybe we can catch up over coffee when the kids go back to school.
Irene xx

Words and Pictures said...

Completely glorious project, and huge congratulations (as I said earlier!)... can't wait to see what's next!!
Alison x

Sam & Poppy said...

Whoop! Whoop! Whoop! How fantastic Brenda, I am so pleased for you. Enjoy! big hugs, Sam xxx

Anonymous said...

Brilliant news Brenda. Congrats. Stunning project. Have a great weekend.
Regards Florence x

Von said...

So pleased for you Brenda couldn't have happened to a more creative crafter :)
Von ♥

Ellie Knol said...

Congratulations Brenda! Enjoy!! Beautiful frame you've made!

Yvonne Garner said...

So, so very happy or you! Extremely well deserved! Congratulations. Your project is befitting of your news. Love CI's images. Best, Yvonne

Fliss said...

Many, many congratulations on your wonderful news Brenda and your triple frame is a vintage stunner.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Huge congratulations Brenda, so well deserved. Hope you enjoy every minute. Your framed piece of art is stunning, beautiful details and I love the bunting. Tracy x

Karin said...

Congratulations!! beautiful pieces you made! have a nice weekend!

Caroline said...

Wonderful project and great news about your new design team. They are so lucky to have you!!

Daniele said...

what a wonderful project love the texture on the frame
hugs and best wishes

Inkypinkycraft said...

Congratulations, so well deserved, your works beautiful and you are so kind and generous with your comments to others, couldn't have happened to a nicer person! Your piece,is , as always stunning! Lv trace x

Ann B said...

Many congratulations Brenda, good to know your talents have been recognised. Look forward to seeing more of your work on the CI blog.
Ann B
PS love this piece as well.

Zoechaos said...

WoW what a wonderful team to be part of you must have been bursting with excitement at being asked. Well deserved and congratulations XOXO Zoe

Scrumplescrunch said...

Congratulations Brenda this is the perfect design team/blog for you to be on, you are going to have some fun and inspiration from all those wonderful stamps, and if there is room for improvement in your work you will surely find it here, your altered frame is amazing, and you receive a wow from me.
Well done.

Kim Dellow said...

That is wonderful news Brenda! BIG congrats and I just love this gorgeous make, so much detail! Have a lovely weekend. Kim

Meggymay said...

Many Congratulations Brenda, its fantastic news. Your project is stunning and as always has so many details and things to look at.
Yvonne x

Nichola said...

Congrats! The piece is lovely :)

Marjie Kemper said...

Congratulations, Brenda! No surprise they asked you, hon, your work is fabulous! Today's unveiling is absolutely gorgeous. Each little panel is beautiful in its own right, and together you've assembled a total work of art. I love all the different textures you've included, the lace and metal, glass, buttons, etc. Totally fab!!!

Shelly said...

Wow!!! You've created yet another over the top gorgeous piece, Brenda. I adore the texture. xxx

Unknown said...

Wow Brenda, no wonder you were asked to join the DT. It's an amazing piece of work, completely fabulous x

Laura said...

Great news! Congratulations. I will raise a glass of wine to you today! Loving your creation too!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Breathtaking masterpiece!I'm excited about all details and embellis and and and.. such a awesome project.
Congrats dear Brenda! No surprise, your art works are every time grandiose!
Wish you a happy weekend,
hugs Anja

Lucy said...

Wonderful news for you to come home to! This frame is beautiful,

Lucy x

Siobhan Fyffe said...

Fabtastic news Brenda. You will be a fantastic addition to a very talented DT. I love crafty Individuals stamps, I sold them when I had my shop!
Your triple frame is gorgeous....
Best wishes
Siobhan x

Sue said...

congratulations Brenda. I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations on the CI blog in future.

trisha too said...

Congratulations to you, Brenda! And what a way to start things off, this frame is GORGEOUS!!


Unknown said...

Wonderful art piece, love the colors and all this little embelishments you added and like your blog name, great!
Thanks for your nice comment on my blog.

Unknown said...

... eh, and thanks for telling me that I had this damned word verification on - I didn't know and turn it off now, cause it annoys me on other blogs too. So thanks a lot for that!

catherine said...

Congratulations Brenda and this is the right place for your wonderful designs. You will fit in so well with everyone and sure you're going to love being part of the team
x catherine

coldwaters2 said...

Congratulations Brenda on your new DT role, this piece of work is just totally awesome, the images and design look stunning, I am in awe as I always am when I see your works of art.
Lorraine x

Zue said...

Congratulations will have a ball and I think you definitely deserve it. I really like Crafty Individuals stamps and possess quite a few.
Look forward to seeing your creations.

chrissie said...

Congratulations Brenda on your new DT post I love CI things as well.

Thank you for sharing your picture with us at Out of a Hat Creations this week. Hope to see youback again soon

Love Chrissie xxxxx

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Wow! Congratulations on your CI appointment - you will be a valuable asset to the team I'm sure xx

Sandra's Spot said...

Wonderful piece so many techniques and gorgeous products used. Thanks for sharing with us at Out of A hat. Congrats on your DT appointment. Hugs Sandra X

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! That's fabulous!

Your altered frame is amazing!

The Stamp Man said...

Congratulations Brenda, I am so happy for you and know you will thrive there. You have an awesome style that fits perfectly with CI stamps. This frame is gorgeous, so much detail. Thank you for all you have done in the past on The Stamp Man team, keep in touch!

Have lots of creative fun

Jill xxx

Evil Edna said...

wow! amazing piece thank you for joining usat TIOT.EE

Shirl said...

Finally got here and oh so not disappointed. This is a mega piece and done in your usual brilliant style Brenda.

Well done again.

Hugs Shirley x x

Claudia N. said...

Absolutely stunning project, Brenda!!!

Love, love, love!!!!

die amelie xx

nefertiti said...

Simply gorgeous Brenda!
Un grand bravo!!(congratulations!!)
My english isn't perfect to say all that I think!!

Mrs.B said...

Hi Brenda - Nearly missed this one!
Congrats on the new DT post, and if this opening piece is anything to go by - looking forward to the next creation.
Thanks also for joining us at TioT for our travel challenge.
Avril xx