Friday, October 16, 2009

Hope Blogger's challenge

Today's bloggers challenge was to alter something. I started this yesterday and spent quite some time on it, and I almost didn't post it, because I'm not sure I like how it turned out.

For this one, it's all about the process. I started with some white craft and colored my unfinished frame, then heat set it. I used poppin pastels to put the flourishes on, then embossed the entire top with glassy glaze embossing powder 3 times.

Then I added the word hope. I stamped the ribbon symbol, cut it out ~ attached it ~ took it off, then went with real ribbon, which helped a bit.

I have a good friend from high school that I just found out is mid-way through treatment. I want to make her some thank you cards and mail it along with this frame... but like I said ~ I don't know if I like it...

Certainly a labor of love, just not what I had in my mind's eye.. Oh well ~ guess every crafter has days like these.

18 comments:

Robin Merriman said...

This is beautiful, Selene! I LOVE the pastel flourishes in the background. I'm sure your friend will be thrilled with it!
Good luck with your presentation tomorrow - wish I could be there!

Lisa Somerville said...

I'm sure your friend will be touched by your frame and all the love you put into making it! Such a thoughtful gift.

Tami Black said...

Never worry about what you send someone, Selene. Been here, done this and received a gift of a huge rock someone painted for me with the word "Hope" and an angel. I have it sitting in my stamp room on an easel. I love it and will cherish it forever. She took the time to make it for me and many times, I remembered that I had a rock of hope. Truly, sometimes all you have is hope and no one has the right to take that away from you. You'll be giving her a gift she will cherish, I promise you that! Love it!

Chrissy D said...

Very pretty Selebe! A treasured gift from the heart. Your friend will love it.

Connie said...

Beautiful, Selene...I'm sure your friend will cherish it and the thought behind it.

Basement Stamper said...

I think your frame turned out beautifully. I love the colors of it.

Nikki Bond said...

This is beautiful! Love that background! {SMILES}

amycara said...

Selene, it's really no wonder you got the Heart of Stampin' Up! award...you're so thoughtful! Your friend will undoubtedly love this heartfelt gift!

Patti Chesky said...

Selene, you are too hard on yourself. Your friend is going to tear up when she sees how thoughtful you are!!!

Rachel Hope said...

Wonderful project! She will Love it!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

I think that it turned out beautifully Selene! What a thoughtful gift! :D

MJ said...

I think is is perfect! What a sweet gift, and with the thank you cards it will be even more special. Great job.

Ida P. Krause said...

This is lovely and I think your friend will just love it because it comes from your heart.

Tiffany Bauer said...

Your frame turned out great!! I know your friend will love it and cherish it because it was made by you and sent with so much love!!

Margaret Raburn said...

Selene, what a thoughtful and loving gift. Your friend will be so grateful for the encouragement of your lovely gift!

Lisa Bohler said...

What a true labor of love! It turned out beautifully!

tonistamps said...

I think it's beautiful, and your friend will love to receive it. I really like the background.

Sheryl Dickinson said...

I think she'll love it! I love the flourishes and the embossing to give the glassy look. Send it!