This picture was taken at the hospital the day after my son was born. The photo is in black and white (just so you know your eyes aren't playing tricks on you!)
I used a soft floral base paper from a K&Co paper stack. Then the burgandy paper was cut from my cricut machine using the accent essentials cartridge (just a basic shape).
I was inspired by the idea of a locket and so created the picture "frame" from kraft cardstock that was inked all over with Tim Holtz distressed ink (I LOVE LOVE LOVE these inks) in aged mahogany with a touch of walnut stain on top. Then I stamped the leaf image with versamark using a stamp by hero arts and embossed with martha stewart gold embossing powder. I took an small piece of crocheted lace and glued it around the outside of the picture fram. The hinge I picked up at Hancock fabrics and used glue dots to hold it down.
In this picture you will see a close up of the flowers poking through the paper. I punched a hole through both layers of paper and rolled them back exposing both papers. I then took the flower buds off a silk flower and glued them on top of each other filling up the hole to look like they were coming through the paper.
This picture shows the distressed linen page I created for added effect under the photo. I used a piece of white glossy paper, stamped the french script using rhubarb color from adirondack inks. Once that dried I used Tim Holtz distressed ink in vintage photo to "age" the paper. Once that was dry then I used the Tim Holtz sandpaper and scratched the photo up and down and then side to side and tada - there it was! The accents were cut with my iron works die in my cuttlebug with kraft paper and then inked the same as the frame above. I used a left over piece of cardstock, tore the edge, ran it through the cuttlebug with an embossing folder (damask) and then used old paper to ink on the raised parts and put it all together. I used lace trim around my son's photo by attaching it around the back with ribbon glue. Hope you like it!
Thanks so much for looking! Please leave comments - I love them! Melissa
Thanks so much for looking! Please leave comments - I love them!