Thursday, 24 May 2012

Wooden Shape ~ Wavy Frame ~ Yellow Rose ~ DT Call

I have had some lovely little wooden shapes for ages. there are a few different 
shapes and I have been meaning to use them but
 something always seems to get in the way!!
I know that many of you will recognise that!!
However, a series of events led to my being able
 to use one of them (yay) and this is the result.
 I hope you like it because now I have used one
I will probably do them all the time now!!

M & M
(Materials and Method)

I used a slim rectangular wooden shape measuring 6 inches x 4.5inches (15cm x 12cm)
which I painted with Picket Fence Distress Stain by Tim Holtz.
I deliberately went for a light coverage so as to leave that kind of stripped wood effect and it worked quite well. This is a very addictive product so be warned!

I also wanted to use the lovely wavy rectangle by Chris of 

And  a lovely rose digi by Marie of

I coloured the rose (I just love the little hearts as buds) yellow using prima pens.
These pens have been so neglected since I have been 
using Promarker pens more these days but 
they are really lovely to use and I have had these sets 
for several years!!

I liked the wavy frame on-line but once I printed it I could see the full effect 
of the arresting border and decided to use two sizes 
of the frame. I printed it onto smooth inking card.
I inked around the perimeters of each size in black.
Since I wanted to layer the frame I kept the inside part intact.
I layered the base frame to the painted board with double sided 
tape and a little bit of glue dotted around for security!
I placed the smaller frame centrally
and mounted it with a large piece
of double sided foam sheet to sit
proud of the first frame.
I cut out the rose and placed it centrally using 
glue stick as I wanted it to sit flat.
I threaded some white satin ribbon 
through the holes which were already
drilled in the shape and tied little bows to 
the ends for interest.
I used both glue and tape on 
the back as I did not want the
bows to be pulled through the holes. You could always just thread
the ribbon and tie it and attach two bows separately. I just wanted it this 
way and once  I get an idea in my head I must go 
with it or bust!
(If using something without holes you could 
just attach hanging material to back. I have done that
with other things and it works just as well.)
You could allso just use a picture hook
or leave it free standing (well, leaning!)

Vee xx

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

where the theme is 

Anything Goes / A Frameof Mind

You can enter the first round with anything and if you use 
a frame in your work you can enter into
the second topic bonus round. You just put BR after
your name in the entry to be 
in the bonus round.
There are more details on the challenge blog 
and they are also having a 

DT Call
so well worth checking out.


where the theme is an extra "one week only" challenge:

Black and White With A Dash of Yellow 

you can submit anything just so long
as it keeps to the theme.


where the theme is:

Anything But A Card 

Can you believe it is Lindsay's fourth, fab challenge already?

City Crafter Challenge Blog 

where the theme is:

A Rose is  A Rose




  1. fab piece Vee - really lovely! Thanks for joining us over at LEJ Designs this week - it is hard to believe its week 4 already isn't it? Hugs Rachel xx

    1. Hello,Rachel. Thank you. lol I was just saying on my blog that it is the fourth challenge already!! xx

  2. This is gorgeous Vee xx Jan

  3. Completely lovely Vee, love everything about it! Ax

    1. Oh thank you, A. I am glad you like it. xx

  4. Fabulous piece Vee. You've reminded me I have a set of these to use up! Carol x

    1. Thank you, Carol. Ha ha see! that is what Imeant in my post! I have had mine for ages and dying for a chance to use!!

  5. Thanks for using the rose Vee, it looks super in that yellow and framed by the black and white. I'm glad you have found a good use for your wooden shape.

  6. Fabulous and I really love how you explain all the steps in your blog posts, it is always fascinating to learn how things are put together!

  7. Thank you very much, Glenda xx

  8. It`s wonderful Vee, I can just see that hanging on a wall,lovely. Chris xx

    1. Thank you very much, Chris; a lovey compliment. xx

  9. What a lovely rose ... your wall hanging is lovely ... thanks for playing along at CCCB

    1. thank you, Ros I was happy to play. xx

  10. Love this framed piece, so very very striking and the rose is gorgeous.
    hugs June x

    1. thank you, June; the frames and rose are lovely digital images. xx

  11. This is really fab Vee, I love the bright colour and the striking effect of the frame, Marie's rose image looks fab too. Thank you so much for joining in with the LEJ Designs challenge (and I know what you mean the time has just flown by since the challenges started)
    Lindsay xx

  12. Gorgeous, the frame really makes the rose stand out! =)
    Thanks for joining us at Art With No Boundaries!
    Hugs, Elenor DT

  13. This is such a cool way to use the frames - I love the 3D effect!
    Thanks very much for sharing your project with us at Art With No Boundaries!
    Do visit us again!
    Rene DT

    1. Thank you Rene you could not keep me away! Vee xx

  14. Oh this is fabulous Vee, it is so vibrant. Love the black and white border and the beautiful rose. I need to use mine (also had for absolute ages!) Michelle x

    1. I just knew more then me had them!! xx

  15. Sweet and lovely, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

    1. thank you very much, Kirsty I was happy to join in xx

  16. Such a pretty Yellow rose.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

    1. thank you very much Linda xx it was fun xx

  17. Beautiful work Vee!! Thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs. Good Luck xx

    1. thank you very much, Christine xx

  18. This is so pretty! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!!

    1. thank you very much, I was happy to play. xx

  19. Simply gorgeous. The colours work perfectly and even though the frames should make it really 'in your face' they don''s subtle yet eye catching!
    Love Lisa xxxx

  20. thanks again, Lisa I am happy you like it. xx

  21. Vee, Super project. I love that you used such a simple color palette it makes for such a clean modern look. Thank you for sharing this with us on Art With No Boundaries.
    :) Chris / CS Designs


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