Thursday, October 28, 2010

Final week with Giovana!

Hello! Here we are with our fourth and final guest spot with Giovana for my "Buds and Vases" set! (The month went really fast, no?) Today Giovana's created a pretty little art frame in these dazzling fall colors!
Here is a side view so you can seethat gorgeus glaze she added to the flowers and leaves...
I love this reminder that the crafts we work so hard on are not just meant to be cards that are read and then thrown in a drawer, but proudly and prominently dipalyed! Slap a little stand on the back and it's not a card, it's ART! :)

Here are Giovana's creation details:

"The frame is 3.75" square. I recycled some cardboard from computer boxes. I Cuttlebugged a piece of mustard cardstock, sponged all edges in Rust Ink then distressed them. I die-cut the biggest frame from Fleur de Lis and adhere to the frame. I also die-cut a square white piece and stencil it. Added to the frame with foam tape. Finally I stamped the sentiment and image, colored it with Copic Markers, and covered it with Crystal Lacquer. After drying, I cut it out and popped it up on the frame, then added pearls and ribbon."
So how's that for recycling/repurposing? You don't even need to buy a frame to put your card in, make your own! (We're surrounded by card board!) And backing the artwork with thick cardboard gives it lasting durability, weight and permanence, great for gifting...
Thanks Giovana, for all your beautiful designs with "Buds and Vases" this month! Now let's go see another project on her blog!

8 comments:

Jennie said...

This is beautiful Giovana! Love the colors and the idea of a frame itself. Fabulous job!!

Tina Gilliland said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! And wow... to that stand!! Great job and Giovana's work has just been totally awesome with this set!!! GREAT job!!!

scalder said...

Spectacular!! Love the glaze on the flowers, sure adds 'spark'!

Giovana said...

Thanks so much Melanie for letting me work with this wonderful set!!
It was a real pleasure.
God bless.
Giovana

Becky said...

This is gorgeous..Wonderful colors and love the frame.

Vanessa said...

Gorgeous. Just lovely.

Sandra said...

very pretty!
Sandra

zafran said...

Wow!beautiful that,s pretty work you have great done nice job. flowers to Pakistan