Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Some Pewter Frames



Well the weather the last few days has been gorgeous. Whilst the mornings are very chilly for us thin-blooded Queenslanders, getting down to 14C brrr, the days are just lovely, still t-shirt weather, but around 23C so good gardening weather. I have been repotting pot plants, planting some yummy chocolate mint along our retaining wall and about to put some rosemary in at the front to form a hedge along the driveway. So I have not been spending too much time at the computer. But I did get back to it last night. One of my favourite items in traditional scrapping was the pewter range that Making Memories put out. I loved the little square frames (although I cursed the weight and getting them to stick well on the page – yeah for digi !). So I wanted to create some and played a bit to see how things would show up, what things are better as the foreground or background, that sort of stuff. So the results of my adventures are here for those who would like them. I have to say I love how the checkerboard effect came out. The brush I used for that is from Susan Woolcott who is a most amazing artist, and I blown away to find free brushes she shares. Take the time to look at her website, I adore her stuff. I was thrilled when I saw the Sunshine Girls using her graphics in their signatures. We are about to have my daughter's room decorated and I want to include one of her prints but am having trouble choosing which one LOL. The butterfly frame was made using the amazing brushes of Obsidian Dawn The circles and diamonds are from Scrap Orchard commercial use templates, they are actually for making patterned papers, but these are so flexible that I used them for this also. I tried to get the direct link for this but the


Best wishes,
Erika

5 comments:

LVMommy22 said...

all these frames are so cute! i know what you mean about the metal ellies being so heavy in paper scrapping. i never used them cuz i couldn't stand having my pages flop over. these are wonderful! and i'm glad you got out in the garden, too! i live in the desert and my garden always struggles. i planted some peppermint, but it has yet to come up. i hope your chocco mint does well, i love the way it smells!

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today.

Vicki said...

Loving the butterfly frame Erika - great idea and works really well. Hugs xx

Sharon Kay said...

I used to paper scrap too...and loved those pewter frames but worried that years down the road they would fall off the paper! These look FANTASTIC! I am pretty new to actions...although I have almost all the atomic cupcake ones...do they give you easy to understand instructions with these new actions? I'd love to make some but keep thinking I don't have enough time to just sit and figure something out.

CactusFreek said...

Thank you :o)