It's Not All Black and White

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Desktop Photo Frame

I used a couple of chipboard coasters to put together this desktop photo frame. I just love the sentiment in this Storage Units, Ink & More set, "All things grow with love", also the name of the set. To go with that saying, I thought it would be so cute to put a baby or toddler picture on one side of the frame (inside) and a current picture on the other side. So you can see how your "little girl" has grown up.

I covered one side of each coaster with Chatterbox paper and the other side of each with the Basic Grey paper, applying with Mod Podge. After it had dried, sitting under a couple of heavy books to prevent warping, I sanded off any excess paper around all the edges. I used Basic Grey's precision file set, though a nail file can work as well.
I made the "hinges" with ribbon. Make sure the frame is fully closed when applying the outside ribbon, so there is enough to close the book. I stamped the sentiment directly on the ribbon with Onyx Black Versafine. The little girl and her flowers are stamped with Graphite Black Brilliance ink (heat set) and colored with COPIC markers. The little gir's shirt is paper pieced with the Chatterbox design. The flowers are from the Brides confetti canister from Michael's, with rhinestones added to the centers. It was so fun picking out which accessory stamp from the set to use inside too. You can customize it with whichever look you want.
What's In It?
Stamps: All Things Grow With Love (Storage Units, Ink & More)
Paper: Urban Couture: Loselle (Basic Grey); Scrapbook Walls: Nook Garden Floral (Chatterbox); regal rose, chocolate chip (Stampin' Up!); white (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Graphite Black (Brilliance); Onyx Black (Versafine); Vintage Violet (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: Brides flowers (Michaels); ribbon (American Crafts); icons gemstones (Me & My Big Ideas); photo corner punch (Stampin' Up!); rectangle Nestabilities dies (Spellbinders)

10 comments:

Rose Ann said...

This is so adorable, Bethany!! What a great idea...and your coloring is fabulous!!

Tina said...

Bravo Bethany, it looks good!

Monique H said...

Bethany ... your work is just lovely! I love the idea with coasters, I just bought some and now you inspired me to go and be creative. Thanks!!

Melissa said...

Super cute Bethany!

Many Blessings,
M.

Christi said...

This is so cute!!! Whan an awesome idea!

cherylhorton said...

Bethany, What an absolutely adorable project! I just love it!
Cheryl

Alexandra said...

SHUT UP!!!!! This is totally stinkin' ADORABLE!!! WOW!! The coloring is amazing, it really caught my eye - totally cute project, love everything about this!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Maria Gurnsey said...

This is super cute. I've seen these lately and have yet to make one. TFS!!!

Eve said...

Nice detail!
Kindly,
~Eve

Joan B said...

Wow, this is adorable. I have chipboard coasters and have never used them. You are inspiring me!!