Monday, June 7, 2010

Artisan Award Entry #10

Well this is it. The very last project that I submitted to the Artisan Award Contest. I have to say that this one pains my heart a bit. I LOVE this project and it is the one thing that I would want back the most. I want to make another one with pictures of all of us (I couldn't be in any of the photos I submitted so it could be a blind voting) but I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this. Kinda hurts my heart to see this project again. :) Oh well. Now YOU get to see it! YAY! :) Anyway...here is the project from the very front. There is more to it than meets the eye...however. :) Ahhhh...what a cute frame. :) This is actually a frame that is sold by Stampin' Up! It is in the Decor Elements brochure. It's a 12x12 frame and the cut out in the middle is 4x4. I love it like this lots...but again...more is coming so be patient. :) The flowers are all cut from the Flower Folds Die and the Big Shot. This is one of my most used dies. It is SO FABULOUS! Cuts fabric or anything you want. :) They are cut out of Melon Mambo textured cardstock and then sponged with Melon Mambo ink. Then in the middle are the Jumbo Grommets and a Summer Sun Corduroy button. (I AM SO GOING TO MISS THESE WHEN THEY ARE GONE!!!!) Then the leaves are actually cut out with a circle punch. (I just cut out a circle and then stick it back in the punch about 1/2 way and punch again to make the leaf shape...and it's a 1 3/4" circle punch.) They are Old Olive textured cardstock and sponged in Old Olive. The grass is hand cut out of Old Olive textured and sponged as well. Here's are some close-ups...



Those letters are cut out with the Timeless Type Big Shot alphabet in Melon Mambo. Then I put a layer of Crystal Effects over them to try. Trust me...these letters are SO COOL in real life! I LOVE THEM! :)


Ok...so you have seen the frame. Well now it's time for the little extra. :) See the ribbon on the right hand side of the picture...
And an ACCORDION SCRAPBOOK COMES OUT!!!! Are you serious?!?!? :) This is a GREAT way to showcase your photos from a special event while they are hanging on your wall! :) (I just have to admit I was kinda shocked I thought of this myself.) So...you hang up the photo on the wall and it looks great just hanging. But for those you want to show a little more too...you can open it up for them! So much fun....
And BOTH SIDES are decorated... Now you know that I couldn't just share those photos. I want you to see it all! :) So here are some more pics of each of the pages...


Aren't they SO much fun?! I seriously am SO thrilled with how it turned out. Oh...and the actual book is Chocolate Chip with some Chocolate Chip Designer Series Patterns paper on each page...sponged with Chocolate Chip ink. Oh...and here's a pic so you can see how deep the opening is...
I would say about an 1". I truly hope you have enjoyed seeing these projects. I had fun making them and sharing them with you! (I did NOT have fun finding out I didn't win however! :) ) I hope that they inspire you in some way to create something. I know it's great therapy for me! :)
Thanks for visiting and I REALLY hope you have enjoyed this project!

8 comments:

Bobby Sue said...

I hope you get this one back, and if not you make you another one! So amazing Ashley!

Mindy said...

This is adorable Ashley! Love it!

Renee Ondrajka said...

Your projects are stunning and I must say I'm surprised you didn't win. Can't imagine what the winners look like. Unfortunately I won't be attending convention this year so I won't know, but thanks for sharing your entries. They truly are works of art and something to be proud of. I'm sure they will show up in displays at convention.

Pam said...

This is so adorable...and so innovative!! We've all learned from you and maybe you learned a few tricks you'll share with your future projects. So sad to see these end. I have enjoyed every single one!!
YOU ARE THE BEST!!!

Sherri said...

Oh my word!!! This is fabbbbulous! Are you sure you did not win? Love this! You are awesome...you know that right?

Carpenter's said...

OMG!!!!! I LOVE this! I am going to have to see if I can make one. I love that it is a frame with a story inside :) SUPER, SUPER, cute!

I personally LOVED all your projects, Ashley!

Sandra Farrell said...

Fabulous entries. I just checked through all of your posts. I also am posting my own non-winning entries on my blog. www.stamperontheshore.blogspot.com I can't believe how difficult it must be to choose the winners. Great work again.

TrishG said...

Wow! Love that fun pull out part. Great job on everything.