Sunday, October 17, 2010

Buzzin' on by...

Hello blogging ohana. I've so missed you all. I hope to pop in to visit with you today. It's been such a long and tiring work week. It's just going to get busier with the holiday season approaching so will have to pace myself so I can craft, post and visit all of your lovely blogs. Today I have a frame to share, yay!
When my co-worker asked for a frame, I was jazzed. The last one I made was she asked me to make, so I was anticipating another fun one. This time the frame was going to a mutual co-worker of ours. His daughter is turning 1 so she wanted something fun to give as a gift. Since this was a last minute request I didn't have time to pop on over to Michael's. Luckily I had this huge frame lying around. When I say huge, I mean huge, it measured 11"x14"! I was fortunate that I had some white paper that would fit the frame and excess to cut off. Whew! :) The evite theme was bumble bees so I went into my treasure trove of wooden creatures and I found the perfect little bee. Now I needed the perfect stamp. I had a cute one in mind. The sweet Darby with her bumble bee friend, Bumbles, from the Sweet November stamp line. Ah, these two made the perfect pair on my project. Now that I had my images, I decided to go with lots of bright flowers with some fun brads. Of course I had to glitter up all the petals on the flowers, it would not have been any fun if I hadn't right? I love how it looks like Darby is smelling the flowers. So kewt! :)For the background I sponged yellows, light browns and oranges. Threw in a MS border which created a great dimension to the top and bottom of the frame and lastly I stamped a cute sentiment from SU on the back of some twill ribbon. The sentiment was just perfect! Used some pink acrylic letters from K*I memories, to spell out Karah, the baby's name. I thought it was kewt to add Bumbles on top as if he was looking down at her name. As you can see I went Bumbles crazy, but he was just too kewt not to put all over the frame. I colored him up to match the flowers but scattered him all over cause he seems like the kind that doesn't like to be in just one area. hahaha.
I have a couple more posts, yay, that I will work on and hopefully I will get a chance to pop in over to your blog world. For now, MAHALO for stopping by and wishing you all a wonderful Sunday.
Wooden frame & wooden bee: frame 11"x14" both from Michael's
Papers: White smooth finish paper (Canson); white cs-Neenah
Inks: Black tuxedo (Memento); cocoa, orange & canary pigment inks (Color Box)
Copics: Various (sorry forgot to write them down)
Stamps: Darby & Bumbles (Sweet November); sentiments (Stampin' Up - Just buzzin' by)
Martha Stewart border punch
Acrylic letters: Strawberry Bisque Alphabet Soup (K*I memories)
Various colored flowers (Daisy Doodles); giant white glitter flowers (Secret Garden Li'l Davis Designs in Ice)
Brads: baby girl & baby boy jumbo brads(Debbie Mumm for Jo-Ann's)
Light pink twill ribbon
Mod Podge gloss-lustre


Stampi said...

What a great frame its adorable..

ShaniKulani said...

what an awesome frame!! :) such a cute gift and love the tranquility of your new blog look!

WickedPixie said...

Wow, this is fantastic and adorable!! Your co-worker is really lucky to have you to make these wonderful creations for her!! :-)Traci

maribeth27 said...

Beautiful!!! Just beautiful! Your soo talented! I envy your I wish I work with you too! lol :D
Thank you for sharing!

Amy said...

This is adorable Leanne, you're so creative! Love the color and all the flowers you've used, and Darby and Bumbles looks so happy on here! And I don't think you can have too many Bumbles on a project, he's still a fave of mine! ;)

Kim Y. said...

This is gorgeous, Leanne!

pixie_boutique said...

Such pretty colors! I appreciate just for looking at it...LOL

Kyoko said...

Hi Leanne! WOWEE your frame is sooo pretty ... it made me smile as soon as I saw it ... great job!