Friday, October 14, 2011

Thankful

Hey People!!  It's time for another hop with the E-Team!!  We are continuing with out Seasonal theme by  show casing our Thanks with any type of project except a card!!


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The E-Team
and
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When I think of things or words that are synonymous with Thanks, several thoughts come immediately to mind:   Fall, Family, The Toad, The Kiddos.  I chose to focus on the fall theme and my kiddos for this project.


It would seem that somebody, who shall remain nameless, forgot to read the fine print about using a "Tag or ATC" in the project!! oops!!


I am very thankful that while my boys are three years apart in age, they get along well (90% of the time) and are truly friends.  I decided to make a wall hanging from a photo that was taken on a family hike this past spring.  I LOVE photos of my kids from behind!  They are totally in their own world, unaware of the camera.  There is no obnoxious posing, goofy faces or rolling of the eyes when I ask for another "decent" picture attempt!!

I first altered the photo in Photoshop Elements using the sepia effect.  I then printed the photo out on Claudine Hellmuth's sticky back canvasYes!  This canvas works wonderfully in your printer!  And trust me, if it goes through my finicky printer, it will work in yours!  The leaves were made with the Wrinkle Free Distress technique, version Me.  I smooshed some Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick and Peeled Paint onto my craft sheet and misted heavily with a combination of Tattered Angel's Glimmer Mist in Tuscan Sun and Meadow Green.  I then layed Pure Luxury Ivory card stock in the beaded ink.  Falling Leaves were stamped on the paper with more Fired Brick or Peeled Paint and sponged along the edges.  I love the fine, almost lacy detail, of these stamps!  Alpha Parts, Ransom, letters were used to frame the photo.

close up of the canvas and detail of the leaves

To complete my wall hanging, I adhered the sticky canvas to black foam illustration board that I cut to size.  I then made my dimensional frame with some braided trim that has been in the garage for years!  I  dug out The Toad's miter box and cut  the trim to make a fitted frame.  Not perfect, but not bad for my first time at a mitered cut!!  I then painted the trim with Claudine's Charcoal Black studio paint.  Note:  this paint is soooo creamy!  I did not prime the wood at all and the paint covered it beautifully!  After the paint had dried (somewhat), I lightly sanded portions of the trim and added Distress Ink Vintage Photo to the sanded areas. 

after I edited the first photo, I decided that another leaf was needed in the bottom corner!

I was very pleased that this turned out!  I just need to decide where to hang it! 

I am also very thankful for the visits here and comments that you leave.  They really do inspire me!

'Till next time......................




43 comments:

kathy/North Carolina said...

What a gorgeous piece! I love the texture the canvas adds to the photo...very artsy and cool...and a great tip! Thanks, Starla!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

This is fabulous, Starla. I love the photo on canvas.

CheckerBeads said...

beautiful! I love it!

Anne

JoanneO said...

Starla, (love your name) Great project! It has given me some ideas of my own after seeing yours. Thanks for the inspiration!

Broni said...

This is such an awesome project, Starla!! I LOVE that you printed your photo on the canvas. I must do that!! And your leaves are fantastic!!! And ...OMG...I didn't read about the tags/ATCs on the project until I read your post!!! I'm soooo bad!!

Sharon said...

Love the graphic feel of black and white on this piece. The pop of yellow (leaves)directs your eye to the picture of the boys which has so much feeling! Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside at their closeness.
Very nice!
Sharon
aka celticrafter

SusanK said...

What a splendid memory you have recreated of that special day!

bethann said...

the leaves really pop against the subduded art. lovely

Ruby Craft said...

What a fun project! It is a great photo and looks perfect printed on the canvas and mounted on the fantastic frame you created. Congrats on conquering the miter box!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Such a beautiful frame.

Naomi said...

What a wonderful piece. You have made a wonderful memory to look at in the future! Great job!

Terry said...

This is a wonderful project and so sweet! Love this!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful picture of your kids! I love how you created a simple but bold frame for it.

Dee in N.H. said...

Beautiful! I love how that photo looks printed on the canvas! Your leaves and the frame are perfect!

Danee said...

Cute fall and meaningful family frame

Woodsie said...

I have the canvas...will just look for the 'right' photo. Love the idea of using Photoshop to edit the image too! I'm grateful to you too for always posting such wonderfully inspiring projects. (Glad you didn't read the fine print) hehehe

Janet L. said...

Great hanging, Starla. I love the leaves you added and the whole idea, even if there wasn't a tag!

Kathy Eddy said...

This is gorgeous! I am loving the canvas!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Those fall leaves are the perfect touch! You are the master. :) Enjoy your weekend!

Bast said...

Ok so it is not a tag etc ;( but it is beautiful Love the photo you chose and the leaves. TFS

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

rush said...

wonderful picture frame. it certainly brings out the season of fall.

jengd said...

Beautiful! Great framing and I love what you did with the photo!

Pam said...

Love the photo on canvas! Have to try that soon. Fabulous project. It turned out absolutely divine.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful project, Starla! Boys are that way, they settle everything, unlike girls who hang on and make life interesting. So glad you are enjoying them! Nice to see you back into crafting every week. Love to visit. Have a great weekend.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

your house must be gorgeous with all the fabulous and stunning creations you make - plus your art!!!

what? your sons and the protect your nuts.... i'll just be you'd do something hysterical with it too!

hugs :)

Noreen said...

It's a great photo... and a nice way to accent it!

queenb2u said...

What a beautiful, thoughtful creation. Thank you for sharing it. You gave me many new ideas to try.

love2scrap said...

Very nice, Starla. I love the way the pic came out on the sticky back canvas. And those leaves are just beautiful. Nice work! Thank you for sharing!

Linda Carson said...

It may not be a tag or ATC but it sure is a gorgeous frame and picture!!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Starla, I'm always so impressed by your creations. You have such a talent! I know life gets in the way, but when you have a moment to craft, you work magic! This is awesome! I love that you printed your picture onto the canvas!

PaulaJ said...

a beautiful frame! Brothers share a special bond and you pictured it beautifully.

paperpapier said...

love how the canvas added an interesting texture to the photo....awesome!

Marjie Kemper said...

Love the photo fom behind and how you've decorated the frame. Beautiful!

Carol E said...

What a beautiful project, I just love it. Thank you so much for creating and sharing it.

Sue D said...

Lovely framed piece--the leaves are perfect.

Cathy Y said...

What a fabulous project. Great to know that I can print on my sticky back canvas that I've been hoarding. I love the monochromatic look of the picture & frame, with the perfect splash of color on the fall leaves.

Denise said...

Beautiful wall hanging! I love the black and white with those lovely colored leaves! Very pretty combination! Really makes a statement!
DeniseB

Sandra said...

heeheehee ... we will forgive you - lovely!
Sandra ltb

MORMOR said...

I love this. I have not ventured into printing on canvas, but your project shows that it is worth doing. Your leaves are gorgeous!

Plume said...

What a nice finish you gave to your photos. this frame is classic and very chic! Bravo!

Kathy Ethington said...

Fantastic photo and frame...I love what you did to make the leaves...they are awesome...

Joan B said...

wow, a perfect piece!

kaiandkristi said...

Oh my goodness!!!! So I LOVE this one (obviously because I have 2 boys too!)!!! What an amazing picture! I may just steal this idea :-)