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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But! That's not all!! Make sure you also leave a comment on the eP blog for Daisy, as I hear rumors that a random winner will be chosen from those comments to win a surprise box of goodies!!
Latrice and Micki are sitting out this hop. You can visit them and let them know how much they were missed!
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 canvas. Yes! 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......................