Monday, November 21, 2011

Home Frame - Using Morphed Tag Title from Scrapbook CD

This is Judy Jackson sharing this project. I apologize for the flash shine in the picture - I tried several ways to take the picture and this one was the best. :(

I have been in "stamping withdrawal" for a few weeks. I had carpal tunnel surgery on my right hand the end of October -- and I am definitely right handed! Very little ambidextrous here! That was a real shock that I wasn't going to be allowed to stamp due to the pressure of the block on the palm of the hand. That was a bummer let me tell you! However, it is healing well and I am very thankful for that. I have the left hand done on November 30 but that shouldn't affect stamping at all! I do not hold a block in my left hand!

Our daughter and son-in-law (and our 3 young granddaughters) are buying their very first home! After renting for years this is a big move for them. In October I saw a sign in a store with this sentiment and my husband and I wanted to give them a housewarming gift with this sentiment. I wanted to make it "myself" and of course craft it! Waiting to make the sign was hard until the surgeon said I could stamp "a little bit." (Very few hand made Christmas cards this year.)

I used grunge board to cut out the letters in HOME, printed the sentiment on vellum, stamped the verses on the tags (all Stampers Anonymous) - which all have to do with "love" and "home," and pulled out all the technique stops for this project. The tags are a morphed idea form the Tag Title technique from the TJ Scrapbooking CD. I used Distress Stains on the letters, on the mat board, and used the Antique Glimmer technique to distress the background paper. I used both the TJ Smooched Metal technique and acrylic paint to add color the metal embellishments, lots of glimmer spray here and there. I used a fair amount of ribbon and lace - coloring the ribbon and lace with Distress Inks and distress Stains.

I am very pleased with the results -- and I hope they are too!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone! Make it a crafty one!

Judy Jackson


stamps&cars said...

With bad hand and all it is beautiful!

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful, Judy! And way nicer than store-bought. I'm sure your daughter and SIL will love it. Hope you heal quickly!

Doris J said...

What a great gift! It is beautiful, & they will cherish it.

Hetty said...

Beautiful framed artwork! Great to have something like it hanging in your house.

itzamitzi said...

That is so beautiful. In the future I might make something like this for my sister, but no time to do it before Christmas. Thanks for the inspiration. I hope your hand will heal soon.

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Judy! What a thoughtful gift which I know will be treasured! Good luck with your next surgery...and may you recuperate quickly from this one!

miatagal said...

Judy, This is stunning!

Char said...

Judy, this is just beautiful. What a wonderful gift. I hope you heal soon. The colors and the paper and all your labor was well worth the beautiful results. Good Luck to you.