When asked to choose a stamp from Karen Lockhart's latest release that would have something to do with my Mother, I immediately said this Wicker Chair. The house I grew up in had a screened-in patio/sun room on the back that had a table and wicker chairs just like this one! I have lots of fond memories of just sitting & chatting, drinking iced tea with my family. Although those chairs had bright orange cushions (hey, it was the 70's, LOL!), I paper pieced these with pretty pink patterned paper:
Above is the portion of my project that fits with the sketch we were challenged to use. It started out as a card, but not with much of the pretty patterned paper showing, so I decided to expand it to 6-inches and it grew into this scrapbook-type of frame that I'll be giving my Mom for Mother's Day! The BasicGrey Urban Prairie papers I chose carried out the color portion of our challenge -- this floral pattern has all the colors in it. Here's the full project:
(Sorry for the strange angle -- both pages are 6-inches square, but I couldn't get a good photo of the picture without tilting to this strange angle to prevent glare!).
The scalloped frame on the left side was made with Spellbinders Scalloped Edge Frame die set which is approximately 5-1/8" x 4" but I cut two of the frames and spliced some extra pieces into the sides of one, to make it 5-1/8" x 5-3/4". (It appears you all scooped up the last of this die set while I was making my project, but I'll update here if Ellen expects to get more into the store.) The crystal gemstones are covering the cuts on the left and right sides; gems were also added to the top and bottom to balance out the project.
I used the patterned paper that I cut the cushions out of as a mask when I airbrushed BG13 and YG03 for the sky and grass. Then I colored the rest of the image with the Copic markers listed in my supply list below:
I used the new Chocolate Copic Spica Glitter Pen (available soon!) over E31 Copic marker for the sides of the chair -- I love the bit of sparkle it added! Summer Art Flowers and an Urban Prairie button carry out the circle element of the sketch.
The right side of my frame was made with the negative space left when I die cut one of the large Scalloped Edge Frames:
I added "grandma's" with Kim Hughes' Playful Alphabet and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink, then I went over it with Pink Spica Glitter Pen. The "girls" was made with a stamp from Kim's Little Gal stamp set that said "girly" ... I just used a marker to selectively ink just a portion of the "y" to make it into an "s"! Then I went over it with Copic's new Baby Blue Spica Glitter Pen (available soon!).
"Girls" was die cut with Classic Circle Nestabilities and then framed with Classic Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (one cut from the same floral patterned paper as under the chair and one cut from the same turquoise paper as the scalloped lace). The lace was cut with Martha Stewart's Doily Lace Edger Punch (which was still showing in the store when I started this project, but appears you all scooped it up with the sale this weekend! I'm sure it will be back in stock soon).
I backed each of the 6-inch pages with Craft-A-Board and covered the backs with more paper from this same Urban Prairie collection (yellow is my Mom's favorite color!):
The Round It All 1/2" Corner Rounder easily cuts through these two layers of paper and the Craft-A-Board, to round the outside corners. Holes were punched and tied with ribbon, so the two pieces will stay together and form their own stand.
I'm glad I'm all ready for Mother's Day a little early and can't wait to see what the other girls did with the challenges!
- Stamps: Lockhart Wicker Chair, Kim Hughes Playful Alphabet & Little Gal
- Paper: BasicGrey Urban Prairie, Neenah Natural White
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Inks: Worn Lipstick & Shabby Shutters
- Copic Markers: RV17, RV34, YG03, YG17, BG13, E31, E55, E57, YR31, W1
- Copic Spica Glitter Pens: Chocolate & Baby Blue (coming soon!); Pink
- Spellbinders Dies: Classic & Classic Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, Small & Large Labels, Scalloped Edge Frame (Which appears to be out of stock at the moment. You could substitute either of these frames).
- Accessories: Copic Airbrush System, Craft-A-Board, Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edger Punch, Round It All 1/2" Corner Rounder, Summer Art Flowers, BasicGrey Urban Prairie Buttons, Clear Crystal Gemstones,