Thursday, September 6, 2007

Live - Laugh - Love

As I've been sorting through my vast accumulation of supplies, I've uncovered a few "treasures." This clip frame was originally available from the Post Office, showcasing their dinosaur stamps for a rather pricey $9.95. Well, I stumbled upon it in the dollar aisle of our grocery store, and snapped up several. I've decided I truly don't need them all, but wanted to make at least 1 sample (just so prospective buyers see the potential!). I took it apart, and decided I'd reuse as much of the existing materials as possible. I flipped the front mat over, and covered it with black versamagic ink. I heat set, and then ran it through my Big Shot with the tiny mosaic cuttlebug texture folder. I had to run it through twice becuase of the size, but I think this particular pattern matched up pretty well. Now on to the actual images - I computer generated the text, then accented them images from Artifacts and Antique Collectibles. The hardest part was actually getting the spacing right on the words! It's simple, but I do really like the final result. Hmmm.... maybe I should keep all those frames after all :)

5 comments:

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

These are pretty!

Joyfulheartart said...

Keep them, keep them....send me one ;)
Beautiful!!!!!!

Susan T said...

Dollar finds are always the BEST!

dawn said...

oooooo dinosaurs - you're talking my language LOL... great stuff hun and a wonderful find.

Hope all is well - and I sincerely apologise for being a very absent blogger - all set to change that :D Have a fantastic weekend

Heidi said...

What a deal! These are great! It makes me want to pull out my stash of things that I am planning to alter.....someday!