Saturday, 11 June 2011

LIM 19 - In the Frame

Good morning LIMettes - wasn't sure I'd get time to play this morning as we're heading over to St Lukes at 10am for the Summer Fair at which we're selling the cards that have been donated via our St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge Blog - this is an ongoing challenge and we'll be selling cards throughout the year to raise money so feel free to join in anytime - this month our challenge is "Come Fly with Me" you might win a ribbon girl bundle too.   However as soon as I saw the challenge this week (well I couldn't not look now could I??) and that it was "in the frame" I knew instantly what I wanted to do and that it would be quick enough to play before I left, so here I am - with 2 cards, before 9am...

I'd seen this idea of making a frame from stamping on a scrapbook layout in this months craft stamper magazine and thought it would be brilliant on a card with tapestry stamps.  I have quite a few sets of these and don't use them enough, so when I saw this challenge - I knew I had to have a go!  This was my first attempt.  I used a couple of post-it notes to make my frame area then simply stamped the tapestry stamps around and over the edge of it in shades of blue, grey and black.  I removed the post-it and then you get a nice straight edged frame.  I added a black and white outline of an iris and a simple sentiment (chocolate baroque and hero arts respectively)


I liked it and was still waiting for the bath to finish running, so I made another, this time I used a DL card, made the frame larger and central, and used a softer pink, purple and bundled sage palette and used floral tapestry stamps for the frame.  I used the same inks on some Elzybels floral stamps for the central image and layered up the colours.  The framed sentiment is from the very first purchase I made from QVC about 8 years ago now.....



I'm off to Stamp Magic at Doncaster Dome tomorrow so I may well have lots of lovely new stash to play with so may have another go later this week.  Really must get in the bath now!

Fingers crossed the sun stays out........

Craftilicious x

43 comments:

  1. This is a fabulous idea to make a frame Tara, although I must say that I prefer the second one where the frame is complete. Like Lizy's it's a double dipper with both image and sentiment framed!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  2. WOW Two fabulous cards and all before 9 o'clock.
    Hope the St Lukes Summer Fair goes well and you make lots of money - don't forget to post some piccies if you can

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  3. Wow, What a great idea! I would never have thought to use tapastry stamps out side the box.. Lovely card.
    Hugs
    Sylvie x

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  4. Hola Tara, what beautiful frames, good idea, so beautiful, i love it Tara, well done.
    A hug from Palma

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  5. Fabulous idea... I have some tapestry stamps but have never used them... I might now :)
    Sue x

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  6. Two fabulous cards, I do prefer the second one though and I love the colours and the faded effect you used on this one.
    hugs
    wynneth
    x

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  7. REally pretty, love the colours of the second one
    Hope today is successful and you have a great time at the show tomorrow
    Thank you very much
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

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  8. Tara I wish when I didn't think I had time I could come up with cards as lovely as these. Gorgeous and I hope the fete is a success. ZX

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  9. Lovely cards Tara, that's a very effective technique to make a frame! Good luck at the charity fair:)
    Val x

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  10. Hi
    LOVE YOUR CARD GREAT EFFECTS WITH THE TAPESTRY STAMPS
    HUGS
    SYLVIE
    XX

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  11. Tara - I can't believe you got both these done before 9am!! They're lovely, and I really like the idea of a tapestry frame. I love the blues in the first card, but like Chrissie, I prefer the complete frame in the second card. Fab work!

    Good luck at the St Luke's Sale this morning - hope you sell all the cards!!

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  12. Splendid cards though I think that I too prefer the one with the frame complete . . . by a petal!

    Kathyk

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  13. Brilliant idea for the frame and two cards before 9am brilliant hope all goes well at the fair and the weather is kind Luv Sue x

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  14. Good luck with the fair and two super cards.Prefer the second one also

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  15. OOh have a great time at the fair! Your cards are super, love the pretty frames, Gay x

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  16. Both great cards but I love the iris stamp so that is probably my favourite.
    Gina x

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  17. I prefer the one with the completed frame too. Lovely card though, both of them. Hazel x

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  18. Quick off the mark, with 2 beautiful cards

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  19. Two lovely creative cards. I love the colours in the second one.

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  20. Love how you have created your frame, very inspiring, love the colours in your second card :)

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  21. Beautiful cards - I think I prefer the second one

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  22. Great technique for the frames. Like the colour best in the first one but I do like the complete frame in the second. xx

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  23. Great cards - I will remember the technique using the tapestry stamps. Jeannie x

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  24. this is such an effective technique. I have to try it. love your cards

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  25. Very pretty cards - however I like the second card with the full frame. I noticed this in Craftstamper - think I will have a go myself. Lynn x

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  26. Hi Tara, love these designs, great idea to make a frame with the tapestry stamps like this.
    Hope the sale goes well I sent a large box of cards in the week...not sure if they got to you in time for this sale :)
    Jenny x

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  27. Both terrific cards Tara, Annette x

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  28. Fabulous cards, I love your frames
    Beryl x

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  29. Beautiful cards but I really like the colours and frame of the second one!

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  30. Gorgeous card, Tara! Beth. xxx

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  31. Great cards, Tara! I love how you've made your frames. Both cards are so pretty, but I think my favorite is the second one.
    My Card

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  32. Two gorgeous cards Tara! Hope you have a good time today! I, unfortunately, have had to miss out as I'm working :( But Jen is getting me some more Promarkers to ease the pain lol!
    Lizy x

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  33. Two great cards. Love the tapestry frames. I've also got a set of these tapestry stamps that I don't use. I may just have to dig them out to give this a try. Thanks for the inspiration. Sue.x

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  34. Very pretty cards, a lovely combination of colours.

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  35. Wow Tara, two cards before 9 o`clock!! Great cards, love the tapestry stamps. Think I prefer the second one but only because it seems more vibrant. It`s sunday evening now so I know the weather let you down but well done on raising the amount you did yesterday.
    Lynne xxx

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  36. Fabulous cards, I love your frames brilliant idea
    Jose

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  37. Lovely cards Tara and your frames are a great idea.

    Anne

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  38. The tapestry stamps made a fab frame, well done for thinking of that! Both are lovely cards!

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  39. two beautiful cards but like others prefr the second one.

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  40. Lovely cards, especially the second one which has a beautiful colour scheme. Well done. CoB

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  41. Beautiful cards....great job with the frames...love how the second one is "double" framed!!

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  42. Love the framing, both cards are beautiful

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  43. A fab cards xx Jan

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