Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Isaiah's NAME FRAME

I finally finished a project that I've been working on for a while....Isaiah's Name Frame. My 3-year-old son Isaiah is part Hawaiian, and I wanted to create something to hang in his room that reflected his Hawaiian heritage. I cut all the squares of patterned paper for the Name Frame and put most of it together last year, but couldn't decide on what images I wanted to use for the corners. Then I ran across this cute Surfer Ian from The Greeting Farm and knew it was a perfect match! Here's a close up of my Surfer Ian:

I colored Surfer Ian's skin and hair with copic markers and then went over his hair with some chalk for additional shading. His shorts, surfboard, and the scallop circle behind him are all from DCWV Tahiti Beach Stack. I cut out the surfboard and added CTMH Liquid Glass to the top to give it some "shine". Then I glued Surfer Ian to the top of the surfboard. His head and body are actually on dimensional pop-dots, but it's hard to see that from this picture. The scallop circle is cut using my Spellbinder Classic Scalloped Circle Large Die and is also on pop-dots.

I still needed something for the other corner of my name frame. So, I searched the internet and came across this awesome surfboard clip art image. I saved it in Adobe Photoshop and resized it to 5 inches tall. I also used Photoshop to change the colors of the second surfboard. Both images were printed on glossy photo paper, cut out, and raised up using pop-dots. Here's a close up of the surfboards:Now for the Pièce de résistance....the completed "Name Frame": (the second picture shows the project inside a black, Paper Studio 12x12 Scrapbook Frame)

I love how it turned out!! I hope you leave me a comment to let me know how you like it!

Hugs and Happy Scrapping!

Rosemary

7 comments:

Monkichi said...

Great project! I can hear the Hawaii 5-0 theme song playing in the background! :) BTW, here is a link to the TGF gallery that works: http://tgfllc.com/galleria/

Leanne said...

Awesome project! I love the colors and the image it creates is fantastic! Great job!

Leanne said...

Congratulations on your win! Woo Hoo!

scrappyjan said...

What a beautiful project!!

Just stopping by to thank you for entering my blog candy.
hugs, Janiel

Pops x said...

This is fab honey i love the cute image and the papers are great too, a gorgeous creation hugs Pops x

♥Rach♥ said...

This is just SO COOL! Love all the tiny sqaures and the layout, this is just a piece of art :0)

Tiffany said...

Rosemary! I love how this turned out and would love to feature it on my blog: www.pedicurestopuddles.blogspot.com
It is a blog for boy moms. Let me know if that would be ok with you. Cute stuff!!