Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tilda Word Frames

Yesterday (Dec. 14th) was my bday, so my hubby and 4-year-old son took me out to dinner (the big party with the family is this Saturday). December is a crazy month for us. My husband's bday was Dec. 1st. His two brothers have bdays this month along with several friends. And then there's Christmas! YIKES!! I told the hubbie, we can't have anymore friends with December birthdays, LOL!

After dinner, my husband played with our son so I could finish up some projects. My son, Isaiah, has his first Preschool Christmas program on Friday, followed by a Christmas Party. Friday is also the last day of school so I'm on a time crunch to finish up his teachers' gifts.

I saw on the Close To My Heart bulletin board some awesome frame ideas by Beckie Lehman. I knew immediately I wanted to do something similar for his teachers' gifts. I found these cheap, cheap dollar frames from Michaels last year and bought several because I knew I would use them eventually. They are unfinished, wood frames with no glass in the center. I checked this year and it looks like they still carry them, however they've gone up in price to $1.50 (still can't beat that deal!).

I'm also making a few other things to go in the teachers' bags that I'll post later....along with Snowman Soup packets for his 20 classmates!

Here are the pics of my two Word Frames:

Here is the first frame using Gift Tilda:

The flowers are made from silk ribbon. I cut the silk ribbon into different sized circles and then held the edges next to a candle flame to melt them. If you do a search for burnt edge silk flowers, you'll come across a bunch of tutorials. Then I glued each circle in the middle with Fabri-Tac and topped it with a button.

The word JOY is made from 1.25" wood letters I found at Walmart made by Plaid. I covered them with two coats of Gold Tulip Glitter Dimensional Fabric Paint. The green paper (Paper Studio) behind the word Joy is embossed with Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl. I then took CTMH White Daisy ink and rubbed it across the top to bring out the embossing.

I colored Tilda with Copics and Prismacolor Markers. All of my shading on her face and clothes was done with chalk. I then added Star Dust Stickles to parts of her dress, on her bows, and on some of the presents.

Here's my second frame using Violin Tilda:

It's hard to tell from the photos, but I added gold stickles to her wings and the violin bow. I also added Star Dust Stickles to the white areas of her dress. I then added CTMH Liquid Glass to her violin and shoes to make them shiny (didn't show up very well in the photos).

I'm entering the following challenges:

Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Sparkle & Shine
Creative Inspirations Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas
Magnolia-licious Highlites - Letter or Word Project using Magnolia Stamps
Stamp with Fun - Christmas

Well, that's all for tonight folks. I'm ready to go hit the's been a long day! I still can't believe Christmas is next week!! I had huge plans this year to make my own Christmas cards and lots of homemade projects, but I never seemed to find the time to get it all done. So, unfortunately, it looks like I'll be buying cards again this year. My hope is to be more involved in challenges next year and get a head start on Christmas cards so I'm not running around like a chicken with it's head cut off in December!

Thank you for taking the time to visit me! It really means a lot!!

Rosemary :)


Deeanna said...

I love them. What a great idea. You did a fantastic job:} Dee

Candy said...

Your son's teachers are going to love their gifts.
You have done a fantastic job making both of them.
Your Tilda's are coloured fabulously and I like how you have put the ink over your embossed green card stock and how you made the beautiful roses.
Excellent work :o)
Merry Christmas, Candy

Card Crazy said...

They're adorable. I'm sure the teachers are going to love them. Love all the bling.
Sue S.

ShirleyTACS said...

What a wonderful gift idea and so beautifully executed. I'll have to try the burnt silk flowers. I love how yours turned out. Thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

Beautiful projects!! I'm sure the recipients will love them. Happy Birthday!!

Barb Hardeman said...

These are really wonderful Rosie. Your coloring is so pretty and I love the embossed area in the center of each frame. Gorgeous flowers!

Christina C. said... adorable!!!! What a wonderful idea and how festive!
You did a magnificent job on both of them....BEAUTIFUL!

Diane said...

These are wonderful, Rosemary - you've really inspired me!
Diane x

Suzanne J Dean said...

These are beautiful and such great gifts! Great papers and Tilda stamps but I adore those flowers, will have to try that but I'll probably burn the house down, LOL!

Happy Belated Birthday to you as well!


Sandy said...

Cute as punch and I hope that next year I can get on the ball and make some of these cute projects!

Patti Jo said...

What great gifts and you sure turned those plain wood frames into something so nice! Good way to use those scraps that are just too pretty to throw away! Terrific job Rosemary!!! Love your Tilda's and flowers too!!!

Julie said...

Super cute. I love this idea!


Only By His Grace said...

Gorgeous Rosie!
Your coloring is lovely. super DP's.
What great gifts.
have a blessed Christmas.
Hugs Maz

cabio's craft corner said...

This frame is superb Rosemary. Love the cute coloring and image. Very cheery and looks like a little mini quilt :o)

Suzi Mac said...

How gorgeous are these two beautiful creations. The Teachers will ador them.Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week. Have a wonderful Christmas.
Suzi x

Eve said...

What a great way to turn the plain frames to Gorgeous gifts!! :-)

Debra Pate said...

Your word frames turned out wonderful!!!!!

Yone said...

Nice blog ! I'm now your follower ! Hugs, Yone

Unknown said...

Hi Rosemary!! YIKES!! These are absolutely adorable!!! Such beautiful coloring...and your DP's and embellies are just perfect!!! Pat Frank

Leslie Anne Avila said...

Beautiful! Loving the flowers, you've done a great job!

Blessings to you~

Lena said...

Rosemary,these cards are simply stunning! Very, very elegant and well done. Love flowers and your coloring!
Hugs and merry x-mas to you!

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

rosemary this is soooo pretty

Mina said...

wow Rosemary what fabulous creations, I love the rich colours and your colouring is stunning...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge and have a very Happy New Year
Mina xxx

Anonymous said...

so creative Rosemary! Adorable Tildas! TFS!
Pam Going Postal

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Unknown said...

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Johnhqyl said...

I love them. What a great idea. You did a fantastic job:} Dee