Hi Everyone! My name is Donna and I live in Safety Harbor, Florida. I am an accountant by day and an unfocused crafter/baker/ decorator/handyman by night! I say unfocused because I’m usually juggling multiple projects from any one of those areas!
When I was growing up my mother had several different hobbies and occasionally she would let my sister and I pick out a craft kit for ourselves. For me that was makit-bakit kits, felt or candle-wicking holiday ornaments, and latch hook rugs. Ok, so I just dated myself with those!! From there I graduated to counted cross-stitch, among many other things, and when I had worn out my shoulder, elbow and wrist I had to find something else to do. Then one fateful day my co-worker shared some holiday cards that she had hand-stamped and the addiction was born! I’ve been stamping, etc. since about 1995. I’ve never been a scrapbooker, I’m a stamper! My interests now lean towards three-dimensional projects but I love making tags and cards too. And I love anything in miniature. Mini-books and boxes make me swoon! But enough about me, let’s move on to my project!
The theme for this challenge is From the Heart. Make a vintage project to have hearts as the focal image. I hope everyone isn’t tired of the artist trading boxes, or ATBs, because I’ve used one here to make a two-sided photo display piece! And of course, if photos are involved I’ll be showing off my cutie-patootie doggies, Maggie and Willie!
I’ve used lots of Tim Holtz products here and several techniques from Tim’s Compendium of Curiosities books, Volumes II and III. Each heart has a different surface technique applied to it as well as the ornate frame that holds each photo. I also added delicate filigree metal corners from Linda’s shop. She has a fabulous selection of metal accents that you should check out!
I wanted the piece to be two-sided and I also wanted to be able to change out the photos. To do that, I simply remove the hinge clip at the top of the two frames. I used the oval from the center of the ornate frame die cut as a guide and cut out the photos slightly larger than that. The frame is only glued to the wood block along the very bottom so the photo is held in place between the frame and the wood block.
You can see more details of my project on my blog, From My Art 2 Yours. Thank you so much to the Frilly and Funkie bunch for the opportunity to join you all here today!
I'm sure you'll all agree that Donna's project is beautiful and has provided lots more inspiration for the current challenge of 'From The Heart'. If you would like to be in with a chance to join us as Guest Designer too all you need to do is join in with the challenge!