Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Design Star: Lisa Somerville
It's Fall! and not only does that mean lovely weather changes, but it also means you can start getting ready for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and our favorite holiday of all time: CHRISTMAS!!! But before we jump ahead, Lisa Somerville will show us how to prepare a gorgeous frame in time for the FALL! So get your apple cider out, and enjoy this lovely tutorial:
Other – Frame, Sponge Brush, Heat Gun, Petal Roller, Craft
Mat, Piercing Tool, Foam Mat, Brads, Gems, Ranger Rock Candy Distress Crackle
Paint, Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso, Studio Sable Brown Acrylic Paint,
Dimensionals¸ Hot Glue Gun, Distress Stain Picket Fence, eCraft, Big Shot,
Texture Fades Embossing Folder, Maya Road Trinket Pins, Dyed Seam Binding, Moss
eCraft images from eCraftcentral
– Leaf 1, Leaf 2, Leaf 3, cut from Cocoa, Olive and
Mustard card stocks, NOTE: fill an 8-1/2” x 11” mat with the leaf images and
cut a whole sheet
eCraft images from SD cards - Fundamentals 2 SD Card Flower Shapes #30 (Flower size 3” x 3”,
2-1/2” x 2-1/2”, 2” x 2”) cut 2 of each size
from Rose and Saffron card stock, Fundamentals 1 SD Card Whimsical #4 (Flourish
Size 2.35” x 2.54”) cut 4 from Chocolate card stock, Fundamentals 1 SD Card
Nature #8 (Butterfly size 1.77” x 1.84”) cut 1 from Chocolate and Coral card
Pressure Setting – 4.5
Tab Density – 2
Tab Width – 3
Multi Cut – 1
Blade Cap – on
Card Stock Stabilizer used for all images cut from eCraft
Project was created from this frame purchased a few years
back in the Dollar Section at Target
Paint with Gesso and foam brush, let dry.
Paint with Sable Brown Acrylic Paint, let dry, if wanting
a more distressed look, or to lighten the brown color, add Picket Fence Distress
Stain, let dry, then apply Distress Crackle Paint, let dry.
Once frame is dry and has begun to crackle, you can speed up
the process with a heat tool. Add
Gathered Twigs Ink to entire frame to fill in and darken the crackle
areas. Set aside.
Open eCraft Software, add leaf images, cut from Olive,
Mustard and Cocoa card stock, emboss with Texture Fades Folder, highlight
embossed area with ink, set aside.
Open new page, add flower images from Fundamentals 2 card
(sized as referenced above), cut from Saffron and Rose card stocks. Stamp Honeycomb image with coordinating inks
on flower petals, let dry. Roll petals
with petal roller, stack on top of each other alternating petals, ad Brad
center and Gem
Open new page, add flourish image from Fundamentals 1 card
(sized as referenced above), cut 4 from Chocolate card stock.
Open new page, add butterfly image cut from Chocolate and
Coral card stocks. Emboss Coral piece
with Texture Fades Folder, cut away antennae.
Cut body from Chocolate image, adhere to Coral image. Sponge embossed area and edges with Gathered
Adhere all cut images to frame with Hot Glue, if desired add
moss, Seam Binding Ribbon and Trinket Pins.
Don't you just want to go outside and jump on a pile of leaves?! We do! Thank you, Lisa, for this inspiring project! Didn't get enough of Lisa's project? Go to her official site to see more!