Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Precious Metal

It is time again for the Gingersnap Creations challenge! This week was a Metallics color challenge.

I picked up this scrolly, metallic picture frame from Michaels ($1!) and thought it would be a perfect project for this challenge.

These frames are really fun to make. I love working on a small scale like this. They also make great gifts, or fab additions to your own house or office space. (Some others I've made are here and here).

I started by cutting an oval with my nestabilities to fit the frame. Then I stamped the Chrysanthemum (863E) stamp for the background. I inked it up with a few different colors of VersaMagic chalk ink to get the graduated colors.

I waited a few minutes for that to dry and then stamped and embossed the More Things (027D) sentiment right on top. I really love this look. Then I added a few gold pearls to carry the metallic theme through.

See how pretty?

Now it is your turn! You can submit your metallic creations for the Gingersnap challenge and have a chance to be the randomly drawn winner of the Pocket Watch Cling set! Details are here. Make sure to take a peek at the other creations from the Gingersnap and Serendipity Design Teams while you're there!

Take care!


Stamps: Chrysanthemum (863E), More Things (027D) - Serendipity Stamps
Cardstock: Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Thatched Straw, Pumpkin Spice, Sage VersaMagic - Tsukineko
Other: Gold embossing powder; gold adhesive pearls; Gold frame - Michaels


  1. Absolutely beautiful! I love the stamped details in the background. So subtle and so lovely!

  2. This is so cool:)

  3. Anya this is BEAUTIFUL!! nicely done!!

  4. Very beautifully done. Your accents are perfect!

  5. Whoa!! this is just beautiful Anya! I love this pretty little frame and the wonderful colors you used on the bg flower stamping. The gold embossed quote looks just so elegant along with the little gems! a lovely project!

  6. WOW Anya, this is gorgeous! What a fantastic idea and perfect for the challenge!


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