Sunday, 23 November 2008

Flowers and more Flowers

That is what Lou wanted for the Sunday challenge on Dotties World today - along with at least one of the Charmed downloads of course. I decided to veer away from the cards for this week and decorate a paper mache frame.

I painted the frame in a cream acrylic paint.
The picture is meant to refer to the magic of chilhood and "make-believe". The "Hi" and "Believe" are not menat to read together (as one of my girls seemed to think). Henry Hare is saying hi to the girls and the "Believe" refers to the fact that they believe in him. This is a land where cats are blue and walk about proudly bearing bejwelled crowns after all! Henry Hare are carrying flowers and flowers also grow at the base of the picture. Both Henry Hare and Puss are from the Animal Magic Collection available at Charmed Cards & Crafts, as are the love birds sitting on the frame.
The pictures of the girls are from different years but I thought they both suited the theme.

I used We R Memory Keppers paper for the frame. The wording in the large yellow flower reads "Let the magic within last forever.......Believe........" A large Dovecraft Funky brads adorn the centre.

I covered a few plain chipboard pieces in Blazing Orange Liquid Beadz.

The branch is a plain Basic Grey Infuse chipboard piece covered in Cracklepaint.

I also used K&Co Margo Self-adhesive pearls and some Glitter blossoms from the new Lotus range.

Other items used are K&Co Wild Saffron Felt Flowers and butterflies, plus Dovecraft and Basic Grey brads.
Karen xx


Trace Dee said...

Karen this is just fantastic what a magical piece of art.



maddy hill said...

this is a real wow make Karen - i love every single mm of it ! so mush to see and just look at all those inricate details !!!!!! STUNNING!

Helena said...

WOW, this is so cute, love the colours and how fun and cheery it is!


Jac said...

Wow Karen an amazing piece of art, really magical and so full of detail. x

Calv said...

That frame is gorgeous Karen! Lots of detail, all beautiful.


ENJAY said...

Wow!!! A work of art Karen!! Great minds think alike with the beads lol, love the way you've made the flowers with them, it is sucha eye catching frame!!so much in it could constantly find something different!!

Sarah C said...

Wow, this is just magical xxx

Adele said...

What beautiful work-such sugary pretty colours.....I just love it Karen.

love Dingle.xx

Louly said...

Stunning stunning stunning! Your beautiful frame compliments your beautiful girls perfectly.