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Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Picture box project...so far...

I don't normally publish unfinished projects, but I am trying to get back into blogging :D

My MIL asked for a painting by me for Xmas.... I was flattered.....hubby was sheepish.
She would like me to paint a portrait of one of her grandchildren.....I was thrilled(proud)...hubby was silent...
oh!  Not one of my children?.....I said no!
But in the spirit of a loving wife, I told hubby I would make a special frame for the photo she wanted me to work from.
I am even using my precious(stroking) Anna Griffin 12x12 no longer available scrapbook papers...
and this is where I am up to right now...

The finished piece will be in a 12 x 12 deep box frame. These are wonderful for making and displaying special scrapbook pages as gifts.
 *see all my lovely Anna Griffin stuffs*
I chose 2 papers for the background, fancy cutting one to make a frame for the other...
 it's easiest to cut a large section out first...
 before trimming down and laying over second piece.
 Next I took a photo mount to use as a frame within the frame...
but it looked a bit boring...
 so I rummaged through my Anna Griffin stamp collection...
 over-stamped with pigment ink...
 added a little shading with a pale promarker, and a bit of "weight" to the corners with a gold gel pen.
I still have to build up the page with decoupaged roses and stuff, but I think MIL will be pleased with it when finished.

And for those who feel I'm being a little mean not doing the painting she wanted....she's never even asked for a photo of my boys...who are also her grandchildren.
Enjoy :D XXX

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6 comments:

  1. Hello Miss Gina...full of creative energe! Nicely done, especially stamping the white frame! Did all this! And made fudge! Applause! Well done! xoxoxoDebi

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  2. Oh that's coming along lovely Gina!

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  3. Gina, this is looking so special! You put your all into everything and it truly shows! You are not being mean!!! Hugs ;o)

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  4. You did a wonderful job. Your MIL will love it.

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  5. You aren't mean, but honest. No wonder Hubby was silent. She should at least ask for two pictures. I know, I know I should be quiet, but I'm pissed off on your behalf.

    She will be happy that you are giving her something you made with all your heart.

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