Thursday, 16 September 2010

These are a few of my favourite things


Quite a while back I bought a frame from Tesco that had a little bit of a gap between the mount and the glass. I thought it would be good for a paper crafted project but I found the size a bit daunting (it's 40cm square) so it has just sat in my room waiting for me to decide what to do with it. Well inspiration struck this weekend and it's been quite a labour of love. I really don't feel that my photos do it justice. It includes all my favourite paper crafting techniques - white on white (well ivory on ivory), lots of texture from my embossing folders and handmade flowers. I probably shouldn't say this about my own work but I really, really love it. I've got ideas in my head for other versions too, maybe inked and distressed, maybe coloured flowers, maybe patterned paper. Watch this space.

I've taken most of the photos without the frame because I don't know how to photograph glass without getting lots of reflection - you can see me with the camera in the last photo. Anyway let me know what you think and also if you have any photography tips.

If you want to have a go at making the flowers you can find out how here.

27 comments:

Julie said...

Oh Jules - you've done a fabulous job and what a unique piece of art to have in your home! Juliexx

Julie said...

Oh Julie,this is so very special,would make a beautiful present idea though like you,I think I'd struggle if I was able to make something so stunning! Off to check out the flower tutorial now! TFS Julie x

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Just beautiful Julie!! this would look so amazing on a wall! I love the simplicity of it!

Hugs Judy xx

Suzie Q said...

Hi Julie,
what a clever lady you are !!
would look great in my bedroom lol!!
i love it x
hugs
Suzie qx

Jackie said...

What a great idea, it looks so beautiful :o)
Jackie xx

coops said...

oh wow julie.this is really beautiful.the white on white is stunning and i love your embossing and flowers.it would make a great present :)

xx coops xx

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Oh wow...this is so pretty!! This would be an exellent (Christmas)gift as well!!

Liefs, Renata

Di said...

You're quite right to be proud of this, it's gorgeous. i think Tesco are going to be wondering about the sudden rush on the frames,lol. thanks for the link. Di.xx

Lily said...

Wow, Judy, this is something else, it's heavenly gorgeous, I love all your white on white cards and this is the master piece of them all! Thanks for answering my question, you are the best!!!

Hugs,
Lily

Jennifer said...

This is beautiful...and a fab idea too! xx Jenny xx

Sue said...

This is stunning Julie. Love it.x

Sue said...

Oh, forgot to say, thanks for the tip about my bird card being suitable for Cute Card Thursday challenge. Think I might just have to enter it. Have a good weekend.x

Need More Time to Craft said...

Wow, this is so beautiful. Love it.
Carole x

Deb said...

wow, that is absolutely stunning, very elegant! have a great weekend, hugs Debx

MeandLilG said...

Julie, it's fabulous. What a fantastic piece to have in your home. Hugs x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

This is just so gorgeous and elegant, Julie. The embossing is really beautiful. What a fabulous gift it would make.
Caroline xxx

Patricia Garcia said...

Oh this is just beautiful, love it!!

hugs,
Patricia

Sarpreet said...

hi there, this is gorgeous,I have also dropped by to say that this will be my final visit to your blog for at least a few months, I am going abroad to get married, and coming back to moving house, settling down before I can come back online. I appreciate your kind comments and your visits to my blog, I will try to update it from time to time, but I can not promise. I will miss blogland, take care and catch up soon, from me - wondering if anyone will miss me in blogland...

Sarita said...

Wonderful Julie. I love how crafting can spill over into home decor and have had similar ideas myself. Your frame is just beautiful and so inspiring,
Love Sarita xx

Sally Atkins said...

Oh my Julie, this is outstanding! No wonder you are so pleased with it! Your white on white work is always so beautiful and elegant, and this is no exception. I love the different embossed panels and the flowers.I bet this looks amazing irl in the frame. Can't wait to see more like this! x

cbuswell said...

so beautiful! love the all white!

Katina said...

This is stunning Julie! There is nothing wrong in being proud of a piece of work - you have every reason to be. xx

Rica said...

Beautiful - so serene and elegant - a truly wonderful creation.Proud - and so you should be - I'd be over the moon if I'd created this beauty.
hugs Heather xx

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there Julie, my favourite, white on white, cream on cream, you do it so expertly. Love this latest creation and you've photographed it beautifully :0) xx

Vee said...

This is a beautiful project I love White on white. Thanks for the link to the flowers.
xx Vee

Anke said...

Adorable Julie

Grenouille Greetings said...

I've been away and I have missed SOoooo many lovely creations by you that I am going to have trouble deciding where to comment. I can't comment on them all or else I will still be here at midnight but this is DIVINE. Supremely elegant! And absolutely bloomin Stunning!!! Warmest wishes, Lesley

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