Tuesday, 7 August 2012

In the frame...

Well my plans for today went pear shaped when mum's stairlift decided to throw a wobbler,  so guess who had to wait in for the engineer and forgo her reiki?  

So I wasn't happy,  so crafting or studying?  Crafting of course. Since I'd found the template for the box frame can be found at http://www.mias-craft-ideas.com/card-craft-ideas.html

I thought I'd give it a bash.  So printed the template on some plain white card stock,  and then on the back of some kanban cardstock,  forgotten its name but it had all the London stuff in it.

Cut out both frames with my craft knife,  I can never cut straight even if there is a line to follow! 

So here is the plain white frame,  I scored the lines,  then this one was painted with some pale blue poster paint,  on both sides and then left to dry.  So I turned my attention to the kanban cardstock,    cut out the frame, scored it, then popped out a few of the toppers,  wasn't sure what would work with it,   this frame is too small for the teapots,  and guardsmen sadly,  but now I know how to construct the frame I can now start experimenting with different sizes and shapes.

But this template fits nicely onto A4 cardstock,  I used the 'shrink to fit' option on my printer,  and used it in draft mode,  the printed side is hidden away once you start sticking it all together.

And here it is!   I used the flags to cover up the corners which looked a bit messy,  I cut the London bus in half,  and the taxi,  my little bird came from my Slice Machine, the Findings card,  cut out on coredinations and then stamped,  and for that final touch, glossy accented.

I stamped the background using the TH stamps,  the small version which was available from QVC a couple of years ago, also one of my most used set of stamps! 

I used pinflair to stick it all down,  and some rubber bands to hold it all in place while the glue dried.

And this was the other frame.  Used the script stamp,  and a cog stamp,   my Globe again came from the Findings card for the Slice Machine (which was on CnC today with lots of lovely new cards).  Coloured a few plain white flowers,  glossied them, added a few butterflies,  felt that was enough for such a small frame. 

As I said I'll now have to experiment with different sizes,  think Craft Artist pro could be used to make the template... must have a play.

Oh the engineer came, the stairlift of course behaved itself,  and so engineer went away!  
Good job I hadn't wasted my afternoon completely, and then there was another Gold rush at the Olympics!   Quite incredible how well Team GB is doing,  though think the triple jumper who was injured should not have taken part or messed everyone around like he did. 

Thanks for looking folks...  Oh must find some papers for the next sunday stamper challenge!


kokoclowie said...

Ooh pretty! I've seen these box frames before, but didnt realise they could be so "easy" . . . I dont do straight lines that well either unless they're done on my paper cutter!

Going to have a bash myself methinks - thanks for the template which I found over on UKPC

Karen xxx

Hels Sheridan said...

ooh, total fabness, how cool is that template... I may needs to get me that! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Julia S-W said...

I love these!! When I looked at the template I thought it was double dutch but seeing these, I now get it! Can't decide which I like best though so perhaps both of them for me please!!