Saturday, September 26, 2009

Autumn is upon us...

Good morning, it's Saturday and the fall weather has certainly arrived here in New York! It's a brisk 56* here this morning and the leaves are falling left and right. We are headed to the Adirondack Balloon Festival this afternoon, and I'm so excited to see the girls' faces when 90 hot air balloons take off into the air! We haven't been to this event yet since we have lived here. (I think I'M more excited than the kids..ha!)

I'm in the mood to create fall things and love the warm colors associated with this time of year. I worked on a frame last night with lots of yummy Melissa Frances supplies: stamps, resin, chipboard, rub ons and pearls.

The frame is just an inexpensive one from the dollar store that I've had in my stash for awhile. I covered the matting with cardstock that I stamped with 2 different stamp sets by Melissa Frances. I added the chipboard letters and rub ons over the top of the glass and cut out a few more of the leaves for dimension on the top of the frame.

You could certainly paint or spray the resin with mists or glitter, but I chose to leave them white and love the crisp look with the browns/golds.

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend!
Melissa Frances supplies used:
Pop Out Glitter Alphabet GN16
Stately Applique Resin CX12 (swirls on bottom)
Tea Party Applique Set CX811 (flower)
Scroll Applique S/4 CX710 (swirls in top corner)
White Pearls GN278
Autumn Splendor Transfers FW042
Baroque Stamps ME11
Flower Stamp ME12

14 comments:

jen said...

this turned out really pretty! I love how you made that dollar store frame looked like so much more!
weren't the balloons great? I've been to a hot air balloon rally in Reno, NV once- my friend's mom was one of the pilots!
thanks for leaving a comment on my blog the other day! :)

Mandy said...

I love this..it makes me want to go to the dollar store now and create. Have a good time with the balloons

Vel said...

What a lovely frame. I really must remember to pick up some frames next time I'm at the dollar store.

Yep, it's chilly over here in western NY too today. I love it though, have the pellet stove cranked and crafting. Perfect Fall day! :)

Enjoy the balloon fest!

Charlene said...

Awww Dani!!!! This is so adorable!!!! Absolutely beautiful work!!!

margie c said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous frame! Love the flower ad lace! Brilliant idea!!!

Julie O. said...

Beautiful frame, Dani! Love your card set too...they are so fun!

Tagnia said...

I want to do something similar to this project...this is absolutely stunning.

Kay Sibley said...

This is fabulous, Dani! The eyelet lace with the flower is beautiful!

Wishing you a great time at the balloon festival! Have a wonderful weekend! ♥♥ Kay

Ingvild Bolme (Spinnvild) said...

Wow, LOVE this autumn frame, amazing work! You are just so creative, love everything you do.

And those white MF embellish.. are they new? I love MF, but those I haven't seen before. I actually have tons of the white applique emb. from MF since I love using them so much, but these looks new to me, and just beautiful!!!

Pencil Lines DT Co-Ordinator said...

so beautiful Danielle!

Erica said...

This is lovely - and great tips for putting it together.

Leigh said...

This is such a beautiful frame, Dani! I was just thinking today that other than Pink Paislee, I haven't seen any fall papers that I've loved this year. And here you post some Melissa Frances-- I love what you created with it!

~Sasha Farina~ said...

the frame is a beauty!! but then again, coming from you, this is so not a surprise!

papirdiva said...

Such a gorgeous frame! Thank you for commenting in my blog :)