Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Scrappin' Chics Challenge Blog June Entry #1

For the first entry as one of the June Guest Designers for the Scrappin' Chics, the challenge during the month is to incorporate sunshine and an inspirational quote into something.  I decided to venture away from my standard "card-making" and do a picture frame as a gift for a recent high school graduate. She happened to be my daughter's kindergarten cadet teacher this year. 
 The sun came from Doodlecharms and was cut at I believe 2 1/2" and I used the "Wide Eyed Kids" face from Peachy Keen Stamps.  The picture frame was a $1 frame from Michaels, which I used the "crackle" technique I learned on YouTube.  I first saw a video made by Carolanne of "Logans Crafty Momma".  You paint with the lighter color on the first layer, let that dry, put a coat of Elmer's Glue-All glue over that until tacky, then put the darker color on top.  When that is dry, take a heat gun over it til it crackles, and then Mod Podge it to protect it.  It's really neat and easy to do.
 The graduation cap was cut from A Child's Year (i'm pretty sure, but I didn't save it on my Gypsy).  I used the stamp set "Follow Your Dreams" from Emma over at My Creative Time.  I used white embossing powder and also put stickles on the tassle of the cap.
If you have any questions about today's project, let me know and I would be happy to answer them.
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