Saturday, January 5, 2013

Collage Frames

I have some fun classes coming up for you.  My goal is to try to post a little sneak peek / preview for each class ahead of time, so you can get an idea as to what we'll be doing.  For now, here's an example of one of my COLLAGE FRAMES.  It's a super favorite of mine.  We'll be making collage frames twice this year --- once in February and once in August, with different themes each time.   
I wanted this collage frame to have a vintage look, to go with the photos and embellishments that I used.  I have pins from my father and great grandfather,  various buttons, a chipboard heart, and the original key and house numbers from my daddy's home in Iowa.  I also used Scrabble tiles (Hunt for these at garage sales.) to spell out 'family.'
The rosette die lends itself to creating beautiful embellishments for projects like this one, as well as the butterflies die.  I embossed the wings on my butterfly, to give it a special texture.  

If you plan to participate in one of both of these collage frames classes, I'd suggest that you start looking around now for unique embellishments that you'd like to add to your project.  Look around your home and scrounge around antique stores.  You'll be surprised at what you find and how much fun you have during 'the hunt' for them.
This is a collage frame that I made for my daughter-in-law for Christmas.  I had really good subject matter for this one:)  Notice how different a look you can get when you totally change the color scheme.  I printed all the photos in black and white, so that I could use a color scheme that would go with all of them.  This is a good tip to remember for scrapbooking, too.
- Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the blogging world. 
- Click on the tab at the top of the page to see my class schedules and registration policies or click on the left for sneak peeks. 
- Come back soon and come back often for more creative inspiration.


8 comments:

  1. Hi Lana,

    I love your nickname, Stampin' Nanna! I also LOVE your collage frames!!! I'm so in awe of you that you already have your whole year of stamping events planned. I scramble every month trying to figure out what I'm going to do at my events!!! I'm going to have to check mapquest to see where you are located, I would love to come to your collage frame classes. (I live in Southern Illinois.)

    Peace, Love & Joy,
    Joyce
    peaceloveandjoyce.typepad.com

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    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment! We are located pretty much in central Illinois --- near Decatur. It would be great to have you join us for a collage frame class. I love making them. They really bring out your creativity.

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  2. Hello Lana beautiful Layouts and lovely blog. Looks like you are full up for 2013 already.
    hugs Carolyn

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    1. Thanks for your kind comments and thanks for checking on my little blogspot.

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  3. I love your frame! What a great way to preserve your family momentoes.

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    1. Thank you! They are a ton of fun to make.

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  4. Love your collage frames. They are just super.

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    1. Thanks for checking on my blog. I love making the frames.

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