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Thursday, May 22, 2008

"Frame Work"

Here is the frame and matching card that I made for the neighbor who had to put her Miniature Schnauzer to sleep a couple of weeks ago:


I covered the frame (chipboard frame bought at Michael's) in paper and then embossed the paw prints in each corner. I then embossed the two flowers on separate paper, cut them out, and then used foam sticky squares to give them a three-D effect. I used sheer polka dot shimmery ribbon to tie the bow, as well as a silver buckle to signify a colar. This is an ink pen drawing of my own sweet Gunther that I did in Photoshop from one of the photos I took of him. I put it in the frame for demonstration. See some close ups below:








I chose the black and white color scheme for this because she was a black Miniature Schnauzer. I put the pearls in the center of the flowers to represent the pearls she always wore when her "Mom" walked her here in the neighborhood. You can also see that I used "my technique" to make the paw charm. Below is the card I made to go with it. It also has the "charm" to match. Kinda makes them both a "set" of keepsakes.


That's all for now. I'm working on decorating a box for cookies that I'm going to give to the new neighbor that just moved in over the weekend. I'll post pics of that as soon as it is done.

Hope all is well with you! Thanks for stopping by, and come back often!

11 comments:

Janine said...

Beautiful project!!

The Rubber Maid said...

Curt, that is awesome. You are becoming too good....the competition is growing with all your talent. I love what you did!
Great job good buddy.Glad to see you posting, missed you. I'm over my virus and all is good in Michigan. Hope you guys have a great holiday. Hugs to you all, Pat

Julie Koerber said...

Wow! Aren't you just so thoughtful! I love your frame and the time you took to decorate it. I am sure your friend will cherish it. That is so tough to lose an animal! I lost my cat last fall and it just leaves a weird silence and hole in your family! I hope you have fun making the box for the cookies! Wow, you even bake!!?!

Sara Reasoner said...

Curt - The black and white frame and card is so beautiful! That is your best yet!!

- Sara

Anonymous said...

THAT CARD MADE ME CRY....IT WAS VERY TOUCHING............MOM

Rita said...

Love your cards & blog Curt! Found you by your comment on Jen's blog & wanted to take a look at your blog. Your very talented!

Anonymous said...

THE MUSIC IS BACK.......YEA. I WATCHED THE ENTIRE SLIDE SHOW....JUST BEAUTIFUL. MOM

Denise said...

Love the cards, such great detail.

jayne said...

Hi Curt
Like Rita , i also saw your name on Jen's June RAK list. Your site is awesome! Giant Schnauzers are are beautiful! Someone walks one by our house sometimes and it is a big baby. Welcome to Jen's RAK for June, I have been doing it for quite a while now and there are some really nice people who join this one, Jen is really great, will subscribe to your blog for sure!

chelemom said...

Gorgeous!!!

Col said...

The card and frame are absolutely beautiful. I lost my German Shepherd in December and a friend had her picture sketched into marble which reminds me of your lovely black and silver theme. I am sure your friend will love looking at a picture of her fur baby in such a wonderful frame.