Cross Canada Blog Hop: The Bracket Frame

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Welcome to the very first Cross Canada Blog Hop!  Our plan is to have one of these every month, on the 15th.  Although I may not be participating that often, I’ll be sure to link you up to it.

If you came from my fabulous team member, Joanne (Jag), you’re on the right track.  If you’re just starting here, you can keep on hopping until you get back, but if you want to follow us across Canada then you can start at the beginning and join Deanne in Newfoundland.

This month we are having fun with the My Creations Bracket Frame, which can be found on page 132 of the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book (or just click the link to go to my website) and it’s only $8.95!  Isn’t it great?

There is so much potential in this little product!  I made a very special project.  A high school friend of mine got married a couple weeks ago.  She had a little wedding in her back yard, so I wasn’t invited, but I wanted to send her a special gift.  She has a very bohemian, eclectic style and I knew we had some fabulous products to match that look exactly.  She also used to refinish old furniture, turning them into pieces of art.  Here is what I created for her:
What do you think?  Did I manage to capture that style?  This is definitely a mix of old and new products.  I dug into my stash to find the perfect paper.  I used Bliss (retired) to cover the frame as well as making the large flowers.  The brads in the middle of those flowers are from an old Designer Brads package.  I also used Roxie paper, that fabulous zebra print, for the rolled flowers.  The black images are actually rub-ons from a few years ago, including the words.  All the paper flowers have been cut from the Artiste cartridge.  And any sponging you see was done in black ink.  I used a hot glue gun to put everything together.
Here are a couple of close ups of each corner: 
The black sparkle flourish on this corner is taken from my stash.  I’ve had it for so long, I don’t remember where it came from.
I should explain why I put that yellow flower in there.  My friend and her new husband had a sunflower in a pot sitting where they said their vows because it holds significance for them.  It bloomed the day of their wedding!  Of course I had to put that in there somehow.  ðŸ™‚  I used retired Sunflower textured cardstock and sponged the edges with Sunflower ink before spraying it and crunching it up a bit.
And here is a close up of one of the other flowers I made.  I have to thank Mandy Leahy for the inspiration and tutorial on how to make those as well as the burlap flowers.  You can check them out here.   
I love the depth of this frame.  It doesn’t show up in the photo of the frame but I hope you can see it in the photos of my artwork.  There is a good inch of space between the front and the back of this frame.  It doesn’t come with a backing, so I just attached my paper to a piece of cardboard I have hanging around for just these reasons.
Here is a list of the current supplies I used:
I hope you like what I’ve made.  I can’t wait to get it in the mail to my friend.  I hope she loves it!  
Now it’s time to hop on over to my friend and upline, Sheri at Just Scrap It.  If you get lost along the way, check out the list below.  Join us again next month when we showcase the My Creations Journal.

  1. Deanne ~ http://deannestamps.blogspot.ca
  2. Stephanie ~ http://sbilbycreations.blogspot.ca
  3. Michelle S ~ http://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca
  4. Suzette ~ http://croppaperscissors-sue.blogspot.ca
  5. Joanne ~ http://jagsscrapincorner.blogspot.ca
  6. Krista ~ http://simplycreatingtogether.blogspot.ca  You are here!
  7. Sheri ~ http://sherisays-justscrapit.blogspot.ca
  8. Brae ~ http://thebrae-er.blogspot.ca
  9. Michelle M ~ http://twirlntime.blogspot.ca
  10. Tara ~ http://creatingwithtara.blogspot.ca
  11. Kathy ~ http://kathy-itsagirlthing.blogspot.ca
  12. Nancy ~ http://nancyklein.blogspot.ca

17 Responses

  1. Oma

    Beautiful frame Krista and you really nailed this one! I really like the yellow flower – it adds that little splash of colour. I’m sure your friend will love it.

  2. Lynn

    Beautiful! I love the tulle tucked in the flower. What a fun hop. I must order one of those frames now!

  3. Jag

    Just two words – simply stunning!
    Luv the pop of yellow. Even my John saw it and commented – Beautiful!
    Awesome job, Krista!

  4. Sheri

    Gorgeous! And I do think you captured the style you were going for. Love it Krista. 🙂