Friday, February 11, 2011

LOC Architectural Blocks Frame

It is my DH's birthday today and I wanted to make him a special card....would you believe this started as a sunflower motif!? LOL! I started with the thought of making a card but as this started to take shape, it became so much more!

I had saved this image from The Graphic Fairy and although it was already coloured, I printed it in black and white so I could colour it in the palette I was wanting - I used my SU Chalks and a Blender Pen to add the soft tones.

I then used the Layers of Color Architectural Blocks art stamp set embossing it with Tsukineko Gold Embossing Powder - I am telling you, this Embossing Powder is DIVINE, as the frame took shape it changed my whole direction with this project!

I used two different blocks from the Architectural Blocks art stamp set to build this frame, cutting each one individually and popping it up on foam tape for dimension.

I am hoping these photos give you an idea of the depth of both the frame and the embossing.

The pearls have been added by hand using a toothpick and a glue stick - quite a labour of love I can assure you!!  Thank you Gunn, these are part of the fabulous RAK you sent me - I love these little ones, they are perfect for so many things!!

This is now in a gold frame and hanging up in our house - did he like it - I believe so!!  What do you think.....it was much harder to get a photo of the project framed - this will give you an idea of how it looks! 

and here is the other creation I have been working on today - not with my craft supplies but in the kitchen...

This is DH's birthday cake - Mini Lemon Meringue Pies - YUMBLY!!  They are his favourite!

Happy Birthday Love - we celebrate because you are worth celebrating!!

This is for the following challenges:
Stampin' B - Use a Bird on your Card
Creative Belli - Jewelry
Creative Card Crew - For a Loved One
Fab'n' Funky - Tempting Texture
Simon Says Stamp - Anything But a Card
Scrap Creations - Animal Antics

You’re invited to a

Layers of Color – Join our Cake Decorating Party on February 23rd!

The excitement is building as MANY Designers are cooking up something DELICIOUS and inspiring - you are not going to want to miss this 'feat for the eyes' - keep your eyes peeled for some Sneak Peeks while you are waiting for the BIG EVENT

There will be YUMBLY stamped and stenciled cakes - no calorie counting here - they are SUGAR FREE and SWEET as SWEET can be!!  Lot’s of tasty ideas!

You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered, we are thrilled that Layers of Color is a Spellbinders Preferred Stamp Company

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Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!!  Your encouragement is such a blessing for me  - it makes my day!  God bless you!



  1. Looks just as gorgeous as it did yesterday! Wish Ron a happy birthday and don't overdo those LM Pies. Love Ann

  2. Linda that is AMAZING. Love that gold embossing and the way you have mounted it in the frame will really show it off for years to come!! Your colouring of the burd image is fantastic too.

  3. Wow this is gorgeous, I love the soft colors on this. Thanks for joining us again at Creative Belli.

  4. Oh wow oh wow Linda! These are incredible and yummy creations! Love the embossing and gorgeous coloring of this wonderful image! Your lemon meringues just make my mouth water! Happy BD to Ron!

  5. Oh this is so petty and your colouring is amazing!!
    Thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week.

  6. Oh Linda, you are one amazing lady!!! Gorgeous piece of artwork!! the embossing is fabulous hun! lovin' the mini pies too...lovely presentation!
    Happy Birthday to your hubby, I wish you both a blessed day!

  7. Happy Birthday to Ron. Did not want to forget that.

    Your card is truly beautiful and framed!!! Well done my dear. Love the birds and the exquisite embossing. :)Peggyxo

  8. OMG, Linda, this is just beautiful. Those birds are just colored so beautifully and the framing is gorgeous. What a splendid wall hanging...and those lemon meringues pies look so yummy. Oh, that and coconut pies my Mom made were my favorites and I miss them so. Thanks so much for joining the Stampin B's this week with your awesome creation. Happy Birthday to your hubby.

  9. Linda, my friend, this is absolutely breathtaking!! Tell your DH "Happy Birthday" and may GOD bless you with many more!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  10. a lot of love obviously went into this card! stunning creation. Thanks for joining the challenge at Digi Doodles Shops Best!
    debs x
    (guest dt)

  11. beautiful card linda, great embossing

    greetings karin

  12. Awww, you are so sweet. This is a beautiful gift, both from the craft room and the kitchen!

  13. Dear Lovely Linda - Thank You for visiting my blog :)
    Your card is stunning, so elaborate
    And those meringue desserts looks so yummy!

  14. fab card, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

  15. This is just stunning! I love the embossing. The coloring is just perfect! A true masterpiece!

  16. This is brilliant, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

  17. This is beautiful and I love the fact that it is now framed!

  18. Wow your card was a labor of love! It is beautiful. Thanks for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge.

  19. This is so wonderfully unique Linda! Love the embossed block patterns. Fabulous! Man I wouldn't mind being there for your hubby's birthday. Lemon is my favorite too. :-) There's a little something for you on my blog. Hugs!

  20. Hi Linda! Wow another stunner! Beautifully put together! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Creative Card Crew!

  21. WOW stunning! The frame is like a real golden frame! I just LOVE it! And it really is a great gift!
    Thanks for joining us at DDSB

  22. Fabulous coloring on it and love the embossed border! Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-creations.

  23. This is an amazing project - beautiful work! Thank you for playing along with us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week!
    Diane x

  24. Lovely card,fab border,thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
    Ruth x


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