Saturday, July 09, 2011

Picture within a Picture.

The challenge over at Get Funky this month is to follow the sketch. Now this caused a bit of consternation for me as I was determined not to produce a card!! Having looked at the sketch details for a while I realised I could turn it into the following:

A 'Picture within a Picture' with all the elements of the sketch included. I refuse to be beaten.

I have used papers from the Get Funky 'Shabby Saturday Flowers' collection for the background, flowers and decorative strips. I mixed paint to match the yellow and used it on the picture frame and mini canvas both from my stash.

The image is a free download from Home and Heart sized to fit within the canvas to make a second picture frame. Brads and flower edging were also from my stash. Background paper behind the image is from the Get Funky 'Paper Blossom' collection.

A close up showing the punched decorative edging on the two strips made to look like lace.

And finally a close up of the flowers using a Hero Arts stamp (stamped on the reverse side of the paper and then cut out) showing the edges done with a brown water colour pencil, spritzed with water , dried with a heat gun and glossy accents added.

Entering into the following challenges.

Get Funky: Follow the Sketch.

Simon Says Stamp: Show a Flourish.

Charisma Cardz: All about Flowers.

Divas By Design: Diecuts & Punches.

Crafty Catz: A Vintage look.

Creative Belli: Custom Made Bellies.


  1. Thats gorgeous. xx (Has your new arrival arrived yet??? lol)

  2. A beautiful creation,thankyou for joining us on this week's challenge at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  3. Hello Mrs. A. Great idea, as always you come up sith something different and very special, its fantastic. A definite challenge winner. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xxx

  4. This is stunning, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  5. Hi Mrs A

    What a brilliant idea!!!

    I love the finished look and all of your gorgeous embellishments.

    Thank you for sharing with Get Funky!

    Love Jules xx

  6. Wow, this is another masterpiece. The flower lace/ ribbon is a brilliant touch and good way of making the sketch work for you. Is there something I need to know? What new arrival?!

  7. OOOh Mrs. A that is just faberoonie!! I love the way you used the sketch and the little mini canvas is awesome!! thank you for getting funky with us, hugs Lou xxx

  8. I love the Shabby Saturday papers and the image /lace/trims etc you've used are just perfect together
    Thanks for playing along with our Get Funky Challenge this month!

  9. What fabulous work thanks for sharing at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

  10. Another wonderful creation Mrs A.You never let anything beat you and it has turned out beautifully.
    Thank you for joining in with this months Get Funky Challenge
    Anice xx

  11. I like your idea of a picture within a picture! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

  12. Beautiful, Mrs. A. You're so darn clever putting a picture within a picture - it's so gorgeous. I just love the pinks and the image is wonderfully perfect for the papers and the beautiful flowers! Love your creativity!

  13. lovely card, love the colour combination x

  14. This is so beautiful. Thank you for playing in the Divas by Design challenge.

  15. Wow what a fabulous project! Stunning, such a great way of using the sketch too. Gorgeous! :)

  16. Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Get Funky this month.

  17. Do like your take on the sketch! And it all works so well together! Thanks for entering the Get Funky! Challenge – hope you can join us again next time on the Funky Fifteenth! Get Funky!

  18. oh how refreshing to see a 'non card' made with the sketch! Love the vintage feel & those shabby flowers! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Get Funky! We do hope you can come along & join us for our new challenge which is all about the boys!


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