Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Time With Debi Southard!

Hello everyone! It's Tuesday, and we're spending time with another one of our fantastically talented design team members!
I'm so excited to show you the project our Design Team member, Debi Southard has made for you today!  When I saw this picture my jaw hit the floor!  All I can say is... I'm so glad you put this in a frame Debi... because it definitely deserves a place on your wall!  So here is what Debi has for you:

Good morning all.  I am really excited to share with you today a project that I have made with one of the February new release sets, my favorite this month, "You Will Find Refuge".   I have to say I am really very proud of this one.  Anyone that follows my blog, knows that I have a major issue with three dimensional projects, I almost never do them because they never, ever come out the way I pictured them in my head.  But one thing I can do is framed art.  I love doing them as gifts.

I started with a really cheap black frame that I picked up on clearance.  Usually I sand the frame and then paint it.  But today because I wanted a very distressed look so I didn't, the paint doesn't stick as well if you don't sand first.  I painted the frame with a thin coat of Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in antique linen.  When the paint was dry and crackled I lightly sanded the frame to distress it.  I then ran a Tim Holtz Distress pad in vintage photo over the painted surface and quickly rubbed it into the paint.

For my image I stamped the chickadee in Versafine Black on vanilla card stock then colored with Prismacolor pencils blended with odorless mineral spirits and a blending stump.  The image was cut out with a circle Nestabilities, then I masked the chickadee and sponged a sunny yellow around him.  He is layered on a chocolate brown scalloped circle.  The background paper is from Basic Grey the Indian Summer collection.  I used the Victoria Cuttlebug embossing folder on it then sanded it and sponged with Tim Holtz antique linen distress ink.  I added the verse, some chocolate ribbon and some fun corduroy brads to finish it off.

Have a blessed day,

Thank you so much Debi!  Don't you love how Debi distressed this frame?  I love it and love that Indian Summer DP!  Be sure to leave Debi some love and then pop on over to her blog to see more inspiration! 

Have a blessed week! 
 Design Team Coordinator


RosesMarijke said...

I love this card.very beautiful!!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wow, what a gorgeous project, Debi!!!! Do you have my address? Hint,hint!!!! But really, this is a perfect combination of colors and textures....the frame is awesome too!!

Lori said...

Gorgeous! What else can I say, I love everything about this beauty! I received my first ODBD order today. I am so impressed, I ordered it on Friday, I believe, and received already. Kelly signed a thank you on it, it was wrapped in purple tissue paper and the quality of the rubber looks fantastic. Thanks, can't wait to try it out later today!

Dawn said...

absolutely gorgeous!!! forget what Ang said...send it to Ohio! snort!

Mary Friederichsen said...

Debi, This is Gorgeous!!
Thank you for sharing!

Chrissy D said...

Grace this is beautiful. I love the added embossing on the DP - so rich and wonderful!