Monday, February 27, 2012

Fabrications: Linen Blocks Frame by Colette Nederhoff

My project today is a gift for a friend!  Her daughter recently got married and I had run across this cute photo of them I had taken at the wedding, so I decided to get creative with Teresa's new Fabrications: Linen line.    This frame measures 13 X 13" and has a 12X 12 opening, perfect for a scrapbook page!

Fabrications Linen papers: Red Quatrefoil, Green Brocade (black side), Red Flowers (red side), Green Fleur de Lis (black side), Ornate Brackets and Die Cuts
Fabrications Linen: stickers
Fabrications Linen: decorative brads 
White cardstock: Office Max
Black Cardstock: Hobby Lobby
Fabrications Canvas "trinkets"
Teresa Collins Blingage:  Carol's clocks, Amy's gems, Donna's gems
Black Ribbon: Hobby Lobby
Black chalk Ink:  Quick Quotes
Adhesives: Bazzill Marathon runner, 3D dots by Close to My Heart, and Glossy Accents by Ranger

Here's how I made this piece:
1.  The base is a 12x12 sheet of Fabrications Linen
2.  Cut a 9 1/4" square of black cardstock and a 9" square of white cardstock.  Place the white on top of the black to mat it.
3.  The inner squares can be YOUR choice of papers.
The squares are cut to 2 1/2" squares.  I used 5 patterned paper ones and 2 black.  One of the black ones is the mat behind my photo. I distressed all the squares with black chalk ink.
4.  To make my red layered flower, I cut 4 graduated sizes of circles (free hand) and the largest one is 2 1/2" in diameter.  After cutting, I bend the edges in and chalked them with black ink to add distressing.
Stack them and the center is a brad that holds them together. 
5.  The last circle is a die cut from the die cut sheet that I added a blingage jewel to. 
6.  For embellishing  one of the red  squares, I used black cardstock to free hand cut a heart.  It is glued to the left side  and then  add a flourish die cut with 3D dots. 
7. For the clock, I punched 2 small holes toward the top center and tied a black ribbon thru it to tie the clock to.  
8.  The Trinkets accent one of my squares on opposite corners. 
9. I used a row of black gems to accent one of the patterned squares. 
10.  To assemble- I started by placing the 4 corner squares first and then spacing the rest of the pieces equal distances apart.  I popped 3 of the squares up with 3D dots to create different levels and dimension
11.  Add stickers and die cuts to YOUR liking!
Place in the frame and YOU have a lovely home decor item!!! 

This was a very fun and quick project and it will be a cherished gift!!


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