Saturday, December 18, 2010

Grumpy Georgia

You are in the middle of the best blog hop ever previewing the new Make it Crafty images from The Secret Garden Collection!! This is my second card in the hop so you should have arrived from my FIRST card or if you haven't already you can start with Zoe at the beginning to get all the fabulous prize details!

This card features Ornate Floral Frame and I paired it up with Grumpy Georgia from Sweet November Stamps. I kept the majority of the card white to feature this elegant frame but also experimented with a new shadow box design.


This was my first attempt at making this type of shadow box and the sides are actually designed to be folded in so it will fit into an envelop. I made a few mistakes along the way but finally came up with the right measurements. Below you can see how it collapses and you can also see the pop-up details on the flowers.


Your next stop is on to BECCY for a fabulous card! However, before you go, don't forget to collect your hidden puzzle piece from my FIRST card!

DT Blog Hop: Make it Crafty - The Secrete Garden Collection
Challenge: Tuesday Taggers - Best of 2010
Challenge: Mad for Markers - December (Anything Goes)
Main Stamp:
Ornate Flower Frame (MiC) and Grumpy Georgia (CC)
Patterned Paper: Nana's Kitchen (DCWV)
Dry Embossing: Stampin' Up! Embossing Folders Manhattan Folder
Copic Colors:
-skin/eyes: E000, E00, E11, R21, B91, B95, B97
-hair: R81, R83, R85, R87
-clothes: G21, G21, G24, G28, B91, B95, B97, W4, W6, W8
-frame: R81, R83, R85, R87G21, G21, G24, G28, B91, B95, B97, E44, E47

Did you know? Decoupage (or découpage) is the art of decorating an object by gluing colored paper cutouts onto it in combination with special paint effects, gold leaf and so on. Commonly an object like a small box or an item of furniture is covered by cutouts from magazines or from purpose-manufactured papers. Each layer is sealed with varnishes (often multiple coats) until the "stuck on" appearance disappears and the result looks like painting or inlay work. The traditional technique used 30-40 layers of varnish which were then sanded to a polished finish. This was known in 18th century England as The Art of Japanning after its presumed origins.
[Decoupage, Wikipedia.org]

79 comments:

  1. This one is absolutly stunning!! Different then your first card but they are both awesome! I cant see your puzzle piece on your first stop but I will be back later to collect it! Hugs xx Marley

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  2. Frames as well! This just gets better and better and I can't wait to play with these new images! Your card is stunning and made me smile too!
    I can't see the puzzle piece just now but hopefully it will show up later ;o)
    Hugs Tara xxx

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  3. This one is beautiful too! And thanks also for the added info!

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  4. It is so cute!!! LOve this image))

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  5. love the image. beautiful frame. hugs

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  6. Very interesting creation, especially this frame!

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  7. Fabulous image though a little moody, love your colouring to. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  8. Love how you cut out the inside of the image to make a 3 dimensional frame. Lovely card!

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  9. Beautiful job!TFS and thanks so much for the hop!

    xdebrax@yahoo.com

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  10. Another stunning card....beautifully done! Love all of these wonderful images!

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  11. another great card, you're on a roll
    yvonne x

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  12. Love this card and the using the image as a frame. Beautiful.

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  13. Gorgeous card. Very cute image.

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  14. goregous! i love how you colored the cutie grumpy georgia to match the flowers on the frame!

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  15. another great idea! love it!

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  16. Love this frame! It's gorgeous and so is your card. I really like the lacy look to the outside panels. Wonderful card!

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  17. This is so darling. Absolutely love it!
    Hugz,
    Cathy Lee

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  18. Interesting idea, I really like it!

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  19. Great card love it beautiful coloring
    Linda

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  20. So cute...I really love this card!

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  21. I love that frame and how you made this a shadow box!! What a great idea!

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  22. What lovely projects!! I love the frame! I really need to be more creative with my layouts and this is definately inspiring!
    Hugs~
    Dana
    pppssst.. if you are checking your comments your pic of the puzzle piece is not showing on the blog ; )

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  23. Cute, cute! I just love Grumpy Georgia and how you framed her here! Awesome!
    Scrappy Love,
    Rene'

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  24. Oh! She is grumpy lol.Lovely coloring again.Very cute card.
    No puzzle piece yet...
    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  25. I've never created a shadow box card either and yours is wonderful. I might give it a try.

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  26. No puzzle piece showing, but the artwork is great.

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  27. love the dimension!
    cporter519 at yahoo dot com

    *Can't see the puzzle piece either

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  28. Hi! Never tryed scrap-boking before - but this idea is so interesting! So just want to have a wonderful wolk through the amasing blogs. Thank you!

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  29. This is a neat technique. I will have to try it. Thanks for sharing

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  30. I've never made one of these types of cards.. I love the frame ♥

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  31. Another beauard Beautiful card Barbara.
    I can't see a puzzle piece on either of your posts!
    hugs Mandy xx

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  32. Another beautiful card. Love the 3D effect.
    Gunvor E

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  33. how different from the first ! your talent is so versatile and this is also gorgeous :)

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  34. Another beautiful card. Love this frame and how you used it. Thanks for sharing....

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  35. This is such a fabulous pairing of Grumpy Georgia with the flower frame! Delightful. Great colors, too. I love the card! I have tried to view the puzzle piece image on your prior page, even coming back after 30 or 40 minutes, but it just doesn't show up! Must be a glitch somewhere. :-(

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  36. Ia bsolutely adore the idea of making the shadow box card with the frame. I really must try something like this too. xxoo

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  37. Your shadow box is great and It's the first time I've seen Grumpy Georgia and I love her. Hmmm, now who could I use that character for! I know one of my granddaughters. Barbara B. I

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  38. Wow...love the way you made this pop up card...too cute...and your coloring of the and choice of colors was great for these images. I love how you put the flowers on the frame with dimensionals to make them "pop". Thanks for sharing...have a Merry Christmas.

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  39. So stunning!! Love the simensional box idea, will try this !! Blessed Christmas to you !!

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  40. This shadow box card is awesome and the decoupage on the flowers completes it perfectly!
    Diane x

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  41. Love the style of this card!! Beautiful images!!
    hugs, Janiel

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  42. WOW! I love what you've done here. This style card is so beautiful. I'll have to try one now that I see how pretty yours is.

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  43. Very nice :)
    What's a great idea of this card!

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  44. I love the dimension of this card. This border would be welcomed in my designs..so many possibilities! Great job!

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  45. Love this card too, such wonderful card with lots of stunning details!
    Hugs, Bente

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  46. This is gorgeous!! I love the frame and your fold!! Beautiful coloring and design!

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  47. That frame is too gorgeous for Georgia to be grumpy! lol. Great idea with the collapsing box frame.

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  48. The shadow box frame is just gorgeous!! I have so many new things I want to try in the new year!!

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  49. Fab frame and a clever card too, thanks for sharing, now to Beccy's.

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  50. Barbara, you are very talented!

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  51. Fabulous card. Love that frame.
    hugs Maz

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  52. This is a very interesting shadow box card. The flower frame works very well with it.

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  53. Adorable. Girl with Attitude. This would be a perfect image for when my daughter ius having a bad day or should I say attitude day ....

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  54. Love girls with attitude! Cute card. Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  55. Barbara,
    i really like the floral frame, and thnk that the new shadow box is interesting. again, thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  56. I love this image. I was wondering how I could use her and I just found out. Great job on the card....

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  57. Neat idea to do a shadow box. Love the way it shows off the images.

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  58. I love this techique, I can't wait to give it a try. Great coloring, and detail. Thank you for sharing.

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  59. I've never made that type of shadow card before, it looks very effective and I have been tempted by you to have a go. My colouring is nowhere near as good as your though LOL

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  60. Beautiful card, love the 3d effect and your frame!

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  61. Absolutely Stunning!!

    Love the way you have framed this fabulous image.

    Thank you for joining in the fun over at Mad For Markers.

    Michelle :-)

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  62. What a lovely card. I love the frame on this one. Thanks for joining us at M4M

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  63. Fantastic card, love the frame. Thanks for sharing with us at Mad For Markers. Suzanne x

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  64. This is just so sweet!!

    Thanks for entering in our Mad for Markers Anything Goes challenge !!

    Sammi
    xx

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