Sunday, 4 May 2014

Guest Designer - Sherry Cheever

Good morning!  Sherry Cheever here today and I can’t begin to tell you how excited I was when Jennie asked me to be the May Guest Designer.  I have followed the Artistic Stamper’s Creative Team for years and love all their work.  I’m thrilled to be here for the month!

My first project for the month is a frame that I have altered using Graphic 45’s Botanical Tea Collection and Botanical 3 A5.

Frame C1

I started with a plain wood frame purchased for $1 from a local craft store, which was painted with linen acrylic paint.  The page Birds of a Feather from the Botanical Tea Collection was glued to the frame using Ranger Glue ’n Seal.

Frame 1

The excess paper was sanded away using my favorite sanding tool, a cheap nail file from a discount store.

Frame 2

After the paper had been completely removed, an antiquing solution using white acrylic paint and an antiquing medium was applied to the sides of the frame and the paper.

Frame Antiquing

After antiquing, the sanded edges of the paper were sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink.

Frame 3

Flowers were die cut from the Sweet Chamomille and Herbal Infusion pages.  The edges of the rose were sponged with Stormy Sky Distress Ink and then shaped with a stylus.

Frame Rose

The sentiment from  Botanical 3 A5 was stamped on cream card stock with Ranger Archival Ink Cornflower Blue.  The flowers were assembled and glued to the top of the frame.

Frame Sentiment CloseUP

The sentiment was mounted on another piece of coordinating paper and raised within the frame opening with foam mounting tape.

Frame C2 Angle

That’s all for me today.  Thanks for stopping by and joining me!



massofhair said...

Welcome GD Sherry, gorgeous first project, love the colours and flowers:-) xxx

Wendy McCarthy said...

Beautiful! Love the paper and your gorgeous flowers! X

Helen said...

Gorgeous project, what a start!! Love those flowers.

Astrid Maclean said...

Sherry this is just gorgeous and such a great step by step!! Of course your flowers are always amazing, and I love how you have made the sentiment the vocal point of this gorgeous frame! Wonderful to have you guesting here with us at the Artistic Stamper!!

Anonymous said...

That is very, very lovely.

Juliz Design Post said...

Gorgeous. Congrats on Guest Design spot. Julie x

craftytrog said...

A stunning project Sherry! xxx

butterfly said...

How lovely to have you here with us this month, Sherry, and what a gorgeous project to kick us off. Your flowers are stunning, and I love that sentiment taking centre stage... beautiful antiquing of the papers too - just lovely!
Alison x

toni said...

Fabulous project Sherry! X