I wanted to make the final gift I gave her before she left something special and from my heart........so the cogs went on overdrive for many days. I had to take into consideration the size, weight and how it would travel...as it wld have to be packed to go OS. I went to my files and cruised and came across this. If I did something similar, it would be light and small enough as not to take up too much room....so I went to find some frames.
Tracey loves blues...so I also took that into consideration. This is what I gave her.....
I know she has a crafting nook in her new place, so I figured there can be a spot for them in there somewhere. Here they are seperately....
I stamped the Vanilla CS initially with the Weathered BGS with the ink sponged on in Crumb Cake, to soften it a little.
Then it was just a matter of using ink pads and markers to get the desired effect. I also had intended to stamp the grass behind the flowers....but kinda sorta FORGOT!! The "bullrush" look was achieved by using really Rust in the Horizontal Slot Punch and randomly stuck on.
The lettering was done using the Olivia Alphabet in the Cuttlebug. It was stuck on the base of the frame but not flush, so it has a bit of a 3D effect. When she puts them up, it can read "Friends Forever" or "Forever Friends". Either way, it speaks the truth and comes for the heart.
There is a lot of emotion that went into this gift, but the final result I am happy with...as was my bestie.
CS: (SU) Very Vanilla, River Rock, Really Rust
Ink: (SU) Crumb Cake, Mellow Moss, SWM's in Brocade Blue and So Saffron
Stamps: (SU) Inspired by Nature, Weathered BGS
Other bits: Picture frames (that fitted photo size 10 x 15cm)