Saturday, March 5, 2011

Fun Foam!


I've been having lots of fun with the make It Monday challenges; I think the timing is perfect for me! Watch it on Monday evening after I get up or home, think about it until Friday, shop Friday day or evening, then create all day Saturday to have the idea come alive. Then I still have Sunday if Saturday falls apart. It's working for me, anyway- thanks Nichole and Papertrey!!


So, okay, I did not find fun foam fun or fulfilling. So nice to try a technique and not feel like I need to go out and spend $100.00 on everything in that aisle. OTOH, I like what I made! So here is my entry:




I took a dollar frame, painted the edges red, then glued on a sheet of the red print from Men Of Life. Next I put some Chai and Chamomile Vintage Touch ink around the edges.


I bought only one piece of fun foam, and got white because I thought it would give me the most options. Papertrey dies cut it just like butter. I liked the Tree Trimming Trio die best with the photo. For the life of me I could not get a stamp to look good in any ink, so I just smooshed 3 different colors of Memento ink all over the cut out, then applied some red rhinestones.




I ran a strip of Pure Poppy Saddle Stitch ribbon up the side, and anchored it with Scor-Tape. Scor-Tape anchored the tree, too. I am thinking I will either get or make some metal numbers (2010) and put them on the top somewhere.



7 comments:

Kathy Mc said...

Turned out very cute in spite of all your frustration. At least you tried it so now you know! Great idea though with many decorating possibilities!

IamDerby said...

I really like this Beth! It turned out great!

Amy said...

The tree (and the whole project) turned out great! I totally agree with your frustration of trying to stamp on the foam. I didn't try Staz-on, but may try that before I totally give up. My ink just kept smearing or soaking into the foam entirely. Your solution looks like it worked well!

Terri said...

I had the same problem with it. I like how the tree turned out though and the frame is great too!

paperella said...

Beth, I love your project! And that photo is really sweet :)

Donelda said...

Hey Beth! Thanks for dropping by my blog! I haven't been around the PTI stuff much these days! Been involved in a bunch of other things. It was so nice seeing you! and I LoVE this frame! That paper is perfect for the frame and winter setting! Smart to get white foam!!

Linda said...

This turned out fabulous! Love your smooshing. What a great way to showcase a fabulous photo!!