Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Blingalicious DT Challenge!


Today is DT Challenge day and today’s product focus is BLING! Yay! I love my bling, whether it is Zva crystals, Stickles, Spica pens, Shimmerz or anything else that sparkles.

If you’re a regular reader then you know I am headed to Niagara Falls for my birthday in just a couple of weeks! I’ve been counting down the days and am SO excited. So I thought it would be just perfect to make a frame for one of the amazing pictures I will no doubt be taking while I am there.

nfframeclose I started with a $1 unfinished wooden frame and covered it with this shimmery Umbrella Tops paper from the Spring All Over collection. Next I use some of the wide white 1 1/2” 100% silk ribbon to wrap the sides. This ribbon is so soft and…uhh…silky. :)

Then came the bling! I used the lower case alphabet to spell out “niagara falls.” I did some handiwork on one of the “d”s to create the extra “a” that I needed to spell it out. Then I used these flourishes for the corners. My finishing touch was the new white sweet blossoms bouquets (also from Zva) for my roses. I cut the stems off them and used glue dots to adhere them.

So what do you think?

Now…be sure to check out everyone else’s projects!

Amber Kroening

Loretta Lock

Carolyn Mustopa

Lori Tecler

Cathleen Torina

Lynn Mercurio

Deb Felts

Meredith Socha

Dee Jackson

Tracy Schultz

And since we’re on the topic of Niagara Falls, it is a good time to mention that the store will not be shipping orders from July 16-July 22. You’ll still be able to order of course but I won’t be here to fill them! Thanks for understanding and thanks for stopping by!!


Cathleen said...

Oh My Gosh! This is just stunning, I love the beautiful frame you created for your special birthday trip, and the ribbon is just awesome!

Carolyn Mustopa said...

Very pretty! Love all the bling-y details!

wendyp said...

Beautiful!!! Love the bling and the flowers!

Lynn Mercurio said...

THUD! This is amazing and it will house a wonderful reminder of your time at the falls. I'm glad you explained how you put together your title because I was thinking, " wow does Zva make custom orders?"...duh I need more coffee ... lol

Ann said...

Gorgeous! I love the soft colors and blingy goodness!

whoistracy said...

What a fab idea! This is awesome!!!! I hope you get some great photos while you're there.

Meredith said...

sooooooooo pretty!!! the colors are so soft and I can just imagine how perfect that silk ribbon goes with it :) love it

Lori said...

This will be perfect for showing off a fabulous photo! I really like how the little flowers look with the flourishes--I might have to try that out, too.

Deb said...

Beautiful Kate! I bet it is gorgeous IRL when you can really see all that shimmer! You'll have to show it again with the picture in!

Mary said...

Hi Kate,
I just saw your frame today, it is Beautiful!
Would be a beautiful fame for a wedding picture as well! Or change the colors to yellows and have a darling baby gift!
Have a great weekend!