Thursday, June 4, 2009

Designing DIVAS challenge


Good morning, hope all is well with you. I've finally finished a challenge that was given to us quite awhile ago. The challenge was to make an altered item with a holiday theme. Well for Mother's Day this year, I'm so behind. Oh well, my mom does expect this of me. But, I have felt very bad about this taking so long. I knew what I wanted to do, just wasn't sure how to go about it. I finally got it done yesterday. I had this digital photo frame and thought it would be a great gift for my mom with pictures of the kids in it. One problem, it was an ugly white plastic. I don't know about you, but I don't like ugly white plastic things. And I know that my mom doesn't. I used her favorite color-green, and threw in my fav color-pink. I primered the frame first, and then added 2 coats of paint. I sponged on pink-just to give it a little highlight. I then added a coat of glitter paint. I glued the flowers to the bottom, and in the middle of the flowers are pink crystal flower brads. I painted a chipboard flourish with the same pink, and added some glitter to it. I used wire edge ribbon to go through the ugly holes on top and make a huge bow. I love how this turned out, and hopefully my mom will too. I love you Mom, and so sorry it's late!!! Sorry about the flash in the pictured, I couldn't get a good pic without it. Hope you like it, and thanks for looking.

10 comments:

Angie Williams said...

This is gorgeous! Bet your mom loved it!

Jackie said...

Very nice Sara! tfs!!!

Dru said...

It looks beautiful to me and you know I don't mind you being late - I am the queen of late!! It's nice to have a 2nd Mother's Day - LOL! Can't wait - it turned out so pretty - thank you. LYMom

Leigh Ann Baird said...

This turned out great! Better late than never, right?

Jaspere said...

She'll love it and I'm sure it looks even better IRL.

Gina said...

Great gift, love the idea of altering something like this.

Debby said...

Gorgeous! Certainly doesn't look like plastic anymore.I'm sure your Mother loved it.

Scrubbysue said...

Hi sara! How pretty!!! I'm sure she's going to LOVE it! great job!! LOVE the blog layput!! very pretty!!

Scrapping Julie said...

stopping by to say hi. i am new to designing divas. i have enjoyed looking at your blog

Becky said...

Hi Sara, I love how it turned out also :).