Thursday, 2 May 2013

Embrace Imperfection



I used one of my blocks of wood to mount this frame on.  The back and front pieces are the postage stamp die cut.  I cut a rectangle out of the middle and embossed it with a diffuser texture fade.  Coloured it with salty ocean, weathered wood and broken china distress paints.  Once dried I added onyxite  treasure god to enhance the embossing.  French roast fresco paint was used to paint the pediment and the dots were created with white enamel accents.

The LP image was stamped onto a piece of kraft card in black stazon.  The TH chit-chat stickers were used for the words.

And as you can see, it was a gorgeous day so I was able to take the photo outside!!

There is a brand new monthly challenge site just started up called Our Creative Corner.  Their first theme is 'anything goes', so in order to support them, I am entering with this piece.






14 comments:

Helen said...

Looks fab, Sam - worth going to seek out the wood! Off to check the challenge now...

Lin said...

Sam this is gorgeous!! Lovely colour combination...and loving the texture on your frame..great piece xx

Marianne said...

This is far from imperfection Sam: Lovely stamp with an even greater frame!! Looks perfect to me!!
xxx Marianne

Pinksparklegirl said...

Love this, I may need that postage stamp die now!!! Not bad for a lump of wood lol xx

Redanne said...

This is a beautiful piece Sam, that pediment die works so well with the postage stamp die and the embossing really gives the frame some lovely dimension. Great piece. Thank you for playing along with Our Creative Corner! Anne x

Alison said...

Wow! There's no stopping you! Another fabulous piece of art Sam! xxx

Julia S-W said...

I'm loving what you do with your LP images and that pediment die cut. (I NEED that and the postage stamp one now!!). Great colours and the texture you've created on the frame is perfect.
(Thanks so much for supporting us at Our Creative Corner with your fab work.)
Juliaxx

Carol Q said...

you obviously love these images Sam as you've got some lovely creations on the go at the mo. don't know how you find the time!

chrissies said...

Beautiful stand-up piece Sam with gorgeous colours

Love Chrissie xx

butterfly said...

Love the embossed frame and beautiful distressing on it. Great to have you play along at Our Creative Corner!
Alison x

Buttons said...

Thrilled to bits you have joined us with this amazing framed picture Sam. Wonderful to see this at Our Creative Corner this time, hugs Jenny x

Laurart said...

I love this - It is so beautiful, simple yet very striking! Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner Love from Laura xxx

die amelie said...

No imperfection to be found with your awesome make, Sam!
Love that pediment and textured frame!

Thank you for sharing this with us at OurCreativeCorner!

Claudia x

nichtniedlich said...

Mostly likeable ... I love that Tim holtz stuff, especially the dies and most especially those brandnew pediments - absolutely gorgeous. And I like what you do with it :)
best wishes, serafeena

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