Saturday, November 6, 2010

"CUTE" embellished frame by lauren bergold

as i've said before: i don't scrapbook, as such. which doesn't mean that i'm opposed to putting photos & paper & embellishments together in a fun way! :) when i saw the my mind's eye "CUTE" banner in the november pixie dust paperie kit, snow shoe, i knew i had to use it on something both larger and more lasting than a card.

a couple of weeks ago i was given this photograph of my young friends carlos and isabel, taken by their father. if ever there was a picture that positively screamed to be embellished with a "CUTE" banner, this is it, dontcha think?!

would you believe i found this 8x8" frame...which just happens to be the PERFECT shade of blue...right on the shelf at michaels? it was on sale, too! (SCORE!)

this project has quite a bit going on, but apart from the frame, the banner and the photo, i've only used PAPER to embellish it! the little boy and girl from the "daydreamer" paper, with their big eyes and sweet expressions, really reminded me of carlos and isabel, so i wanted them to stand out prominently; which is why i fussy cut them and attached them to the OUTSIDE of the frame. (i used small pieces of foam tape to support the tiny leaves and branches that stretch out over the glass.)

the various scalloppy layers are from the "green fields" paper; some are under and some are over the photo, but they are all inside the frame and under the glass. (i've also cut them apart & re-arranged them to fit my design better.) the birds are from that sheet, too; the butterflies are from a scrap of the "ode to joy" paper. the panels to the right and left under the photo are actually the reverse of the "daydreamer" paper.

i cannot wait to give this to carlos and isabel's parents...i am pretty sure they will agree the "CUTE" banner is 100% accurate!!! ♥

Kirsty's note -
Your cute little friends are so adorable, and so is the CUTE frame!

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  1. It was wonderful to discover your beautiful blog and all your lovely things, via Koralee.
    I love the sweet frame and banner.

    Happy weekend

  2. I love your blog. Looks like we both like to embellish. You have some amazing ideas here and are very talented. Please check out both my blogs; this one is especially for paper projects and is very lonely. My other blog is everything else creative that I endeavor in! Come say hi! I am your newest follower.
    & I think you will enjoy your visit.

  3. Lauren, you ROCK! You have me drooling with every project over these pixie dust products.

  4. holey smokes...this is definitely a forever keepsake...absolutely gorgeous all the gazillion details...

  5. This is the cutest frame ever! Just love it!

  6. Amazing and gorgeous frame!!! This is very, very lovely!!
    You have great idea and are you very talented!!!