This month we have over 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. To view all the great artwork just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!
The soft vintage feel of this set and the beautiful sayings really spoke to me. My mother suffers from early onset alzheimer's disease so the phrase "a friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and will sing it back to you when you forget the words" really choked me up. What a beautiful sentiment and so perfect for giving to a special friend in your life. The idea of giving this sent me on a quest to play with a home decor / gift item for my project this month.
Here I've used a 5x7 picture frame that I've literally had for years and done some altering to create a one-of-a-kind gift. The butterfly was stamped directly on the glass using black Staz-on ink.
The title "beautiful friend" was embossed directly on the background paper and the definition was embossed in black and then matted. You can see from this shot the dimensionality to this piece - all of the paper and some of the embellishments are below the glass while the flowers and sparkles all are mounted directly on the glass.
I really enjoyed creating this piece and am planning on making more of these darling frames in the future! Here is the full picture of "Find Your Style" the Jan. 2011 Stamp of the Month:
Paper: Jingle Level 2 , Black Cardstock, Olive Cardstock
Stamp: Find Your Style
Ink: Black Staz-on, Versamark, Colonial White Marker (to color the white crocheted flowers to Colonial White)
Other: Heartfelt Whimsy Collection, Colonial White Ribbon Rounds, Just Blooms Big Pinks, Sparkles, Mini Medley Autumn Garden, Black Embossing Powder
Now "Hop" on over to Nicole's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the January SOTM is only available until 31st. Click HERE to see how you can get this wonderful set for a discount or for FREE!