Friday, February 4, 2011

Taylored Expressions Release Day!

Woo Hoo!! It's finally time to go shopping at Taylored Expressions for all the new stamp sets and dies!!! But before you head off to fill your cart, the Baker's Dozen has a fun recap of new stuff to share today.

I worked with Cozy Cottages again today and created this fun piece of art. It started out as a simple scalloped circle acrylic frame. The frames are really fabulous because they're almost like a shadow box, so you can add dimension to whatever you place inside the frame and create all kinds of fun scenes!!! You'll find an assortment of acrylic frames for sale in the TE Store.

When I first saw Cozy Cottages I was drawn to the boot house. You see, I have a bird house collection...all sorts of rustic little houses from all over...and one of them is in the shape of a boot. The image in the stamp set reminded me of it immediately and I knew it was the one I wanted to use on my frame. Here's a picture of it so you can see the similarity...

Because my frame is on the smaller side I opted to include the sentiment on the inside and place the house image on the outside. I like the balance and dimension it creates. The sentiment is stamped onto choice snow white and cut out with a circle nestability. I added a flower brad and cut some green leaves with my leafy branch die. Then I assembled the frame and covered it with papers from the KI Memories Paisley Parade collection. The house is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with copics. Then I cut it out and adhered it to the acrylic frame with foam tape. I added some brown ribbon so I could hang it in my stamp room. These fun acrylic frames are perfect for creating custom gifts and I know I'll be ordering more of them!!!

Here's a recap of the new products and some great sale items too:
  • 4 new stamp sets
  • 4 new dies
  • 1 Lucky Sampler of Papercrafting goodies
  • 1 colouring book for Tiny Chefs
  • Darcie's Acrylic frames in assorted shapes and sizes
  • New colours of Stickles
  • New colours of Smooch
  • 6 patterned paper collections on sale for 20% off
So pop over the the Fresh Out of the Oven section to view all the new items in one place, and don't forget the What's the Deal department for all kinds of sale items, including the patterned papers I mentioned above.

Oh, one last reminder...the February Blast from the Past customer blog hop is coming up on Thursday, February 24th so join in the fun and sign up! Click THIS LINK for all the details. One random participant will win a stamp set of their choice, just for playing along!!

Now you're off to get more ideas from the rest of the Baker's Dozen. Once you're done hopping be sure to check out the Fresh Out of the Oven section for all the new products!!
Lea Lawson, our guest designer
and Nancy McKinney, our fabulous Whimsical Wishes illustrator

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

11 comments:

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

OOOOOH! LOVE this Karen! Your birdhouse is the perfect inspiration for your frame! LOVE!

Karen Giron said...

Are you sure Nancy didn't use your birdhouse as a model? That is so cute!! I love your frame, especially the shoe cottage on the outside - super cute!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

I LOVE this!! too cute!!

Jami said...

Your little art piece is so cute and I love how it relates to your little birdhouse!

Danielle Lounds said...

Nicey Nice! I love the frame and that birdhouse is too cute!

Regina Mangum said...

I love your version of the birdhouse, Karen! How awesome is that??? XOXO

Bernadette Bliss said...

This is darling!

Donna said...

what a cute birdhouse and your interpretation of it into framed art is perfection!

Lynn said...

This is too stinkin' cute Karen and your coloring always amazes me!

Melissa Sauls said...

OMG that birdhouse is soooo cool!!! I can definitely see why you chose that particular house and it looks sooo cute with the frame!!! Super fab Karen!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Karen, I ADORE your frame! So, so cute! And that birdhouse is just darling! I love how your boot is on the outside of the frame!