February 11, 2011

Iron Craft Challenge 6: Winter

I've been wanting to chop up a map for a project for ages now so I took advantage of the Winter theme this week to do it. How does a map relate to winter? Well..... Mike and I have gone on a trip almost every winter since we met ten years ago AND our wedding took place in Mexico on Feb 1, 2007. I chose to use bits of the map that have some sort of meaning to us: places we have been together, places Mike grew up (South Africa, Ireland, Detroit) and places where we would love to visit one day.

This was my first attempt at using mod podge and paper to create a frame, the finished product isn't perfect but I'm pretty happy with it and I'm looking forward to creating more paper covered frames. I see the possibility of buttons and ribbon and glitter OH MY!

I was late posting my entry this week so I am not entered in the Challenge Vote BUT that doesn't mean you shouldn't hop over to the Iron Craft blog and vote for one of the other fantastic entries.

The reason I was late posting was because I was waiting for a time when I could take a decent no-flash photo of the frame (you can see from the picture that this didn't happen). The moral of this story is that I really need to make myself a light box so that I can snap good product photos after the monkey is in bed at night. That and I should seriously consider a new flash for my camera - maybe I'll ask for one for Christmas or treat myself if I am lucky enough to get a permanent contract come September.

I digress. I need a light box and there are loads of great tutorials for creating an inexpensive one. I figured some of you may also be interested so here are two great tutorials I'm considering: Polka Dots and Paper, JYO. Enjoy!


Amanda said...

How fun! I did a frame like that a few years ago with my boys in it, holding up the fish they caught :)

Gingham Skies said...

Thanks for taking the time to comment, Amanda. :) I'm sure the Rockstar will end up with a similar frame in his room eventually.