Thursday, May 24, 2012

Love These Bubble Frames

Today is my first as a Hobby Baby design team member. This was probably the hardest post I have ever done. The products from Globecraft Memories are so much fun to work with, I just couldn't decide what to make for my post. I did a lot of playing, and you will see some of the other projects in the next few days. Today I am going to share one little goody with you. I apologize in advance for my photos. I haven't been able to replace my good camera. It is hard to get pictures without reflections with my daughter's camera. Anyway, on to the good stuff...
 This is one of the Globecraft Memories Bubble frames. This size is sized for wallet sized photos. I used a 4x6 photo that I cut down. This bubble frame is a cardstock frame, so I took the both layers inked them with Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink Then I ran it through the Vagabond in a Sizzix embossing folder. I took another blending tool and brushed Vintage Photo Distress Ink across the raised surfaces.
 Look at these great sprockets and gears in the corner. These are some of the new Micro Picolo pieces that will be available soon.The Piccolo enamel adhesive makes embossing these a snap. The enamel adhesive comes in a bottle with a dauber top. You just press it to the chipboard, sprinkle the enamel powder, and then heat set. I used Copper Kettle and Vintage Silver. I love that although they are both metallic, they are very different looking. The silver is a much thicker enamel, but the copper is much finer. I used Glastique as an adhesive to hold the gears and sprockets.
 Here is the bottom of the really fun part...if you are a motocross racers, dirt is everything. If you are a little boy racing motocross, you dream of going to Loretta Lynn's ranch. Not because they want to hear her sing, but because there is a huge race there each year. My son qualified for Loretta's, but we decided not to go. We did stop and let him walk the track and check out the grounds on one of our trips through Tennessee. He was so excited, that he filled a plastic bag with dirt and brought it home. He even gave some of the dirt to friends that also loved motocross. As I was playing with this frame, I thought about that dirt. I took some of the Glastique and glued some of Loretta Lynn's dirt in the globe. The glastique dries clear, so it looks like the dirt is just sitting there. It looks like the roost that gets thrown when they are taking off.
 You can see the embossing here and the sprocket. In person it almost looks like carved wood.
Take a good look at these pieces here. See how much thicker the silver is than the copper? You have got top try these enamel powders. They are amazing. Also, did you notice the clean edges on the chipboard pieces? This is a compressed chipboard that is laser cut, so they are gorgeous.You can look though the currently available Piccolo pieces here.

I know once you look at these you are going to want to play with them yourself. Globecraft Memories has been generous enough to provide us with a coupon for 25% off your total order. The coupon code is TS25.

Happy Crafting!
KathyJo

4 comments:

  1. oh this is brilliant Hun,gosh just adore this,love the cogs,and the embossing,and just love that bauble frame,hugs Cherylxxxx

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  2. very nice, Love the dirt great touch.

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