Monday, 18 April 2011

Scrapbook Garden - Arrows Grab Bag

Hope you have all had a lovely weekend. Ive been working all weekend so havent seen much of it other than a computer screen, but nevermind.
I couldnt make my mind up how to use these 3 arrows from the 'Arrows Grab Bag' from the Scrapbook Garden.

I really wanted to combine the 3 arrows into one project but because one of them was slightly different to the other two I couldnt quite get my head around my design.

Then I remembered I had 3 box frames that needed updating with recent pictures of my grandchildren. The 2 smaller arrows were perfect for the girls and the larger one ideal for Joe.

I coloured them all individually with distress inks for the older 2 children and for the baby I used a pearl acrylic dabber then sprinkled it with glitter while it was still wet.

Emily's favourite colour is purple to I made this girly layout in various shades of purples , added her arrow and her name . I put foam pads under everything to try and give it a 3D effect as the box frames are quite deep so there was plenty of room to build up the layout.

Joes was easier, little cars and frogs along with a groovy caterpillar on a star gave this one a boyish feel to it with his arrow and his name. As the theme at Just for Fun is stars this week I would like to include Joes box frame in for that also.

Edies had a bit more detailed items in it. Little teddies, some rubber stamped images / quote , some flower brads her arrow and name. Again i used foam pads to give the feeling of depth in the box frame . I couldnt resist using the totally cute tag too....I am a little biased I know hehehe.

And thats about it, Im in the process of decorating now so when i am finished these 3 box frames will hang as a set. Im really pleased with them , and even more pleased that the little arrows have been part of such a fair sized project.

Thanks alot for stopping by my blog its much appriciated, hope you all have a lovely week.


Anonymous said...

Hi Jaqi. I am really in to these deep set frames at the moment. Super ideas here. Thanks for sharing.
Regards Florence.

Zoechaos said...

Totally gorgeous love the deep box frames. Joe's star qualifies for Von's challenge this week at just for fun if you fancy joining us. XOXO Zoe

Von said...

Love the deep frames Jaqi and your star project :) all children are little stars :)
Thanks for entering this weeks challange at just for fun
Von xxx

sam21ski said...

WOW What a lot of shapes you have going on there - love them all

Thanks for sharing and playing along with us again this week on JFF - Sam xxx

donna said...

Your framed creations are all wonderful!...Donna

Anonymous said...

They are a gorgeous set Jaqi, love how you have used those Tando pieces in the boxes, worked so well. Just gorgeous! Julia.x

The Scrapbook Garden said...

Another beautiful project Jaqi. Love what you are doing for The Scrapbook Garden DT. Ann x

Sue said...

What a fabulous set of pictures and frames. Thet are all gorgeous you must be so pleased with them x

Jaqi said...

Thanks everyone, Im decorating my sitting room at the moment and then they will take pride of place on the wall, thanks for your lovely comments its much appriciated

Anonymous said...

Jaqi, its great to see how you created these. They are beautiful and I adore the way you used the arrows. I think I would have been stuck for ideas on that one lol. Beautiful work my friend
hugs June x

Neet said...

Love these frames you have used and what a beautiful set of artwork you now have to display in your home. Love the little frogs and things on Joe's which is your entry for JFF. What a star he is. (Sorry I am late but I was taken into hospital and missed your posting)
Thanks for joining us at JFF - Hugs, neet x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Brilliant Jaqi Love your projects and those deep boxes show them off so well. Hope you show us a picture when you put them all up.


craftytrog said...

Your frame layouts are really lovely Jaqi! Thanks for sharing!
Alison x

mustavcoffee said...

Hello there Jaqi, Beautiful LO's gorgeous colours and fab pictures,:0)
Thanks for your lovely comments on my card:0) xxx

This is brilliant , i love it !