Saturday, 11 June 2011

LIM 19 - one layer

I haven't posted for a while because of holidays etc so I was really looking forward to seeing what Mandi and Chrissie had for us this week. As soon as I saw the challenge, I had an idea.

I decided that I wanted to make a door - in a frame, of course.

My first attempt is very close to what I wanted and didn't take very long either.

I measured and marked lightly with pencil, the position and size for my door and then masked it out with post-its, putting the post-it just inside the line.

Then, using TH Distress ink pads, I built up the colour on the door just by dragging the pad down over the card. I used bundled sage, vintage photo and wild honey, using the bundled sage each time between colour changes.

When the ink was dry, I stamped the hinges and knocker using Crafty Individuals stamps and vintage photo distress ink. I painted the keyhole freehand with vintage photo.

The door planks were marked on with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen.

Finally, I removed the post its, rubbed out the pencil lines and did the frame with a sandstone promarker then embossed lines around the outer edge of the door frame.

The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley.

Thank you for looking and see you again soon,

Gina x

34 comments:

  1. This is a lovely door and frame!! Great colours!

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  2. And it worked fabulously!

    Kathyk

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  3. This is fabulous, what a super idea... it would also work for the challenge at Just Us Girls this week... but I'm really glad that it us really for ours!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  4. Hola Gina, thank you for to visit my blog.
    FANTASTIC IDEA! the door is the frame, very clever, i love it.beautiful stamp and good technique.
    A hug from Palma de Mallorca

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  5. THis made me smile...a dooooor frame, very clever you are:)

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  6. Very clever and a great card. Hazel x

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  7. A creative idea that works really well.

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  8. Wow what a great card, and what a clever technique. I doo(r) so admire stampers.

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  9. A very clever idea - fab card!

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  10. Great card, well done:O) Viv xx

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  11. WOW this is just brilliant!! what a fab idea very very creative :)

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  12. Wow, this is fab. Great technique. I wonder what's behind the door!? xx

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  13. Great idea and fab card!
    Jeannie x

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  14. Very original idea - and super card. Lynn x

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  15. So clever, love how you made the image...it looks like a painting :)
    Jenny x

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  16. Great take on the challenge. Super door!

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  17. Your door image is fabulous and so clever. I love it.
    hugs
    wynneth
    x

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  18. Loving your original thoughts. Annette x

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  19. What a brilliant idea and it has worked perfectly
    Beryl x

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  20. How clever, literally a frame
    Super door
    Thank you Gina
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

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  21. What a brilliant idea and it came out beautifully too! I love the distressed effect you got on the planks and the door furniture too. Vx

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  22. What a clever card, Gina. I love it! Beth xxx

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  23. Super creative, Gina! I love the blending of colors on the door!
    My Card

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  24. This is very clever. It look so effective. Sue.x

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  25. Great card, a fabulous image.

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  26. Love the way you've built up your door. It looks fab. x

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  27. A clever technique and a lovely card.

    Anne

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  28. What a fab idea, makes a great card which would suit lots of occasions. Carol x

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  29. How creative - this is FABULOUS!

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  30. Fabulous, so creative.
    Lynne xxx

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  31. What a wonderful,creative card, I love it. You've inspired me to give the challenge a go. See you soon.xxx

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  32. Very literal thinking, I love it!

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Gina x