Monday, December 10, 2012

Craft Store Frame . . .

"La La Land"
5 x 7 Wood Frame

I've missed you: I feel like I've been out of the loop for so long! I had an almost disaster with my computer which left me lost for quite a while. And when I say "lost," I mean not only lost without the technology (I never really realized how much of my life is in there) but that I also almost lost all of my images from the last 3 years of Kendra growing up . . . . suffice it to say that I dogged a bullet and gratefully, am now up, running and protected. Whew!

In the meantime, I did do a little something for my Mom's birthday that I wanted to share with you:


I took a wooden craft store frame and decided to embellish it. I started by applying 2 coats of gesso before drawing the girl in pencil. Once she was protected with a workable fixative, I colored her in with both acrylic and watercolor paints. She was highlighted with glittery pens (becoming a staple for me ;) and then actual glitter on the interior and sides of the frame:

Martha Stewart glitter on the interior of the frame

And here she is all dressed up with Kendra's second grade school picture:


What more could a grandma want? 

Thanks for looking!
Kristin xo

30 comments:

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Oh my goodness!! She will love it. Your gorgeous artwork and Kendra's adorable smile = Perfection! Sorry about you computer problems! I know how scary that is. My computer crashed awhile ago and I freaked out. I have so many pictures on there! Computer was fixed and we now have online backup. :)Glad you didn't lose any precious memories!! xoxo

Carin said...

Indeed! What more could a proud mother and grandma want...a talented daughter who creates art for her and a sweetie pie grand daughter! Love it Kristin! And the glitter on the inside of the frame... perfection! Glad your computer problems are solved! xoxo

Tracey Fletcher King said...

there is nothing more a Grandma could want except big hugs from her girls... this is awesome... she is going to love it... and sooooo pleased the computer crisis was averted... we take them for granted don't we!!!
T xx

craftattack said...

Things like this warm grandmothers' hearts! It is beautiful! Hugs, Valerie

ArtSings1946 said...

Oh,I'm sure Grandma will love this. Sorry to hear about your computer problems ... I get way to emotional about these things and drive my daughter nuts. I really try not to be so overwhelmed and at least now I am aware of it.

Happiness always,
Jan

Janet said...

That is so sweet...the frame and the photo.

I'm glad your computer crisis wasn't too bad. I have nightmares about losing all my photos.

Jenny said...

Absolutely stunning Kristin... I adore both your girls... gorgeous Kendra... and your beautiful painted one... am sure your Mom will LOVE it...

Jenny ♥

Christine said...

very sweet gift! just adorable!

Netty said...

wow this is such a gorgeous gift, beautiful drawn and painted and the lovely Kendra smiling through the glass. Grandma will love it, thats for sure. Annette x

scrapwordsmom said...

Super super cute sweetie!!!!

sugar Creek said...

That is the sweetest thing!! Yes she will love it!!

Cameron said...

A perfect combination....your art and Kendra's sweet smile :)

...thanks for the reminder....we sooooo need to back things up again on our computer!

chrissies said...

Pleased you have everything back. Love the piece of art it will be treasured forever I'm sure.

Best wishes Chrissie xx

Janelle said...

That is a really neat idea Kristin. Both your girls are really cute. I love the glitter on the frame too.

Prudence Puddleduck said...

Priceless........and treasured forever. Good Job! ♥Debi

Terri Corona said...

I don't see how you could have done better than that! It turned out wonderfully, and the picture of Kendra is just darling - what a cutie!

Carin said...

Aww! Thank you for your comment on my drawing, you are so sweet! I used to draw a lot…all through my childhood and teens and into my early twenties. My first arty love. Loving that I’m rediscovering it now!

denthe said...

She will adore it! That bright blue looks great in combination with the girl and the picture.

missy k said...

Of course she will LOVE it! It's beautiful.... such a sweet photograph of Kendra too.

Glad your computer is better and you didn't loose anything. Scary though!

Karenx

joanna said...

Adorable, Kristin! Your painting is very pretty, but it's Kendra's big smile that makes it super special :))
I have to tell you that seeing your gelskins on etsy gave me a great xmas gift idea for my daughters :) They are both living in the US and received their gifts yesterday and were ecstatic with joy.
Hope you are having a great holiday season.
xoxo

aimee said...

just the thought of your almost-plight made my stomach bottom out! Kendra is an adorable child... so happy...i love seeing photos of her!

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Oh this is beautiful! Love the touch of glitter inside the frame. Kendra is adorable. A perfect gift! :)

Piarom said...

She will adore this! love the flowing hair and the glitter inside of the frame...that looks soooo stinkin cool ;)

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Sure she will adore it Kristin, it is so marvelous. Beautiful gllitter. The painting is wonderful.
lovely greet
Marja

scarlett said...

The perfect gift!! Love it!!

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Mandel said...

I know how you feel! I once had problems with my hard drive and thought all of my pictures were gone. Luckily the guys from the computer store were able to fix it...

I love your creative frame, it's really adorable! Your mom must be really happy about it, I think :)

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