Saturday, February 25, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 16 - Frame It

I am entering the "Frame It" Challenge over at the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog:  HERE

I decided to make a small wall hanging after much debating with myself this afternoon in my craft room.  I lost my husband to cancer 10 days ago and this is the first thing that I have created since he passed.  I am trying to remind myself that his love gave me wings to fly and that I need to keep on keeping on....for him and for our family.  It wasn't until I decided to make something dedicated to him that I was able to make anything at all.

Here are some pictures:

This is the frame I used from Cheery Lynn Designs for the challenge.  It is called "Scandanavian Hearts" and you can find it on their website:  HERE.  It is popped up from the design paper behind it with foam tape.
I used a piece of cardboard for the base of my wall hanging and a pipe cleaner for my hanger. 

Here is a picture of the Kiwi Spirit Doily - purchase it: HERE.  I cut the die cut up into 3 pieces to make a second layer for my wings...see below.

I cut this set of wings (purchased at Frost it Pink: HERE) in half and.....

taped them to the back of my stamped image with scotch tape.

I then took the quarter doily pieces and fitted them to the underside of the wing, traced with a pencil and cut them down to fit underneath so that the wings would be two-layered and more substantial.

Here is a picture of the finished product.  I love the tag added to the top right with the rest of the sentiment:  "to fly".  This stamp set is from Verve Stamps and is called Wings of Love by Julee Tilman.   I added diamond stickles glitter glue to both parts of the wings on each side to give it some glitz and also popped everything up with tons of foam tape!  A couple of buttons and some adorable "cherry cupcake" trendy twine from Annie's Paper boutique: HERE  finish off the hanger made from a clear colored pipe cleaner and shaped with a "heart" hanger at the top.

Here is a close-up of the wings....the smaller wings were made to look like they are in flight by rolling a piece of foam tape in a circle and placing under the center part of the wing.

You can see the shadow created by the popped up portion of the wings...

 Here is a short You Tube video I posted about this project:
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That is it for me tonight.  It feels good to have spent a couple hours in my craft room.   Thanks for taking a look....


  1. Dear Jill, I read with tears in my eyes about the loss of your beloved husband... I am so sorry Jill, I wish there were 'right' words to speak in these difficult times, but they always seem so inadequate. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers, as is your family.....
    I adore your frame it creation for the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge, it is beautiful. Keep inspired ... xxxx

  2. Jill. All of us are thinking of you at this difficult time. I pray you and your family find comfort and peace in the days and weeks to come. I am so glad to see a project come out for our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs this week and know that you will continue to be inspired by your wonderful husband. Take care XX

  3. Jill, your project this week is just lovely. I am so sorry to hear about your husband. Sending you cyber hugs. Thanks for joining in at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  4. Jill I am so sadden at the loss of your husband. What a great tribute to his love of you to fly! A beautiful frame and wonderful memories. Good luck and thank you for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs. Hugs and smiles!!!

  5. Jill, i have really been touched reading your message and plesae accept my condoleances and be sure that you are in my thoughts.
    Glad to see that you have made an absolutely beautiful frame it card with marvellous wings on it.
    Thanks for taking the time to join the Cheery lynn designs challenge this week
    Sending you many positive thoughts from France, Kianel.

  6. Thanks to all my sweet cheery lynn friends who have commented on my post....I know my sweet Stuart is in heaven and enjoying being with all those that have gone before him. Your thoughts and comforting words are a blessing to me!

  7. My Dear Jill, it is with a heavy heart and great sadness that I offer my deepest condolences on the loss of your husband.

    I love the work you do and I'm so glad to see that you are crafting again, I think your beloved husband would be very proud of you.

    Sometimes it is difficult to understand why things happen, if we only could it would make the journey easier. I send you gentle hugs and will keep you in my prayers. Carole xoxox

  8. Such a pretty project! Those die cuts are gorgeous!

  9. Your wall hanging is really darling! I'm so sorry to read of your loss and extend my deepest symapathy. I hope that stamping and creating will be an outlet and a comfort to you.


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