Thursday, 18 June 2015

Frame It- Polkadoodles Challenge Blog

How lucky am I to be able tobe a Guest Design Team member over at
My first piece is for the blog page ( ). I used the Oddella Twig digi to create a canvas frame. You can find the image using the link below:
Details for making the frame are given below.
I can hardly wait to see everyone's interpretations of the challenge "Frame It" over at the blog.
What will you be making?

Copic Colours Used for Oddella Twig:
Skin: E51, E53, E93, E04
Dress: YG11, YG61, YG67
Hair: W2, W4, W6, W8
Branch: E37
Scarf and Tights: V20, V22, V25

Paint a frame canvas frame with brown acrylic paint and allow to dry.
On a piece of paper (I used a sheet of old music paper) apply the tree background using Impasto medium and the Crafter's Workshop 'Woods' stencil.
Leave to dry or dry with a heat gun. Don't worry if the Impasto bubbles slightly- this just adds to the texture!!
Spray your paper with Dylusions Inks in 'Cut Grass' and 'Melted Chocolate'. Blot excess colour with a paper towel. Once dry wipe over some gold gilding wax.
Use a double layer of foam tape to add Oddella to the frame.
Colour some gauze using 'Cut Grass' spray and add this to the bottom of the frame.
Using Tim Holtz's on edge die 'Twigs' cut three border pieces from chipboard and colour with Brushed Corduroy Distress Stain. Attach using strong double sided tape and bend the branches to create dimension. 
Cut strips of woodgrain paper to the width of the canvas frame edge. I used October Afternoon's Sasparilla 8x8 pad for my paper. Two of the strips were cut straight to the width of the frame and two strips were then mitred to cover the last two sides and create the look of mitred corners.
All pieces were edged with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.
To finish the front of the frame I added a TwiddlyBits black iron gate, mulberry flowers from my stash and some brown bling.
Let me know what you think.
Thanks for stopping by, Jackie.


  1. lovely creation lovely to have you on the team as a GDT xx

  2. This is absolutely fab thanks for joining us as GDT for this week's challenge x

  3. Stunning creation and fabulous frame. Thanks for joining in as GDT. Have a fabulous weekend. Karon

  4. what a fabulous idea and congratulations on being a guest designer!

  5. Congrats at being one of our GDT Jackie and love your projects. Fantastic interpretation of the theme. Lou x

  6. Great work for the Frame it challenge and congrats on your GDT spot. So lovely to have you playing with us at Polkadoodles.

  7. OMG This is so beautiful honey, well done. Thank you so much for joining us as a GDT at Polkadoodles.

    Naz xx

  8. Ooo very awesome and spooky. So please you could join us this fortnight as GDT.xx

  9. This is fab! So glad you are one of our GDT.