Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Fun Project! AND 2 Quesitons!

This was such a fun and easy little project. I was cleaning out a closet in my
craft room and found all these "left over and abandoned " frames.
They were all in the same 5x7 size range but none matched.
So I painted them all black.

I laid them all out in a pleasing arrangement and got my glue gun out. I glued them in place and then chose a couple of joints and bound them with a natural colored twine.
I then embellished the bound joints with some old earrings. These just happen to be some earrings that I wore in my best friends wedding back in the 90's. Yes! LOL! I kept them all this time. LOL! Love you Debi!
It still needed something so more soooo I added some pretty Jane Austin cards that my sweet daughter gave me for Mother's Day. I love them!

Some tiny paper roses... love these... I bought a whole bag of these for about $1.

This is my finished project... I think it is cute. I hung it in my office/craft room.

On a different note: The difference between a studio and a craft room?
What do you think? What's the difference between an Artist and a Crafter?

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Thank you Stephanie Lynn!

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Thank you Donna!

Thank you Cindy!


Thank you Rory!


Melissa said...

I love how they turned out - sweet and nostalgic with out being too-too...

I ain't touching the artist/crafter question... ;)

Lenore said...

What an absolutely clever idea and it looks so well in your studio/craft room!!

Kelee said...

Hi Liz!

That looks just charming! Great improv!

Thank-you for stopping over!

love, kelee

Anonymous said...

How cute and crafty! I don't think I'm an artist or a crafter. :)

Blondie's Journal said...

This is really cute and very creative of you!


Mimi said...

That was a question on American Idol this week, am ARTIST or a contestant?:???I hope to be an artist in alot of things, but I am not!!!You my friend are an ARTIST!!!!and a very crafty creative one at that!!!!

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Liz... Your frames look so charming, a great clever project! I also love the dish stack in your prior post... gorgeous!
Thanks so much for visiting!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

U are a GENIUS!! I just love love love love love this idea...sooooooooooooo GORGEOUS!! And hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm i have soooooooooooo many different angles on your questions.....but i will say....that my craft room is my one else would consider it that...but that's what i call it! LOL :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Good morning, Liz! Such a treat stopping by to visit your sweet place here. I have perused many of your posts and enjoyed each one!

I can see you create some very pretty things in your art studio/craft room! This project turned out great!

Thanks for visiting my place and leaving your comment!


Anonymous said...

Oh, that is too cute. I think it's really clever and artistic.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What a very charming and clever idea! Love it. xo Lidy

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Thanks for stopping over and commenting Liz. This is a great original project. I'm glad I came by.

Anonymous said...

HI Liz,
You did such a beautiful job!! I love anything Jane Austin! I love your blog it's so wonderful. Thanks for visiting my blog!
Have a great day.

Olga Poltava said...

These frames are gorgeous! What a creative idea.

Kit said...

You are so crafty! I love it. It amazes me what you can come up with, with a few items. Bravo!

Olivia said...

Oh my heavens this is a darling idea! I love all your bit and bobbles you used! You are a creative Goddess! They look perfect in your studio!

Donna said...

I love your idea! The frames look wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

I love your little frames unique and the jewelry and cards make it special...
as to the Artist vs. Crafter...they are synonymous.
But I tend to think of it as City Mouse- Country Mouse. (tomAto- toMAHto) ...
found you at FJI-SNS 30

Coleen's Corner said...

I do believe this is the most creative use of frames I've ever seen! I just love it!

KimMalk said...

What a fun idea - so creative!

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

This is delightful! I would love for you to share this on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

So very pretty! When I saw the frames all grouped together I was thinking of what I would do with them. Loved your embellishment pics, that is the exciting part for me, finding the right combination and trying things out. Studio or craft room? Studio for me used to be stand alone building away from the house, craft room is now a commandeered bedroom. Studio connotates a bit of separation in my mind but I don't know why. All I know is I NEED MORE ROOM! lol

Barbara Jean said...

Great project.

Too much to ponder right now. =)
Maybe Artist, and Studio, just sound fancier. =)

barbara jean

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I really liked the way this turned out! I love your earrings! : ) If nothing else, they make for such great embellishments now.

Vintage Remixed said...

What a fun project. I have some old frames too. Now, that gives me a great idea. Thanks!

D. Jean Quarles said...

That's a great idea. I loved your finished result.

Vivian said...

I love this project. How clever and unique.

I am a crafter. I can make anything as long as I can see it or a picture of it.

An artist is someone who can take a bunch of different shaped and size frames and make a piece of art.

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

What a unique piece - Simply gorgeous! The prints are so pretty! What a great question =) I always associate an artist with a studio and a crafter with a craft room! I consider an artist to be somewhat professional in one particular field. I'm just a good ole crafter...I make use of what I have available ..never with rhyme or reason. I call my craft room my workshop. It's not at all glorious or pretty but I love the space. Proably all one in the same though some may beg to differ! =) Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase Party. I greatly appreciate it! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Miss Gracie's House said...

That is so cute...what a great way to use up a stash of frames...i have one of those!
Have a great week!

Nanette said...

Hi Liz,
That turned out beautiful! Very creative and artsy!

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

So cute!! Very clever of you!

In my humble opinion - 'cause I consider myself a crafter and absolutely not an artist - I can hot glue, tape, or assemble quiet a bit but ask me to draw or paint something and it ain't gonna happen!!

Life in Rehab said...

Hi! Thanks for popping by my blog to comment. I've been nosing around yours a bit, and I really love the frame project.

I tend to think of artists as people who create within a specific medium, whereas I'll tackle just about anything.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

How creative and pretty!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Liz, this is amazing!! Great job!!


Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Thanks for sharing and see you next week! Rory

Moments of Grace said...

This is my first time to view your blog and I am in love with all your photos and comments.
I love the fram design--it is adorable. Please keep the photos and posts coming as I enjoying them all.
As of today, I am a follower.

In Grace,