Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Hello ....

I hope you are having a terrific week so far.
Mine has started off as a busy one and that's the way I like it!

I am super excited to share this new project with you.
If you regularly peek in at The Open Window you know I am a
and I am so looking forward to my upcoming projects for

Until then...I've been playing with one of my favorite collections
since 'Twig'...and that is 'Saturdays'.

I spied this great acrylic collage photo frame on one of my recent visits to
the craft store and knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.
I used a variety of elements from the 'Saturdays' collection for each of
the frames and for texture on the OUTside of many of the frames as well.

I loved the designs on each of the double-sided textured cardstocks.

I had a very limited amount of product to use I'm afraid as my trip to
Archivers proved a few days too late!  I knew this design from LYB
would be huge hit and clearly, much of it was picked over, but I made the best
of it and cut each 2"x3" very thoughtfully : )

Here is a view of the dimension this frame lends and the different textures
of both the cardstocks inside and the stickers on the outside can be 'felt'.

The additional element to this frame was the 'Twiggy Tree' from Memory Box.

Of course, no dimensional project is complete without a little bling & pearls
in just the right spots, so I added berries to the bicycle basket and LYB gems
here and there and and it just felt right to stop when I did.

Of course, this would be totally stunning if you substituted a few B&W photos
among these beautiful reds, blues & browns.  I didn't have anything chosen, 
but I thought of it the entire time...so I think I would LOVE to do 
another one with that in mind.

I sure hope you enjoyed this idea half as much as I enjoyed working on it.
You can find all the amazing products I used for this project over at LYB.

Thanks for stopping by and I will be back tomorrow night with a brand new
challenge from The Play Date Cafe.  See you then!

Project Recipe:
Textured Cardstock, Decorative Edge Cardstocks,
5 Things Envelopes Embossed Stickers, Cardstock Stickers
Tear-out Ticket Book all from 'Saturdays' Collection by
 Little Yellow Bicycle
Embellishments: Jewel Stickers from 'Hello Fall' by Little Yellow Bicycle
pearls from Recollections
Tools:  Twiggy Tree die from Memory Box, Big Shot


Laura O'Donnell said...

this is gorgeous, Julie!

Linsey said...

OH how I adore Little Yellow Bicycle! This is Ah--maz-ing!!! Can't wait to see all the fabulous creations you make during your Swoon Cycling Team adventure--that sounds like such fun!!! :) hugs and have a wonderful day xoxo

~amy~ said...

Julie, what a magnificent use of that collage frame...I love your project! Such a fun collection to work with!

Shellye said...

This is stunning and oh so clever, Julie! Love what you've created with this beautiful collection!

Beatrice Lawson said...

So stunning... I was wondering why I can't find Saturday.... obviously sold out everywhere!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

This piece is beautiful Julie. I love the idea of using a collage frame to make your own collage. Blessings!

Jessica S said...

WOW! I think I have stumbled upon my favorite of all your projects I have seen thus far. This collage is beautiful!
Jessica S

nancyparker55 said...

What a beautiful accent piece you've made. Would love to see this in real life to see all the dimensions.

beadz said...

This is such a cool project! I love all of the dimension.